Crisp mornings, roast pumpkins and spiced lattes. If these images pop into your head when someone mentions autumn you’re not alone.
There’s nothing better than a family walk in a forest under a canopy of amber. You can watching your kids kick piles of leaves as you lazily play fetch with the dog.
Autumn is a great season to get away. It doesn’t have the harshness of winter, so outdoor activities are still on the cards. But there’s enough of a chill in the air to warrant some cozy evenings watching films with the family. You really do get the best of summer and winter.
And, one of the best ways to enjoy a autumn vacation is out of your very own Suffolk holiday home. Don’t waste time and money booking into an expensive hotel or airbnb. Buying your own holiday property gives you 100% control over your holiday.
You can truly relax with your family in a calm pocket of South East countryside. Still unconvinced that Suffolk is the best place for an autumn getaway? Read on to find out why it’s one of the best places to take the family post-summer.
Why is Autumn a great season for a family break in your own Suffolk holiday home?
When we think of family holidays we think of summer. That’s the way it’s always been in the UK. But autumn holiday’s have so much potential and Suffolk caravan parks are a great place to enjoy a staycation. Why? We’ve listed a few reasons below.
Not as busy as summer holidays
Summer holidays are the holidays in the UK. Most families will choose to go away between May and July when the weather is fine (finger’s crossed). So, it stands to reason that these month’s are the busiest in the UK for holiday makers.
But that means trying to organise a staycation in these months can be a nightmare. Most of the Suffolk holiday rentals will be booked up by April as will the Suffolk caravan parks.
If you want a guaranteed holiday home for your family to enjoy a break away you could purchase one or go on holiday when it’s a bit quieter in Autumn.
It’s easier to get a reservation or see attractions
We might have already mentioned in this article that summer holidays are a busy period. But that’s not just for Suffolk holiday home bookings, that’s for everything else too.
Whether you’re trying to get tickets to a local attraction, a family meal in town or even a trip to the cinema, if you don’t book well in advance for a summer holiday it can be an uphill struggle doing anything.
This makes spontaneous Suffolk holidays in summer a pain to organise. Autumn on the other hand is much more relaxed. With fewer tourists you are more likely to be able to wander anywhere and grab a bite to eat, a film or just enjoy a peaceful walk in the countryside.
Walks are more bracing
Speaking of walks, there’s nothing better than a lovely autumn walk. Just you, your partner and the kids. The crisp autumnal air and familiar seasonal smells will have you bursting with cozy joy. Since there’s less tourists around you can enjoy a solitary walk with no distractions (well maybe the lone dog walker) and really take in the lovely season.
The colours are spectacular
There’s a reason photographers and painters love autumn. The range of colours on display as the leaves start turning are staggering. Summer has its charms, but nothing quite captures the imagination like a sea of auburn, amber and rust coloured trees.
Our Suffolk caravan parks are situated right in the middle of this picturesque scene, so if you’re a keen artist then autumn must be the holiday season for you.
Food and drink really hits the spot
As the seasons turn the light refreshing dishes we associate with summer are replaced by more warming, comforting substantial fare. Out with the Nicoise Salad and in with the pumpkin pies.
The season is perfect for lovers of belly warming, slightly sweet food. And don’t forget the drinks, as the temperature outside drops the beverages get warmer and iced lattes get replaced with hot chocolates.
So, if you want a Suffolk family holiday getaway that’s the equivalent of sitting in front of a roaring fire, then autumn is your best time to vacation.
What’s great about Suffolk in the autumn?
Suffolk boasts beautiful countryside and amazing coasts. Suffolks coast and heaths have been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and they look all the more stunning in a warm autumn glow.
If you prefer your countryside walks there’s plenty of woodlands and grasslands to explore. In the autumn these walks take on a range of amazing colours and let you spot wildlife and plants you might miss in the summer months. And let’s not forget you can pick all the berries you want.
The welcoming local pubs will always have a seat for you and you can relax by a roaring fire or head out to find a bonfire or autumn festival. There’s loads to see and it’s quiet enough to enjoy it all at your own pace.
If you’re looking to own a little slice of Suffolk you check out our Suffolk Holiday Homes to enjoy a cosy holiday in the South East of England.
Things to do in Suffolk this autumn
There are loads of things to do in Suffolk this autumn. So much in fact we could dedicate an entire article to them.
As well as the standard things to do around this time of year, bonfire night, halloween etc Suffolk has loads of unique and interesting attractions for you to explore. We’ve listed a few below, just to get your curiosity going, you can find a full list of things to do in Suffolk here.
Watch a show at the Spa Pavilion Theatre
The Spa Pavilion Theatre in Bury St Edmonds has a packed schedule throughout all of autumn and there’s something for everyone. You could catch a kids show or adults can pop down to watch Jimmy Carr or Ed Byrne.
Go beachcombing for amber
The stretch of beach located between Felixstowe and Southwold is known as the Amber Coast. It was given that name because of the large concentration of fossilised amber resin that can be found on the beach.
Hunting for amber is a perfect day out for the whole family and bagging some is a great keepsake of your time away.
Visit some stately homes
Suffolk is home to some of the most stunning and historic stately homes in the UK. They make great days out for the whole kids and you can get lost in the grand halls or gardens that surround the properties.
Are you ready for an autumn visit to Suffolk?
Are you ready for an autumn visit to Suffolk with the family? Whether you’d like to buy a Suffolk holiday home, so you can enjoy the county whenever you want. We can help at Encore Parcs.
We have holiday homes in Suffolk for all tastes and budgets, if you’d like to find out more you can contact us here to arrange a viewing.