UK Family Holidays

A chance to relish quality time together as a family

A chance to relish a family holiday in the UK. Let children roam with the care free mind that comes once submerged in rural Suffolk countryside. Our youngest guests will amuse themselves with wildlife and parkland – playing spot the deer, geese, cows and birds. Fill giant bathtubs with bubbles and let them splash around, or head to the tennis courts en famille for friendly tournaments.

Spend precious quality time together whether fishing for roach at Moat Cottage, or exploring the 5,000 acre estate by Pashley bikes, without the worry of traffic. Take the rowing boats across the lake or laze by the swimming pool for the afternoon. Hazy summer afternoons call for wild imaginations, with Teddy Bear picnics by the edge of the wood and trips to Suffolk’s magical heritage coast. Drive to Walberswick for crabbing and building sandcastles, eat fish & chips (or oysters if you prefer) for lunch in Southwold and make a quick trip to Framlingham Castle for a spot of history.

The need to knows

  • Activities: Booked on request
  • Babysitters: Yes
There are seven properties available to rent on this "Gainsborough-esque", 4,500-acre estate, from a "chunky" Grade II Georgian manor to a "tiny" cottage, says Samuel Muston in The Independent.
The Times, ‘Hotel of the Week’

We have just spent the weekend with 32 of our family at Wilderness and could not fault it. We celebrated my father in laws 80th birthday there. The staff the house and food were fantastic. Would definitely recommend it for a family celebration.
Wendy Malhan, May, 2017

Make the most of our babysitters and guardians to ensure your children are safe and happy when you’re not around. Enjoy the opportunity to fully relax with as much or as little kitchen and housekeeping support as you like, with estate chefs, waiting staff, housekeepers and butlers upon request. Itineraries can be provided to keep you all busy on your child friendly holiday, and there is expanse of exciting activities on and off the estate to keep everyone happy. Build dens on the Woodland Walk and in the summer visit the exotic butterfly house at Jimmy’s Farm, a working family run farm and attraction outside Ipswich perfect for family days out.

The Farmhouse

Suggested Property

Formerly the estate's home farm and without doubt its oldest property, the Farmhouse sits in the heart of the hamlet within the estate's Arcadian pleasure grounds.

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms

£ 955 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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The Walled Garden

Suggested Property

A secret garden awaits. What were once Victorian bothies (where the estate’s gardeners lived) have been transformed into eight king-size bedrooms with en suites featuring roll-top baths and powerful showers plus a vaulted ceiling central dining hall bookended by French limestone fireplaces.

  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms

£ 1,628 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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The Cartshed

Suggested Property

Once at the centre of 19th century agricultural life on the estate, the Cartshed is a restored former cart shed overlooking private parkland as far as the eye can see. Its four en suite bedrooms feature king-size Hypnos beds, quirky furnishings and splendid views across the estate.

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms

£ 645 / night

Based on 7 nights in low season

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Wilderness Reserve
Yoxford Rd
IP17 2LZ

Email: book@wildernessreserve.com
Phone: 020 7484 5700