The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of Britain's finest landscapes. Located on the coast of East Anglia, it covers 150 square miles and includes wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these Suffolk Schools half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.

Please note that each school pyramid (upper or high schools and their feeder primary or middle schools) will identify five days within the general term dates as professional development (non-pupil) days.

Suffolk school half term dates and holidays.

Suffolk School Holiday Half Term Dates


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Grove Cottages - Suffolk Holidays. If you are looking for a really romantic holiday cottage with open log fires and beautiful unspoilt original interiors, where you can explore lovely English countryside and bring your pet, then here is a unique selection of gorgeous cottages just for you.

Ipswich, Suffolk's county town, combines great shopping and a relaxing Waterfront setting with luxury accommodation. The nearby town of Woodbridge is the gateway to the Suffolk coast.

Bury St Edmunds is a unique and charming historic town. An important market town with a fascinating heritage, the combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious Cathedral and Abbey gardens provide a distinctive striking visual charm. Tourists can find prestigious shopping, an award winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay. Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and very convenient for trips to explore Cambridge.

The parish of Pakenham is unique in Britain in having both a working watermill and a working windmill. The mill is maintained and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers who continue the tradition to this day. The 18th century watermill, the last working watermill in Suffolk and now owned by the Suffolk Building Preservation Trust, is on a Doomsday site. Here, for almost a thousand years, millers have been using freely available waterpower to produce stone-ground wholemeal flour from locally-grown wheat.

Southwold is famous in Suffolk for its delightful pier. Refurbished in 2005, the pretty pier offers a wide range of shops, eating places and amusements from traditional two penny pushers to Tim Hunkin's eccentric inventions

No UK school holiday would be complete without a visit to Southwold's sandy beach, with its brightly coloured beach huts and sprawling dunes. It is one of the most popular in the area. The beach has a full lifeguard service during the busy summer months and is Blue Flag accredited.

Southwold is the iconic East Anglian coastal town. Clean, civilized, smart and in the midst of a place categorized as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's a lot to enjoy on a weekend away in Southwold. Things to see in Southwold include the Adnams Brewery, the Southwold Pier, the Lighthouse, the Old Water Tower and the Southwold Museum. The beach is one of the finest in East Anglia, although it is a combination of both sand and shingle. One can also rent one of the many brightly coloured beach huts which overlook the sea.

A short distance away from Southwold is the charming village of Walberswick. The village has some beautiful beaches which are not as busy as the ones in Southwold. Walberswick is also home to some classic countryside pubs, something that is becoming a dying breed in much of the rest of the country. One of the best ways to enjoy the region is by bicycle or simply on foot.

Plan a visit to Snape where the old maltings, home to the Aldeburgh Festival and a host of shops and restaurants, has placed Snape Maltings firmly on the list of great places to visit during the half term break on the Suffolk Coast. The riverside complex of converted Victorian buildings is also home to an RSPB centre, allowing visitors to experience the abundance of wildlife that inhabits the surrounding marshes.

Suffolk in England truly has something for all members of the family, no matter what time of the year you choose to visit. Remember that like many parts of the UK with a coastline and sandy beaches it can get busy during the British school holidays.

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Suffolk Half Term Dates - School Holidays in Suffolk, England.