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Keeping the kids entertained part 2...........



If you're into your history and want to learn a little whilst still keeping the children entertained, have at look at the following places........

EAST ANGLIA TRANSPORT MUSUEM

A museum of street transport designed to show the development of mechanical transport over the best part of the last century.

It is a living museum where vehicles of yesteryear can be seen in action; where half-forgotten sounds of the past are brought to life; and where visitors can journey back in time by taking a trip on some of the exhibits.

Prices:  Adults - £9
            OAPS - £8
Kids (5-15) -    £6

Fore more information visit their website: http://www.eatransportmuseum.co.uk/ 





 Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum


In 1972, several enthusiasts got together and decided that something needed to be done about recording the history of avaiation in the Eastern Counties.

The collection has grown from the occupation of the airfield by the 446th Bomb Group USAAF, followed by the Fleet Air Arm and then by the Royal Air Force, to aviation in the East of England.

The museum houses a varied collection of aircraft and artefacts which have been gathered and put on display, most of which has been donated to the museum.

Opening Times:  April to October
                                    Sunday to Thursday  10am -5pm
                           Saturdays from 27th July until 31st August.

FREE ADMISSION!!

For more information visit their website: https://www.aviationmuseum.net/index.html

Lowestoft Maritime Museum 

Open every day until October - 10am to 5pm

The museum offers visitors an extensive series of displays, with many hands-on activities, including a small cinema showing wonderful archive film footage.

The museum began life in 1968, and over the years has expanded with the help of donations and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

For more information visit their website:  http://www.lowestoftmaritimemuseum.co.uk/the-museum/



Keep an eye out for more things to do to keep the kids entertained..........

Why buy a Holiday Home here at Pakefield


Why Buy a Holiday Home here at Pakefield?


 Pakefield Caravan Park is set within a stunning and peaceful part of the Sunrise Coast of Suffolk, within easy access to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.  Pakefield is the perfect base from which to explore the coastal resorts and villages of Suffolk and Norfolk.

With an outdoor heated swimming pool, a Club House with seasonal family entertainment, a launderette which houses a book swap and the odd jigsaw or 2 and an outdoor playground, there is just about everything you could want on a site.

With the added bonus of access to a year round pet friendly beach, what more could you want from a park!?

We offer a great selection of modern, luxurious and affordable Holiday Homes for sale, ranging from brand new, top of the range styles with central heating and double glazing, to good quality starter caravans whether new or pre-owned.

We have a handful of pitches to choose from, all unique in their own way, so you can choose the perfect one for you.  After all, you'll be spending many happy years on the park making memories and making the most of your leisure time!




Being a family company with 40 years experience in the Holiday Home business, we take pride in making our parks a place where families and friends can meet up and share wonderful times in beautiful locations.

All you need to do is come on down and have a look around.  If we don't have the caravan you are looking for on site, don't worry, we can always get one in for you!
 With just a small deposit, you could be walking away as the proud new owners of your very own Holiday Home!

Simply give us a call on 01502 561136 or just come along and have a look around.


Calling all Festival lovers........

LATITUDE FESTIVAL
Henham Park
Southwold
18th - 21st July 2019

Immerse yourselves in a variety of music across 7 stages, including a BBC Sound Stage and the iconic Obelisk Arena!
As well as music you can indulge in some of the other arts such as comedy, theatre, dance and much much more.
There is something for all the family with the kids area, the Inbetweeners Teen area and the family area.
You can also relax with one of the pamper sessions, or take a nice long swim in the lake.

And not forgetting the 'Theatre of Food' to keep you going throughout the weekend! 


This year sees some amazing acts taking to the stages at this years festivals with headliners GEORGE EZRA on Friday 19th, STEREOPHONICS on Saturday 20th and LANA DEL REY on Sunday 21st.

The BBC Sound Stage also has some fantatsics guest such as Primal Scream and Everything Everything.

The comedy sector will see JASON MANFORD, MICHELLE WOLF, KATHERINE RYAN and FRANK SKINNER perform.





This fantastic music festival is happening just a 20 minute drive from the park here at Pakefield, so if you haven't got your tickets or accommodation sorted yet, don't leave it too much longer!

Call 01502 561136 or book online: www.pakefieldpark.co.uk

 


 

Keeping the kids entertained during the holidays........



There's nothing worse than trying to entertain kids, whether it be for a couple of hours, one day or several days!  If you're staying here with us at Pakefield this season, why not have a look at the following activities which are all very child friendly!  These are just a handful of the things that you can do with kids.......

Easton Farm Park

Situated near woodbridge, within an hour's drive of the park,you are sure to find something to keep all the kids enetertained here at Easton Farm Park.

The magic of the farm can be found by meeting the animals.  Children can touch and hold the small animals, and safely stand next to them.

They can also play in the play areas or explore the 30 acre Green trail.  There is heated indoor oplay areas and the Barmy Barn cafe to refuel.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

From 23rd March to 8th September is their activity days.  It is recommended that you get there ealy to make the most of the day.

Prices can be found on their website: https://www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk

Pleasurewood Hills

A fantastic day out for the whole fmily, within a 20 minute drive of Pakefield Caravan Park.  Pleasurewood Hills is open from April to October between 10am and 5pm.

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For younger kids there is:

The Big Train - takes you on a ride around the park where you can get on and off at different places and as many times as you like!

The Lighthouse; Pleasurewood Ponies; Mini Twister; Mini Pirate Boat; Flying Elephants.

Family Rides:

Pirate Ship; Wave Breaker; Go Karts; Carousel; Chairlifts; Mini Dodgems.

Thrill Rides:

The Jolly Roger; Wipeout; Cannonball express; Fireball; Timber Falls. 

These are just some of the rides that can be found at Pleasurewood Hills.  For more informaiton visit thier website: https://pleasurewoodhills.com

Africa Alive 

Set within 1000 acres of the Suffolk countryside, Africa Alive is just a 10 minute drive from Pakefield Caravan Park.

The centre piece of the park is the 'Plains of Africa', which is the perfect place to spot 5 species of Savannah animals, including giraffe and heavyweight rhinos.

During the summer there is the chance to get up close to the animals with the 'Plains of Africa' experience.

Why not try the lookout lodge viewpoint, giving you lovely birdseye views across the park.

Why not take a trip on the Safari roadtrain for an entertaining journey around the park.

Kids can entertain themselves by looking, learning and playing in the fun-packed discovery den.

There are indoor and outdoor play areas, restuarants and a gift shop too!

The site is open daily from 9.30am.  For more information visit their website: htpps://www.africa-alive.co.uk 

Go Ape - Thetford Forest

Tree top adventures for family fuelled fun!

The longest zip wire is 66m; the highest platform is 6.3m; the longest crossing is 19.3; the total length is 229m.

Know before you go:

* wear sensible clothes for adventures
*footwear must be sturdy and suitable for outdoors....no sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels
*gloves are a good idea, bring a pair or buy on your arrival
Forestry commission charges a site entry fee per vehicle:
          up to 1 hr - £2
          up to 2 hrs - £5
          up to 3 hrs - £7.50
          up to 4 hrs - £9.50
          All day - £12.50

For more information visit:  https://goape.co.uk/days-out/south-east/thetford?utm_source=google-my-business&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=GoApeThetford

Splat Quack Go




The Black Ditch


Suffolk's Quackingly Fun Mud Run
with adult obstacle races and family event days


15th June and 15th September 2019
Hollesley - Woodbridge

 
The mud run is built for all abilities and all levels and it doesn't matter if you miss and obstacle or two!  Everyone is there to have a laugh and enjoy themselves.

Besides getting very wet and muddy, you will be jumping over, climbing up, crawling under obstacles and carrying sand bags.




You can run, walk, waddle or be dragged to the finish line!
The infamous Black Ditch is Suffolk's muddiest OCR with over 40 obstacles per lap.  The boggy swamps are a challange to all!

Choose from a 6km or 12km (two laps) 

All runners receive a goody bag, water, t shirt and finishers medal.
Each runner is also given a rubber duck and for every duck that makes it back 50p will be donated to their chosen charity "Fresh Start New Beginnings"




Entry Prices:

Early entry - £29.95
Standard Entry - £34.95
Late Entry - £39.95
On the Day - £50 Cash Only 






 

2019 Suffolk Walking Festival


11th MAY - 2nd JUNE


If you're into walking and looking for something different to do whilst staying with us here at Pakefield Caravan Park then taking part in the Suffolk Walking Festival is just the thing for you!

There is an amazing array of walk and events lined up which will make you discover parts of Suffolk you never knew existed.

There are short walks; long walks; walks with a sheepdog; walks with a boat cruise; walks with a jeep ride; walks with owls and walks with night jars.

There will also be a night safari; wild crafting days; tales by the riverbank and art and photography workshops.

The annual challenge walk for 2019 follows the East Suffolk Line Walks, which covers 80 miles in 5 days between Lowestoft and Ipswich.
The Festival launches on Saturday 11th May at 10am at West Show Country Park - home to one of Britain's oldest settlements.  There will be 2 launch walks on the day, one of which will explore the Anglo Saxon village whilst the other will venture on to the Icknield Way - Britain's oldest recorded road.
All walks will need to be pre-booked as it allows group sizes to be managed and ensures that everyone taking part has an enjoyable experience.
You can purchase tickets online via ticket source http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/ or you can  purchase them from the Tourist Information centres at Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Sudbury.
 
Some of the walks you can do over the first few days are:
11th May 
  • Woodland Night Safari
  • Launch Juant - Ancient Ways
  • A Guided Walk Around Clare Castle Country Park
  • Discover Kessingland
  • Dawn Chorus - Sizewell Belts Nature Reserve
  • Mindfulness in Nature
  • Launch Juant - Unearthing the Past

12th May 

  • Walk 'n' Water Sudbury and Cornard Riverside
  • Pepper's Wash
  • Flower of East Suffolk Coastal Walk
  • Walk in the Shadow of 490th Bomber Group Airmen
  • Shore to Shore
  • 25th Celebration of Outstanding Landscapes of Stour Valley Path - Walk 1, The Upper Stour
  • Ipswich West to East
  • Circular Walk from Clare including Houghton Hall and Poslingford   
13th May
  • Historic Wickham Market
  • From Heath to Fen
  • The Old Havehill Railway Track Walk
  • Bluebell Walk from Suffolk Food Hall 
14th May
  • The Red Barn
  • Walk and Workout for All
  • Aldeburgh Strolling Mile
  • Walk with a Shepherd and Sheepdog
  • Poetry of Labyrinth
These are just some of the walks going on in the first few days.  For more information or to find out what other walks are being done visit the Festival website http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/.
Some of these walks are not far from us here at Pakefield Caravan Park, making us the perfect base for your walking holiday!  To check availability visit our website www.pakefieldpark.co.uk or call our office on 01502 561136.



Spring Bank Holiday Availability


Thinking about booking your Spring Bank Holiday week away? Not quite sure where to go?  Why not come and visit us here at Pakefield.
Situated on the Sunrise Coast of Suffolk, we are ideally situated for either a fun packed holiday or a nice relaxing holiday.
We still have availability for the Spring Bank Holiday week so why not give us a call and book your stay with us.

Accommodation

We have self catering accommodation available in our Gold, Pet Friendly and Access Plus caravans.  All of our caravans come with central heating, double glazing, kitchen facilities, one double room and either one or two twin rooms, bathroom with shower sink and toilet, and a flat screen tv.
All of our self catering accommodations are located in attractive locations around the park.  We have some that are close to the facilities and some which are located further away.

We have availability from Saturday 25th May with prices starting from £660.


Touring

As well as self catering accommodation we also have touring pitches available for the Spring Bank Holiday.

All of our touring pitches are grass and come with 16amp electric hook up.
There are a couple of water points situated around the touring field.
Each pitch is bordered by hedging making the pitches that bit more private for you.

There is a key-pad entry shower block which has accessible ramped acces, is modern, well serviced and pristine.

A minimum of three nights is required over the Spring Bank Holiday to stay on the touring field.

We have availability from Friday 24th May with prices starting from £33 a night.*
*Price is inclusive of 2 adults, one car and/or unit and ehu.
Additional charges apply:
Awnings £3 per night
Children (5yrs-17yrs) £2 per night
Extra Adults (18yrs+) £3 per night
Wifi £5 a day

How to Book

You can visit our website www.pakefieldpark.co.uk and book online or you can call our office on 01502 561136 and book over the phone with one of our friendly staff.

Don't leave it too late to book, we wouldn't want you to miss out!

Our office is open 8.30am-5pm Monday to Sunday.