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FREE taster session with the Ipswich Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Ipswich Rock Choir Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? The local Ipswich choir is run..... See more >
St Albans Catholic High School, Digby Road, Ipswich IP4 3NJ
Thu 7 Mar, Thu 21 Mar, Thu 25 Apr, Thu 2 May

FREE taster session with the Sudbury Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Sudbury Rock Choir Are you looking to find a local choir to join? The Sudbury Rock Choir is led by Suffolk based musician Adam..... See more >
The Curve Arts Centre (Drama Studio), Sudbury, The Curve Arts Centre (Drama Studio), Ormiston Sudbury Academy, Tudor Road, Sudbury CO10 1NW
Mon 11 Mar, Mon 18 Mar, Mon 22 Apr, Mon 6 May

FREE taster session with the Bury St Edmunds Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Bury St Edmunds Rock Choir If you have ever thought 'I want to join a choir near me in Bury St Edmunds?' then why not join your local..... See more >
New Bury Community Centre, 1 Charles Place, Howard Estate, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6TD
Mon 18 Mar, Mon 22 Apr, Mon 29 Apr, Mon 6 May

Long Melford Book Fair

Long Melford Book Fair including Postcards, Ephemera, Autographs and Cigarette... See more >
Village Memorial Hall, off Hall Street (opposite the Bull Hotel), Long Melford CO10 9JQ
Sat 23 Mar, Sat 11 May

Stamp Club Meeting (Ipswich)

President’s Display. Meeting of Ipswich Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription payable for..... See more >
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Hall, Twelve Acre Approach, off Bell Lane, Kesgrave IP5 1JF
Wed 1 May

The Magic of the Beatles

Come together, right now – it’s time to shake it up baby with the sensational 2022 Get Back! UK Tour. The incredible..... See more >
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft NR32 1HH
Thu 2 May

Stones In His Pockets

Stones In His Pockets Venture across the Irish Sea to County Kerry this Spring as Eastern Angles present Stones In His Pockets... See more >
Sir John Mills Theatre (Eastern Angles Centre), Gatacre Road, Ipswich IP1 2LQ
Thu 2 May to Sat 4 May

Hospital Hero Hike 2024

This picturesque route takes you on a countryside walk through Suffolk and Essex, passing beautiful historic locations... See more >
Ipswich Hospital Heath Road Ipswich Suffolk IP4 5PD
Sat 4 May

Marty Wilde and the Wildcats

One of the only performing original Rock’n’roll Pioneers in the World today. Marty began his career in 1957 – and..... See more >
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft NR32 1HH
Sat 4 May

Fullers Mill Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Fullers Mill Garden - Open Garden for NGS An enchanting and tranquil seven acre creation on the banks of the River Lark. It combines a beautiful light dappled..... See more >
Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow IP28 6HD
Sun 5 May

Beccles Antiques Market

The Beccles Antiques Market will be back at Beccles Quay on Sunday 5th May. There will be the usual amount of great..... See more >
Beccles Quay, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9BB
Sun 5 May

Stamp Club Meeting (Sudbury)

Annual General Meeting of Sudbury & District Philatelic Society. Members and prospective members only... See more >
Tudor Church of England Primary School, Tudor Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1NL
Tue 7 May

Genesis Connected

Celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the... See more >
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft NR32 1HH
Fri 10 May

Weird and Wonderful Wood

Weird and Wonderful Wood East Anglia’s favourite event, Weird and Wonderful Wood returns on 11th & 12th May 2024. A great day out for all the..... See more >
Haughley Park, Wetherden, Stowmarket IP14 3JY
Sat 11 May and Sun 12 May
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Stamp Club Meeting (Ipswich)

Annual General Meeting, Quiz and End of Season Social. Meeting of Ipswich Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit... See more >
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Hall, Twelve Acre Approach, off Bell Lane, Kesgrave IP5 1JF
Wed 15 May
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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!