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A town for the generations

News ArticleA town for the generations

It doesn’t matter if you are a baby boomer or from Generation Z, Woodbridge makes a great destination for a day, a night or longer visit, offering a wide variety of attractions to satisfy the needs of all ages.

For younger visitors who may be looking for some active fun to finish the holidays, the town and surrounding area have a wide choice of activities including Adventure Golf, a boating pond, play areas with zip wires and nautical fun by the river Deben, plus the newly refurbished Deben Leisure Centre and swimming pool. The town even boasts 6 hard tennis courts available on a pay and play basis.

If you are looking for more grown up activity, Woodbridge doesn’t disappoint. There are over a dozen pubs and bars, each with a different ambiance and feel, but all with a warm welcome for visitors. The choice is yours, whether in search of real cask ales or over 200 gins in venues which host regular live music events ranging from jazz jams to silent discos. It doesn’t matter if you are out with a group of friends or as a couple for a little romance, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in Woodbridge.


Maybe a more leisurely pace would suit you? If so, there is a choice of pay and play golf courses, wonderful riverside walks or rambles through the Suffolk Heaths Area of Natural Beauty, all of which are right on our doorstep, and if this works up an appetite, Woodbridge is renowned for the choice of coffee shops, cafes and award-winning food outlets it offers, from delicious home cooked meals to a fine dining experience.


The choice of high quality food and dining available is amazing for a town that also boasts a unique shopping experience.  This is created by around 85% of the diverse and extensive make-up of shops and businesses being independently owned. There is every kind of shop you could wish for to fill a full day’s browsing, from gifts and jewellery to new and vintage boutiques, plus soft furnishing, shoes and books. In addition, Woodbridge still hosts regular markets for fresh produce and artisan crafts.

If history, mystery and culture would fill your day, then Woodbridge has it all. With amazing architecture throughout the town, the gems in the crown are the Shire Hall, The Old Bell and Steeleyard’s Weighbridge, Buttrums Mill and the Tide Mill which is the last working of its kind in the country. Close by, you can follow the UFO trail and uncover the secrets of the Cold War, along with other museums and galleries including the unique Sutton Hoo.

So often we overlook the wonderful local attractions which we have in Suffolk and that so many visitors to our wonderful county envy deeply. If you’ve never visited Woodbridge before, please drop by, we’d love to see you.