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Vanlife UK - 20 Things To Do In Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

20 things to do in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Travel blog. Travel blogger. Travel diaries. Travel list. Bucket List. Travel ideas. Things to do. Places to see. Cambridge. Haverhill. London. United Kingdom. Web designer. Website designer.

Are you planning a trip to Lowestoft, Suffolk? Or perhaps you're just looking for a day out with the family?

In this post, I will list all the places I would like to see during my visit to Lowestoft.


Please note that the key driver for this road trip is photography. Therefore, many places listed below will consist of many locations that you may not consider to be 'bucket list' items. But if you are a photographer, or plan a long term road trip, then these may well be places you'd like to check out.

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Places to see in Lowestoft

  1. Africa Alive! - Africa Alive!, formerly known as Suffolk Wildlife Park, is a zoo located in Kessingland, Suffolk, UK. It is situated off the A12 at Kessingland 2 miles (3 km) south of Lowestoft. Africa Alive! is part of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, a registered charity, and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

  2. East Anglia Transport Museum - The East Anglia Transport Museum is an open-air transport museum, with numerous historic public transport vehicles (including many in full working order). It is located in Carlton Colville a suburb of Lowestoft, Suffolk. It is the only museum in the country where visitors can ride on buses, trams and trolleybuses, as well as a narrow-gauge railway.

  3. Somerleyton Hall - Somerleyton Hall is one of the finest Victorian Stately homes in the country. The hall and its surrounding 12-acre gardens are located on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Lord and Lady Somerleyton open their doors to the public from Easter to September.

  4. Pleasurewood Hills - The fun starts here at Pleasurewood Hills, with over 35 rides, shows and attractions there is something for all the family to enjoy.

  5. Mincarlo Floating Maritime Museum

  6. Sparrow’s Nest & Gardens

  7. Lowestoft Harbour

  8. The Marina Theatre

  9. Lowestoft Museum

  10. South Pier

  11. Lowestoft Ferry - Come and take a cruise along Lake Lothing on our Motor Launch that was built in 1954 and used in Glasgow and the Clyde.

  12. Gunton Warren Nature Reserve

  13. Ness Point

  14. Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum - WW2 Naval Museum dedicated to the 66,000 men who served in the Royal Naval Patrol Service of which 14,500 were killed including 2,385 whos bodies were never recovered and are commemorated on our memorial in Belle Vue Park.

  15. Corton Woods Local Nature Reserve

  16. Lowestoft War Memorial Museum - Only costs 80pence or 60 pence for adults. This is a memorial to all Lowestoft. It has a small chapel of remembrance, some small rooms to look around, has a wide range of artefacts and the volunteers are really dedicated.

  17. South Beach

  18. Nicholas Evirett Park Oulton Broad

  19. Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve - Carlton Marshes lies in the Waveney Valley at the southern tip of the Norfolk Broads. This Suffolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve is a mosaic of marshland habitats and supports a wide variety of wildlife including marsh harrier, water vole and fen raft spider.

  20. Carlton Colville Skatepark

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