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May Bank Holiday Events in Suffolk

There's lots on for everyone over the May Bank Holiday weekends in Suffolk!

Early Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 1st May & Spring Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017



Beccles Antique Street Market - 30th April
8.00am - 4.00pm
Beccles Town Centre, Beccles, NR34 9HA

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. Contact: Kate Lee, Tel: 01052 711174



Middy in the War Years - 30th April - 1st May
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station, Station Road, Wetheringsett, IP14 5PW

‘Middy in the War Years’ is the big event of Mid Suffolk Light Railway’s calendar, when in addition to the railway attractions, there is a full programme of displays and re-enactments including visiting ‘soldiers, sailors and airmen’ with all their kit and vehicles and maybe even a major historical figure or two. And, of course, steam train rides all day with two locomotives in steam. See Mid-Suffolk Light Railway for more information.



Monday 1 May - Mind Body Spirit Fayre
11am to 5pm, The Bull Hotel, Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JG
HOLISTIC THERAPIES - SPIRITUAL READINGS - FREE WORKSHOPS
Reiki, Crystals, Tarot, Mediumship, Runes, Palmistry, Spiritual Books Gifts & Tools, Himalayan Salt Lamps, Psychic Art, Astrology, Oracle Cards, Unicorn Healing, Reflexology And More! Pre-book your ticket for the chance to win one of two prizes - 1hr Reiki Treatment and 1hr Spiritual Guidance Reading.
Entrance Ticket £5.00 (U16's Free)
Call The Bull Hotel 01787 378494 or 01787 467671 or email bull.longmelford@greeneking.co.uk

Monday 1 May - Mendlesham Annual Street Fayre & Craft Show
Open at 10am, procession at 12noon, Old Station Road, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, IP14 5RT
The annual Mendlesham Street Fayre. A wonderful day out for all the family, traditional and modern entertainment, an indoor Craft Fayre with a huge variety of handmade goods. A wide selection of stalls in the street itself and a huge choice of refreshments from a choice of places.
Free entry.

Monday 1 May - Rose May Fete
10am til 4pm, Ringsfield Village Hall grounds, Church road, Beccles NR34 8NT
Traditional May day fete, Various stalls inside and out, cream teas, arena, displays, fun dog show and more. Free admission
For more info email: becclesmaydayfete@hotmail.co.uk



13th May-4th June - The Suffolk Walking Festival

This years marks the 10th Anniversary of the Suffolk Walking Festival and there are over 100 wonderful walks on offer, providing the opportunity to explore the diverse Suffolk countryside; stroll around medieval towns, amble along the coast or learn about history. There's a huge range with something to suit everyone, including special Family Walks. See Suffolk Festivals to find out more.

Visit one of Suffolk's many RSPB sites this May Bank Holiday
An array of wildlife with informative talks and activities for young and old, visiting an RSPB site in Suffolk is a brilliant day out for everyone. Lots of locations to choose from including the famous Minsmere as featured on the BBC's Springwatch.



Friday 19 May to Sunday 28 May - Bury Festival
Venues across Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds

The Bury Festival showcases artists of international renown alongside home-grown talent, there is street theatre, music, plays, walks, films, ballet and lots more. The 59 events this year span 13 venues across Bury St Edmunds.
Tickets range from £8-£38 with free street theatre performances.
See Suffolk Festivals to find out more.

27th-28th May - LeeStock Festival, Melford Hall

Venue Address: Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9AA
LeeStock Music Festival celebrates its 10th year in style! This years headliners include Newton Faulkner, Wheatus, Toploader, Goldie lookin Chain plus lots of other local and national acts. Held in the grounds of Melford Hall, a National Trust property, LeeStock has donated over £100,000 to the Willow Foundation, a national charity who offer special days to seriously ill young adults.
For more information including ticket prices see LeeStock Festival



Why not hire a bike this May Bank Holiday with Suffolk Cycle Hire?

Suffolk Cycle Hire

Discover Suffolk by bicycle this bank Holiday. Local delivery and collection service available to your home, camp site or starting point. Free parking onsite. Substantial discounts on longer hires.
For booking and prices see:Suffolk Cycle Hire




For information on other Events in Suffolk please see our What's On in Suffolk Guide

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