Wigwam® Holidays Maglia Rosso - Glamping Near Bury St Edmunds
Wigwam® Holidays Maglia Rosso is set in the beautiful, unspoiled Suffolk countryside in the village of Hawstead, just four miles south of Bury St Edmunds.
Our south-facing cabins are set in a five-acre meadow adjacent to the former village pub, now operating as a cycling centre and licensed country café. We’re very family-friendly, with a children’s play area and plenty of space for families to enjoy the peaceful rural surroundings.
If you fancy venturing further afield, you’ve got easy access to nearby attractions through a network of quiet country roads, linking us to Bury St Edmunds and other beautiful towns and villages, such as Lavenham, Clare, Long Melford, and Newmarket.
Things to do while glamping in Suffolk at Maglia Rosso
Wondering how you can spend your time on your glamping break in Suffolk? Here are some of our top recommendations for a truly memorable staycation:
Enjoy life at a leisurely pace at Maglia Rosso
There’s no need to venture far from your Wigwam® Cabin to make some lovely holiday memories: the Maglia Rosso cafe and cycle centre, as well as the area around Hawstead village, offers plenty of fun for the whole family! The cycling centre is open seven days a week, with bikes to hire, and many recommended routes from 5 miles upwards, while the café serves fabulous breakfasts, lunches and drinks. We also have a small playground for the kids, and a pretty duck pond on site.
The small village of Hawstead offers plenty of pastoral walks around it for a chance to reconnect with nature, with a huge village green just nearby. Venture along the banks of the River Lark or hire bikes from us and explore the small winding country roads all around you.
All local walks can be downloaded from the Hawstead Parish Council website here : http://www.hawstead-parish-council.co.uk/leisure-time/walking-running/
Discover Bury St Edmunds
The historic town of Bury St Edmunds is just a few miles from the Maglia Rosso glamping site and is easily reached by car or bicycle. The town is richly steeped in history, playing a role in the stories of the Magna Carta and St Edmund. The ruins of the once-mighty St Edmunds Abbey are really worth a visit, along with the magnificent Cathedral Tower.
The medieval streets are full of award-winning restaurants, cafés and gastropubs sure to please the most discerning of palates and the town’s several spas offer a bit of pampering to elevate your holiday. Visit the Abbey Gardens to enjoy some lush greenery, from the Pilgrim's Herb Garden to the Appleby Rose Garden and The Garden of Reflection.
Surrounded by Local Villages - Long Melford and Lavenham
Long Melford is full of antique shops and a long High Street full of independent shops, tea rooms, and plenty to explore. With Kentwell Hall at one end which boasts some amazing events throughout the year from outdoor cinema to the infamous Scaresville at Halloween.
At the other end of the village, Nethergate Brewery with its own bar, shop and a local brewery.
The unique village of Lavenham is also nearby, with its unprecedented collection of half-timbered buildings along the high street and market square, together with numerous cafes and shops.
15 miles West is the town of Newmarket which has regular race meetings throughout the year including Newmarket Nights, where you can watch the horse racing in the afternoon and live music into the evening. You can visit the town to see the spectacle of all the horses galloping out on the heath every morning, as well as the National Stud and award-winning Horse Racing Museum.
Go on an outdoor adventure in the Thetford Forest
Located some 20 miles north of the village of Hawstead, Thetford Forest is the largest man-made lowland forest in the country, with 18,730 hectares of woodland to explore. The variety of flora and fauna in this area offers make it a great day out for the whole family.
Pack a picnic and put on some sturdy walking shoes for an activity-packed day! Zip wires, Tarzan swings, and rope ladders at High Lodge are sure to make the little ones (and those young at heart) giggle with excitement. Meanwhile, grown-ups will love a stroll through the Lynford Arboretum, admiring some of the unique birds, wildflowers, and autumn fungi that call the area home.
Looking for an opportunity to glamping near Cambridge? Look no further - 30 miles west of Hawstead is the iconic university town of Cambridge, perfect for a day trip on your glamping break at Maglia Rosso. Wander through the beautiful university campus, take in the dashing Gothic architecture of the town and relax on the riverside.
The town is also home to some impressive museums, including the Fitzwilliam art museum, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and the Duxford Imperial War Museum. This makes Cambridge a great destination even on a rainy day!
Book your glamping holiday with Wigwam® Holidays
Our Running Water Deluxe cabins can comfortably fit four people. Want to bring the family pet on holiday with you? Two of our Wigwam® Cabins are dog-friendly. We also have one of the first Wigwam® Cabins with disabled access so that everyone can enjoy great holidays in the great outdoors and able to sleep five.
Wigwam® Holidays Maglia Rosso offers luxury glamping holidays in the great outdoors, giving you a chance to explore everything the wider Suffolk area has to offer.