Top Picks For Autumn Days Out


Despite the on-going pandemic and a chill in the air, you can’t beat that autumn feeling in the South and East of England

Top picks for autumn country walks, parks and heritage sites

Relive childhood memories with the family and hunt for shiny brown conkers. The region’s parks are your best bet for finding them.

Checkout a stately home, castle or medieval woodland for a some of the region’s history.

Norfolk – Blickling Estate, Felbrigg Hall

Cambridgeshire – Anglesey Abbey, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens

Suffolk – Sutton Hoo,  Christchurch Park, Kentwell Hall

Kent  – Leeds Castle

Essex – Hedingham Castle

Oxfordshire – Oxford Castle & Prison

Top picks for Bird Watching

Norfolk is one of the UK’s most sought after destinations for birdwatchers. Checkout one of the scheduled swan feeds at Welney, or The Wash at Snettisham which is a fantastic place to see waders.

Or take a walk along the River Lee in Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire at the RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve  and try to spot as many species of bird as possible.

Top picks for Wildlife Tours and Safaris

Norfolks MinsmereThetfordHolkham and North Norfolk Safaris are all worth checking out.

If you fancy a walk on the wild side then checkout Thrigby Hall based in Great Yarmouth, sanctuary to endangered jungle acts, primates and pandas! 

Alternatively, you can’t beat a seal trip from Morston Quay and Blakeney, Norfolk . You might also be able to spot the seals basking on the beach at Horsey during winter months!  

Suffolk and Norfolk are blessed with fantastic waterways. Tours and boat hire are a great way to see the best of the Norfolk Broads. Dogs are often welcome aboard too! Checkout some of the most exciting ways to tour these waterways!

Orford River Trips, Suffolk, Waveney Stardust Trust Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Paul Dickson Tours and Hunters Yard, Norfolk. 

Top picks for Ghost Tours

Apparently the East of England is home to some of the most haunted locations in the UK. Anne Boleyn is Blickling Hall’s resident ghost, while Oliver Cromwell reportedly appears in Ely. Visit Oxford Castle & Prison. Or book a ghost tour where you’ll walk cobbled streets with a guide and get to grips with harrowing tales of death and murder.

Top picks for Punting Tours

There is no better way to experience Cambridge and all the colleges then with a punting tour on the River Cam, available all year round with blankets to keep you warm. Scudamores Punting, Cambridgeshire offer a variety of packages. have been lucky enough to personally experience a tour with Rutherford’s Punting Cambridge, do check it out here.


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