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In preparation of the Great Escape …..


Many of us will be keen to be out in the fresh air and do something active when lock down is lifted. So, we thought we would feature some of the best places to go locally.

Wild Tracks, in nearby Kennett, offers the ultimate thrilling experience. Whether it’s go karting, motocross, clay shooting or archery there will be something here to get your adrenalin pumping. Great for all ages and abilities and a perfect venue for gathering all your friends together again.

Literally round the corner in Kentford we have the ever impressing Phoenix Cycleworks where you can get kitted out for off road cycling, have your cycle fixed, enjoy a bite to eat in the great cafe all before you set off on their amazing circuit. Newcomers may not be aware of the latest developments on this site which once completed will provide a centre of excellence for the region for off-road cycling.

If these two choices sound a little too active for you then maybe a trip to West Stow Country Park near Bury St Edmunds is more your thing. Still plenty of fresh air with acres of countryside to walk around including a vast lake. Take your time and absorb at leisure the surrounding nature and natural habitat which will relax and rejuvenate you. Visiting the Anglo-Saxon settlement is optional and there is a brilliant café on site and of course plenty of places to picnic as well as a great children’s play area. Family event days here are legendary, so one to watch out for.

If culture is more you then we have some great ideas.

Number one obviously is Palace House in the heart of Newmarket. This impressive site brings three different museums together to tell the story of this internationally renowned town. The attraction is not just for the horse enthusiast though, it is for all those culture buffs who enjoy history and heritage as well as lovers of science and art. A truly wonderful visitor attraction with excellent interactive displays and ever-changing exhibitions.

Moyse Hall in Bury St Edmunds is steeped in history. Located in the Market Place in a beautiful medieval building, here you can journey through time and learn more about the magic and macabre through their famous crime and punishment collection. Since the forced closure, they have been doing an impressive job of keeping us all entertained with a series of quizzes, trails and creative ideas over on their Facebook page, so check this out for a further glimpse of what this fascinating museum holds.

For more entertainment from classic to modern, pop to comedy, take a look at the impressive programme on offer at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. This superb venue located in the heart of Bury has its own café and information point and holds a series of events and exhibitions as well as providing meeting and rehearsal spaces. We are so fortunate to have such a great facility nearby so do sign up to their e-newsletter to ensure that you are kept up to date.

Hopefully these ideas have wet your appetite to explore locally, just as soon as we are able to do so safely. For more ideas, check out the Things to Do page on our website and start planning that #firsthing list.