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Enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends, explore fantastic surroundings and relax in all the comfort of home. Our luxury canvas retreats provide the ideal get-away for adventurous children, romantic breaks or family fun; kitted out to the highest quality and situated in idyllic corners of the British countryside.
  • Luxury tents with proper comfort
  • Gas powered shower and WC in each tent
  • Log burning stove and double gas hob
  • Beds made up on arrival plus towels
  • Fully equipped kitchen area
  • Use of your own firepit/bbq
  • Unlimited supply of logs
  • Sleeps up to 6 in comfortable beds

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Cracking place to stay
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Sweffling Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Met up with some friends here recently and didn't quite know what to expect, pleasantly surprised by what i did find though. Comfy beds and really well equipped "tents" made it really enjoyable. Only...
Written by: Goose1647
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Date published: 2 October 2018


Stars, fire glow and laughter
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Sweffling Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Have just returned from a family escape to the dark nights of Suffolk. I wanted somewhere special to celebrate our daughters twenty-first and have some family time before the girls returned to...
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Date published: 19 September 2018


Another great stay in this lovely location
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Sweffling Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk
We stayed here for a second time having stayed last year and were not disappointed to have returned. The location, seclusion, fun cooking on the fire pit and adventures walking in the countryside are...
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Date published: 3 September 2018


SWEFFLING HALL
Saxmundham, Suffolk

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Sweffling Hall has been rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 customer reviews on TripAdvisor

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On Site Activities

Sweffling Hall Farm has a selection of trusted activity providers that can be booked before your stay. The activities are to be booked and paid for directly through the providers.

Beachcombing Suffolk Shingle



Beachcombing is a genuine treasure hunt! I can't tell you what you will find but I can guarantee that you will find something. Our local shingle beaches are a rare and fragile habitat and are perfect for beachcombing. Beachcombing sessions are led by Kate (a beachcomber and conservationist).



On a Suffolk beachcomb you might find the egg cases of creatures we never see, glass frosted by the waves, driftwood nibbled by shipworms, as well as sharks’ teeth and other fossils that are millions of years old. Kate has even found a baby woolly mammoth’s tooth!

Kate offers two types of sessions:

  • OFFSITE - Meeting at Sizewell, our local beach, for a bespoke beachcomb with Kate. Taking a closer look at the plants that survive in the shingle, and then beachcombing to find your own treasures which Kate will help you to identify. Sizewell beach is a good location to find pieces of coralline crag containing fossils 1 - 2 million years old. Ending with a chance to look at some more unusual beachcombing finds. Suitable for children 8 and over and adults. For younger children please call Kate to discuss suitability.
    £20 per person/ session. Session lasts two hours. Minimum 2 people.
  • ONSITE - Kate will bring her portable mini beach and the giant beachcombing board game to Sweffling Hall Farm. Suitable for all ages, (including adults!) or those that can’t get to the beach.
    £15 per person/ session. Session lasts 1.5 hours. Minimum 2 people.

Please call Kate on 07512 557 200 and let her know you are staying at Sweffling Hall Farm to book or to discuss the exciting beachcombing possibilities. Discounts available for groups of 6 or more.


Inside the hive

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the workings of a beehive with an experienced beekeeper! Protective clothing provided. Please note this activity is dependent on the weather- age restrictions apply due to suit sizes.
£10 Per person. To book please call Nigel on 07946 529642 or email enquiry@thebusstop.life.


Soil close up

Ever wondered what is beneath your feet? Have a peak through the microscope and marvel at the amazing life that lives beneath your feet. Identify the organisms and have images of your slides emailed to you.
£10 Per person. To book please call Nigel on 07946 529642 or email enquiry@thebusstop.life.


Charcoal making

Have a go at the ancient activity of charcoal making in an exciting two-part activity (loading and firing the kiln then returning later to retrieve the charcoal).
£25 Per person. To book please call Nigel on 07946 529642 or email enquiry@thebusstop.life.


Horse and Cart ride


Horse and carriage on-site at Sweffling

Head off on a relaxing gentle jaunt on the country lanes around us on one of Alde driving’s cob driven cart rides. The rides cater for all- a family tour of the local area, a visit to the local pubs in the area or a quiet romantic trip for two.

Head off on a relaxing gentle jaunt on the country lanes around us on one of Alde driving’s cob driven cart rides. The rides cater for all- a family tour of the local area, a visit to the local pubs in the area or a quiet romantic trip for two. aldedriving@gmail.com.


Sweffling Hall Farm Safari!

Come on an exciting safari tour around the farm to look for signs of the secret world of wildlife around you! Sessions are led by zoologist (former zoo keeper), cub scout leader and all-round countryside enthusiast Rachel who is a wealth of knowledge on the wildlife and countryside around us. £10 per person, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Tours are apx 1 hours long. To book please email fleecie711@hotmail.co.uk or call 01728 638 057.

Astronomy Sessions


Starry night sky over tent at Sweffling Hall

A selection of captivating and engaging private astronomy sessions that will leave you inspired and amazed at the sky above us!

Led by Paul, an outreach astronomer with 50 + years’ experience and an astrophysics degree. Pauls sessions are always the talk of the campsite the next day and he is brilliant at fascinating the younger children as well as the adults!

No minimum or maximum headcount. Paul will need apx 1-weeks notice ahead of your stay so please do book early. Perfect for couples, families or large group bookings. pjw@btinternet.com to book or enquire directly with Paul.

  • Astronomy talk £50 (apx 30-60 minutes).
    General astronomy, solar systems, planets or any other topic on astronomy you wish to know more about. Including slide show.
  • Day time telescope session £50.
    Exploring the sun safely with a specially filtered telescope. Looking at the sun in detail and discussing how the sun works.
  • Night time telescope session £50.
    Spring and autumn to take advantage of the darker evenings. Paul will give you a laser trip around the sky pointing out stars and constellations.
  • Astronomy Talk and Telescope session £75.
    As per sessions above choosing one of either day or night time telescope sessions alongside an astronomy talk as well.

Bring the Bronze Age to life

Go back in time with one of these ancient craft courses to make your own souvenir and learn about the bronze age as you create your own beautiful piece to take home!

  • Cast your own replica Bronze Age axe head! Minimum Age 16 (Max. 4 attendees) £50 per person.
  • Carve your own prehistoric lamp using flint tools All welcome (Max. 6 attendees) £10 per person.
  • Make your own pewter pendent All welcome (Max 6 Attendees) £15 per person.
  • Enamel your own Bronze pendent All welcome (Max 6 Attendees) £15 per person.

Sessions are led by passionate experimental archaeologist Simon, who is devoted to Learning/re-discovering these ancient skills, to keep them alive and pass them on to future generations. Simon attends a number of events nationally and is very popular within bushcraft and re-enactment circles, he also hosts a number of hands on courses on prehistoric bronze casting techniques at Sweffling hall farm. To book please call or text 07802 618958.


Bird spotting farm walk


Bird watching on-site

Have you ever heard a bird singing and wondered what it was? Or saw a bird that you just couldn’t name?

This is a very common question we get asked here by many of our guests. Granny Mann (Andrews mother who is a lifelong birding enthusiast) is now offering farm walks to guests to teach them the skills to start deciphering what bird it is from looking and listening! She has a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about birds, wildlife and educating people of all ages all ages and abilities are welcome. If you have Binoculars please bring them, if not we sell bird watching kits in the honesty shop- which include binoculars in the kit. Sturdy shoes/boots are also a must. Pen and paper for making notes is always handy too.

£10 per adult (14+)
£5 per child 3-14 years.
To book please Call Jenny on 07795 481964 / 01728 604608.


Woodland archery sessions


Woodland archery sessions

No matter what your age, once you get a bow and arrow in your hand surrounded by tall trees and dapples of light- you are no longer in Sweffling- you are in Sherwood forest...

Sessions are led by former cub scout archery and air riffle instructor (and all-round countryside enthusiast) Rachel, who spends many an hour at her local archery club with her traditional long bow. She offers two variations on sessions for ages 6 to 13 years old.

  • Introduction to archery 1 hour of learning how to hold the bow as you shoot arrows at the target. £10 pp.
  • Introduction to archery WITH making your own woodland bow to take home! 1 hour of learning how to hold the bow as you shoot arrows at the target followed by a walk through the woods with Rachel to find your perfect stick, then back to the top to work with her to make your own bow followed by a few goes at using your bow on the target using both Rachels arrows and straight sticks you find. £15 pp.

Children to be accompanied by an adult. To book please email fleecie711@hotmail.co.uk or call 01728 638 057


Our Honesty Shop

The honesty shop is there to provide you with those little things you may have forgotten or simply run out of, without having to leave the site!

All items in the shop are payable on site using an honesty tab which can be settled at the end of your stay. The honesty shop can take cash or card.

Inside you will find:

Fire making shelfs:

  • Fire Logs
  • Fire lighters
  • 2 kg bag kindling
  • Tea lights
  • Matches
  • Mystical fire
  • Clipper bbq lighter
  • Wood chip smoking

Souvenirs shelf:

  • Homemade craft items
  • About Birdwatching kit
  • About Trees kit
  • About Bugs kit
  • Sundials tube kit
  • Knots tube kit
  • Tracks tube kit
  • Kite in a bag

Drinks Fridge:

  • Local Apple Juice
  • Small water bottles
  • Fizzy drinks bottles
  • Large water bottles
  • Sheets of ice

Meat Freezer:

  • BBQ pack
  • Pork steaks
  • 8-pack sausages
  • 6-pack bacon rashers

Treats shelf:

  • Marshmallows
  • Galaxy hot chocolate sachet
  • Freddo chocolates
  • Sherbert tubs
  • Ice lolly
  • Chocolate digestives (for s'mores)
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