Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Five Reasons to Enjoy a Spring Break at Windmill Lodges

Looking for the perfect UK destination for a country break this spring? Windmill Lodges is the ideal location for a rural log cabin holiday in Suffolk. Our exclusive timber cabins are situated on a luxury site in the heart of the East Anglian countryside, within easy driving distance of the beautiful, historic towns of Woodbridge and Framlingham. Whether you are booking a quiet weekend break, or a family holiday, you can enjoy excellent on-site facilities for the duration of your stay. Read on to find five reasons to book a spring break at Windmill Lodges.

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Excellent On-Site Facilities 

Whether you require holiday accommodation with access to a swimming pool, large grounds for your children to play in, or a barbecue area for al fresco dining, Windmill Lodges has all this and more.

Our on-site facilities includes a large, shared indoor pool, which is open in the spring and summer months, rural grounds to wander in, and each lodge overlooks a picturesque lake  in the centre of the site.

In addition to this, each of our lodges has a charcoal barbecue and outdoor eating area and, best of all, a secluded outdoor hot tub where you can relax at any time of the day or night. And, if you book our stunning, five star Kingfisher Lodge you will have exclusive use of an infra-red sauna for the duration of your stay. You couldn’t wish for a more relaxing UK holiday!

Fantastic Open Air Attractions

While many tourist attractions in Suffolk are likely to be closed in winter, they reopen in spring, which gives you a pick of things to do during the day. Among some of the most popular family-friendly open air attractions is Easton Farm Park, which is an excellent place to visit with young children. This is the time of year your youngest members of the family can see the newborns and enjoy all sorts of activities from feeding and petting the animals, taking pony and train rides, and letting off steam in the outdoor play areas.

Other tourist draws include the excellent Museum of East Anglian Life, in the centre of Stowmarket, where you can explore the rural buildings and take a stroll through the grounds. And, if you like to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, the RSPB Centre at Minsmere hosts year round outdoor activities.

While the most visited tourist facility in Suffolk is Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds, with its magnificent gardens, closer to Windmill Lodges, are the picturesque Orford and Framlingham Castles. Why not combine your visit with a spot of shopping for a memorable day out?

Better Weather

With the advent of spring comes the better weather. In Suffolk, the spring weather can average between a respectable 7 – 14C, although the highest recorded temperatures in the East of England in April and May have been 25 and 30C respectively.

The warmer weather opens up a host of opportunities including taking a quiet stroll along the beach in Aldeburgh (before crowds arrive and the tourist season starts), and you can buy fresh fish direct from the fishermen, or enjoy an ice-cream on the beach.

Spring is also a great time of year to explore Suffolk’s beautiful towns and villages, such as Dunwich, where you can find out about the buildings under the sea, Thorpeness to see the place that inspired J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan, or Walberswick to enjoy a picnic amongst the sand dunes. Framlingham, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Snape also offer excellent shopping opportunities.

Spring Festivals

Suffolk has a host of year-round festivals including great ones to enjoy in spring. The Suffolk Food and Drink Festival in Framlingham takes place over the weekend in mid-April. It is run alongside the Framlingham County Show and you can expect all sorts of delights including food, drink, craft stalls, cookery demonstrations, archery and ringside displays, including a dog show!

If one of your party is happy to drive, head to the Summer Beer Festival on May 2nd and 3rd. It takes place at The Ship at Dunwich, and along with the chance to sample your favourite local beers, there’s craft stalls and live music.

If you are staying longer at Windmill Lodges, why not walk off the pounds at the Suffolk Walking Festival? The festival takes place between May 9th – 31st and gives you plenty of chance to join one of 90 walks in your selected level of difficulty.

Another headlining event is the Bury St Edmunds Festival on May 15th – 24th. It promises to be an exciting day of music, film and celebrations, and there’s a few surprises too such as mixing classical music with jazz and ballet with juggling!

Sporting Activities

If you love the great outdoors you won’t be disappointed as there are a host of activities on offer in Suffolk. From long walks to cycle rides, boating, and more adventurous activities such as archery, clay pigeon shooting, skiing and tobogganing, there is plenty to occupy you near Windmill Lodges. And, with so much going on, there is every excuse to wind down after a long day with a soak in the hot tub during your rural log cabin holidays in Suffolk Click on the link above today to find out about our log cabin availability.

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