50 Reasons to Stay at Cakes & Ale this June…

In case you haven’t heard, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! As a thank you to all of our wonderful customers who have helped us reach this incredible milestone as an award winning, family owned & run Park, we have complied a list of 50 reasons why you should book a stay with us this June…

One. Cakes & Ale turns 50! Opened in 1968 by Peter Little and now owned & run by his son Fergus Little.

Two. We’re offering a mid-week special rate, Monday to Thursday night inclusive adults are only £13 per night (T&C’s apply, please see details below)

Three. Beat the crowds by enjoying some British summer sunshine before the schools break up next month

Four. The ‘Magic of Minsmere’ weekend walk is on Saturday 9th June, click here for more details

Five. Suffolk Open Studios runs from 2nd – 10th June, why not head out and take a look behind the scenes of some of Suffolk’s most creative artists, please click here for more details

Six. Our 5th issue of Piece of Cake magazine is out! A small publication put together by some of our Holiday Home owners to help raise funds for our onsite charity the Friends of Leiston Airfield (£2 per copy, postage can be calculated on request)

Seven. We have some fabulous new stock in the shop, including some delicious smelling candles and reed diffusers from The Ruby Grace Candle Co and some ‘East Coast Eats’ cookbooks which have been put together and published by the Woodbridge School Young Enterprise initiative

Eight. The Music by the Sea festival is on in Aldeburgh on Saturday 30th

Nine. Leiston’s Big Weekend is Saturday 9th June & Sunday 10th June, click here for more details

Ten. The East coast is beautiful in Spring & early Summer, with the bird song and the plants and trees flowering! (It is beautiful all year round but I love the freshness of the flowers this time of year!)

Eleven. The local pheasants have taken up residence with 2 of our Holiday Home owners and are thoroughly enjoying the 5* treatment they are receiving!

Twelve. Did we mention that we are celebrating 50 years as a family owned and run Holiday Park?

Thirteen. The Great Yarmouth Air Show is on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June, please click here for more details

Fourteen. Southwold Street Festival is on Saturday 23rd, please click here for more details

Fifteen. Why not treat your wonderful dad to a short break for Father’s Day? (We have availability in our rental lodges for a Friday to  Monday break!)

Sixteen. The OVO Women’s Tour starts Stage One on Wednesday 13th, in Framlingham. The route heads up to Southwold so there will be plenty of  stunning local locations to watch from! Please click here for more details

Seventeen. You could meet our very shy, but very lovely Cutie helpers; Cake, Ale and Mustang Sally!

Eighteen. You could even join the Cutie gang, with your very own helper from Madebysteffieb, please click here for more details

Nineteen. The Heveningham Hall Country Fair is on Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July, please click here for more details

Twenty. If you are a fan of big trucks or are intrigued by an event that claims to ‘showcase a huge variety of trucks from giant American to jaw-dropping customised vehicles’ then Truckfest is for you! On Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th, Truckfest is only just down the road at Trinity Park, Ipswich, please click here for more details

Twenty OneCome and sample some of the fantastic jams and chutneys made by 2 of our Holiday Home owners to help raise funds for The Friends of Leiston Airfield! The Bullace Plum Jam has been made from plums grown and picked on the Park!

Twenty Two. Enjoy a relaxing walk around the 47 acres that make up the Park, and our additional 45 acres of farmland across the Lane. Whether you have a dog or just fancy a stroll, there certainly isn’t a shortage a coastal scenery in this area!

Twenty Three. Thursday 21st June is Suffolk Day!! With numerous local events celebrating our much loved county, why not come along and join us for a taste of all things Suffolk?

Twenty Four. Have you ever seen a redshank or a glow-worm? Well, this is the time to head to RSPB Minsmere to spot these, and the other varied wildlife!

Twenty Five. Be part of the solution and pick up at least one piece of rubbish when you head down to the beach! We are incredibly lucky to have such an idyllic coastline but we can all do our bit to ensure it stays that way!

Twenty Six. Get a close up look at the fantastic collection of replica treasures at an informal talk and handling session in the Exhibition Hall at Sutton Hoo on Sunday 17th June, please click here for more details

Twenty Seven. The White Lion in Aldeburgh is offering a Meal & Movie night at just £20 per person! Choose from the fantastic menu at Brasserie Bleue @ The White Lion, then pop over to Aldeburgh Cinema to catch a film, please click here for more details

Twenty Eight. Have you tried our Botanical Bar? If you love a gin & tonic then this is for you, we have a small Botanical Bar where you can mix & match your own botanical’s to make your G&T your way! We also stock 5 different Fever Tree tonics and at least 5 different gins at any one time…. cheers!


Twenty Nine. Want to see where Ed Sheeran filmed the music video for ‘Castle on the Hill’? Well we’re approximately 25 minutes drive from Framlingham Castle, the location for the video and the town that was the inspiration behind the song. The Castle is full of historical artefacts and stories, it was here that Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England! Please click here for more details

Thirty. Sunday 24th June is the Sizewell Vintage & Classic Vehicle Club meet at Sizewell Sports & Social Club. With a BBQ and refreshments, this is a great evening out for any classic car enthusiast!

Thirty One. Southwold Boating Lake & Cafe is always a lovely day out when the sun is shining, although they do have plenty of blankets on standby in the cafe for when the sea breeze gets chilly. The 1940’s style traditional tea hut serves a variety of light lunches, cream teas and sandwiches, on vintage china.

Thirty Two. The boating mere at Thorpeness is quiet and serene this time of year, simply hire a rowing boat and enjoy a few hours floating or rowing around the mere taking in all the fantastic sights and sounds. From the House in the Clouds to the Emporium, there is plenty to keep you entertained.

Thirty Three. Did we mention that we are celebrating our 50th season so are offering a reduced rate for mid-week stays during June 2018? Give us a call on 01728 831655 to book!

Thirty Four. Running until Sunday 24th June, the Photoeast Festival celebrates the very best of Suffolk’s photographers with a month long exhibition on the waterfront at Ipswich, please click here for more details

Thirty Five. Check out Froize in June, a collection of events hosted by the Froize in Chillesford. From comedy to music nights to dance workshops, all finished off with some fabulous food… what more could you ask for? Please click here for more details

Thirty Nine. Book on to a Suffolk Heritage Food Tour. With 6 tours to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice on the best our county has to offer. Combining a guided ramble with some authentic local food and drinks, this tour showcases Suffolk’s produce, places and people. Please click here for more details

Thirty Seven. Talking of food, how does a Cream Tea Cruise down the River Orwell sound? Every Wednesday & Sunday, the traditionally rigged 19th century Sailing Barge Victor departs from the Old Custom’s House in Ipswich Dock before sailing through the lock gates and sail down the beautiful and historic River Orwell and under the Orwell Bridge. Please click here for more details

Thirty Eight. To celebrate the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, competitors are invited to take part in a sprint competition on the finishing straight. Starting at midday, competitors will battle it out to be the fastest rider to complete the 100m uphill sprint section on North Parade, Southwold. Do you have what it takes?

Thirty Six. We now have Adnams Dry Hopped Lager on tap. Light, crisp and refreshing, this lager has subtle malty flavours and a super hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and passionfruit.

Forty. Discover creeks and flood waters, or gently glide with the tide at low water and get up close to seals basking on the mud banks as well as observing a multitude of different wading birds by hiring out a Canadian canoe or stand-up paddleboard at Iken Canoe. Please click here for more details

Forty One. For a secluded beach stroll with your four-legged family members, head 30 minutes North to Covehithe. Only accessible by foot, you can walk your dog along the quiet lane heading to the sea before taking a stroll down the open stretch of beach.

Forty Two.  In 1885, following the formation of the River Blyth Ferry Company, a pontoon that could carry a horse and cart was used to cross the river Blyth between Walberswick and Southwold. This was hand-operated by means of chains. In 1911, a larger steam-driven chain ferry was commissioned. This ran until the outbreak of the Second World War, when the ferry was anchored in midstream as part of anti-invasion measures. The ferry broke free and sank. Since then, a rowing boat provides the ferry service which can be caught at Southwold or Walberswick

Forty Three. For an extra £10, early arrival can sometimes be arranged, allowing you to pitch up from 12 noon which should give you time to spend the afternoon out and about!

Forty Four. Lighter evenings and clear skies mean more daylight hours to explore all that the Suffolk Coast has to offer, including some incredible sunsets and the chance to see the stars in all their glory.

Forty Five. Another one for cyclists and philanthropists, The Warrior Programme Ride at Tunstall Forest takes place on Saturday 23rd June 2018. This is a mountain bike ride along the Viking Trail, raising money for Veterans and their families to receive support and training following a PTSD diagnosis. Please click here for more details

Forty Six. The Aldeburgh Music Festival runs from Friday 8th – Sunday 24th June. With a plethora of musical treats across this area, the Aldeburgh Music Festival is a must when visiting in June! From the daily Bandstand on the Beach at Aldeburgh to the Summer in Suffolk Exhibition in the Maltings Gallery there is a huge variety of music and arts to appreciate.

Forty Seven. Can you escape Area 51? As part of a team of UFO hunters, you have just 60 minutes to crack the code and escape Suffolk’s newest Escape Room! Just a 10 minute drive from the Park and brand new this year, this is certain to be a thrilling 60 minutes!

Forty Eight. Explore the flora and fauna around the Park, we have a family of Albino Blackbirds in residence and have had sightings of an Albino Woodpecker too! There certainly is no shortage of wildlife to explore, right here on our doorstep!

Forty Nine. Come and enjoy the summer solstice with little to no light pollution so you’ll be able to make the most of every minute of extra daylight, then stargaze in the evening.

Fifty. Well, if all of those 49 reasons aren’t enough to tempt you, then how about a voucher for 10% off your first drinks in our Yoxford Boys bar? If your booking includes the weekend when our bar is open, enjoy a 10% discount on your first glass of wine, beer or if you’re feeling adventurous, one of our gin & tonics with your choice of botanicals!


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mid-Week Special Terms & Conditions

This offer is only valid Monday – Thursday nights during June 2018 and does not override our minimum charge per night. Price per adult is reduced from £15 per person per night to £13. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.