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Shopping in Suffolk
Here are some websites that you may find of interest or that might assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday at Orwell View Barns Holiday Cottages near Ipswich in Suffolk.
- Constable Country
Three itineraries have been developed for the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Stour Valley area embracing Constable Country. These form part of a series of 18 sustainable tourism itineraries for the eastern region. For more details visit www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org
- Fairfields Farm Crisps
Fairfields Farm is run by husband and wife team Robert and Laura Strathern. Both from farming backgrounds Robert and Laura grow potatoes in the Colne Valley, on the Essex Suffolk border, and are the third generation to do so on the family farm. In 2006 Robert and Laura launched Fairfields Farm Crisps, which has grown into a brand synonymous with high quality and great tasting crisps!
- Jimmy's Farm
Visit Jimmy's Farm as seen on TV, home of the rare breed Essex Pig. The working farm is open for visitors 7 days a week. There's loads to do at the farm for a great family day out. There is a Nature Trail, Woodland Walk, Beautiful Garden's, Farm Shop, Adventure Play Area and Field Kitchen. You can buy home reared free range pig produce, beef and lamb in the butchers as well as an abundance of herbs and veggies from their garden. If you can't make it to the farm you can buy their meat from the lovely online shop.
- Minsmere RSPB Bird Reserve
Minsmere offers families and keen birdwatchers a great day out. Nature trails take you through a variety of habitats to excellent birdwatching hides. In spring, you can watch avocets and marsh harriers, or hear booming bitterns. On the beach, a special area is cordoned off to protect nesting little terns. In autumn and winter, many wading birds and swans, ducks and geese visit the reserve. There is a visitor centre where you can find out more about the wildlife, browse in the shop or enjoy a meal in the tearoom. There are events all year and family explorer backpacks and trail booklets are available.
- Snape Maltings - Shopping
Browsing the shops and galleries at Snape Maltings you are guaranteed to find things you will not see on the High Street.
- Suffolk Food Hall
The national award winning Suffolk Food Hall is a farm shop, restaurant, garden centre and much more providing enjoyment for all, just south of Ipswich. For those who are interested in food; where it comes from, how it's been handled and what to do with it. Award winning services including the Best On Farm Butcher in Britain, are now available on-line.
- Visit Colchester
Colchester, in Essex, is Britain's oldest recorded town.It is not just it's unique heritage and history that attract so many visitors. Colchester is a thriving modern town with many visitor attractions, including Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle.The Colchester area is a perfect place for a day trip, short break or a family holiday.
- Visit Suffolk - Things To Do
Visit Suffolk is the official tourism website for the area. It provides an excellent guide covering arts and culture, visitor attractions, museums and theatres, events, food and drink, and shopping.
- Westfield Stratford City
Westfield Stratford City is Europe's largest urban shopping centre and is a fantastic new retail experience in the heart of East London. Travelling to Westfield Stratford City is simple by train under 45 minutes from Manningtree or by car using the A12 which provide links with Central London. There are also 5,000 parking spaces open 7 days a week.