This is a farming community so the only noise you will hear are those of the farmers. At the moment they are harvesting, taking in their crops of wheat, corn, rapeseed and beet, so you may encounter a tractor or a horse. There are a lot of horse riders around and keen cyclists apart of course from walkers. The area is flat so easy walking and there are local walking groups.
If you are around in June come to our hog roast on the green, or one of the many other local events in Thrandeston and Mellis. We have Banham Car boot sale on Sunday mornings which is huge and of course Banham Zoo for the children. There is Bressingham Railway with Thomas the Tank Engine for the children just outside Diss. We have Blooms Garden Centre with coffee house and soft ball area for the young children - watch while you have coffee and cake of course.
There is plenty to do in Diss with Tesco, Morrisons , restaurants including Chinese, Indian, Kebab and wonderful fish and chip. We have an arts centre at the Corn Hall with weekly films and theatre. Hardware shops and lots of coffee shops some of which overlook the Mere where you can relax and watch the ducks.
Diss has an excellent train service half hourly to London and to Norwich so no problem about driving. Car park at station and also taxi service too.