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Suffolk Punch Trust

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Address: The Colony Stud | Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley IP12 3JR, England
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+44 1394 411327

Come and join our gentle giant Suffolk Punch Heavy Horses for a fun family...

Come and join our gentle giant Suffolk Punch Heavy Horses for a fun family day out this Easter. Visit pets corner, meet our Suffolk lambs, see the horses being trained and enjoy a tractor-trailer ride around the farm. Easter Holiday Activities:

28th March - 12th April

A'Hoy there mateys! Come and join the Hollesley Bay Pirates and discover Captain Colonys hidden treasure. All day drop in.

4th April - 6th April

Discover how to make your own Suffolk Punch Horse with a chocolate cream egg. Just drop in, no need to book!

11th April

Join a sugarcraft workshop and create your own edible cup cake decorations. Booking essential (see website for further details).

A beautiful drive through sandy forest, south-east from Woodbridge.Leave A12 Woodbridge bypass on A1152 to Melton and Hollesley. Cross traffic lights, level crossing and river bridge, bearing right at the mini roundabout. Pass Sutton Hoo on right and take next turning left. Cross an area of heathland, continuing for three miles and shortly after entering a wooded area bear left - signposted Butley, Boyton and Hollesley Bay Colony. At the crossroads with a water tower continue straight on into Woodbridge Walk and the entrance to the Suffolk Punch Trust is shortly on your right.

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Beautiful Horses

We arrived on a cold day, with young children in tow and at first were worried the children might not like it. However it turned out to be a very enjoyable day. The staff deserve... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

We arrived on a cold day, with young children in tow and at first were worried the children might not like it. However it turned out to be a very enjoyable day. The staff deserve a special mention here as they were really excellent. We saw a demonstration of suffolk punch horse being harnessed and worked. Had a tractor ride... More 

Thank evergreen295
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Suffolk Punch Trust is a good couple of hours visit. The horses are beautiful, and there are lovely walks around the paddock, ideal if visiting with a dog as well. There are other animals as well, we loved the Guinea pigs & loppy eared rabbits. The staff are very friendly and they have a lovely café and gift shop.... More 

Thank lizziehorse
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10 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Decided to have a look as I have heard varying comments.What a pleasant suprise,have not really taken much notice of horses it changed my mind completely.When you get up close to these wonderful animals you realize how big they are and their different personalities.A great day out and will return.Thanks to all involved.

Thank Roger A
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

I went into the Suffolk Punch Trust with both my twins under two and my niece and brother (also under two) - two adults and three small children. Car parking is close to the visitor centre so a short walk to it and although it might get busy at weekends, I would imagine, there is ample space to decamp with... More 

Thank Bruce R
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

The Suffolk Punch Trust is a brilliant day out, The horses are beautiful, there is a stable where you can interact with the horses, there are other animals on the site my favarate was Winston the hairy pig who was very friendly. My partner loved the Guinea pigs. Staff are very friendly and welcoming and you can have an annual... More 

4 Thank hollylouisep2016
Oxford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Better than average reception and visitor centre, lovely collection of horses and foales. Nice food at cafe. Unfortunately it's a very expensive way to spend 2 hours for what you get. I accept a large amount goes towards the upkeep of the animals but they need to offer more than a long walk around fields with the odd horse here... More 

1 Thank Dmclellan
York, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Found via Tripadvisor as somewhere to go to break a journey from Norfolk to Kent. As a horseloving family we were looking forward to it but it excelled our expectations. Beautiful horses in the stables and paddocks around the farm. We had a lovely walk round and there was information, a museum and a practical display with one of the... More 

1 Thank H0rseymum
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was our first visit to the Suffolk Punch Trust and we will certainly visit again. What a fantastic experience and dog friendly too. A lovely gift shop and also café are worth a visit.

Thank Lostgirl89
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

We spent the morning with our 3 year old Granddaughter enjoying the sight and sounds of those splendid horses. She enjoyed the ride on the tractor and made friends with the little Shetland's. I found the museum interesting and lots of vintage farm machinery to admire. One of the extra events was cancelled. Enough to keep non-horsey folk amused for... More 

Thank Richard R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

I have been to the Suffolk Punch Trust a couple of times and looking forward to going again this weekend. The horses are so beautiful and gentle and its just such a pleasure to get up so close to give them a great fuss - you really need nothing else but team that with nice walks, yummy cafe and a... More 

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