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August Bank Holiday in Suffolk - what's on

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND Saturday 26th-Monday 28th August 2017


Wednesday 26 July to Sunday 27 August - Red Rose Chain presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, IP9 2AP
One of Shakespeare’s most bewitching comedies, featuring some of his best-loved characters. Forget the rules of romance…Orlando & Rosalind have their own ideas! Follow Red Rose Chain into the magical woodlands of Jimmy’s Farm for an unforgettable adventure full of rivalry, redemption and a most unexpected wedding! Packed with engaging energy, music and dance - Theatre in the Forest is an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for all-ages and a must-see for any fan.
Tickets range from £10 to £25.50 (discounts for Over 60s, concessions, groups and families)
See Red Rose Chain for more information.


Friday 25 August to Sunday 27 August - Maui Waui Festival 2017
Peak Hill Farm, Theberton, Suffolk IP16 4TG
Maui Waui is a 3 day festival of international music, performance and arts. Now in it 5th year it is fast becoming one of the area most exciting festivals in East Anglia, pulling in accomplished as well as undiscovered bands and performers from all around the globe. For more information, see: Suffolk Festivals




Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August - Eddy Fest 2017
The Edwardstone White Horse Inn, Mill Green, Edwardstone, CO10 5PX
Live Music, Beer & Cider Festival. Live bands from 17:00 - 00:00 Friday, 12:00 - 00:00 Saturday, 12:00 - 00:00 Sunday & 12:00 - 17:00 Monday. Festival food available all day. Camping available, over 80 Ales 30 ciders and fun for everyone. All entry is FREE.
Tel 01787 211211.

Summer in Suffolk Museums
There are lots of family-friendly and exciting events, activities, workshops and trails throughout the Summer holidays including over bank holiday weekend happening at a museum near you. See Summer Holiday Activities for more information.

Visit Stonham Barns for a great selection of things to do and see.

Stonham Barns is open 7 days a week and boasts a shopping village with many boutique stores, Restaurant/Cafes, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, 9 hole golf course, driving range, putting green, mini golf and foot golf and Fishing Lakes. There is even a camping and caravan site complete with static homes to rent!

Saturday 26 August - Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair
10am - 3pm. Kenton Hall Estate, Kenton, IP14 6JX
There is lots to see and do at Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair. There will be a fabulous farmers market, Paddy will be opening her kitchen garden with a wonderful tearoom and there will be cookery demonstrations by local chefs in the cookery school. Don't forget our famous farm tours to find out more about how we produce our Longhorn cattle. Free entry. Tel: 01728 862062




Saturday 26 August - Live Music at The King's Head Inn
The King’s Head Inn, Front Street, Orford IP12 2LW
Come along and enjoy a great atmosphere with live music from Paul Pryce.
See The Kings Head Inn, Orford for more information.

Saturday 26 August - Walberswick Village Fete
Village Hall and on the Green, The Street, Walberswick, IP18 6TZ
This year’s Walberswick fete has a nautical theme - look out for the cut-out sailors and pirates lining the Street as you enter the village. An old-fashioned family fun day at its best, our fete offers food and refreshments, a fun dog show, traditional fete games, donkey rides, interesting stalls, and hilarious family races. Funds raised go towards supporting the Village Hall and the Village Church.
11.00 Registration for Dog Show. 11.30 Dog Show.
See Whats On Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 26 August to Sunday 27 August - Gin, Beer & Cider Festival
From midday, The Waggon and Horses, Church Walk, Sudbury, CO10 1HJ
A carefully selected range of gins, real ale and ciders, something for everyone to try!
Live music from Levi & his reggae band Saturday afternoon and Stretch soul gang Sunday evening.


Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August - Artist Open Studio
10am - 5pm
Vincents Studio & Gallery, Vincents Cottage, Clare Road, Hundon, CO10 8DH
Sue Eaton's studio/gallery and secret garden is open over August Bank Holiday 26th, 27th & 28th.
20% of art sales to East Anglia's Children's Hospices.
New paintings large and small of our natural world including woodland and wildlife. See work in progress and take home a unique painting or commission your own piece in the size meeting your requirements on canvas or framed. Greeting cards and unframed originals and prints too. Large oak framed studio/gallery set in pretty cottage garden.
Lovely walled and courtyard garden to enjoy with many seated areas including Nook & Granny Corner. (entry free, voluntary donations to EACH)
Wheelchair access and off road parking. Five minutes drive from the delightful small town of Clare with it''s cafes and country park. Free entry. Tel: 01440 786810. www.sue-eaton.com.
email: sue-eaton@vincents-studio.com




Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August - Fenland Country Fair
Stow-cum Quy Park. 9am-5.30pm.
The annual Fenland Country Fair promises superb, traditional rural entertainment for 2 days over the August Bank Holiday weekend. With free admission for children under 11, there are plenty of activities to keep young people entertained – riding the Steam Gallopers, archery or watch the Vintage Parade. Canine lovers are welcome to bring dogs on leads and there is an array of attractions for fans of mans’ best friend, including a parade of hounds, terrier racing and a gun dog demonstration. Tickets £12.50, under 11's free. For more information see: Fenland Country Fair 2017

Sunday 27th - Eye Family Fun Day
11.00am onwards
Eye community centre , Magdalen Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AJ
Eye family fun day, classic cars, lurcher show and fun dog show, hog roast, birds of prey displays, 490th bomb group, Morris Men, craft stalls, veg show, donkey rides, car boot, park radio, plus a famous anglia news reporter who will be opening the show, plus lots more and the best thing it's FREE entry to the show. Tel: 01379 870568.

Ufford Park, Woodbridge Monday 28th August - Bank Holiday Monday BBQ
12noon until 2pm
Bank Holiday Suffolk

Whatever the weather, join us for a delicious BBQ with family and friends. Pop down, have a drink, a bite to eat and enjoy the Bank Holiday with us!
PLUS, enjoy the mellow sound of Jazz from Mr Tim our resident saxophonist AND Mr Bean, local children’s entertainer will keep the children entertained.
We also have a delicious children’s menu and bar snack menu available in The Park Bar.
£9.95 for 2 items from the BBQ & salad.

Family Friendly Restaurants in Suffolk

Family Friendly Restaurants in Suffolk

Eating out with the kids is easy is Suffolk! Find details of restaurants and inns offering children's menus and things to keep your little ones entertained - plus excellent food, of course! - by clicking on the link above.


Monday 28 August - Car Boot Sale
The Delphi Centre, Alexandra Road, Sudbury, CO10 2RR
7:00am to 12:30pm
Cars Only Pitch price £7:00. £0.50 entrance. Refreshments, Toilets.
Funds raised to be used for refurbishment of Ballroom and Lounge at the Delphi Centre
Email: dancewithussuffolk@outlook.com



Treat yourself to a Spa Day at Stoke by Nayland

Get away from the crowds and relax this bank holiday with a trip to Stoke by Nayland, Hotel, Golf & Spa. Situated in 300 acres of beautiful rolling Constable Country, the 4-star Hotel, Golf & Spa offers luxury hotel rooms, two 18-hole golf courses, spa, gym and fitness facilities and an award winning restaurant.


Monday 28 August - Tiffers The Bus Shelter Ipswich Launch Party
11am - 6pm, Christchurch Park, Bolton Lane, Ipswich, IP4 2BX
A family fun day where people will have the opportunity to see the converted double decker bus, which is a 14 bed shelter for the rough sleepers of Ipswich.
There will be stalls, food, drink, games and inflatables. THERE WILL BE NO ALCOHOL
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tiffers-the-bus-shelter-ipswich-launch-party-tickets-35735409572
Free. Email: thebusshelteripswich@gmail.com

Rainy Day Activities in Suffolk

Rainy Day Activities in Suffolk

We all hope for sun but just in case the weather lets us down find things to do on a rainy day in Suffolk this summer by clicking on the link above.






What did you get up to in Suffolk this Bank Holiday? let us know by Sending us an Email.

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