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A really tough part of our job here at Bounce HQ is reviewing the areas finest hotels, eateries, events and activities.

From dancing to dining we have it covered letting you in of some of East Anglia’s best kept secrets.

Sevylor’s Madison Kayak…

This month we have another fantastic product review just in time for Christmas… If you really wanted to treat someone this Christmas, The Inflatable Madison Kayak from Sevylor is the must have gift this year. Sevylor’s Madison kayak Kit comes … →

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Quarantine…

The Bounce team were very excited to be invited along to the annual ‘Quarantine’ event held by Explore 4×4 at the Elveden Estate. Can you think of anything better to do on Halloween weekend than running around the dark woods … →

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Sienna X Spray Tan at SK Clinic + Spa

Editor of Bounce, Rachel Ducker, gets a Christmas glow with this luxury treatment at SK… Most of us find it difficult to put aside a spare hour or so to treat ourselves, I know I certainly do! When we do … →

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A hall of history…

Deemed as one of the most historic country houses in Suffolk, Ravenwood Hall can trace its roots back to the reign of King Henry VIII. It stands in seven acres of grounds a short drive from the A14 and is … →

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Up in smoke…

So we’ve reached the end of an other action packed year and now it’s time to celebrate. So kick back, relax, enjoy Christmas and welcome 2018! One way to see in the new year in style is with a quality … →

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Eriswell Lodge

Last month saw Action Man turn 35, which is often a career ending milestone for professional athletes, but through these articles I’ve always tried to demonstrate that it’s more about what’s in your head and heart rather than your muscles, … →

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The Aerobed

This month’s product review comes just in time for Christmas. Would you like to have family and friends over this year, but simply don’t have the space? Well like me, you will know the shame that comes when you offer … →

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A little ‘Unruly’…

Surrounded by historic Anglo-Saxon land and set on the outskirts of that famous UFO spotting site at Rendlesham, The Unruly Pig sits proudly in the charming market town of Woodbridge and is quite rightly, a destination spot for food lovers. … →

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Harwich Harbour Ferry…

The Harwich Harbour Ferry is a foot and bicycle ferry for 58 passengers that runs from the beginning of April until the end of December between Ha’penny Pier near Harwich to Landguard Fort near Felixstowe and Shotley marina. During our … →

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Keep on running…

Regular readers will know that I have somewhat of a love hate relationship with running. I’m not a massive fan of the monotonous and boring pavement pounding, I certainly don’t get the ‘runners high’ a mid-run euphoric state yet I … →

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Down by The Pier in Harwich

The Pier in Harwich, which overlooks the town’s original Ha’penny Pier, was built in the mid 19th century to accommodate passengers embarking on steamers and packet ships to the Continent. There are fine views across the harbour to the confluence … →

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Blink Two Camera System – Review

Welcome to my new column… I have been given the chance to launch a new feature in Bounce, so I am excited to bring you the first of our product reviews. On the build up to Christmas, over the next … →

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Charlie Fink – ‘Cover My Tracks’ Review

Bounce Magazine attends the showing of ‘Cover My Tracks’ at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds… Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink takes songs from his eponymous new album to the stage… Charlie Fink takes to stage alongside actress Rona … →

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Down by the sea…

Nestled amongst the fisherman huts, Walberswick Beach Campsite offers a unique opportunity to camp right next to the sea! If you are looking for a little serenity, this campsite provides a peaceful escape for all of the family. I popped … →

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Get a pizza the action…

Oakfired at Royal Oak, Beccles… The Royal Oak has been serving the local community for many years now and dates back to 1879, previously known as the ‘Oak’. With new owners, it has been transformed and whilst still very much … →

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Action Man Does CrossFit…

In my seemingly never ending quest to turn dadbod into radbod Action Man has turned to the current buzzword in fitness… CrossFit. The exercise regime was only officially trademarked in 2000, but now boasts over 13,000 worldwide locations and its … →

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Wagamama – Modern Food Fusion…

Nestled in the Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds sits Wagamama, the Japanese/Asian Fusion noodle chain, offering a new twist to dining with fresh food in a friendly, vibrant setting. Rachel Ducker and the Bounce Magazine team, were invited … →

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Action Man tried Fight Klub…

Following my two week all inclusive vacation in the States, if this body was found on a beach it would be surrounded by a team from Green Peace trying to roll me back into the sea! So it’s time to … →

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Action Man does Disneyworld…

Purely for the benefit of our Bounce readers, (note for editor: receipts in the post)… Action Man went international and crossed the pond for an adventure filled vacation in the magical home of Mickey Mouse… Always considered the destination of … →

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SPANISH THEMED & NEW TO BECCLES…

El Andaluz opened its doors to the public in May. After months of refurbishing the restaurant, better known as ‘The Swan House’, this new Spanish themed eatery brings a refreshing European vibe to Beccles… Rachel Ducker and the Bounce Magazine … →

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Bury St Edmunds best hamburgers…

This month the Bounce Magazine team were kindly invited along to Bryon Hamburgers in Bury St Edmunds… ‘Byron Hamburgers has been hot on my ‘must try list’ since its opening in Bury St Edmunds almost two years ago, so I … →

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I believe I can fly…

Have you ever wanted to skydive but have an issue with heights or jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane? Well thankfully AM has the answer. Action Man, Action-Father-in-law and the Action Family took a trip over to Twinwoods Adventure … →

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Sutherland House, Southwold

Sutherland House sits proudly in the centre of Southwold, a popular seaside town in Suffolk. The Bounce team stopped by to see what the boutique hotel and restaurant had to offer its coastal clientele… “Sutherland House is full of period … →

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Know your Arnis from your elbow!

This month I joined maestro Eric Amada at the Stowupland sports centre for a lesson in the martial art and national sport of the Philippines, Modern Arnis. In its current guise the sport is relatively young having been founded in … →

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The Great House, Lavenham

Picturesque Lavenham is best known for its pretty, half-timbered mediaeval Cottages and a 15th century church. Sitting proudly in the Market Square you will find ‘The Great House’.  It’s been called ‘one of the best restaurants in England’ by The Sunday … →

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Peddle-oh! Spin Ipswich…

Spinning is a great form of high intense low impact exercise and I’ve always been a big fan. I actually used to ‘Spin’ twice a week however when my gym closed I struggled to find a suitable alternative to my … →

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Action Man vs Ultimate Ninja!

Action Man vs Ultimate Ninja! No, it’s not a cheap B movie that you’ll find straight to DVD! In fact AM paid a visit Ultimate Ninja UK in Colchester, it’s an obstacle riddled fitness centre offering a unique exercise experience. … →

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The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds…

The Northgate, is a stylish new ‘house’ in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, which offers an informal, relaxed space to eat, drink and stay. Editor, Rachel Ducker, was kindly invited along to see what the Northgate had to offer… … →

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Graze at The White Horse, Beccles

We visit Graze at The White Horse… Situated in Beccles, just a stone’s throw away from the town’s large clock tower, you will find Graze at The White Horse, a charming place to drink and dine no matter what day … →

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Get a grip…

As we all know the infrastructure around our beloved Suffolk isn’t great, there’s a lot of small winding roads which are often untreated at this time of year but how prepared are you?... It’s easy to take for granted our … →

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The Best of 2016…

A really tough part of our job here at Bounce HQ is reviewing the areas finest hotels, eateries, events and activities. To start the New Year off, we revisit our top three highlights of 2016… Our first highlight from 2016 … →

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Satis House

Set in three acres of parkland, tucked away just off the A12, is the grand 18th Century, Grade II listed Satis House. Rachel Ducker was invited along to spend an evening at the privately run hotel and restaurant, here is … →

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The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel is set in 1,800 acres of rolling parkland designed by Capability Brown. This month Rachel Ducker was invited along to The Ickworth Hotel to discover what makes this venue stand out from the crowd. ‘The hotel itself … →

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Armourgeddon…

Thanks to an experience day voucher (perks of being an Action Man on birthdays and at Christmas,) I got a full tank of diesel and made track for Armourgeddon in Leicestershire for a session of tank driving. The facility offers … →

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An idyllic setting at The White Horse, Easton…

Nestled within the Deben Valley, 12 miles from the Suffolk Coast, The White Horse is situated in the picturesque village of Easton. Recently renovated and taken over by The Chestnut Group, the pretty 17th-century pub on the small village green … →

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Tea-Tox at Weaver’s House Spa

I was recently invited along to Weavers’ House Spa at The Swan at Lavenham, to sample the newly launched ‘Tea-Tox’ healthy afternoon tea and the ‘Go Figure’ treatment. Having enjoyed time at the spa before, I couldn’t wait to take … →

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Fine dining at Bedford Lodge & Spa, Newmarket

Situated near Newmarket’s famous paddocks and training stables you will find Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. Bounce Magazine was delighted to be invited along to sample the menu at Squires, the hotel’s much loved restaurant. Upon arrival, naturally, we were … →

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Indian Cuisine at Valley Connection

This month Bounce Magazine were delighted to be invited along to the award-winning Valley Connection, situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds on Churchgate Street. ‘Unlike most traditional Indian restaurants, Valley Connection, also known to the locals as ‘VC’, … →

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A relaxing retreat at Barnham Broom Hotel

Just ten miles from the heart of Norwich, nestled away in the beautiful Norfolk countryside is the Barnham Broom Hotel. Set in 300 acres of pristine landscape and home to two of Norfolk’s finest golf courses, this hotel offers more … →

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Best of the Best at The Bildeston Crown…

After a busy week, finally Friday had arrived and we were excited about what was to come. We jumped in the car and ventured across the Suffolk countryside on a crisp spring evening, and I have to say what a … →

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Afternoon Tea at Ickworth House

In the east wing of Ickworth House, now part of the National Trust, the Ickworth Hotel sits overlooking beautiful gardens and the breathtaking Suffolk countryside. We were kindly invited along to enjoy a spot of Afternoon Tea in the large … →

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Ipswich Wheelchair Football

As mentioned last month Action Man has indeed come a cropper and with a ruptured ligament in my knee it’ll take some time before I’m firing on all cylinders again. So is this the end of Action Man? Is it … →

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Poetry in Motion

Poets House, in Ely, Cambridgeshire, occupies an attractive trio of Grade-II listed Edwardian buildings, which surround a central courtyard/car park, complete with an impressive view into the cocktail bar. We were delighted be invited along to see what Poets House … →

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Satomi Kai Aikidio Club

Happy New Year Bounce readers! We’ve got an awesome action filled 2016 ahead! Following on from last year I conclude my recent tour of Suffolk based martial arts clubs with a visit to the dojo of the Satomi Kai Aikido … →

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Kesgrave Hall

As many Bounce readers will know we are no strangers to Milsoms after enjoying a very pleasant visit to Le Talbooth and Maison Talbooth earlier on last year. We were delighted to be invited along to another one of Milsoms … →

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Paddocks House, Newmarket

Whether you’re looking for a glamorous getaway or a venue to hold a sophisticated event, Paddocks House will certainly not disappoint… Editor Rachel Ducker, and associate Luchea Green, were kindly invited along to experience the great delights the boutique hotel … →

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There is magic in the air, with Wizard Balloons…

For over 15 years Wizard Balloon Flights have flown more than 10,000 passengers across East Anglia. As a family run business they pride themselves in their friendly and personal service making each hot air balloon ride one to remember. What … →

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Quad Biking

One of the best things about being Action Man is the awesome gifts I get for Birthdays and Christmas, one of the most recent was a voucher for quad biking with East Anglian activities at either of their locations in … →

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Action Mans Three Peak Challenge

Well Sir Ranulph Riennes has nothing to fear as my somewhat diminutive frame is not really built for mountain climbing but that didn’t stop me from taking on my toughest challenge to date with the national 3 peaks challenge. This … →

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Let’s get ready to rumble…

This month Action Man steps into the ring with professional mix martial artist  Arnold, who hails from Felixstowe, at just 21 years old, is already a full time MMA fighter with a record of 10-1 with his latest bout being … →

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The Ultimate Massage – 4-Hands at SK

When it comes to massage, are 4-hands better than 2? The new Synchronised Massage available at SK Clinic + Spa, is the most indulgent and luxurious treatment on the spa menu. Known throughout the world as Four Hands, SK’s Synchronised … →

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Strattons Hotel

This month Bounce Magazine were delighted to stay at the award-winning Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, Norfolk, here’s what we thought… ‘Nestled away, just off Swaffham’s high street you will find the beautiful surroundings of Strattons Hotel in Norfolk. With 14 … →

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Latitude 2015

As the curtain closes on this year’s long awaited Latitude Festival, deep set in the woods of Henham Park, Southwold, we reflect on one of our favourite festivals… no further than 5 miles from Bounce Headquarters! Bounce Magazine were delighted … →

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The International Bognor Birdman

This month sees the return of the International Bognor Birdman. Some magnificent men (and women) took to their flying machines (and Action Men in tuxedos!) to launch themselves off the end of the Bognor Regis pier all in the name … →

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Kuk Sool Won – Traditional Korean Martial Arts

Martial Arts is considerably more than just learning how to kick and punch and none more so than the Korean discipline of Kuk Sool Won. Whilst this form was only founded in 1961 it prides itself on being a traditional … →

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The Swan at Southwold

With just 800 residents, you’d be forgiven in thinking Southwold was just another sleepy seaside town. Well far from it… Hustling and bustling: the thriving coastal town attracts visitors from miles around. An array of independent shops, the bright lights … →

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Potters Resort

Bounce Magazine were thrilled to be invited to the recent ‘Stars of Dance Weekend’ at the Potters Resort in Hopton. Here’s what we thought… ‘On a bright summers day we were grateful to be heading towards the coast of Hopton … →

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The re-launch of Valley Connection

Valley Connection is an award-winning Indian Restaurant situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds on Churchgate Street. Unlike most Traditional Indian Restaurants, Valley Connection, also known as VC, have always offered their customers a contemporary and relaxed surrounding to dine in. … →

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Crowned one of the best

This month Bounce Magazine were invited to stay for dinner, bed and breakfast at The Crown Hotel in Southwold, here’s what we thought… “As I have lived ten minutes away from Southwold for most of my childhood, Southwold is somewhere I have … →

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Thumb Wars

It is very rare that a World Championships comes to our wee tranquil corner of the globe but when it does rest assured that ACTION MAN will be there! So on a sunny Saturday afternoon I made my way to … →

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The Bull Inn – Barton Mills

As autumn falls upon us Bounce Magazine visits The Bull Inn in Barton Mills for what we would consider to be one of our best reviews yet… The Bull Inn is a fabulous, quirky, modern day coaching inn with a … →

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Embrace the dirt, go Nuclear!

Hey Action fans! Welcome to the new look Bounce Magazine, what do we think? Pretty good eh! Last month we took it easy with a great evening at Beautiful Beers but now with summer around corner it’s time to get … →

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Dance yourself fit

Combining basic street dance with elements of hip hop, popping and commercial dance, an awesome urban style is created. I was lucky enough to pop along to one of Clare Stringer’s Urban Dance classes held at Hazelwood Dance Studios in … →

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Float away

The Bounce team review the Floatation Centre based at the Moreton Hall Health Club in Bury St Edmunds… Floatation Therapy is such a simple idea, yet some of the benefits just seem too good to be true. But they are real, … →

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New year fitness programme…

When you have a busy lifestyle sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is exercise. However we have recently discovered that there is help at hand right here in Bury St Edmunds. You may have heard of Liam Britton … →

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