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Fathers Day in Suffolk Things To Do

Fathers Day is coming up fast so show how much you appreciate, care and love your Dad by treating him to something a little bit special. From steam engines, pub lunches, trips out or just pottering around blooming gardens, you can find all sorts of special events, activities and meals out in Suffolk.

Father Day - Sunday 18th June 2017

Events on Father's Day




Journey Through The Ages Vintage Rally and Country Fair - 17 & 18 June
Goodrich Park, Palgrave, Diss, IP22 1BA
10am-6pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday
Fun filled Family day out. With 500 exhibits to look at from vintage cars, tractors, steam engines, fairgound organs and so much more. Children's activities, animals including giant tortoises, main ring entertainment, local food and drink, vintage fairground and fun dog show.
Adults £8.00 Children £6.00
Contact: Janette and Gareth Mutimer, Email: thunderburst@hotmail.co.uk


Jazz East at The Alex Cafe Bar, Felixstowe
The Alex Cafe Bar, 123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2PH
8pm - 10.15pm. Jazz East is a Sunday evening club that brings some of the UK's greatest jazz musicians to Felixstowe. World class music, a great atmosphere and free entrance - the best Sunday night out for miles around! See The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie for more info.

Continental Railway Day at Mid Suffolk Light Railway
Is your Dad a trainspotter? Yes? Then he will love the Belgian tram engine full of Continental goodies including frites, waffles, Belgian chocolates and a selection of Continental beers in the Kitchener Arms. Click the link above to find out more.

Beer Festival 16th - 18th June
The Queen, Brandeston, The Street, Brandeston, Woodbridge, IP13 7AD
The Beer Festival will start at 6pm on Friday, 16 June and continue until Sunday whilst our Farmers Market will run on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be a Grand Draw, cocktails, BBQ, ladies accessories, games and lots more.
Email fete@brandeston.net for more information or go to the village web site www.brandeston.net

The Aldeburgh Festival, 9th - 25th June 2017

Any culture-vulture Dads would be very impressed with a trip to The Aldeburgh Festival on Fathers Day! Visit Aldeburgh Festival for more information.

Monkey around with your Dad at Go Ape!
For all those young at heart Dads, who prefer an adventure to a pint, why not take them to Go Ape! this Fathers Day? High wires, zip lines, rope brdges and more, they can release their inner Tarzan! Suitable for all ages (over 1 metre tall) and dog friendly. Plus a segway to explore the forest for those less adventurous. Click on the link above for more info.



Suffolk Open Studios 18/19th June
At various Venues

If Dad likes his art then why not take him to meet a local artist in their studio, see how they work, learn how they produce their art and be inspired! Over 125 Suffolk artists will be opening their studios to the public as part of the long-running Suffolk Open Studios Suffolk Open Studios initiative. Don't miss!

Fathers Day in Suffolk Things To Do


Topcroft Country Day
11.00am - 5.00pm. Topcroft Recreation Ground, Topcroft Street, Topcroft, Bungay NR35 2BJ

Something for all the family (not just dads!)
Classic and Vintage Cars, Vintage Tractors and Motorcycles, Mini steam engine rides, Dog Show and agility, Morris Dancers, Brass Band, Live Music, Circus, Formula 1 3D car simulator, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Jive Bunnies Dancing, Art Exhibition, Cake competition, Barbeque, Bar, Ice Cream, Crepes and more TBC. Adults £2, Over 12's £1 & under 12's free
To book a stall email: n.green@hotmail.co.uk
To book in an old vehicle email: kevin_andrews@live.co.uk

Enjoy the sunshine and wildlife on the river with Iken Canoe
What Dad wouldn't love a day out on the river? Discover creeks and flood waters, or gently glide with the tide at low water among the mud banks which are teeming with wildlife. View seals at close quarters basking on the mud banks. Suitable for all the family (over 7's only) and an experience Dad will never forget! Click the link above to find out more.

Fathers Day in Suffolk Things To Do





Strawberries and Song in Ipswich
The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2RX
Strawberries from 3pm, Concert starts at 5pm
Ipswich Choral Society finishes the current season with a relaxed Sunday afternoon concert. 'Strawberries and Song' will be held on 18 June at The Royal Hospital School in Holbook.
Ticket price (includes strawberries): £12
Available from Ipswich Choral Society members, ICS Ticket Line: 01473 625208 or from Music World, Queen Street, Ipswich IP1 1SS. For full details, see Music Concerts in Suffolk

Visit the Suffolk Punch Trust
For all farmyard loving Dads, the chance to meet the Gentle Giant Suffolk Punch Horses makes for a great treat. The whole family can enjoy; horses and yearlings, rare Large Black Pigs, Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk Sheep. The Trust also has Working horse training demonstrations, Pets Paddock, Activity playground, Museum of Suffolk farming life, Collection of horse drawn wagons & agricultural tools, Heritage Garden stocked exclusively with horticultural varieties of plants and shrubs developed in Suffolk and a lovely Cafe where you can treat Dad to lunch! Click the link above to plan your visit.



Roots in the Park at Culford Hall
Culford Hall, Culford, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6TX
From 4.00pm until sunset.
Join Culford for a great family day out this summer, when Americana, alt-country and folk rock bands perform on the South Front stage. With good food and beer for sale thrown in, as well as the glorious scenery of the hall and parkland, this is the perfect lazy Sunday event.
Guests are invited to arrive from 3.30pm, ready for the music to begin at 4.00pm, enjoy the rest of the afternoon and early evening with the last set finishing after sunset at 10.00pm.
£15/£8 for children
Email: roots@culford.co.uk Tel: 01284 385310

Open Gardens - For green fingered Dads! See our selection below:


Friston Open Gardens - 11.30am - 5.30pm
Friston Village, Friston Village Green, Friston, IP17 1NP
Enjoy a happy and social walk around this picturesque village, visiting up to 15 gardens of all different sizes and characteristics, some of which are hidden from view from the roads and footpaths.
Enjoy also light lunches and teas in the Village Hall. Park on the village green for tickets and a map.
All proceeds in aid of Friston Church funds. £5 per person which admits to all gardens
Contact: Simon Ive, email: simonive@aol.com, tel: 01728 688106



Bardwell Open Gardens - 1.30pm - 6.30pm
Bardwell Village, Bardwell, IP31 1AW
Bardwell invites you to enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon meandering, exploring and enjoying 14 wonderful gardens in this pretty Suffolk Village. Gardens feature from 15th centuries properties to the present day. Free parking available on the Village Green IP31 1AW.
Admission price includes descriptive map - Available from the Tithe Barn, just a few minutes walk the Green. Refreshments: Tea and cake available; Plant sales at various locations.
A Friends of Bardwell Church, Fundraising Event. £4.00 per person. Email: pauline@lavenderbarn.co.uk



Cavendish Open Gardens - 11.00am to 5.00pm (also open Saturday)
Cavendish, Suffolk, CO10 8BB
A range of gardens will be open in Cavendish, a quintessential English village with a much admired green, pink cottages and historic church. Teas and refreshments will be available, also stalls selling cakes, plants and other items. Light lunches and teas with homemade cakes available. Proceeds to St Nicholas Hospice and Cavendish Community Council for local good causes. Approximately 20 gardens will be open.
£5 (covers both days, accompanied children free). The event programmes/tickets are avialable in advance at the village shop, or on the day from any open garden and on the Green.
Contact: Val Ward, Tel: 01787 281903


Hidden Gardens of Bury - 11.30am - 4.00pm
Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU
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. Plants for sale. Programmes available on the day from 10.30am from Hospice pergola on Angel Hill or in advance from the Tourist Information Point, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds.
Donation £5. Contact email : buryhiddengardens@gmail.com

Music in the Gardens at Helmingham Hall
Listen to the sweet sounds of Music whilst appreciating the beautiful Gardens at Helmingham Hall this Fathers Day. Click on the link above for details

Father's Day Lunches



Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Colchester, CO6 4PZ
Treat your Dad this Father's Day to a delicious three-course carvery lunch with all the trimmings in the 2 AA Rosette Lakes Restaurant. And why not join him for 18 holes on the championship golf course whilst you are there. See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for more information/booking.



Fathers Day Suffolk

Ufford Park, Woodbridge, IP12 1QW
Celebrate Father's Day with the family in our 'new look' Park Restaurant.
Our newly refurbished Park Restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for indulging yourselves with a delicious 2 or 3 course lunch. 2 courses £14.95 per person, 3 courses £16.95 per person.
See Ufford Park, Woodbridge for more information.

Fathers Day in Suffolk Things To Do



Fathers Day Suffolk

It's the day of the year when you can show dad just how much you love him. Buying him socks or a tie perhaps doesn't cover it so why not take him to a wonderful lunch or dinner in the lovely town of Felixstowe? The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie, The View Point Cafe or Cafe Bencotto are now taking bookings and their full menu will be available along with Chef's specials. If you can't make it Sunday, then you can always buy dad one of their smart Silver gift cards. An ideal gift for dad to treat himself at any time. They come with a greetings card and can be used at any Yeo Group venue. Click on the links below for more details from each venue.
The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie
The View Point Cafe
Cafe Bencotto




Lunch at the Coast
Suffolk has some fantastic stretches of coastline and wonderful beaches so why not treat him and the family to a day out at the seaside? And of course, whilst you're there, you'll need to sample some of our delicious local cuisine! Head to The Brudenell in Aldeburgh (pictured above) and enjoy the light and spacious 2 AA Rosette Award winning Seafood & Grill restaurant, which offers panoramic sea views as well as delicious fresh seafood or sit out on the terrace to enjoy the sea air. Or, just up the road The White Lion, Aldeburgh will delight you with its imaginative menus created with the abundance of fresh, local produce so readily available around the Suffolk coast.

Assington Mill Rural Skills and Craft Courses
Impress Dad with a gift that's out of the ordinary with a course at Assington Mill, on a small 70-acre farm in one of Suffolk's beautiful secret valleys. He can enjoy anything from beekeeping to story telling! Click the link above to find out more about the courses on offer.




Fathers Day in Suffolk Things To Do



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