Woodbridge is a pretty waterside town, filled with history and perfect for any foodie enthusiasts as there is an abundance of fresh seafood available and market places. There are boat cruises available and the Woodbridge Museum is worth a visit, the town also hosts a fortnightly farmers market and an antiques centre. For the younger ones there is tenpin bowling and karting at Beacon Rally.
This area is perhaps most famous for being the location of Sutton Hoo, the site of a huge Anglo Saxon ship burial which is now a National Trust centre with many of the archaeological finds on display and various events held throughout the year. By the River Deben is the working Tide Mill, which has a museum of the fully restored machinery and milling stones in action. Landguard Fort is located at the mouth of the River Orwell, a large fortification to guard the river; today it houses many historical displays and re-enactment events.
There are plenty of local nature reserves and parks to explore with the family on a sunny day, including Rendlesham Forest, Elmhurst Park and the Suffolk Punch Trust. Orford Ness reserve is also a fascinating day out; there are marked trails across the flats which are home to migrating birds and there are decommissioned military buildings and towers now open to the public. Orford Castle has far reaching views across the reserve and out to sea, visitors can navigate the maze of turrets and passageways within the keep and there are displays of medieval artefacts.