Baby friendly venues in Suffolk

Find out about baby friendly venues in Suffolk

The right to breastfeed in public is protected by law. Most families have positive experiences whilst feeding out and about. Some families may feel vulnerable initially whilst feeding in public, we have been working with local businesses and organisations who wish to be recognised as Breastfeeding friendly and provide a comfortable and welcoming place to feed.

To find out more about feeding out and about we hope the links below are useful to you,

Breastfeeding while out and about - Maternity Action

Continuing to breastfeed when you return to work - Maternity Action

Breastfeeding in public - NHS (

All the venues listed below are committed to providing a comfortable and warm welcome for families wishing to feed their infants out and about. Please select your chosen area and have a look at the venues and organisations wanting to be recognised as infant feeding friendly. 

Name of venue Address Type of venue
The George and Dragon Hotel, Sudbury Hall Street Long Melford, CO10 9JA Hotel
Duck in boots 19 Gaol Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1JL Shop
Gainsborough Sudbury 7 King St, Sudbury CO10 2EB Pub
Melford Hall National Trust Melford Hall Sudbury CO10 9AA Attraction / cafe
Lavenham Hall National Trust Lavenham Hall Guildhall CO10 9QZ Attraction / cafe
Connect baby & toddler Group St Catherines Church CO10 9JU Parent Group
St Johns Methodist Church St Johns, York Road, C010 0LU Parent Group/Church
Cornard Leisure Centre Thomas Gainsborough School, Gt Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0JU Sports/Leisure
Lavenham Village Hall 2 Church St, Lavenham, CO10 9QT Village Hall
Porch Project Hadleigh 28a High Street Hadleigh IP7 5AP Support Hub
Flatford Mill National Trust East Bergholt, CO7 6UL Place of interest/café
BiniBabies 48 Gaol lane, Sudbury CO10 1JL Children's boutique
Sudbury Library 37 King Street, CO10 2EN Children's Activities/Library
Hadleigh Library 29 High Street, HadleighIP7 5AG Children's Activities/Library
Chloe's Tea room Brantham 1 Acacia Court, Brantham, CO11 1TR Cafe
Bures Baptist Church Friends Field, Bures St Mary CO8 5JG Church/Toddler group
The Craft Cabin High St Long Melford Sudbury CO10 9DH Craft/café
Bright Horizons Nursery Wells Hall Road, CO10 0NH Nursery/Stay&Play
Jimmys Farm Shop/Café Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AR Farm, Shop, Café
Capel Library Village Hall, The Street, Capel St Mary, IP9 2EF Library/Groups
Capel community church Days Road, Capel St Mary, IP9 2JR Church/Community hall
Lavenham Library Lavenham Village hall, Church St, Lavenham CO10 9QT Library/Groups
Sudbury Tennis Club/Café Quay Lane, Sudbury, CO10 2AN Sports/Leisure/Café
Number 72 72 North Street Sudbury, CO10 1RF Café/Family Hub
Kingfishers Leisure Station Road, Sudbury, CO10 2SU Leisure Centre
Horse & Groom Public House 35 East Street, Sudbury CO10 2TU Public House
Hadleigh Health Centre Market place, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DN Health Centre
Trainmaster play High Street, Acton, Sudbury CO10 0AT Train/Play
Christopher Centre 10 Gainsborough Centre, CO10 2EU Community Centre
Venue Address Type of venue
 Haywood Farm Barn   Hinton, Saxmundham,IP17 3QT  Play/Café
 Kingfishers  Swan Lane, Cretingham, IP13 7BA  Resturant/Café
 Opportunity Group  Maidstone Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9EF  Play/Support Group
 The Weavers Tea room   2 The Knoll Saxmundham, IP17 2JE  Café
 Framlingham Library  Old Court House, Bridge Street, Framlingham IP13 9AJ  Library/Groups
 Leiston Library  Main Street Leiston IP16 4ER  Library/Groups
Butterfly Babies Ferry Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9NB Play/Children's Activities
Southwold Pier North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN Leisure
Southwold Boardwalk Café North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN Café/Resturant
Adnams Café Southwold    4 Drayman Square, Southwold IP18 6GB Cafe
Swan Hotel Southwold Market Place, Southwold, IP18 6EG Hotel
Crown Hotel Southwold 90 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DP Hotel
Lord Nelson Southwold 42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ Pub
Sole Bay Southwold 7 East Green Southwold Suffolk IP18 6JT  Pub
5 Bells Wrentham  Southwold Road South Cove, Wrentham, Suffolk, NR34 7JF Pub
The Harbour Inn Southwold Black Shore Southwold Suffolk IP18 6TA Pub
The White Hart Blythburgh London Road, Town Centre, Halesworth, IP19 9LQ Pub
The Bell Walberswick Ferry Road, Walberswick, Southwold, IP18 6TN Pub
The Plough Wangford London Road, Wangford, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8AZ Pub
The Cross Keys Aldeburgh Cross Keys Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BN Pub
The White Horse Blakeney 4 High Street, Holt, NR25 7AL Pub
Venue Address Type of venue
Sorrel Horse Public house Barham Norwich Road, Barham, Ipswich IP6 0PG Food/Drink/Pub
Paddy & Scotts Coffee Shop Waterfront Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich IP4 1QJ Café
St Elizabeth Hospice community hub 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich IP4 5RZ Café/Community Hub
Castlehill community Hall  High field Road IpswichIP1 6DG Community hub
Bumblebee childrens charity Burstall Lane, Burstall. Ipswich IP8 3DJ Children's charity
Pickwicks coffee shop 1 Dial Lane, Ipswich IP1 1DJ Café
The Grill@Twenty5 25 St Nicholas Street Ipswich IP1 1TW Restaurant/Café
The Regent 3 St Helens Street Ipswich IP4 1HE Film/Theatre
Kesgrave Library Kays Close, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2HL library/groups
The Ipswich Corn exchange King Street Ipswich IP1 1DH Film/Theatre
Taste   426 Woodbridge Road Ipswich IP4 2QT  Café
 Byron Burgers  Buttermarket, Ipswich IP1  1DT  Resturant/Café
 Christchurch Mansion  Soane Street, Ipswich IP1 2BE  Museum
 Whitton Sports Centre  Church Lane Whitton, Ipswich  Sports Centre
Crown Pools Leisure Centre Crown Street Ipswich IP1 3JA Leisure Centre
Northgate Sports Centre  Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich IP4 3DJ Sports Centre
Fore Street Swimming Baths Fore Street Ipswich IP4 1JZ Sports/Swimming
Empire Cinema Buttermarket, Ipswich IP1  1DT Cinema
Gainsborough Sports Centre BrazierWood, Ipswich IP3 0SP Sports Centre
Gainsborough Library Clapgate Lane Ipswich IP3 0RL Library
Pennikkity Pots Crown & Anchor Mews, Ipswich IP1 3DJ Café/Craft
Chantry Library Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich IP2 0QY Library
Maidenhall Sports Centre  Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich IP2 8NZ Sports Centre
Rosehill Library Tomline Road, Ipswich IP3 8DB Library
Stoke Library Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich IP2 8NZ Library
Ipswich Central Library Northgate Street Ipswich IP1 3DE Library
Cool Beanz Coffee 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2AG Café
 Name of venue  Address  Type of venue
 Angel Hotel Bury St Edmunds  Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LT  Hotel/Restaurant
 Trainmaster play  The Pound Nowton, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5NE  Train/Play
 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD  Café/Concert Hall
 Thurston Library  Norton Road, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3PB  Library/Groups
 Haverhill Library  Camps Road, Haverhill CB9 8HB  Library/Groups
 Brandon Leisure/Health Club  Church Road, Brandon, IP27 0JB  Leisure Centre
 Bury Leisure Centre  Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3TT  Leisure Centre
 The Self Centre  Heldhaw Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7AR  Café
 Newmarket Leisure Centre  Exning Road, Newmarket Suffolk CB8 0EA  Leisure Centre
 Haverhill Leisure Centre  Lordscroft Lane Haverhill CB9 0ER  Leisure Centre
 Folk Café  The Drift Bury St Edmunds IP31 1SL  Café
 SEND families unite  Millfields Way Haverhill CB9 0JB  Community Hub
 Growing Minds Group Bury St Edmunds  Anselm Avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6JZ  Group/club
 Parent time RAF Honnington  Honnington Bury St Edmunds IP31 1LJ  Support Group/ Community Hall
First Steps Anselm Avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6JZ Group/Community Hall
Little Flyers St Edmunds Gate Honnington, Bury St Edmunds IP31 1LU Group/Community Hall
Chalksters Millfields Way, Haverhill, CB9 0JB Group/Community Hall
ICE Restaurant/Cook school Unit 1 Lundy Court Bury St Edmunds Restaurant/Café
Brandon Barleycorn Church Road, Brandon, IP27 0EN Café
Venue Address Type of venue
The Watering Can Café Cherry Lane Garden Centre Rushmere Road, Lowestoft, NR33 8HA Café/Garden Centre
Lowestoft Library Clapham Road South, Lowestoft NR32 1DR Childrens Activities/Library
Dinky Town Breastfeeding café 58 Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LR Play/Café
Quaff East Coffee 5 Fen Lane, Beccles, NR34 9QB Play/Café
St Edmunds Parent Toddler Group Cumberland Close, Southwold IP18 6JR Play/Café
Way Up High London Road South, Lowestoft, NR33 0DR Play/Café
Kingsgate Queen Annes Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0LE Play/Café
Kessingland Library Marram Green, Hall Road, Kessingland, NR33 7AH Library/Childrens Groups
Name of venue Address  Type of venue
The Mix Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1BB Community Hub/Café
Fox Yard Studio Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1AB Studio/Art/
Needham Market Library School Street, Needham Market. Children's Activities/Library
Stowmarket Library Middleton Road North, IP14 1EX Community Library
The Regal Theatre Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AY Theatre/Cinema
Costa Coffee Cedars Link Road, Stowmarket, IP14 5XF Café
Coffee,craft, & Moore High Street, Needham Market, IP6 8AW Craft/café
Trudy's Sandwich Bar & Café 57 Recreation Ground, IP14 1JT Café
Duck & Teapot Needham Market Needham Lake, Needham Market, IP6 8AS Café/Leisure facility
Choices café Church Lane, Barham, Ipswich IP6 0PU Café/Play
Choices Childrens Preloved clothes/toys Church Lane Barham Ipswich IP6 0PU Children's shop
Beas Boutique Church Lane, Barham, Ipswich IP6 0PU ladies clothes shop
Sorrel Horse Public House Barham Norwich Road, Barham, Ipswich IP6 0PG Pub
Cabbages & Kings Stowmarket Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1BB Café/Family Hub
Aldercarr farm Needham Market St Marys Road, Creeting St Mary, Ipswich IP6 6JZ Farm Shop/Family venue
Barn café Aldercarr Needham MKT St Marys Road, Creeting St Mary Ipswich IP6 6JZ café/restaurant
Fynn valley the terrace Witnesham Ipswich IP6 9JA café
Fynn Valley Golf Club Witnesham Ipswich IP6 9JA sports club
Langhams Market Place, Stowmarket IP14 1DP café
The Food Museum Crowe Street Stowmarket, IP14 1DL Place of interest/café
Osier Café Crowe Street Stowmarket, Ip14 1DL Café
Venue Address Type of venue
Debenham Leisure Centre Gracechurch Street Stowmarket IP14 6BL Sports/Leisure
Deben Coffee House 7 High Street, Debenham,IP14 6QL Café
The Neathouse café Old Post Office, Framlingham Street, Dennington, IP13 8DD Café
Eye Library 6 Cross Street, Eye, IP23 7AA Childrens Activities/Library
Redgrave & Lopham Fenn Wildlife trust Low Common Road, South Lopham, Diss, Suffolk IP22 2HX Suffolk Wildlife trust venues
Elmswell Community room Blackbourne Road, Elmswell, IP30 9UH Community room
Elmswell Library Memorial Hall, Crooks Road, Elmswell IP30 9BX Library
The Well Café High Street Hopton IP22 2QX Café
Early Birds Toddler play High Street, Hopton, IP22 2QX Group/Café
Debenham Library School Corner, Debenham, IP14 6PL Library