The hotel's grounds are amply equipped to bust boredom – borrow a Merida Crossway hybrid bike to bomb over the greenery on or play a few genteel rounds of boules. There are plenty of routes made for walking, too – pull on your wellies and get rambling, or get your motor running at nearby WildTracks, where you can thrash all manner of vehicles, from quad bikes and karts to tanks, around challenging courses. Bury St Edmunds is not far, and is packed with browsable shops as well as hosting regular markets: there are street markets every Wednesday and Saturday on Cornhill in the town centre; at the Corn Exchange, there’s a craft market on Wednesdays; and the first Sunday of every month sees the town’s Athenaeum fill up with bric-a-brac, antiques and collectibles. Children as young as five can learn how to ride at Barrow Hall Stables in Bury St Edmund's; single sessions are available. Thetford's attractions will keep kids amused for hours, whether you Go Ape in dense Suffolk forest or go wild in High Lodge's playground.