On Your Doorstep


East Anglia is filled with naturally beautiful countryside and miles of glorious
coastline. If you are interested in history then you will find historic towns and
villages, ancient churches, castles, cathedrals, museums and stately homes.
If you are a sport lover there is National Horse Racing museum and for the
children there are beaches, rare breeds farms, wildlife parks, playgrounds,
children’s festivals and Suffolk’s county sport, crabbing, or if you want the quiet
life you can go walking, bird watching, cycling or simply lazing on the beach.
Oak Lodge Park is surrounded by stunning countryside with the nearest main
town is Eye which is only 2 miles away. It may not be the largest town in Suffolk
but is an attractive market town with many unusual and interesting buildings and
has all the facilities that you need with a range of independent shops including
several antique and interior shops, gift/card shops, a deli, butchers, Co-op and
other convenience stores.
Diss is 4 miles away, a picturesque market town, with fine examples of
architecture, including timber-framed buildings and Georgian/Edwardian facades.
Packed with historic churches, timber-framed buildings and famously the six acre
Diss Mere with central fountain and underground springs.
Other places of interest include: the charming seaside town of Southwold which is
29 miles away, it features both coloured beach huts and a lovely pier with plenty
for you and your family to explore and do, including boating lake, treasure trails,
museums, nature reserves and coastal cruises.

The pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh, only 28 miles away, on the river Alde
which enjoys breathtaking views both seawards and following the river Alde
inland towards Orford. Its name comes from ‘Alde Burgh’ meaning “old fort” and
the town’s history is closely linked to the changes time and Mother Nature have
wrought to the coastal map.
Framlingham Castle, 14 miles away, was once a fearsome fortress, muster your
courage and explore the towering walls. It was behind these walls that Mary Tudor
was proclaimed Queen of England. Discover more of Framlingham’s stories in their
exhibition, and walk the ramparts of the castle to enjoy its breath-taking views.
Banham Zoological Gardens, 11 miles away. Set in 50 acres of Norfolk countryside,
run by the Zoological Society of East Anglia is a conservation hub for endangered
species of animals from around the world. Including the Amur Tiger, Red Panda,
Grevy’s Zebra, and Black-Footed Penguin.
Stonham Barns Park, 13 miles away. A perfect day out for the whole family with
onsite attractions including an owl sanctuary, golf park, retail village, fishing lakes,
cafe, tea room, seasonal fairground and weekly family shows.