Things to do in and around Mildenhall, Suffolk

Mildenhall is a small market town in Suffolk. The town is near the A11.

The large Royal Air Force base, RAF Mildenhall, is located immediately north of the town. Mildenhall centres on a market place with a 16th century hexagonal market cross and town pump. The town’s market is held here on every Friday. The Mildenhall Museum in the centre of the town contains displays of local history and wildlife, the history of the RAF base.

Mildenhall Stadium

Home to stockcar and banger racing, greyhound racing and the Mildenhall Fen Tiger speedway team.

Lackford Lakes

Lackford Lakes lie beside the River Lark and have been created from former gravel pits. The potential list of birds here seems never ending, with rarities like Black Necked Grebe occurring alongside more common species such as shelduck.

“The reserve can provide a magical ‘close encounter’ with nature, be it the turquoise flash of a Kingfisher, the call of the Turtle Dove, the splendour of a fishing Osprey or the sheer charm of a brood of new ducklings.” About 5 miles away.

West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village

What was it like in early Anglo-Saxon times? Perhaps we will never really know? Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, explore their homes, see the evidence for yourself – then make up your own mind.

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