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East Town Park - In Haverhill
East Town Park has approximately 50 acres of meadows and tree belts.
It is open all year round and boasts a childrens play area, a maze, an easy access trail suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and people with reduced mobility and picnic area. There is lots for all the family to do.
East Town Park
 
Recreation Ground - In Haverhill
The Recreation Ground is in the centre of Haverhill and is home to many great events held throughout the year. It is home to the Bandstand which was errected in 2000 and a large and well kept childrens play area.
 
Haverhill Arts Centre & Cinema - In Haverhill
The Arts Centre houses a 210 seater auditorium and offers a wide and varied programme of live theatre, dance, music, film and other artgorms. The Haverhill Cinema can also be found at the Arts Centre and offers all the latest films.
 
Haverhill Leisure Centre - In Haverhill
Haverhill Leisure Centre offers a wide range of facilities for children, adults, families, clubs and individuals of all ages, interests and abilities. Facilities and activities include : 25m swimming pool and teaching pool, Children and adult swimming lessons, Bodywise fitness studio, Exercise classes, Health Suite,  Tennis Courts, Holiday courses, Creche, Kidzown and Café serving hot and cold meals.
 
Haverhill Snooker & Bowling Club - In Haverhill
Haverhill Snooker and Bowl has a lot to offer all ages and abilities. From Snooker and Pool to Ten-Pin Bowling... the choice is yours. They also have a well layed out bar area from which they serve hot and cold food. 
 
Linton Zoo  -  7 Miles from Haverhill
At Linton Zoo emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family day out. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others. Set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens with plenty of picnic areas and a children's play area. There is also a coffee shop and gift shop.

Colne Valley Railway and Museum - 9 Miles from Haverhill
Come and sample the atmosphere and take a ride on our award winning period country railway. A really pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. A large and varied collection of operational vintage steam and diesel engines, carriages and wagons that represent much of our Railway Heritage is available to explore around a 20 acre site.

Hedingham Castle - 9 Miles from Haverhill
A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and during the summer there are a variety of special events which bring its colourful history alive. Come and enjoy one of our exciting Jousting Tournaments or other entertainments.
 
Newmarket Racecourses - 9 Miles from Haverhill
There is no place like Newmarket - it is the ancestral home of racing, where the racehorse reigns supreme and the Sport of Kings belongs to all. 

National Horseracing Museum & Tours -  9 Miles from Haverhill
The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern day heroes. 
 
Mole Hall Wildlife Park - 11 Miles from Haverhill
Mole Hall Wildlife Park was first opened to the public in 1963 and now covers over 20 acres of grounds and gardens, which surround the original moated manor house (private), which dates from 1287.  The collection of animals and birds contains many exotic species including otters, flamingos, sarus cranes,  primates (including chimpanzees), owls,  birds, guanacos, wallabies, a beautiful tropical Butterfly Pavilion and much more.

Kentwell Hall and Gardens - 12 Miles from Haverhill
We welcome you to visit our fascinating house. Take a glimpse into both the past and present of this unique family home. You can do this whenever you come but especially if you visit when we step back in time during one of our award-winning Re-Creations of Tudor or WWII Everyday Life. Kentwell pioneered domestic Living History Events in the UK.and 25 years on the Re-Creations are as magical as ever.
 
Melford Hall - 12 Miles from Haverhill
One of East Anglia's most celebrated Elizabethan houses. Classic Tudor interior, with fine panelled banqueting hall. Elizabeth I was entertained lavishly here, along with 2,000 members of her court
Beatrix Potter mementoes in room where she was a guest. Delightful garden and parkland walks.
 
Imperial War Museum Duxford - 12 Miles from Haverhill
Duxford is a world-renowned heritage complex, over fifty working historic aircraft are based here. There is also a Land Warfare Hall and an American Air Museum. 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill - 13 Miles from Haverhill
Lord Fairhaven's fascinating collection of collections. Rare works of art, sumptuous furnishings and spectacular statuary. 98 acres of landscaped and wildlife gardens. Stunning snowdrop woods and winter walk. Working 18th-century water mill.

Gainsborough's House - 13 Miles from Haverhill
The museum and art gallery at the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough. One of England's greatest painters, Gainsborough was as much a master of landscape as portraits.
 
Ickworth House, Park & Garden - 13 Miles from Haverhill
Unusual Georgian house and landscape park. Extraordinary oval house, built by the eccentric 4th Earl of Bristol. Important collection of Old Master paintings. Fine 18th-century parkland and Mediterranean-style gardens. Unusual collection of tree stumps and massive stones from the Giant's Causeway. Adventure playground, family trails and cycle routes.
Fitzwilliam Museum - 15 Miles from Haverhill
The Fitzwilliam Museum houses world-class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Highlights include masterpieces of painting from the fourteenth century to the present day, drawings and prints, sculpture, furniture, armour, pottery and glass, oriental art, illuminated manuscripts, coins and medals and antiquities from Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome and Cyprus.
www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
 
Little Hall - 15 Miles from Haverhill
A late 14th Century Hall House on the main square, it mirrors the history of Lavenham over the centuries.  First built in the 1390s as a family house and workplace, it was enlarged, improved and modernised in the mid 1550s, and greatly extended later.  By the 1700s it was giving homes to six families.  It was restored in the 1920s/30s.

Lavenham Guildhall - 15 Miles from Haverhill
Tudor building in the heart of a remarkably preserved small medieval town. Stunning early 16th-century timber-framed building. Local history museum, with exhibitions on medieval cloth industry. Tranquil walled garden with dye plants used since middle ages. Dressing-up boxes for children. Set in one of England's finest Tudor villages.
 
Punting in Cambridge - 19 Miles from Haverhill
A punt is a narrow flat-bottomed boat that somewhat resembles a Venetian gondola. Punts generally seat up to four adults while a fifth person stands at the rear and propels the boat with a long pole. A great highlight for any summers day ... 
 
Red Lodge Go Karting - 21 Miles from Haverhill
With our brand new extension to the track, turning it into a 1200m SuperPrix circuit, which incorporates the existing 700m floodlit circuit and karts ranging up to 270cc`s capable of 55mph we promise you a day to remember!
 
West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village - 26 Miles from Haverhill
What was it like in early Anglo-Saxon times? Perhaps we will never really know? Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, explore their homes, see the evidence for yourself - then make up your own mind.
West Stow Website
 
Colchester Zoo - 31 Miles from Haverhill
Colchester Zoo has over 200 species of animals; many of these are classified as endangered or vulnerable species. 41 species at Colchester are part of EEP or ESB breeding programmes.

 
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