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Stonham Barns Thursday & Sunday CarBoot on 13th & 16th June 2024

Stonham Barns Thursday & Sunday Car Boot 2024 13th/16th June 2024 Over 165 sellers on Sunday and a busy day at... See more >
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT
Thu 20 Jun, Sun 23 Jun, and more dates until Sun 11 Aug

The Red House - Open Garden for NGS

The Red House - Open Garden for NGS The former home of the renowned British composer Benjamin Britten and partner, the tenor Peter Pears. The five acre..... See more >
The Red House, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ
Wed 26 Jun, Wed 14 Aug

Bacton Fayre and Flower Show

Bacton Fayre celebrates 122 Years of the Bacton Flower Show staged in the large marquee as it has for generations, This... See more >
Manor Meadow, Church Rd, Bacton, Stowmarket, Suffolk. IP14 4LJ
Sat 3 Aug

Ivy Chimneys - Open Garden for NGS

A garden planted for year-round interest and late summer colour. Ornamental trees, topiary, exotic border, fish pond..... See more >
Ivy Chimneys, Gislingham IP23 8JT
Sat 3 Aug

The Old Rectory, Ingham - Open Garden for NGS

The Old Rectory, Ingham - Open Garden for NGS Come and enjoy teas, scones and cakes in a lovely setting of the large gardens of a Georgian rectory. Formal parterre,..... See more >
The Old Rectory, Ingham, Bury St Edmunds IP31 1NQ
Sun 4 Aug

Ivy Chimneys - Open Garden for NGS

A garden planted for year-round interest and late summer colour. Ornamental trees, topiary, exotic border, fish pond..... See more >
Ivy Chimneys, Gislingham IP23 8JT
Sun 4 Aug

Robin Hood

Join utter legends Robin, Marian and the Merry Men in Sherwood Forest for a hilariously adventurous take on the... See more >
Clare Castle Country Park CO10 8NW
Thu 8 Aug

Nature and Bushcraft Adventure

Spend quality time with your family and get back to nature in the great outdoors on our Nature and Bushcraft Adventure... See more >
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6UL
Fri 9 Aug, Sun 11 Aug

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sir John Falstaff, everyone's favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his..... See more >
Eye Castle IP23 7AW
Thu 15 Aug

Shetland Pony Racing

The Museum welcomes Shetland Pony Racing by JPL Racing & Events, the UK’s largest Team of Shetland ponies and jockeys... See more >
National Horseracing Museum Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8EP
Sat 17 Aug

Beccles Carnival and family fun weekend

Beccles Carnival is more than a traditional carnival parade with Carnival fete, fun dog show, street food, stalls,... See more >
Beccles Quay Fen Lane Beccles Suffolk nr349bb NR34 9BB
Sat 17 Aug and Sun 18 Aug

The Grand Broconte

It's very difficult not to be knocked out by the first sight of Woolveston Hall! Unusally for grand buildings..... See more >
Woolveston Hall, Woolveston IP9 1AZ
Sun 18 Aug

Stamp Club Meeting (Sudbury)

Details and date/time of this meeting were not available at the time of writing. Please contact society before..... See more >
Tudor Church of England Primary School, Tudor Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1NL
Tue 20 Aug, Tue 3 Sep, Tue 17 Sep, Tue 8 Oct

Paranormal & Psychic Event with Celebrity Psychic Marcus Starr

Step into the extraordinary as Marcus takes the stage, conducting captivating Paranormal Investigations and channeling... See more >
Holiday Inn Ipswich - Orwell, an IHG Hotel, The Havens 2, Ransomes Industrial Estate, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9SJ
Fri 23 Aug

Lavenham Jewellery Fair

A unique opportunity to meet local artisan jewellery makers of fine exquisite jewellery. Jewellery makes include,..... See more >
Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham CO10 9QT
Sat 24 Aug
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Things to do around Suffolk

Suffolk, located on the East Coast of England, is a picturesque county known for its stunning coastlines, charming towns, and rich cultural heritage. Whether you're visiting for a day trip or staying longer, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy. Here are some of the best things to do in Suffolk:

1. Visit Framlingham Castle:
- Framlingham Castle, famously mentioned in Ed Sheeran's song "Castle on the Hill," is a historic gem. Explore its three main areas: the Inner Court, the Bailey, and the Lower Court. Walk the Wall Walk across the 13 towers for breathtaking countryside views. Mary Tudor was also announced Queen of England within these walls, adding to its historical significance.

2. Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum (‘Middy’):
- Discover the fascinating story behind the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum. This authentic gauge railway museum resurrected relics from a struggling station. Take a steam train ride (available from May to September) and experience a piece of Suffolk's railway history.

3. Explore Leiston Abbey Ruins:
- Leiston Abbey's architectural beauty lies in its ruins. Wander through this stunning monument, appreciating its historical significance and mysterious charm.

4. Stroll in Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme:
- Enjoy a leisurely walk in Brampton Park, surrounded by lush greenery. Let the kids play on the swings and slides while you relax in this peaceful oasis.

5. Discover Shugborough Estate:
- Explore the beautiful Shugborough Estate, complete with gardens, a mansion, and riverside walks. Immerse yourself in its history and natural beauty.

6. Suffolk Beaches:
- Suffolk boasts stunning beaches. Consider a visit to Southwold Beach, known for its colorful beach huts, or Aldeburgh Beach, famous for its fresh seafood and artistic community¹.

7. Sutton Hoo:
- Uncover ancient history at Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon burial site. Explore the mounds, visitor center, and scenic views of the River Deben.

8. Snape Maltings:
- Visit Snape Maltings, a cultural hub with art galleries, shops, and cafes. Enjoy the serene surroundings and perhaps catch a concert or exhibition.

9. RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve:
- Birdwatchers will appreciate RSPB Minsmere, home to diverse bird species and stunning landscapes. Explore the trails and hides for a memorable wildlife experience.

10. Suffolk Food and Drink:
- Don't miss the chance to savor Suffolk's culinary delights. Try local produce, visit farmers' markets, and enjoy traditional pubs and tearooms.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Suffolk promises a delightful day out filled with history, nature, and relaxation!