August Bank Holiday in Suffolk - what's on

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

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.

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.

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

Ufford Park, Woodbridge 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.


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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.

Theatre in the Forest - The Tempest! Fri 26th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th
Red Rose Chain at Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall, Suffolk IP19 2AR
Fri. Sat & Sun 7:30pm, Sat matinees at 2pm.
'We are such stuff as dreams are made on.' Shakespeare's supernatural spectacular! Theatre in the Forest is suitable for all ages and Red Rose Chain's brilliant productions entertain children and adults alike. For venue information see: Jimmys Farm

The Old Country by Alan Bennett, Fri 26th, Sat 27th, Sun 28th & Mon 29th
Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 6BW
Fri, Sun & Mon 8pm. Sat 5.00pm and 8.15pm
There is nothing that Civil Servant Hilary and his wife Bron wanted more than to have a house in the country where they could settle down to a comfortable retirement. But when the dream becomes reality, it isn't quite what either of them expected or desired. It is somehow too English to be true and when his sister and her newly knighted husband come to visit, old wounds are reopened and Hilary is forced to face-up to the failings of his past. A story of betrayal and retribution from one of the most respected playwrights of this old country.
Tickets £11.00 to £18.00
Tel: 01502 722572

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th August - Beer Festival, The Cherry Tree Inn, Woodbridge
10.30am - 11.00pm
The Cherry Tree Inn, 73 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, IP12 4AG
The Cherry Tree Inn Woodbridge (opposite Notcutts) will be holding their beer festival on the 26th, 27th and 28th August 2016. There will be at least 25 real ales from all across Great Britain, including Purple Moose of Porthmadog, Bude of Cornwall, Atlas of Argyll, Windsor and Eton of Windsor, Bosuns of Yorkshire and of course, our local Adnams from Southwold. Hot and cold food will be available 12.00pm - 9.00pm Friday and Saturday and 12.00pm - 8.00pm on Sunday.
Website:, Telephone: 01394 384627, Email:

Enjoy a cruise on the River Orwell this bank holiday
Try something different over the bank holiday weekend and enjoy a cruise aboard the 'Orwell Lady' With special events including lunch, afternoon tea and evening cruises with live music happening throughout the year, book early to avoid disappointment.

Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August - Bradfest
Bradman’s, Hollow Hill, Withersfield, CB9 7SH
Friday 26th Bavarian Night, 7.00pm - 12.00am
Saturday 27th Free Family Fun Day, 12.00pm - 5.00pm, Skatonics and Local Acts, 12.00pm - 12.00am
Sunday 28th Free Family Fun Day, 12.00pm - 5.00pm, Kenny Thomas and Local Acts, 12.00pm - 12.00am
Entry: £15
Tel: 01440 706081

Saturday 27 August - Walberswick Village Fete
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Village Green & Village Hall, Walberswick, Suffolk, IP18 6UH
Come to our traditional Village Fete! Fun for all ages, see Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information and schedule of events.

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/Caf�, 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 27th August - Middleton Annual Summer Fete
2.00pm. Bell Inn Meadow, Bell Inn, The Street, Middleton, IP17 3NR.
Traditional Summer Fete with games, competitions, boules, egg throwing, stalls, BBQ, teas, Comic Dog Show etc. Free Entry.

Saturday 27th - Monday 29th August - Woottens Plants Open Weekend

10.00am - 4.00pm
Woottens of Wenhaston, The Iris Field, Hall Road, Wenhaston, IP19 9HF
Come and see us at our new location to browse and buy plants this summer. We still have over 600 different varieties of herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses available plus our unique collections of Pelargoniums, Auriculas and Irises. Whilst the location and layout may be a little different the plant range remains as diverse as before and the same high quality The passionate and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to give advice on plant selection, care and propagation throughout the weekend
Email:, Website:, Tel: 01502 478258.

Fenland Country Fair Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August, Stow-cum Quy Park

Gates Open: 9.00am to 5.30pm. Free admission for under 11's. Tickets £12.50. Gundog event, Vintage cars and tractors, Heavy horses, Falconry display, Archery, Clay pigeon shooting, Terrier Show and racing, Ferret show and racing, Poultry, Bee keeping, Thrashing demonstration, Rural crafts, Quality trade stands, Bar and full catering, Cookery demonstration all day and lots more. See Fenland Country Fair

Sunday 28th - A 'De-Lovely' Afternoon of 1930's Song
Fisher Theatre, Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EE
A 'De-Lovely' afternoon, full of Fascinating Rhythm. David Rees and Julie Hewitt invite you to step back in time to the vivacious and flirtatious 30's in a sophisticated soiree of song from the greats of the era. Take a walk down the Great White Way with some of the immortal melodies of the time, whisked into a sumptuous blend of works by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter. The timeless magic of songs such as Cheek to Cheek, You're the Top, Night and Day, My Funny Valentine, and Putting On the Ritz promise a perfect afternoon, unwinding in the glow of the golden age of song writing.
Tickets £12 and £10 concessions
Tel: 01986 897130 Email:

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.

Sunday 28th - MARVELLOUS MAKERS FAIR, Long Shop Museum
A new ‘Making it Work’ venture celebrating Suffolk creativity. Local and Suffolk ‘makers and movers’ on display and trading.
For contact information and other events see Long Shop Museum

Sunday 28th - ANNUAL ONE DAY BEER AND GIN FESTIVAL, Kirtling Red Lion

The Kirtling Red Lion, 214 The Street, Kirtling, Newmarket CB8 9PD
For more information see Kirtling Red Lion

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.

Sunday 28th August - Beccles Antiques Street Market
Beccles Antiques Street Market

Beccles Town Centre, Beccles, NR34 9HA. 08:00 - 16:30
The Beccles Antiques Street Market held in the centre of Beccles will take place on Sunday 28th August, (Bank Holiday weekend). The market plays host to a hundred general and specialist dealers selling a wide range of good quality antiques and collectables including furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items.
Many of the local shops and restaurants and bars are open that day and first class local 'street food' catering is incorporated into the market, including a hog roast. If you haven't been before you really should give it a visit and experience the pleasure of a busy outdoor specialist market. Free entry, well signposted, SAT NAV NR34 9HA.
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Tel: Kate Lee 01502 711174 for more information

Sunday 28th to Monday 29th August - The 'Magic Ear' Exhibition'
The 'Magic Ear' Exhibition
12.30pm - 4.30pm
Bawdsey Radar, The Transmitter Block, Off B1083, via Bawdsey Village, Bawdsey, IP12 3AT

This unique exhibition, with its interactive displays, tells the story of the “Invention that Changed the World”. It reveals how scientists, engineers and technicians came together at Bawdsey in the 1930s in total secrecy.
See Bawdsey Radar for more information.

Sunday 28th to Monday 29th August - RAIL N ALE WEEKEND, Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Brockford Station, Wetheringsett IP14 5PW
Steam and beer with two locos in steam and a selection of the finest local ales in our real ale bar The Kitchener Arms.
For more information see Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

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.

Sunday 28th August - Bubble Rush
11.00am-3.00pm. Christchurch Park, Ipswich IP4 2BX.
Suffolk's first ever Bubble Rush is coming to Christchurch Park! Bubble Rush is a fantastic, fun-filled, family event in which anyone of any age can take part, raising funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. The fabulously frothy event features five bubble stations with bubble cannons which blasts participants with crazy-coloured bubbles, covering you in safe, frothy foam! Each station jets out different coloured bubbles, which also have a matching scent, and unique music to listen to as you run, walk or dance along the route. Tel: 01473 723600

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