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The Orchard Suffolk – Covid-19 Update

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the Corona virus, we have taken the unfortunate decision to stay closed until the 25th September.

Our bookings calendar is up to date so please book on-line as usual from 25th September onwards. 

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There’s plenty space for the children to play safely. We have a small play area with swings and a slide as well as  football nets and plenty of space for a run around.

Let the kids play, while you grab a book and relax in the hot tub or hammock! We leave a selection of DVD’s, games and toys in the lodge.

We are very close to numerous attractions for children. There’s Jimmy’s Farm with its bouncy pillow, butterfly house and selection of animals. Hollowtrees is also very close by and has a great farm trail with some very hungry goats. Colchester Zoo is another popular choice. Felixstowe and Southwold offer lots of beach side fun, with a range of amusements or try your hand at crabbing at Walsberck.

Fish and Chips at Aldeburgh are also a must. Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall often have family days – check out the whats’s on page for more details. Spend a day by the river in Dedham where you can take a picnic and let the kids paddle in the river, or hire a row boat for the entire family.

Romantic Getaways

With amazing sunsets, your own private hot tub, a bottle of bubbles and a log burner to snuggle up to, there plenty to bring out the romantic in you ! Enjoy a long country walk, or a stroll along the river, there’s always a cosy pub serving beautiful food close by.

Hire a bike or take a rowing boat and explore the Dedham Vale. Book in for a slap up meal and cocktail at some of the Michelin star restaurants. Explore Lavenham or Long Melford, perusing the famous antique shops and maybe book in for a cream tea or couples spa at the end of the day.


If you are looking to book all three lodges for a larger gathering, we are happy to assist with any arrangements. Pre-order barbecue food and even some Adnams kegs and have your own alfresco party. In the past we have arranged bouncy castle hire and a great local singer. For the girls there are local beauticians that offer a pamper session and some that are happy to come to the lodge. We can even arrange for a cream tea to be served at your lodge. There are plenty of activities locally for larger groups. Try your hand at Gin Making at Adnams Bury St Edmunds. Try to solve the puzzles at Suffolk escape rooms. For the more adventurous, hire bikes or canoes at Suffolk Hire Centre. Get wet on the  Suffolk Water Park obstacle race or swing through the trees at Go Ape. Please contact us directly for help with any arrangements.


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