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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

Read our customers' latest reviews on TripAdvisor

What a lovely weekend
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Sweffling Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Our first experience of glamping but not our last! We had a wonderful weekend, the weather definitely helped but what a magical place. Really peaceful and cozy, but just a short drive to the many...
Written by: barryrmunson
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Date published: 27 September 2019


Best place to stay ever!!!
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Sweffling Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Stayed here last week. Had a really good time with my family and the kids absolutely loved it. The staff there were very polite and helpful would definitely recommend to anybody. Good value for...
Written by: daleb1991
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Date published: 30 August 2019


Great Holiday, lovely surroundings
4 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Sweffling Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk
We arrived on Monday 19 August - we have stayed with Lantern and Larks before but last year we stopped at Somerset. We knew what to expect with regard to the accommodation and as we had two large...
Written by: LornaFlint
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Date published: 28 August 2019


SWEFFLING HALL
Saxmundham, Suffolk

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Sweffling Hall has been rated 5 out of 5 based on 78 customer reviews on TripAdvisor

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On Site Activities

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

Nature Meditation


Have you always wanted to learn how to meditate? We start by looking at what meditation is, then try out different meditation exercises using nature as our focus. By the end of the session, we hope that you are able to meditate independently. The session lasts 1-hour, minimum age 16+ and the price is £10 per person. To book please call or message 07999 403928. For family sessions with children, please make contact to discuss.


Introduction to Forest Bathing


Have a go at forest bathing or ‘shinrin-yoku’ in our families 300-year-old private woodland. Forest bathing started in Japan in 1980’s following scientific studies carried out by their government, it was introduced soon after to their national health programme. The benefits found included reduced blood pressure, lower stress hormones and improved concentration and memory. After a quick introduction to the science behind the practice, you will be led through a few mindful and meditative example exercises. The session lasts 1-hour, minimum age 16+ and the price is £15 per person. To book please call or message 07999 403928. For family sessions with children, please make contact to discuss.


Introduction to honey bees – not possible with social distancing


Learn all about the bees in the hive that make your honey and have a safe look at a hive frame. No bees will be present so safe for all the family. The session lasts 1-hour, minimum age 16+ and the price is £15 per person. To book please call or message 07999 403928. For family sessions with children, please make contact to discuss.


Beachcombing Suffolk Shingle


Beachcombing is a genuine treasure hunt! I cannot 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!

  • 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.

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.


Horse and Cart ride

Now with a screen on the carriage to remain social distanced

Horse and carriage on-site at Sweffling

Head off on a relaxing gentle jaunt along our country lanes on one of Alde driving’s horse-driven cart rides. The rides cater for all- a family tour of the local area, a visit to the local pub for a drink or two or a quiet romantic trip for two. The rides can start from the farm, or you can start from their premises just down the road from us. The price is £50 per carriage ride for up to 5 people. The ride is 1hr 15min long. To book please Call Stephen on 07936 023114 or email 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 approx 1 hour long. To book please email fleecie711@hotmail.co.uk or call 01728 638 057.

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. 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. All ages and abilities are welcome.

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


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 over 50 years’ experience and an astrophysics degree. Pauls sessions are always the talk of the campsite the next day and he is particularly brilliant at inspiring the younger children as well as the adults! No minimum or a 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. Email pjw@btinternet.com to book or enquire directly with Paul.

  • Astronomy talk.
    General astronomy, solar systems, planets or any other topic on astronomy you wish to know more about. Includes a slide show. (approx 30-60 minutes) £50

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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