Friday, 22 March 2013

Fun Short Courses and Activities to do on Your Suffolk Break

Log cabin holidays are generally about relaxation and unwinding; however, a laid back holiday isn’t for everyone and if you are holidaying as a couple, or with friends, you may want to combine your break in with a fun activity, or a unique learning experience. This could be anything from cookery courses, to arts and crafts, sailing or diving. Here we shall look at some of the things you can do during your break away.

Windmill Lodges is an exclusive complex of just seven log cabins tastefully arranged around a tranquil fishing lake. Our log cabins are the ultimate in luxury as each has its own private hot tub, comfy leather sofas, luxury beds, as well as all the modern conveniences to make your stay comfortable.

If you want to combine your log cabin holiday with some of the fun, short courses on offer in the region, here’s just a short glimpse of what is available. We have compiled just a small sample of the things to do on your break but there are many other activities to get involved in that are not listed here.

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Courses and Activities in Suffolk

Cookery Courses

With the rise in TV cookery programmes, such as ‘Come Dine with Me’ and the ‘Hairy Bikers’, plus a flood of food related articles in the media, more people are gaining an interest in home cooking. If you love fine food, Suffolk is the place to go as excellent local produce is available and there are also a number of short cookery courses on offer. Why not combine a short cookery course with a break at Windmill Lodges and practice your new found skills in the fully equipped kitchen?

Aldeburgh Cookery School runs a series of oneday courses in a wonderfully relaxed environment which is certain to fuel your enthusiasm of fine food. The cookery school courses are made up of two, two and a half hour cookery sessions, with a break for a delicious lunch with wine. Courses range from Thai cuisine, to modern British and Indian. Just contact the cookery school direct to find out prices and availability and you can look forward to combining your stay with a tasty food experience.

Art Courses

If you want to capture Suffolk’s beautiful landscape on canvas, there are several one day arts courses in the region and you can combine these with a stay at Windmill Lodges. Each year over 170 short courses (including day courses) are on offer at Flatford Mill. This stunning building features in several paintings by one of Suffolk’s most famous artists, John Constable.

Art courses at Flatford Mill are extremely varied, so you will always find something to appeal.  Choose from a range of learning experiences, from making willow sculptures for the garden, to making a stained glass panel in a day, sketching and painting, photography, water colours and even green wood working. You can take your creations home with you at the end of the day and this fantastic, enjoyable experience will make your log cabin holidays even more memorable.


Some of you may want to use your break to try out sports or other pursuits that are available in Suffolk.

A popular activity in this region is sailing and there are various sailing courses in Ipswich for those who love the water. Day sails, afternoon or evening sails are available and you can do as much or as little of the sailing as you like. It’s perfect for couples, or groups of friends with a mix of people who like to get involved, and those who like to just sit back, relax, and enjoy being on the water.

Other water related activities in Ipswich are diving courses and there are plenty of places to go for a diving experience. Diving courses range from those aimed at beginners, to those who want to improve their skills. Just browse the internet to find the right one for you.

Craft Courses

If you like to learn about various crafts, you have come to the right place as Suffolk has lots of one day craft courses on offer. You can try your hand at just about anything from pottery to knitting and even basket weaving.

If you want to custom design your own pottery piece, the Ceramics Painting Studio and cafe is based right on the Thoroughfare in Woodbridge. Instead of having a day or hour’s long course, you just choose an item of pottery to decorate and the studio staff will glaze and fire it for you, ready for you to collect.

Meanwhile, for something different, Willowmead Studios in Otley offers various Saturday activities. You can also arrange weaving courses on dates to suit you. It must be noted that all the activities on this page are featured only as a guide to what is available. So to find out more about this, or any of the other courses in the region, just contact the course provider direct.

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