The popular coastal county of Suffolk is not only a hotbed for tourism, especially for those looking to escape the busy London life, but it’s also a hub of activity for those that live there.

There is no shortfall of events throughout every town in the county providing countless opportunities for things to do and activities to partake in.

You can either read through our guide to What’s on in Suffolk below or use the buttons below to browse and filter through a range of attractions and events in Suffolk.

 


We found that there were vast amounts of people searching for what’s on in Suffolk so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to find out exactly what’s on in Suffolk, when it’s on and how close their chosen location it is.

Our dedicated what’s on section does exactly that. Simply click on the button above to find out exactly what is on in Suffolk! Don’t forget to use the filters to help you narrow down your search to find exactly what it is you need.

From fetes to festivals to free days out for the family – we’ve got it covered. Or if you find it easier, you can browse from the date-ordered list below:

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What’s On in Suffolk – June 2018

Friday 1 June
Wine and Food Pairing Evening
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD

We are holding a number of wine and food pairing evenings during the year. On each of these evenings we will be serving a selection of wines from different countries. The three course menu for the evening has been created by our Head Chef, James Finch, and is inspired by local farms and our neighbouring countryside.


Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June
Mini Barn Bash
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Sunday 3rd June will be the main event of the weekend with the first ever Suffolk Mini Show for the public to come and enjoy the hundreds of Mini’s on display. Lots of exciting events are planned throughout the day but below is an idea of what you can expect.
Club Displays
Mini’s For Sale Area
Traders & Auto Jumble
Food & Drink Concessions
Show & Shine and Club Games
Music In The Barn
Children’s Activities
Sunday 3rd June Pay on the gate entry Adult £7.00 4-15 year olds £3.00


Saturday 2 June
Summer Light – Glass Workshop 
11am, 2pm, 4pm
National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Palace House, Newmarket, CB8 8EP
Participants are invited to create individual pieces with glass slides to take home. This event will explore ‘Summer Light’ and how the different colours in nature inspires artists. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, not recommended for children under 5.


Saturday 2 June
Country Mile Tour
Newmarket

Our Country Mile tour is one of our most popular tour and offers a true insight into one of the world’s leading racehorse training centres. This action-packed day will show you all Newmarket has to offer. You will get to visit our top attractions, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art and The National Stud, as well as a morning on the gallops and behind-the-scenes yard tour.
£80.00 per person
Other Country Mile Tour dates available
01638 675 509


Saturday 2 June
The Fresh Start-New Beginnings Dragon Boat Festival
10.00am – 4.00pm
Ipswich Waterfront, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ
The Dragons are coming to Ipswich
Fresh Start new beginnings is launching The Fresh Start Charity Dragon Boat Challenge which will take place on Saturday 2nd June at Ipswich Waterfront.
Businesses, clubs and groups can take part in The Charity Dragon Boat challenge. It’s open to 21 teams on a first come first served basis. Each team, or crew, will be made up of 10 paddlers plus a drummer. Squads may be larger up to 15 people the crew will race a minimum of three races. Registration for the event is £30 per person, then it’s hoped that each team will raise around £500 in sponsorship. 10 teams raising £500 will help Fresh Start new beginnings work with two of the children on their waiting list. 20 teams would make that 4 children.
£30.00 per person
To register a team please email [email protected] or call 01473 705111


Saturday 2 June
Summer Light – Glass Workshop 
11am, 2pm, 4pm
Palace House, Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
Working with science based glass artist Jenny Walsh, this drop in workshop is aimed give all ages the opportunity to work with glass. Participants are invited to create individual pieces with glass slides to take home. This event will explore ‘Summer Light’ and how the different colours in nature and inspires artists. Please feel free to bring items along that remind you of autumn to share and use for inspiration for your glass creation.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and this is not recommended for children under 5.
Price: £10
Tel: 01638 667314


Sunday 3 June
Big Balsham Sale
10am-2pm
Big Balsham Sale, High Street , Balsham, CB21 4DJ
Annual event in streets of Balsham. Garage and Table top sales throughout village. Parking and refreshments available. Sunday 3rd June 2018. Further details from Louise Webb or visit our Facebook page, Big Balsham Sale.
[email protected]


Tuesday 5 June
Aviation Museum Photo Walk
10am – 3.30pm
Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, The Street, Flixton, NR35 1NZ
Dedicate a day to your camera.
Join us for a photo walk and spend a day without distractions, exploring unique venues across Norfolk and Suffolk.
Photographers of all abilities are welcome. Come and discover stunning architecture and beautiful light.
Price £35


Thursday 7 June
Eyeswrite Presents Four Shades of Darkness
7.30pm
The Fisher Theatre, Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EE
Come and see two plays “Black Pearl” and “Child Star”, “Just Me” and “Carnivors”, written by three local writers
£8 (cons. £6)
01379 873495
[email protected]



Friday 8 June
Eyeswrite Presents four Shades of Darkness
7.30pm
The Bank Arts Centre, 2 Castle Street, Eye, IP23 7AN
Come and see two plays “Black Pearl” and “Child Star”, “Just Me” and “Carnivors”, written by three local writers
£8 (cons. £6)
01379 873495
[email protected]


Friday 8 June to Sunday 10 June
Alive & V-Dubbin Festival
Haughley Park, Haughley, Suffolk, IP14 3JY
#AliveVDubbin Its our 10th Birthday!! So we are planning a weekend long party for everyone.
So get yourselves to Alive & V-Dubbin an affordable family friendly festival.
Make a saving and BOOK camping tickets in advance by 28th May.
Take the stress out of camping and book a Bell Tent – Pay in 2 instalments.
Or you can camp in General, Quieter or Club Camping.
Theres loads going on for the whole family.


Friday 8 June to Sunday 10 June
Homegrown Music Festival 
Friday 8th, festival begins at 1pm. Ends 6pm Sunday 10th.
Homegrown Music Festival, Suffolk Academy, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5AX
We are a family friendly, affordable, and relaxed Music Festival that supports local musicians, local talent, and local businesses.


Saturday 9 June
Race Day Tour
Newmarket, CB8 8JL

After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.


Saturday 9 June to Sunday 10 June
Grundisburgh Hidden Gardens
2-6pm
Grundisburgh Village, The Green, Grundisburgh, IP13 6TA

Grundisburgh Hidden Gardens is in its twenty-ninth year and we are delighted to have a real mix of gardens open this year, ranging from cottage and formal gardens, sculpture garden and woodland. Water features in a number of gardens, both formally, in ponds and fountains, as well as informally, in the waterway that runs through a large parts of Grundisburgh village, including the Green.

Tickets last all weekend and include entry into an art exhibition held in the grounds of Grundisburgh House, featuring the work of some exciting Suffolk artists including ceramicists Sophie Cook and Cathy Outen, sculptor Paul Bruce, painters Julia Heseltine, Michaela Latham and Martin Coe, and environmental artist Nicola Coe. Bird enthusiast and local painter Reg Snook has kindly donated a watercolour to be sold over the weekend.

As well as some delightful walks around all three villages, Grundisburgh village green will host a plant sale courtesy of Katie’s Garden. There are teas and snacks in the Parish Rooms, a cake sale and a special menu available throughout the weekend at the village pub, The Dog.

£5 entry
[email protected]
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/GrundisburghHorticulturalSociety/


Saturday 9 June
1st Combs Annual Duck Race
Event Starts 2:00pm
Pikes Meadow, Needham Road, Stowmarket, IP14 2AN
The Duck Race takes place on pikes meadow where we race 2000 plastic ducks down the river over 3 races. We also have Rides, Refreshments, Stalls, Games and Entertainment for all the family.
for further information or would like a stall please email: [email protected]


Saturday 9 June
History & Heritage Walking Tour
Newmarket, CB8 8JL
Discover Newmarket is proud to bring you this fascinating tour.

The History and Heritage Tour includes a historic Walking Tour where you can discover the history and heritage of Newmarket from the time of King James I to the present day and learn how the town has developed into the international Home of Horseracing.


Saturday 9 June
KERSEY OPEN GARDENS
11am – 4pm
Kersey Village, Kersey, IP76DP
Rare chance to see the private gardens of this iconic Suffolk village. There will be over 15 gardens of all types open. Covering many types of woodland, formal, traditional cottage to modern courtyards. Make it a full day out with events, village architecture quiz, stalls, teas in the Village Hall or lunch at The Bell . Tickets (available at all participating gardens) are £5 per person with accompanied under 16s free. Parking and transport will be available starting at Kersey Mill.
£5 per person with accompanied under 16s free.


Saturday 9 June to Sunday 10 June
Wool Weekend and All things Sheep
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

This is an exciting journey from sheep shearing to seeing the wool spun and in the traditional Tudor way, watch dyers and cloth being made.
The sheep shearer will be hard at work all day in the stable yard, shearing Kentwell’s rare breed Norfolk Horn Sheep.


Sunday 10 June
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Bury St Edmunds
10.30am – 12.30pm
Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EW

The place where “Smart Parents” shop!
SAVE up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods!

Buy & sell babies’ & children’s toys, clothes & equipment

Pre-loved Stalls £10 (Craft & Business Stalls also available)
To BOOK A STALL & for some fantastic pre-loved buying & selling tips, visit our website: http://www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk/

A BOUNTIFUL MARKET WITH THOUSANDS OF PRE-LOVED AND HAND MADE GOODS TO CHOOSE FROM. Our market venue is buggy friendly and able to accommodate hundreds of people. The majority of the stallholders will be offering their pre-loved goods for sale; these are complimented by craft stalls offering handmade and unique products.


Sunday 10 June
Nayland Open Gardens
2.00pm
Nayland Village Hall, Church Lane, Nayland, CO6 4JH
Nayland Open Gardens
2pm-5pm
Entry £5.00, children free
Free parking at the Village Hall
Teas and Ices available
Contact Jill Slater for more details
[email protected]


Sunday 10 June
Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day and Walks 
9.00am – 5.00pm
Woodfarm Barn, Benacre Estate , Beccles, Suffolk , NR34 7BL
Love to get closer to nature? Love walking with your dogs? Then this event is for you.
Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day is fabulous for enjoying the very best countryside that Suffolk has to offer.


Sunday 10 June
Halesworth Lions Summer Procession And Carnival
Procession through Halesworth to Edgar Sewter, The Thoroughfare and playing fields, Halesworth , IP 19
Procession of floats and charity groups to the playing fields with stalls, entertainment Lions Famous BBQ and Tea tent with lots of goodies and a Bar.
All free
01986782558
[email protected]


Sunday 10 June
Champagne Afternoon Tea & Tour
13:45-16:30
Newmarket, CB8 8JL
Learn about the illustrious history of The Jockey Club and the sport of horseracing through the knowledgeable team of Rooms Stewards at The Jockey Club Rooms. Guests will be able to enjoy a guided viewing of the collection of sporting art and memorabilia for approximately 1 1/2 hours before indulging in a champagne afternoon tea, freshly prepared by Executive Head Chef Tim Turner and his team. Afternoon tea includes both sweet and savoury treats, with a range of specially blended Jockey Club teas.

Please note, pre booking is essential.
£30.00 per person
0344 748 9200
[email protected]


Thursday 14 June
Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias Meeting
2.30pm – 4.00pm
Wyevale Garden Centre (Restaurant), Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6HX

Ladies. The Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias invite you to join us.
Red Hatting is about Fun, Friendship, Freedom, Fulfillment and Fitness.
Ladies admitting to 50 and over please wear purple from the shoulder down plus a red hat.Under 50’s Pinkies or Ladies in Waiting please wear lilac with pink hats. We ALWAYS wear the colours.
We meet regularly at 2.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at Wyevale as well as other exciting events throughout the year.
No entry charge
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Anne-Marie aka Queenie Gloriana


Friday 15 June to Sunday 17 June
Outdoor Cinema Extravaganza at Ickworth House
Ickworth House, The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE
An outdoor cinema extravaganza weekend at Ickworth House with films to suit all tastes including Moana, Thelma & Louise, Tangled, La La Land, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Wonder Woman.
Adults from £12.00, children from £2.00 plus booking fee
Box Office 0333 666 3366


Friday 15 June
Learn to Work with Cameras 
National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art , Palace Street, Newmarket, CB8 8EP
Spend the day developing the skill of photographing live horses in our very own Rothschild Yard.
Work with our beautiful equine residents and discover the beauty of the thoroughbred horse through the lens, the morning session will look at photographing still horses while the afternoon session will look at photographing horses in motion.


Saturday 16 June
BRANTHAM ANNUAL GARAGE SALE 2018
9.30am – 3.00pm
Brantham, Suffolk
The annual sale is in aid of Nepal Children’s Trust and the St Elizabeth Hospice. Open garages selling items throughout the village. Look for the balloons and signs throughout Brantham the A137.
Table Top Sale at Brantham Village Hall and our main table will take place outside of the village hall.
Refreshments, Hotdog, hamburger, handcrafts and preserves, tombola, ice cream and much more.

We need £5 minimum donation to book your garage and £7.50 for village hall table. If you would like to help in any way either on or before the date or wish to donate items for sale or for the Tombola, please contact Maya, Louise or Maggie (see contact details below).

Maya: [email protected] / 07508 430671
Louise: [email protected] / 07792 236414
Maggie: [email protected] / 07867 546484

Facebook: Brantham Garage Sale
http://nepalchildrenstrust.co.uk/


Saturday 16 June
we are handmade Summer Craft Fair
10am – 4pm
The Old School, Hall Road, Long Melford, Co10 9aa
With 40 stalls, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted items. Whether you’re looking for a wedding gift; a new ornament or well-designed practical item for the home or a piece of quality handmade jewellery.
Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade items, including jewellery, clothes, bags, pottery, soaps, cards, soft furnishings, glass and wood turned gifts and homewares and much more. A full list of makers will be on www.wearehandmade.co.uk nearer the event.
Norah from Fantasia Textiles will be demonstrating various textile techniques throughout the day.
Visitors can sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.
FREE ENTRY
Dee:
07824 888346
dee[email protected]


Saturday 16 June to Sunday 17 June
Tudor Midsummer Special Event
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

This is Kentwell’s biggest, best known and most loved Tudor event of the year. Visitors step back in time to 1538 where our Tudors re-create a whole working, living community. Tudors dress, speak, cook, eat, drink, create music and dance . . . and live life as it was then (this is not a demonstration, it is life lived as it was).


Saturday 16 June
Splat Quack GO – The Black Ditch
Popular Park, Hollesley, Woodbridge, IP123NA
The Quacking Fun Mud Run. Expect to get mucky and down-right dirty. The obstacles will make you crawl, jump, climb and splat, you may even quack! With pond dips, boggy ditch’s, you’ll be sure to stink. You can run, walk, waddle, or be dragged to the finish line, but we really don’t want to know where you stick your rubber duck. Follow us on Facebook for more information.

Home to the infamous ‘Black Ditch’, boggy swampy streams, where you will be caked in mud. As well as the testing natural terrain, there will be plenty of man-made obstacles, you will be jumping, crawling, pulling and climbing up and over obstacles. 6km or 12km (two laps), choose on the day.

All runners will receive a goody bag on completion which includes a drink, snack and a T-Shirt. You’ll also receive a solid metal medal.
From £25 to £50


Sunday 17 June
Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens
11am – 5pm
Bury St Edmunds, Town Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1UZ
Around 30 gardens in the historic core of Bury St Edmunds are open for one day only, giving visitors the opportunity to explore behind the garden walls. All situated within walking distance in the medieval core of this lovely market town. Teas, homemade cakes and refreshments available at many gardens, as well as plants for sale.
Programmes available on the day from the Hospice pergola on Angel Hill or in advance from the Tourist Information Point, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds.
Donation £5


Sunday 17 June
Shetland Grand National and Fathers Day Funday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, CB8 8EP
Join us for an action packed Father’s Day.

Enjoy watching the Shetland National, where some of the country’s smallest ponies race for the title, and one of Newmarket’s youngest jockeys will be crowned champion!

Have a go yourself on our bouncy blow up race track and meet the ponies.


Monday 18 June to Tuesday 19 June
Giovanni Pernice – Born To Win
7:30pm
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Strictly Theatre Co Ltd, Gorleston, NR31 7RL

After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!


Tuesday 19 June to Friday 22 June
Yoga Retreat
11am to 2pm
Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping, Hinton, Darsham, IP17 3QT

The Midsummer Yoga Retreat is a perfect opportunity for you to take some time for yourself among like minded people, and nourish your body and soul with our program of events and freshly prepared meals.


Thursday 21 June to Sunday 24 June
Suffolk Day Inn to Inn Suffolk treasure hunt
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD

To celebrate Suffolk Day we, The Westleton Crown and our sister inn The Ship at Dunwich, would like to encourage people to put their walking boots on, get out and enjoy Suffolk’s fantastic scenery and wildlife.
Why not spend a day outdoors and join us for a fun Inn to Inn treasure hunt? The rules are very simple and one lucky person will win a stay with breakfast at The Ship at Dunwich or The Westleton Crown.


Friday 22 June
Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment.


Friday 22 June
Masquerade Charity Ball
7.00pm
The Venue at Kersey Mill, Kersey Mill, Kersey, IP7 6DP
The Ipswich Hospital Charity are excited to announce the ‘Masquerade Charity Ball’ in aid of the Blossom Appeal.
This glamorous evening will include a night of live entertainment with a drinks reception, a three course meal with wine in a beautiful location.
J.S and The Lockerbillies will be our band for the night who have previously played at Glastonbury! So get your dancing shoes ready to ‘Rock n Roll’!
£50
www.ipswichhospital.nhs.uk
Please contact 01473 702929 or by email at: [email protected]


Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June
Breckland Country Music Festival
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Saturday 23 June
Ipswich Sympony Orchestra Concert
7.30pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
A Celebration of British Music!
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra presents a musical treat on Saturday 23rd June at Ipswich Corn Exchange, with a programme featuring some of our best-loved British music, conducted by Adam Gatehouse.
The suite written by William Walton for the film of Shakespeare’s Henry V is one of the finest film scores in existence and provides a fine patriotic prelude to the programme.
The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams is one of the most popular of all British classical works, and ISO welcomes the return to Ipswich of brilliant young violinist Savitri Grier to perform it.
This year marks the centenary of The Planets, a mighty work composed by Gustav Holst during the final months of the Great War. ISO will present a full symphonic line-up with over a hundred performers and a huge variety of instruments, including two harps and the fine sound of the Corn Exchange organ.
Be sure not to miss this special musical event! Tickets are on sale at www.ipswichcornexchange.com

Tickets: £14 – £15.50, concessions £13, Under 18 and full time students free.


Saturday 23 June to Sunday 24 June
The Return of Dragon Fest at West Stow!
10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HG
Celebrating all things dragon – from folklore to dinosaurs – at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.

This June, Dragon Fest returns, and Epico the Dragon is back by popular demand.

The fantastically friendly dragon will be appearing on both days, plus there’s plenty more fun family entertainment, including:
– Fire breathing displays
– The Beowulf and Grendel Puppet Theatre, with gruesome tales for all ages
– Wulfingas re-enactment group tell exciting tales from the Arthurian Legend

Fun family activities to have a go at include:
– Giant Bubbles
– Dragon Nest building
– Face painting*
– Archery*
– Children£s craft workshops*
– LEGO building zone.

You can even experience relaxing holistic treatments, or have an adventure around the Country Park on the Beowulf and Grendel Trail!

A great range of food and drink will be available throughout the day and stalls selling dragon-themed accessories, collectables and merchandise.
In advance: Adult £8, Child £6, Family Ticket £26 (5 people, min 1 adult, 1 paying child)
Contact: Jennie Johnson, 01284 758122
[email protected]


Saturday 23 June
Chedburgh Country Life Fete
11.30am until 4pm
Erskine Centre, Chevington Road, Chedburgh, IP29 4UL
Display and vehicle parade, Suffolk Punch horse shoeing, choir, dog show, childrens races, stalls, side shows, games, fire engine, tractors, Victorian Railway Carriage, Zumba, Singing Group Collage, Donkey Rides, Mini Land Rovers, bouncy castle, slide, BBQ, Bar, Ice Cream, Refreshments.
Free Entry
Ian Leggett, 01284 850896
[email protected]


Sunday 24 June
Suffolk Wedding Shed Show for the Creative and Carefree
11am – 4pm
Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne, IP12 4NP

Looking for alternative, artisan, affordable local Wedding suppliers? This is THE fair for you.

Think festival styling, glitter bar, marryoke, hair vine making workshops and pre-loved wedding dress charity boutique.

OUR MISSION: to inject even more fun into wedding fairs forget awkward silences, our couples will walk into a vibrant, lively fair full of warmth, atmosphere and inspiration.

We are bringing together the most creative, quirky and inspiring suppliers in and around Suffolk to bring wedding planning fun and oodles of inspiration to Suffolk’s edgy, style-led and carefree couples.

THE VISION: INSIDE: Vibrant indoor fair full of quirky, unique and colourful suppliers, and a pre-loved bridal boutique

OUTSIDE: Food and Drink caterers; wedding ‘market’ for new, up and coming wedding businesses.

JOIN THE PARTY: The Suffolk Wedding Shed Show promises to be exciting, vibrant and fun!

Free Event
Contact: Jacqui and Shelley
Email : [email protected]
Website: www.suffolkweddingshed.com/


Sunday 24 June
Chelsworth Open Gardens
11am – 5pm
Chelsworth Village, On B1115 between Sudbury and Stowmarket, Chelsworth, IP7 7HU
Chelsworth has long been known as one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk and there is no better time to appreciate its charms than on the last Sunday in June. On that day, for more than 50 years, the villagers have opened their gardens to the public and thousands have flocked to see them. In fact the people of Chelsworth believe that they were the first village in England to come up with the idea of opening their gardens to raise money for good causes.

We are a small village, but a huge community effort goes into organising this annual event. In addition to the lovely gardens there are refreshments, entertainments, displays and stalls as well as ample parking for coaches and cars. Add all this to the beauty of the village itself with its picturesque river, ancient bridge and welcoming pub and you have the makings of a great family day out.

The gardens are many – well over 20 last year – and vary from huge and formal to tiny cottage plots, including water gardens, walled gardens and butterfly meadows. There are tall stately delphiniums and hollyhocks, roses, wild flowers and vegetable plots set against a tranquil backdrop of ancient timbered houses.

Adults £6 Children free
[email protected]
01449 744055


Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July
History Alive
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Come along to History Alive East Anglia’s newest Re-enactment History Event. See History come alive before your eyes. Come and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of times gone past. Thrilling Combat Displays. Experience Living History Encampments from Viking Warriors to American Settlers and more!
There are 10 different re-enactment groups from various stages of the periodic era that provide complete living history from dark age medicine, what the tribes ate and drank to other crafts and skills along with armour and weaponry demonstration. There is also periodic music and entertainment to suit all ages.
Travel back in time for a Fantastic Family Day Out!!
Thrilling Combat Displays, Living History from Viking Warriors to American Settlers. and more!
Craft Stalls, Funfair, Food, Bar and Plenty of Family Fun!
Adults £6 Concessions £5 Children £3 Family Ticket £15 (2 adults, 2 children)


Saturday 30 June
4th Bury Folk Festival
10 am to 9:30 pm
Nowton Park Walled Garden, Bury Road, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 4th Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town.
The one-day event will be on Saturday 30th June 2018 in the walled garden at Nowton Park, a delightful place to relax and enjoy high-quality live music. With craft stalls, children’s activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family.
Full disabled access to site, reserved viewing area and toilet facilities

Adult £15.00 Child under 16 £7.50 Child under 5 Free
Email: [email protected]


Saturday 30 June
Delphi Family Fun Day
10.00am – 5.00pm
The Delphi Center, Delphi Center, Sudbury Suffolk, CO10 2QQ
The Family Fun Day will have a range of inflatables:
Bouncy Castles,
Megga Slide,
Last man standing,
Large Football Dart Board,
Dance & Bounce Castle,
Electric Go Karts,
Mini Fair ground Rides,
Donkeys,
A range of different stalls,
Face painting
There will also be a band playing for most of the day,
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!

So come along and have some fun!!!!

Free Entry
[email protected]
07887247983


Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July
History Alive
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


What’s on in Suffolk – July 2018

Thursday 5 July
Chilean Wine and Food Pairing Evening
Tuddenham Mill, High Street, Tuddenham, Nr Newmarket, IP28 6SQ

An interactive evening presented by Tomas Larrain from Apaltagua winery, Chile. Hear the story behind this successful vineyard and try some of their best wines alongside a 3 course menu.


Saturday 7 July to Sunday 8 July
Antique Fair
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Come along to Stonham Barns this year where they will be hosting an Antique, Vintage, Retro & Collectors Fair, there will be many indoor and outdoor stalls for you to come and have a look round.
You will expect to find 100’s of stalls selling an array of antiques, vintage, retro and collectables with everything from, jewellery, china, stamps, militaria, linen and toys, furniture, vintage clothing, asthtetic arts, kitchenalia, homeware and all manner of collectables. There will be something here to suit all tastes and all pockets.
Saturday 10am-4pm £3 Early Entry (Sat only) 8.30am £3.50 Sunday 9am-3pm £2


Saturday 7 July – Sunday 2 September 2018 

Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop Mini Print Exhibition

Friday 2.30 to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm.

Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre, 3 Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0GW

Mini Print Exhibition is a series of original fine art prints produced by members of the  Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop. Screen and Mono prints hand produced in limited numbers. It is a unique opportunity to kick-start your art collection and purchase original works of art at a reasonable price.

Free Entry

Tel: 01787 376 796 (24hrs answerphone)

Email: [email protected]

Parking: Parking is free and in the car park before the level crossing in Mill Tye.

The gallery is a short walk opposite the Mill Pond, before the river, in the old Bakers Mill Building.


Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July
Antiques Fair
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Sunday 8 July
Walk For Wards
10am start
Languard Point – Start Location, View Point Rd, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW
Walk for wards sponsored walk is back for its second year!

We are heading along the sunny coastline of Felixstowe. Bring the whole family for a day out and walk the length of the seafront, taking in views of the port, beach huts along the way and if you walk the full 10K you can check out the view across to Bawdsey!

Walk together and do something amazing to raise funds for your chosen ward or department at Ipswich, Felixstowe or Aldeburgh Hospital.

If you’re feeling really energetic, why not jog or run the route a good training run for those of you who are taking on longer running challenges this year!

The Details:
When? 8th July 2017, 10:00 am arrival
Where? Felixstowe, start TBC (near Landguard Fort)
How far? 10K option or a family friendly 5K option
How much? Entry fee: £5pp or £15 per family of 4
£5pp or £15 per family
[email protected]
01473 702929


Sunday 8 July
Wedding Open Evening
2.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuddenham Mill, High Street, Tuddenham, Nr Newmarket, IP28 6SQ

If you are looking for a unique venue for a smaller, intimate wedding then why not join us on Sunday 8th of July and see what Tuddenham Mill has to offer?
Our Terrace Room will be set up for a ceremony. Take a sneak peek at our luxurious bedrooms, including the new Nooks. Indulge in complimentary canapés and drinks Meet the team and view our stunning grounds.


Wednesday 11 July
Tattersalls Tour
9.00am – 4pm
Newmarket, Newmarket
The famous Tattersalls Bloodstock Auction House attracts the wealthiest owners and industry figures from all over the world, including members of the Royal family from countries such as Dubai and Qatar. As bidding soars in the saleroom the electrifying atmosphere radiates throughout the whole town.

With our special Tattersalls package you will start your day with a guided tour of the Newmarket Gallops where you will see some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on the heath followed by a visit to a busy Trainer’s yard. You will then visit The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art for a tour and a spot of lunch before being taken up to Tattersalls to have a behind-the-scenes tour and learn what bloodstock agents and buyers are looking for when picking a horse to bid on. You will get to sit in the famous Tattersalls ring and witness the adrenaline and excitement as horses are paraded and bid on for thousands of Guineas.
£85.00 per person
01638 675 509


Friday 13 July
Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment.


Saturday 14 July
Soul/Motown Disco
7.30pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4PZ

Taking you back to ‘The Motown Sound’ with our Motown-themed Disco!
Get your friends together and join us for an excellent Motown-themed disco for just £15.00pp. A bar menu will be available on the night.


Saturday 14 July
The Mozart Orchestra Bungay Festival Concert
7:30pm
St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Bungay, NR35 1AX

The Mozart Orchestra returns to a favourite venue as part of the Bungay Festival, supporting children’s charity NSPCC. The programme of sparkling Stravinsky and the lyrical charms of Dvorak and Mendelssohn is not to be missed!

Programme:
Stravinsky Suites 1 & 2
Dvořk Czech Suite
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 Scottish’

Conductor: Tadeusz Kaznowski
Leader: Fiona Hutchins
£12.00
Tickets available from: Terry Reeve – New Beginnings Florists
Earsham Street, Bungay, Tel: 01986 896416
or www.ticketsource.co.uk/mozartorchestra

Please visit http://www.mozartorchestra.org.uk for details of future concerts


Sunday 15 July
Ipswich Mencap Summer Fayre
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Burgess House, 236 Felixstowe Road , Ipswich, IP3 9AD
Family fun day for all ages. Stalls and musical entertainment.

Disabled parking only on site. please park in surgery opposite or elsewhere.

Stalls can pull in set up and then park.
Free entry
contact via the website. or 07766 103563


Sunday 15 July
Old Newton Country Fayre and Dog Show 
10.30am
Old Newton Village Hall, Church Road, Old Newton, IP14 4ED
The Old Newton Country Fayre and Dog Show takes place on Sunday 15th July at the Village Hall, and boasts a fun-filled day that celebrates the very best of our rural countryside community. Join in our dog show with pedigree and fun classes, Paws of Parham have-go-dog-agility, agricultural machinery, Owl display, Punch & Judy, Walking Football, £100 prize raffle, tombola, bouncy castle, face painting, games galore, numerous arts and craft stalls, BBQ and refreshments as well as live music from Inside Out.
Free entry and free parking
07931 166916


Saturday 21 July to Sunday 22 July
Magic Weekend Special Event
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

A weekend of magic and mystery in all its guises and surprises. Come and be enchanted with Witches & Wizards, Potions & Lotions, Spells & Magicians, Owls & Face Painting and lots lots more.


Saturday 21 July
Long Melford Makers Market
10am – 4pm
The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX

Long Melford Makers Market bringing you directly to local and unique creatives, creators, makers, designers, producers, bakers & artists

Free Entry
[email protected]


Saturday 21 July to Sunday 22 July
World Food Show
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

New to Stonham Barns this year is the World Food Show being held for two days in July it is a chance to come along and discover many of the different types of food and drink there are in the world.
Manufacturers and suppliers of food and drink products will descend upon Stonham Barns offering a feast of food and drink delights. Producers, deli’s, brewers and distillers will be serving and selling their produce which includes meat and poultry; frozen and chilled foods; confectionery; oils; sauces; dairy products; health foods; grocery and snacks; fruit and vegetables; fish and seafood; tea, coffee, wines, beers and spirits.
The show will be divided into different specialised areas, each taking you into a different international food and drink zone.
In addition to exploring a myriad of culinary and beverage stands, the show will have some great cookery demonstrations taking place, fun activity for younger people and children and a programme of world music entertainment featuring European folk and African music to Brazilian Samba and Cuban dance.
Adults £5 Children 4-15 £2.50 Under 4’s FREE


Every Thursday and Friday during the Summer Holidays – From Thursday 26th July to Friday 31st August.
Alex Morley Productions presents Amazon Jungle Adventure Show
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


What’s On Suffolk – August 2018

Friday 3 August
Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment.


Friday 3 August to Sunday 5 August
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
12pm start
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD
Join the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge with the Ipswich Hospital Charity. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24-miles long, and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent. This is one of the classic mountain challenges in the UK.

Join the Hospital Hero team travel, stay and walk together on this weekend adventure! With travel, food and accommodation included you just need to worry about packing some good walking boots and training for the climbs!

Do something amazing to help your local hospital!

The Details:
Date: 3rd – 5th August
Location: Yorkshire Dales National Park
Transport: Travel included from Ipswich Hospital
Accommodation: 2 night twin accommodation included
Registration Fee: £95* Fundraising Target: £500 for your chosen ward or department.
Self Fund Option: £295 Fundraising Target: £300 for your chosen ward or department.

£95 Registration Fee, £500 Fundraising Target
[email protected],uk
01473 702929


Saturday 4 August to Sunday 5 August
Weekend of War incl WWI & WWII
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA
Kentwell at War re-enactment with over 60 costumed participants recreating what life was like during WWI and WWII.
Also see the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurses who cared for wounded soldiers, the Army Service Corps and the Army Chaplin. Plus a small squadron of the RAF, whilst Home Front activities will be taking place.


Monday 6th to Sunday 12th August
Dub Vacation
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Sunday 12 August
Champagne Afternoon Tea & Tour
13:45-16:30
Newmarket, CB8 8EP
Learn about the illustrious history of The Jockey Club and the sport of horseracing through the knowledgeable team of Rooms Stewards at The Jockey Club Rooms. Guests will be able to enjoy a guided viewing of the collection of sporting art and memorabilia for approximately 1 1/2 hours before indulging in a champagne afternoon tea, freshly prepared by Executive Head Chef Tim Turner and his team. Afternoon tea includes both sweet and savoury treats, with a range of specially blended Jockey Club teas. Please note, pre booking is essential.
£30.00
0344 748 9200
[email protected]


Saturday 18 August
Tudor Hands On Living History Event
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

A great day out for all the family at our Tudor ‘Hands On’ extravaganza with over 250 costumed Tudors re-creating every day life back in the 16th century. This event is completely hands on and with over 40 activities to take part in; everything from working in the Kitchen, to the Bake House to the Brewhus! Runs from 18th – 27th August.


Sunday 19 August to Sunday 19 August
Classic Car Show
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

The Classic Car Show with a range of Classic Cars, Classic Bikes and Classic Trucks on show is a returning esteemed show in Suffolk, Stonham Barns is very proud and thrilled to be hosting for over the past 8 years.
The show is going to be a wonderful day out for all the family with an abundance of things to do and see throughout the day.
Come and see the 100’s of Classic Cars, Classic Bikes and Classic Trucks that will be at the show; along with Car Club Owners Stands, auto jumble, trade stands for you to browse around, numerous food outlets, bars, fun entertainment and children’s play zone.
Everyone is welcome to come along for the day, whether you are a classic car enthusiast and want to view the beautiful cars, a family wanting to try something different for a day out or someone wanting to show your car for the day, the organisers would love to see you!!
ntry £7.50 per person Concessions £5.00 5-16 years £2.50 Exhibiting Drivers / Under 5’s FREE


Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August
Knuckle Busters at the Barn
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Stonham Barns are excited to be hosting a new joint weekend event with The Knuckle Busters UK Car Club. This event is for those interested in Rockabilly music and Hot Rodding so there will be all cars that fit that criteria on the showground.
On Saturday night there will be entertainment with live bands and DJ’s in The Barn which has a fully licenced bar.
On Sunday there will be the Show ‘n’ Shine Show so come along, enter your car and see if you can win a trophy or just come along to see the fabulous Hot Rods, Classics, American Cars and Bikes. There will be a trader area, food court and restaurant, live band and DJ during the day and another great live band in the evening.
Adults £8.00 5-16 year olds £5.00 Under 5’s FREE


Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September
Barnfest Country Music Festival.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


What’s On Suffolk – September 2018

Friday 7 September
Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment.


Sunday 9 September
HippieFest East 2018
9.30am – 3.30pm
Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Smallgate, Beccles, NR34 9AD

A HippieFest of Music, peace & love with stalls of bohemian and artisans. Magickal & Mystical, Artists, Hippie & Ethnic clothing, jewellery, Native American products. Live Music with Touch The Earth.
£3 entry
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: HippieFest UK


Sunday 9th September
Low Collective.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Saturday 15 September to Sunday 16 September
Countryside & Falconry Fair
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

With arena events including The Medieval Horse & Falconry Spectacular with horses from ‘The Game of Thrones’, Falconry Displays, Dog Agility Teams, Heavy Horses, The Dog & Duck Show, Racing Pigs and more.
Exhibits and activities include:- Archery, Basket making, Bookshop, Bee Keeping, Butterfly Conservation, Chainsaw Carving, Country Clothing and Footwear, Country Crafts, Country Sports, Equine interests, Falconry and Falconry Furniture, Ferrets, Game keeping, Gardening for kids, Ground Care, Hurdle making, Nest Boxes, Stick Making, Tack and Turn Out, Taxidermy, Telemetry, Thatching, Wildlife Art, Wildlife Conservation Groups, Woodcarving, more country crafts and ‘try-your-hand’ sporting activities like electronic clay-pigeon shooting and much more. There will also be indoor craft stalls, a Medieval tented village, food hall and bar.


Sunday 16 September
Splat Quack GO – Family Fun Mud Run
Popular Park, Hollesley, Woodbridge, IP123NA
Family Fun! This special event is for all the family. Suitable for ages 6+, your whole family can take part in this Mud Run which is 3km long, with obstacles designed to be achievable for all. You will get very muddy, in shallow swamps and muddy streams, your family will be jumping, crawling and climbing up obstacles and either walking or running, your choice! On the day fun activitie such as tug-of-war, bouncy castle, wellington boot throwing, disco and much more.

Everyone in the family will receive a fantastic solid metal medal.
£12.50 per person


Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September
Swedefest.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Sunday 23 September
Kersey Mill Wedding Open Day
11.00am – 3.00pm
Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey, IP7 6DP

Come and look around this stylish and truly unique Wedding venue.
Fully Licensed for Weddings and Functions, and with beautiful Gardens and grounds, Kersey Mill is the perfect choice for your Special Day.


Sunday 30 September
American Car Show
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Due to the success of last year’s newly established American Car Show it is back again this year with a bigger and better show.
All the cars, trucks, hot rods will be parading around the showground hoping to win one of the Show & Shine Trophies.
There will be music throughout the day, traders and stallholders including autojumble and plenty of food and drink.
Camping is available if you want to stay for the weekend.
£5.00 per person Exhibiting Drivers / Under 5’s FREE


What’s On Suffolk – October 2018

Saturday 20 October
Saxon & Viking Festival
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Come to Stonham Barns for this fantastic one day event celebrating all things Viking and Saxon.
There will be over 15 different re-enactment groups from around the country which will descend on the Stonham Barns Showground creating a living history camp made up solely of the Viking and Saxon period referred to as The Dark Age.
These different groups will give an insight into the way of life of Viking and Saxon culture. You will come across cooking, weaving, leathercraft, woodwork, blacksmithing, herbalists, Saga story-telling and rune reading. Visitors will be able to try some ‘have a go sessions’ such as archery and axe throwing. All handled under supervision by certified instructors.
Re-enactment displays and battles will take place in the show ring from 12.00pm-17.30pm finishing with a BIG BATTLE 17.30pm-18.15pm
Adult £6.00 Concessions £5.00 Child/young person 4-15 years £3.00 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £15.00


Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th October
Alex Morley Productions presents Spooky Halloween Show.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Friday 26th October
Halloween Spooktacular.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


What’s On Suffolk – November 2018

Sunday 4 November
Kersey Mill Wedding Fair
11.00am – 3.00pm
Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey, IP7 6DP

Find lots of inspiration for your special day at this beautiful venue.


Saturday 17 November
we are handmade Christmas Craft Fair
10am – 4pm
The Old School, Hall Road, Long Melford, Co10 9aa
Taking place over four rooms in The Old School, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for Christmas.
Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade items. Stallholders include Capricorn Crafts, makers of wooden toys and gifts; Honeybee Natural Beauty; Tie dyed clothes and accessories from Stinging Bullfish; Woodturner Glyn Hall; Dolly Mixtures Glass and Nanuk Jewellery. A full list of makers will be on www.wearehandmade.co.uk nearer the event.
Norah from Fantasia Textiles will be demonstrating various textile techniques throughout the day.
Visitors can sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.

FREE ENTRY
Dee on 07824 888 346
[email protected]


Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November
Christmas Craft Fair.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Sunday 25 November
Ipswich Mencap Christmas Fayre
12 – 3pm
Norbridge Social Club, Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 4HA
Christmas Fayre for all the family with a visit from Santa.
A selection of Christmas goodies available to everyone.
Free entry
contact via the website www.ipswichmencap.org.uk
or tel: 07881 540776