However you like to spend your leisure time, you'll find plenty to enjoy. Sporting activities include football, cricket and keep-fit. The village hall is home to several community organisations and there is also a library. The village has its own country park and picnic site with riverside walks and ponds teeming with wildlife. Other walks take you further into the picturesque countryside of the Stour valley.
Long Melford is famous for its kaleidoscope of shops, with something to suit every taste along its impressive main street. A few miles away is the market town of Sudbury and neighbouring towns offer even more retail therapy. When it comes to eating and drinking, you'll find a stunning choice of cafes, pubs and delightful restaurants on your doorstep. Just 16 miles away is Bury St Edmunds where the brewing heritage is reflected in a host of characterful places to eat and drink. The area also ha a busy entertainment scene.