3 things to do in and around Capel St. Mary this winter

Bringing high-quality home improvements to many quaint little villages dotted across Suffolk and the South East, Capel St. Mary is located just 6 miles southwest of Ipswich. As a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Capel St. Mary is a place that’s rich in history reaching as far back as the 12th Century.

It may seem a long way off, but the Spring half term in February will soon be upon us. So, let’s take a peek at a few things you can get involved with if you find yourself in this beautiful part of the country in the near future.

Blossoming flowers in spring.

1. Enhance your outside space with a visit to Capel St. Mary’s Garden Centre

Winter and spring provide the perfect opportunity to get out in the garden and prepare for the glorious summer months ahead. So, a trip to your local garden centre at Bypass Nurseries will make your gardening project run like clockwork. Get friendly expert advice on the best plants, trees, shrubs and flowers to enable your garden to thrive this year. With many non-garden departments to browse through here, you can also check out our extensive home improvement range of high-quality conservatories, orangeries, single-storey extensions and replacement windows too.
An old treasure map with 'X' marking the spot.

2. The Dedham Treasure Hunt Trail, near Capel St. Mary

Dedham is a swift 8-minute drive, just 5.6 miles down the A12 from Capel Saint Mary. Situated on the border of Essex and Suffolk, this charming Colchester village is home to a terrific treasure hunt trail that’s suitable for all ages as well as being pushchair and wheelchair friendly. An ideal activity for half term and weekends, this self-guided Treasure Hunt themed Treasure Trail seamlessly combines fun, fitness and problem-solving alongside a chance to win some real Treasure too!

3. Share the good life at Jimmy’s Farm in Wherstead

A pig's nose poking out from a fence.

8 minutes in the other direction, just 5.4 miles of Capel St Mary, you will find Jimmy’s Farm in the ancient settlement of Wherstead. Followed by a BBC2 series called ‘Jimmy’s Farm’, aired in 2004, this superb Suffolk attraction offers a working farm, a wildlife park, adventure play, shops, gardens, restaurant, a Farm Shop and Butchery – so there really is something for the whole family to enjoy here!

Whether you live in Capel St. Mary, Essex or the South East we have a high-performance renovation to suit your style

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