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Why autumn is the best time to visit Suffolk

Why autumn is the best time to visit Suffolk

Suffolk is one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in the UK. And in our opinion, there’s no better time to visit than during the autumn season. Why? Well, read on to find out…

You can enjoy the beautiful autumnal colours

Suffolk is a stunning place all year round but our favourite season has to be autumn. The reds, yellows, oranges and browns of autumn are second to none and these beautiful hues can be enjoyed during a lovely autumn walk through the woods. Some of the best places to see Suffolk in full autumn bloom are Thetford Forest, Christchurch Park, Ickworth House Gardens and Parkland, Alton Water and Nowton Park.

It’s quieter and there are fewer tourists

Autumn is also a fantastic time to visit Suffolk because, with fewer visitors at this time of year, the beaches are emptier and perfect for a stroll with your dog – especially as most beaches are open to dogs from 1st October.

It’s apple-picking season!

Is there anything more satisfying than eating an apple straight from the tree? Apple picking season in Suffolk runs until mid-October and there are plenty of farms you can visit to enjoy this autumnal pastime.

There are a range of Halloween events to enjoy

Delve into a world of spooky tales, bloody histories and ghost stories with Halloween in Suffolk! There’s a selection of Halloween events for both adults and children. Our favourites are:

Halloweenies at Kentwell Hall / 22nd – 30th October

Ghost Tours in Bury St Edmunds / 28th October to March 2023

Halloween Festival at Easton Farm Park / 22nd – 30th October

Little Fort of Horrors Scare Event / 28th & 29th October

You can spot red deer stags

If you’re a nature lover, during autumn you can see the awe-inspiring red deer stags. Red deer stags clashing antlers in the fight for a mate is one of nature’s greatest spectacles and you can witness it in Suffolk! The best place to watch the drama unfold is at RSPB Minsmere on The Suffolk Coast where the normally peaceful grounds of the female red deer turn into a battlefield as October’s rutting season begins.

Take a look at our beautiful selection of holiday homes in Suffolk. We have something to suit every budget but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team here at Encore Parcs.