Why choose a staycation for your family this holiday season?

Sunny Winter Day In Suffolk

The typical winter holiday for Brits is a long plane ride to a sunny, beach-lined country. However, with the latest developments causing increasing uncertainty around traveling abroad, have you considered swapping that for the Suffolk winter sun? Read on for all the reasons that a winter break in the English countryside is what you need to relax and restart before 2022.

Explore Suffolk

There are so many activities for families of all ages in Suffolk, whether you are looking for a low-key break or days filled with countryside activities. 

Visits to Easton Farm Park and Kentwell Hall are great options for families with younger kids, where you can meet more animals, learn about Victorian home life and historical figures. Or, visit Africa Alive! where little ones can meet the animals they are learning about in school, including the newborn Giraffe calves. Layer up and grab a ball, and Suffolk’s stunning beachline is calling. Plus, you can warm up in a country restaurant or with a portion of fish and chips if the games don’t keep you toasty. 

For a slower pace, take an afternoon walk along one of Gladwins Farm’s many walking paths, or look further and arrange for a stop beside a fire in a country pub. There are plenty of galleries around Suffolk, featuring many artists who take inspiration from the local views. John Constable was one such artist, and his work is being exhibited at the ‘Creating Constable’ exhibition in Ipswich this winter season. If the weather is just a tad too cold to venture out, our cottages are fitted out with everything you’ll need to entertain yourself. Why not pack a few board games too?

Shop until you drop!

There are plenty of places to spend your Christmas money (and take advantage of post boxing-day deals!) around Gladwins Farm. There are places to shop in Colchester, Braintree and Ipswich in the local area, where the high streets and shopping villages promise hours of browsing. For a more festive feel, there are winter markets all over Suffolk celebrating the fresh produce of the county. Check out this helpful guide for all your options to drink and be merry!

De-stress and decompress

Our on-site facilities at Gladwins Farm will ensure that with all of the nature walks and shopping, you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing break. Our indoor pool and private cottage hot tubs are there for guests to enjoy freely. 

What’s more, our on-site spa will provide every pampering activity you deserve at the end of a busy holiday season. From massage to facials, you can read about Beautique 22’s full offering.

Start your New Years’ Resolutions early

There’s no time like the present at Gladwins Farm, where our full gym for guest use will let you get a jump-start on your New Years’ resolutions. And you’ll be able to stick to that new diet, too, as our farm shop is stocked with strictly local produce. 

Whether you fancy a family getaway filled with action, or a relaxing, regenerating break, the team at Gladwins Farm are looking forward to welcoming you this winter holiday season.