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“A must visit for horse lovers”

Suffolk Punch Trust
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hollesley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is a lovely place to visit to spend a couple of hours wandering round the paddocks and looking at the beautiful Suffolk Punch horses which are now very endangered. The two new foals from this year were in a field with their mothers; it was great to see a new generation.. There are also very friendly racehorses who come over for a stroke.Other animals include rare breed pigs, sheep, red poll cattle and smaller animals for children like goats, rabbit, guinea pigs. The stable area always has some horses in their stalls to be petted. This time there was also a bullock and a miniature horse which was very cute. There is also a museum and a heritage garden which is beautifully kept and very pretty at this time of year. The gift shop has a reasonable array of well priced gifts and the Wild Tayberry cafe, which is new this year, has excellent freshly made food at very reasonable prices, the only drawback being it can get very crowded! A lovey day out.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank glynis a
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We live near but have never visited the Suffolk Punch Trust. Our granddaughter was staying with us so decided to take her and had a lovely time. She loved looking at all the smaller animals first and then we had a lovely walk around seeing the horses. We all really enjoyed it and there is something for all aged. We even bought the annual pass we were that impressed. We finished our afternoon with drinks and cake in the cafe which was lovely.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We only tried the Wild Tayberry cafe (no entry fee) on a not so good weather day, but will be back soon to see the whole place. The coffee was delicious, as was the gluten free friand, and very reasonable prices. The farm seems to be dog friendly with lots of on-lead walk options. A good range of gift items in the shop area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pollylou
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The staff here are so helpful and knowledgeable, they really add to the experience when you visit this wonderful working farm. The Suffolk Punch horses are just wonderful, we were lucky enough to see two ploughing a field and also one being completely harnessed as a demonstration of training the horse to work the land. There is a super cafe which has a wide variety of scrummy food- sandwiches, toasties, breakfasts and cakes etc. top rate coffee too!! A well stocked gift shop which was reasonably priced and spring lambs, a small kiddies farm area with goats and chickens and guinea pigs etc, + plenty of children's play areas, both outdoors and indoors, and a coloring /craft room too. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and well worth the £22 family ticket entry which generously includes THREE children. Thank you!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chrisandrab
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

We were keen to see and find out more about the rare breed Suffolk punch farm horse. The Trust is based in the sleepy Suffolk countryside but wasn’t too difficult to find with phone gps.

You enter through the visitor centre, which has a well stocked gift shop and a pleasant cafe selling tasty cake. Outside is a reasonably sized farmyard where you can get up close to lots of little cuties - rabbits, chickens, ducks, Shetland ponies and even some weird but interesting turkeys.

The Suffolk punch horses live in several separate paddocks dotted around the site. You can walk around yourself in about 20mins without pausing to stop - but that’s not possible when there are lots of beautiful horses coming to say hello on all sides. A friendly pat and stroke is obligatory I’m afraid! There’s also a visitor bus that drives around periodically for those who may find the walk tricky.

This was a really nice place to spend a couple of hours in support of a rare breed of farm horse. Please visit if you get a chance.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 957fional
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