Fitness and event facility located in Barrow,

Suffolk Academy

Fitness and event facility located in Barrow

Welcome to Suffolk Academy

The Suffolk Academy (formerly the Academy Health and Fitness Centre) sits in 10 acres of sports field on the outskirts of the village of Barrow, just 8 miles from Bury St Edmunds and within easy driving distance of Cambridge, Newmarket and Ipswich. Since 2008, The Suffolk Academy has been serving the community of Barrow, and beyond.

The Story of

Suffolk Academy

Founded by Glen Moulds, the Academy began as a way to train elite athletes from the England Karate squad. Over many years the site has constantly grown and developed to meet the community’s needs. In addition to Karate, the Academy now hosts a recently expanded and renovated Life Fitness gym (open 5am to 11pm 365 days a year), archery range, camping pitches and festivals. New to 2016 is The Playground, an assault course, boot camp, and obstacle course racing circuit adjacent to Suffolk

On Site Facilities

The Gym at Suffolk Academy

BARROW ARCHERY CLUB

BARROW AIR RIFLE RANGE

Suffolk Escape Academy

The Scissor Box Hair Salon

Suffolk Running Centre

Karate Dojo

Church View Campsite

COMING SOON THAI RESTAURANT AND TAKEAWAY

Events at Suffolk Academy

Many of our events bring people from all around the world to Barrow, such as the Homegrown Music Festival which brings thousands of music loving fans to the grounds every summer for a super weekend of live music and partying that supports East Anglian musicians, artists, and vendors. The Great Barrow Challenge sees even more people travelling here from all over the world to participate in our elite marathon and ultra marathon events through the year.

Private Hire at Suffolk Academy

Many of our events bring people from all around the world to Barrow, such as the Homegrown Music Festival which brings thousands of music loving fans to the grounds every summer for a super weekend of live music and partying that supports East Anglian musicians, artists, and vendors. The Great Barrow Challenge sees even more people travelling here from all over the world to participate in our elite marathon and ultra marathon events through the year.

Multiple spaces for hire across Suffolk Academy including private rooms, function room that can cater up to 200, outdoor spaces with room for a marquee and a full fitness studio available for private hire.

Fully Licenced and on site bar.

We are fully licensed across our whole site. Our bar is attached to our studio which can also be used for functions.

Events of all sizes

Capacity for 90/100 with tables or up to 200 buffet style event.

Fitness Studio

Fitness studio rental also available, perfect for classes including yoga.

Outdoor Space

predominently a campsite but with enough space to erect a marquee on our field we are suitable for a relaxed wedding or function. Our outside bar can be used on it's own or as part of a larger function.

Hire for your function

All functions are suitable at Suffolk Academy, based in the heart of Suffolk, we cater for functions including Weddings, wakes and birthdays.

Campsite Hire

whole site hire is available for groups. With toilets, showers, campfire, games area, basic kitchen facilities we have everything to make for a fun stay.

Suffolk Running Centre

Marathons, Ultras and now Half Marathons! 10 in 10

2022 will see our 8th 10 marathons in 10 days

One of the original UK events of this type, we started life as The Great Barrow Challenge and retain this name for our 10 day summer event.   We are located in Barrow, Suffolk and this is most definitely a challenge!

We use a variety of routes throughout the event.  Some single loops others are multi lap.  All start and finish in the same place and take you through the lovely Suffolk countryside. 

Suffolk Running Centre

Contact

Suffolk Academy
Church Farm, Church Rd,
Barrow,
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP29 5AX


01284 810446
info@suffolkacademy.com
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