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Local attractions: sport and leisure

Newmarket Races, National Horseracing Museum and National Stud
Combine all the thrills of a day at the races with a tour of the National
Stud or a visit to the National Horseracing Museum, which explores the
history of the home of racing with displays, behind the scenes visits and
even a racehorse simulator. Newmarket Races also plays host to regular
music events – Newmarket Nights – featuring major artists such as Jools
Holland, Bryan Adams and Girls Aloud.
Location: Newmarket’s July and Rowley Mile racecourses and National Stud are SW of Newmarket, off the A1304; the National Horseracing Museum is in Newmarket centre, off the High Street - 01638 675 500 - 01638 667333 - 01638 663464


Thetford Forest (Forestry Commission)
Thetford Forest is a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves providing the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life. It offers tranquil walks and a huge variety of activities, including Go Ape and the annual Forest Live music concert. VisitThetford Forest website for more information>.


Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Club
Often compared to St Andrews, Royal Worlington has the reputation of
being the greatest 9-hole course in England – a true challenge, even for
modern clubs and balls. Singles and foursomes only.
Location: Golf Links Road, Worlington, Nr Bury St Edmunds 01638 712216

WildTracks Offroad Activity Park
The UK’s only purpose-built offroad activity park, featuring a dazzling
array of fast-paced outdoor activities from 4x4 and military vehicle
driving courses, karting and hovercraft to clay shooting and archery.
Location: off the B1085, between Chippenham and Kennett - 01638 751918

Go Ape (Thetford Forest)
Set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, criss-crossed
by a network of forest paths, cycle routes and bridleways, Go Ape is
an award-winning, family forest adventure course of rope bridges,
tarzan swings and zip slides, all set high up in the tree tops. There are
also walking and biking trails here including three lengths of waymarked
walks, over 20 miles of cycle trails for all abilities, cycle hire,
sculpture trail, picnic areas, shop and licensed restaurant.
Location: Thetford Forest, on Brandon/Thetford Road - 0845 643 9215

Wyken Hall and Vineyards
Open during the summer, Wyken Hall is a romantic Elizabethan manor
house surrounded by four acres of gardens – but don’t miss a visit to
the award-winning Wyken vineyards (free), with walks in the
beautiful Wyken Woods. You can sample the excellent white wines at
the nearby Leaping Hare Restaurant and Café, also an award-winner.
Location: 9 miles NE of Bury St Edmunds, off the A143 - 01359 250287 (restaurant)

Greene King Brewery and Museum
Visit the home of Abbot Ale, Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and
Ruddles County at the Greene King Visitor Centre, in the heart of the
bustling market town of Bury St Edmunds. Beer has been
brewed on this spot since at least 1700, and the Museum traces the
history of brewing from the earliest times to the present day.
Location: Bury St Edmunds - 01284 714297

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