What to bring for a beach day with your dog

As spring and summer approach, what could complement the warmer weather more than a trip to the beach with your dog? Just like humans, many dogs will adore the fresh air and the chance to run around – and if your dog is a strong swimmer and the current isn’t … Continue reading

Get your fill of classical music at Snape Maltings

Love classical music? Or just want to try something different? Not only is the Suffolk music scene bursting with life in the genres of pop, rock, jazz and more, it’s also a hub for classical music – and arts complex Snape Maltings is the number one place in the county … Continue reading

Where to see wildlife in Suffolk

Thanks to Suffolk’s varied landscape, a huge range of wild animals call the county ‘home’, including rare birds, mysterious marine animals and even snakes! However, you don’t have to go aimlessly traipsing around in the depths of Suffolk to spot these creatures – there are dedicated nature reserves all around … Continue reading

Adnams Brewery Tour

If you’ve heard about Suffolk’s rich and varied food and drink offerings, you’ve probably heard of Adnams Southwold (very often shortened to ‘Adnams’), one of the county’s much-loved, historic breweries. Adnams is proud of the fact that beer has been produced on the same site of its Southwold brewery for … Continue reading

Indulge in the finest Suffolk foods at Aldeburgh Food Festival

Did you know that the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is happening this weekend? Taking place across two days, this festival celebrates the best of what our county has to offer in terms of locally sourced food and drink. At Woodfarm Barges, you can stay right in the middle of … Continue reading

Head to Suffolk for unique homeware and antiques

Sure, there are those who like their homes to consist of shiny new furniture and decor, but there are also many of us who prefer to deck out our homes with antiques and homeware from independent shops. If you’re part of the latter, Suffolk is perfect for you. There are … Continue reading

See our favourite Midweek Mutt-Shots from 2019

If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve probably seen our Midweek Mutt-Shots. If not, this is where we give our followers a theme, and they respond with a photo of their dog! The images have ranged from hilarious to downright adorable, and we love scrolling through everyone’s contributions each week. … Continue reading

Win a free holiday for Woodfarm Barges and Barns’ 10th birthday

We’re celebrating Woodfarm’s 10th anniversary with another competition! This time, you’ll have the chance to stay aboard our Twee Gebroeders barge in Woodbridge or our Granary Barn in Stonham Aspal. Both are dog-friendly and both present wonderful opportunities to take a well-earned break in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. There are … Continue reading

Explore Suffolk in a canoe

Our dog-friendly, Suffolk-based, 19th century Dutch sailing barges may be static on their respective rivers, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take to the water to see Suffolk! The River Alde – © Copyright Roger Jones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence When you’re staying with … Continue reading

Eating at the Deben Inns during your Woodfarm Barges stay

There are many highly regarded places to eat in Suffolk, and it’s probably because of the county’s exceptional local produce, which can only be a good thing! You only have to look at a pub menu and it’ll be inundated with the word ‘local’ next to everything from fish to … Continue reading

How to reduce plastic waste on your Suffolk holiday

I can sense that we’re getting closer, albeit very, very slowly, to a plastic-free future. Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if we watched the news and instead of shorelines littered with tonnes of plastic bottles and crisp packets, we saw crystal clear waters, golden sands and abundant wildlife? Well, … Continue reading

Here’s why you should consider a holiday in Suffolk

Have you ever thought about taking a holiday in Suffolk? We think you should! Although we’re a little biased, there are many reasons why Suffolk ought to be next on your holiday agenda. To help convince you, we’ve created a short blog post over on our helpful online guide to … Continue reading

Doing our bit for Blue Cross Suffolk

Blue Cross Suffolk is all about animals and you probably know by now (and if you still don’t know, where have you been?!) that our luxury, historic Dutch barges are dog-friendly. That’s right, your canine friends don’t have to stay at home! We’re more than happy for them to enjoy … Continue reading

What’s on in Suffolk in spring 2019?

Spring is an exciting time in Suffolk. A simple drive through the countryside will reveal a landscape bursting with nature and wildlife. From blossoming flora to newborn animals, there’s an air of vitality in every forest, field or farm. However, it’s not just the rural areas that are having all … Continue reading

What to pack for a holiday on a houseboat

If you’re tired of boring hotel rooms in uninteresting locations, we recommend trying a houseboat holiday. More specifically, a stay on one of our luxury, dog-friendly barges based on Suffolk’s breathtaking waterways. This unique experience will leave you with unforgettable memories – and most likely a hunger for more holidays … Continue reading

Holiday Postcards from Suffolk – with stamps!

Holiday Postcards are as quintessentially English as it gets, and we’ve been giving them away to Woodfarm guests for years. But now we’ve got some new ones and we’ve decided to go the extra mile and even put stamps on for you! Even with the advent of social media, we … Continue reading


This Dog-Friendly review from a unique perspective took us by surprise when it came in the other day. We like to think that Woodfarm Barns & Barges are universally appealing, and it’s this reason that we get all types of guests staying here. Read on and you’ll see why we were … Continue reading

Pets Pyjamas Gold Award for Woodfarm Barges!

Pets Pyjamas are a national site for all things to do with travelling around the UK with your dogs. And we’ve just won one of their annual awards! The nice people at Pets Pyjamas contacted me a while back to tell me we’d been nominated in their 2018 awards. That … Continue reading

Christmas Holiday Barge Advert

Christmas Holiday Barge search in full swing? Sorry but we can’t help as our barges (and our cottages) are full again this year. Have a read though if you’d like to know how the grey matter works in the Woodfarm Marketing Team! Well it’s that time again in Christmas Holiday … Continue reading

Deben Leisure Centre for staying active

The Deben Leisure Centre is a superb gymming and swimming facility in Woodbridge and available for our guests to use whilst they are staying aboard our barges (or barns) The Deben Leisure Centre is a short walk from Twee Gebroeders in Woodbridge and only a 20 minute drive from Onderneming … Continue reading

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