Four family activities in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is a unique and remarkable place to visit. The town is situated within the stunning region of Suffolk and lies just North of the River Alde, nestled on the North Sea coast. The district itself is world renowned for its enchanting pebbled beach, its crystal blue waters that are dotted with colourful boats, and for being Benjamin Britten’s home town. The town is an enchanting and timeless attraction, which makes it the perfect place for families with children to visit for a day trip.

Read on for the top four things for a family to do on a day trip in Aldeburgh.

1. Go on a relaxing stroll

It is becoming rarer for families to spend quality time together without digital distractions, music, or frequent interruptions. Walking through Aldeburgh is a great way to get out into nature and enjoy memorable family time.

A great option is walking from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness and back. Visit the Thorpeness boating lake (activity 2), have lunch at The Kitchen@Thorpeness and wonder back along the seaside for ice creams in Aldeburgh.

2. Take a boat trip

The Meare at Thorpeness is a picturesque lake that is dotted with tiny and unique islands that families can claim as their own for the day.

The best way for families to find their own private island is to hire a boat within the lakes operating hours, which are 8.30am – 5.30pm every day.

The Meare Thorpeness 

3. Visit Martello Tower

Children and families adore visiting the historical and captivating Martello Tower.

Martellotower Exterior Front

The Tower was originally designed to keep Napoleon out is an ancient treasure trove or mystic that kids can spend countless hours playing and running around, while their parents relaxing and admire the gorgeous coastal views.

4. Taste the local favourites

No trip to Aldeburgh is complete without indulging in the world-famous fish and chips, whilst watching the sun set over the coast. The best place for fish and chips in Aldeburgh is The Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop, The Upper Deck or The Golden Galleon.

Fancy a long weekend or staycation in Aldeburgh? Check out Shoreline (sleeps 2), Beach Cottage (sleeps 4) and for large group holidays in Aldeburgh – The Gables (sleeps 14).