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Flatford Boats

Flatford Boats

Forget the busy roads and petrol fumes and become a part of nature as you explore this peaceful stretch of river which meanders through the water meadows towards Dedham. You will see parts of the countryside only visible by boat and possibly not much will have changed since local artist John Constable used the Stour Valley as inspiration for his paintings all those years ago.


Boat hire costs from just £5 for half an hour but If you want to make a day of it, why not row up to Dedham, park the rowing boat at a dedicated landing stage and go for a meal in the village of Dedham or enjoy a picnic along the way, stop for an ice cream or cup of tea and then row back to Flatford.


We are open 7 days a week until October

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.