Exploring the area...
Thorndon is surrounded by a network of footpaths, where many pleasant walks can be enjoyed. There is also a village church to explore. For cyclists, the quiet country lanes provide ample opportunities to explore a little further afield. A short drive away is Thornham Country Park where the natural woodland provides a habitat for abundant wildlife that can be observed firsthand whilst taking a leisurely stroll.
Nearby Framlingham, a sleepy village boasting a turreted castle and once the original seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, lies in an area which has become the centre of East Anglia's flourishing wine industry, and a number of local vineyards offer tours and tastings.
For archaeological enthusiasts, Sutton Hoo provides an absorbing day out - now managed by the National Trust, this Anglo-Saxon burial site of Raedwald (King of East Anglia), was the place where priceless treasure was discovered within a huge ship grave.
Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens provide a further enjoyable day out nearby. Within 25 miles lie Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and the Suffolk/Norfolk coast. In addition, nearby Eye has a collection of boutique shops and groceries stores.
Food and drink...
Many local pubs and restaurants abound. The village pub The Black Horse (only 5 minutes walk away) serves excellent meals/takeaways and for something really special there's Sugar and Spice Catering or The Cherry Catering Company. There is also a village convenience shop.
Eye Castle is a scheduled ancient monument located within the town of Eye.
Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park located in Lowestoft. Perfect for a family day out.
Monsters Indoor Soft play is a children's indoor play area Diss. Tel: 01379 641400.
Wingfield Old College & Gardens is a complete arts & heritage experience. 2 miles NW of Stradbroke. Tel: 01379 384888.
Framlingham Castle is a superb 12th Century Castle with continuous wall-walk linking 13 towers. Tel: 01728 724189.
Sarah's Hair Design located at 10 Church Street, Eye, Suffolk. Tel: 01379 871560.
Grace and Beauty beauty therapist.
Country Beauty skin and body care centre, 10 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN. Tel: 01379 871234.
Stonham Barns and The British Birds of Prey Centre off the A140 at Stonham Aspal.
Banham Zoo located at Banham, Norfolk . Telephone : 01953 887771.
Museum of East Anglian Life Museum Shop located at Stowmarket. Tel: 01449 61229.
Fishing for information on places to fish locally contact P M Pegg Angling Supplies. Tel: 01379 640430.
Bressingham Steam & Gardens - see steam come to life in a garden setting. Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk. Tel: 01379 686900.
Thornham Walks - the historic Henniker estate. 12 miles of waymarked footpaths. Gift shop, tea room and much more. Signposted off the A140 near Eye.
Diss Golf Club - a testing 18 holes par 70 mainly on common land. Tel: 01379 641025.
Walking & Cycling around Eye.