Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Taking an Active Break at Windmill Lodges

If you are spending your holidays in Suffolk with family or friends, some of you will want to take a relaxing break to unwind while others like their time away to be packed full of adventure.

Whatever you prefer to do during your break, Windmill Lodges has something for you. You will have plenty of chance to enjoy an adrenalin rushed activity or try out a new sport. Just make sure you well book in advance so you are not disappointed on the day.

Of course, once you have enjoyed a fun-filled sporting activity, there is plenty of time to rest and unwind by taking a soothing bubble in the hot tub then wrapping up warm in a Windmill Lodge bathrobe.

Here we shall take a look at some of the adventurous or more unusual activities you can take part in during your Suffolk log cabin holidays.

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Shooting is a traditional country sport and, while it is not for everyone, some of you may want to have a go at clay pigeon shooting. High Lodge at Darsham has been named as a top UK facility by people visiting the attraction and is a great destination to head for if you want to give the sport a go.

High Lodge is run by six times world champion John Bidwell and is classified as a Premier Plus ground by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association. This makes it officially one of the best shooting venues in the country for this type of sport.


You can do winter sports in Suffolk whatever the weather as there is a dry ski slope based at Wherstead, Ipswich. At Suffolk Ski Centre you can try your hand at skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and even ringo (where you zip down the slope in an inflatable rubber ring!).

If you want to try out skiing or snowboarding, there are a range of slopes and levels to choose from. However, if you are a first timer on the slopes, there are one-on-one or group training sessions available to get you started.

Ringo and tobogganing is safe and fun and is great fun for kids too! While ringo takes place on the main slope (ages eight upwards) tobogganing is done on a carpeted slope away from the ski slopes and is for ages four upwards.

High Ropes

This is a fun, but challenging activity and involves climbing and a head for heights. It is enjoyable to do for all ages.

There are various places in Suffolk where you can have a go at this including the Suffolk Ski Centre and you can see above for more information on the range of activities you can do here.

Another place to go for a high rope challenge is Rendlesham Forest Centre, which is about a 30 minute drive from Saxtead. Rendlesham also offers the chance for walking and cycling in the forest.


If you prefer sea-based, rather than land-based, activities, sailing is a wonderful activity to take part in and it gives you the chance to see the beauty of the Suffolk countryside from a different perspective.

Woolverstone Marina, between Pin Mill and Ipswich, offers full or half day sailing adventures for friends or families, skippered yacht charter packages or, for a special treat, exclusive sail boat hire.


If you like the water, you can also have a try at diving in Ipswich and there are a variety of places offering this including Diveline, which has an on-site purpose built scuba diving training pool.

Diveline is the largest dive centre in East Anglia and has fully qualified instructors on hand at days, evenings or weekends. It is suitable for people at all levels of diving experience, from beginners upwards.

Just bring yourself as they have all the equipment on hand including masks, flippers and buoyancy aids.


Paintballing is heaps of fun and there are plenty of places to go paintballing on your log cabin holidays at Windmill Lodges. The Skirmish Paintball Centre in Ufford, near Woodbridge, is a great destination for this activity and offers games and excitement for all ages and types of players.

Go Karting

To get all the thrills and spills of the race track during your log cabin holidays, head towards Anglia Indoor Kart Racing in Ipswich where you can experience the adrenalin fuelled rush of motor sport.

Anglia Indoor Kart Racing has a multi-level circuit and is suitable for ages eight years upwards, and from beginners to the more advanced level.

It has a whole fleet of karts suitable for the youngest children out on the track, right up to adults. All the relevant safety clothing and equipment is provided, including race suits, gloves and helmets.

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