Local Attractions

Whether you like a stroll along the river, a visit to the beach or something a bit more ‘adrenaline-fueled’, the Waveney House Hotel is the perfect base for enjoying Suffolk and Norfolk at its finest.

Take a look at some of the nearby attractions below.

Suffolk Market Towns

Suffolk is a county filled with natural beauty, bordered by 50 miles of glorious coastline and topped with breathtaking skies. Take a moment to explore some Suffolk’s charming villages and historic market towns.

Pleasurewood Hills

If you’re looking for a great day out with the whole family, Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft has it all. With over 35 rides, shows and attractions there’s something for everyone whether you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie or not!

North Cove Nature Reserve

Tucked away a short distance from the endless horizons of the Suffolk Broads nature reserve, North Cove is Broadland in beautiful miniature.

Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve

Carlton Marshes, together with Oulton Marshes, is a lowland reserve in the Broads National Park. It consists of meadows, wet grassland, reedbeds, marsh and woodland.


A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food!

Beccles Lido

Heated open air swimming pool on Puddingmoor in the Suffolk market town of Beccles, by the beautiful River Waveney. Suitable for all ages.

Bungay Leisure Centre

The 25m, 5-lane leisure pool has a stepped and beach entry into a shallow lagoon and a 42m aqua-slide. The pool offers a great range of sessions and classes.

Ellough Park Raceway

Ellough Park Raceway is a purpose built 1070m outdoor floodlit kart circuit, catering for sports, corporate, special occasion and hire karts.

Beccles Aviation

A friendly and professional flying school based at Beccles airfield in Suffolk. Take a trial flight or learn to fly a light aircraft and obtain a Private Pilot’s Licence.

Broadland Health & Fitness

Broadland Health & Fitness Centre offers an intimate 16m 4-lane main pool, baby/toddler pool and pool side seating area, as well as a wooden sauna and a well equipped gym.

Africa Alive

A walking safari set in 100 acres and home to more than 80 species of animals from around Africa!

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

A magnificent and unique hall in the wilds of East Anglia for house party weddings, private parties, holidays and corporate events.

Fritton Lake

The resort at Fritton Lake is unique in East Anglia, a private holiday resort within a pioneering thousand acre re-wilding project.

Latitude Festival

The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, near Southwold, Suffolk, England. It was first held in July 2006 and has been held every year since.


There are few seaside towns quite so quintessentially British as Southwold. With its sandy beach and beach hut-lined promenade, Southwold offers a wonderful environment for holidays and weekends away, as well as a thriving market town atmosphere.


Aldeburgh is world-renowned thanks to its connection with Benjamin Britten, the founder of the Aldeburgh Festival, which takes place in June every year. Pastel-coloured 19th Century holiday villas line the promenade and to the east, the pebble beach with fisherman’s huts selling the daily catch.


Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. It has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore.

RSPB Minsmere

Discover some of the UK’s rarest wildlife and enjoy family-friendly activities at Minsmere. Choose an idyllic walk or head to the coastal lagoons to see an impressive variety of birds, including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns. If you’re lucky, you might see an otter around the reedbed pools.