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Iken Canoe, Snape
Iken Canoe, Snape
Classic Festivals Suffolk
Classic Festivals Suffolk
Suffolk Coastal Cottages, Southwold
Suffolk Coastal Cottages, Southwold
Short Courses at Assington Mill, Sudbury
Short Courses at Assington Mill, Sudbury
Felixstowe Leisure Centre
Felixstowe Leisure Centre
The Great House, Lavenham
The Great House, Lavenham
Polstead Camping and Caravan Site
Polstead Camping and Caravan Site
The Amber Shop, Southwold
The Amber Shop, Southwold
Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich
Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich
Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich
Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Pakefield Caravan Park
Pakefield Caravan Park
High Lodge Holiday Resort, Saxmundham
High Lodge Holiday Resort, Saxmundham
The Westleton Crown, Westleton
The Westleton Crown, Westleton
Cottages4you, Suffolk
Cottages4you, Suffolk
Visit Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
Visit Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
Fox and Goose, Fressingfield
Fox and Goose, Fressingfield
The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh
The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh
The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh
The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh
RSPB Suffolk
RSPB Suffolk
The Cock Inn, Polstead
The Cock Inn, Polstead
Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Lowestoft
Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Lowestoft
The Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
The Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
Fornham Organic Shop  &  Cafe, Bury St Edmunds
Fornham Organic Shop & Cafe, Bury St Edmunds
The Anchor, Walberswick
The Anchor, Walberswick
The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Aldeburgh Bay Holidays, Self Catering
Aldeburgh Bay Holidays, Self Catering
Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa
Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa
Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham
Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham
Stonham Barns Leisure  &  Retail Village
Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village
Best of Suffolk - Self Catering Accommodation
Best of Suffolk - Self Catering Accommodation
Swilland Mill Luxury Self Catering, Woodbridge
Swilland Mill Luxury Self Catering, Woodbridge
Go Ape, Thetford
Go Ape, Thetford
Suffolk Tourist Guide

May Bank Holiday Events in Suffolk

There's lots on for everyone this May Bank Holiday in Suffolk!

2nd to 4th MAY 2015



Saturday 2nd May - Make a Clay Pizza Oven at Depden Farm
10am - 4pm
Come and join us on this 1 day workshop and learn how to make a BBQ for your garden using puddled clay.
For prices and booking see: Depden Farm Shop Cafe and Training

Saturday 2nd May - Table Top Sale, Lavenham Village Hall & Events Centre
10am - 2pm
Pop along and grab yourself a bargain at this bustling table top sale within the village hall.
Venue Address: Church Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 9QT

Saturday 2nd May to Sunday 3rd May - Summer beer festival at The Ship at Dunwich
Start your bank holiday weekend with our beer festival - promising to be a great day with live music, craft stalls and plenty of beer from our favourite local breweries. Food served all day.
See: The Ship at Dunwich for more details.



Mid Suffolk Light Railway May Bank Hol

Sunday 3rd May to Monday 4th May - Middy In The War Years, Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett
Re-enactors will add to the atmosphere at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway as they portray what it would have been like at a country railway station during the 2nd World War. There will be displays, memorabilia, weapons and vehicles on show too so pop along for a great day out for all the family.

Sunday 3rd May - Red Cross Open Garden, Horringer Hill House, Bury St Edmunds
2.00pm to 5.00pm
Mature four-acre gardens overlook paddocks and are partially divided into ''rooms''. Including an Italianate terrace, Victorian walkway with roses and lilacs, and a herb garden. Also three water features, herbaceous borders and a gravel garden. Teas and Plant stall available.
Entry: £4 .00 per adult, children under 12 free
01284 727247
janedow@redcross.org.uk
Venue Address: Horringer Hill House, Horringer Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP33 2EE

Sunday 3rd May - Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fair, Earsham Hall, Bungay
Gates will open from 10.00am until 5.00pm.
There will be plenty to see - classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and both commercial and military vehicles. Other attractions on the day will include food and craft stalls, licensed bar, trade stands, auto jumble, children's games, entertainers and workshops. Funds raised from the event will go to local Lions causes.

Bungay Lions invite you to a great day out for all the family.

Ticket Prices: £3 Adults; under 16s free
Email: michaelegardiner@hotmail.com
Venue Address: Earsham Hall, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2AN

Sunday 3rd May - Beccles Antiques Street Market
8.00am - 4.30pm
Beccles Town Centre

The market boasts a varied and interesting collection of 100 general and specialist dealers selling a wide range of antiques and collectables including furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items. The dealers have a great selection of antiques and are experts in their field and happy to share their knowledge and expertise with collectors.
Many of the local shops and restaurants and bars are open that day and first class catering is incorporated into the market; including Big Sky Pies, a local hog roast, local ice cream and tea and coffee. If you haven’t been before you really should give it a visit and experience the pleasure of a busy outdoor specialist market.
Free admission
Contact: Kate Lee on 01502 711174
Venue Address: Beccles Town Centre, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9HA

Sunday 3rd May to Monday 4th May - Magic Ear Exhibition at Bawdsey Radar
12.30pm-4.30pm
With its interactive displays this unique exhibition tells the story of the "invention that changed the world".
Please see Bawdsey Radar for further details.

23rd to 25th MAY 2015



Saturday 23rd May - Long Melford Book Fair
10.00am-4.00pm
Memorial Hall

The longest running independent book fair in Suffolk. There will be a wide range of second hand and collectible books on offer covering an extensive range of subjects. Home made refreshments will be available and there is free parking also available.
Entry: Adults £1.00, under 15's free
Contact: Chris Missing Tel: 01245 361609 Email: missingbooks@madasafish.com
Website: Missing Book Fairs
Venue Address: Memorial Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk. CO10 9LQ




Sunday 24th May - May Fest at The Great Eastern Hotel
Live bands, DJ's and dancers plus lots of stalls, rides, food van and more.
All in aid of our charity - Cancer Research.

For more information see: Great Eastern Hotel, Brandon

Sunday 24th May - Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens
10.00am-4.00pm
Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair


Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener this is set to be a great day out. With hundreds of rare and unusual plants, food and drink and music plus insider tips and tricks on everything from pruning to propagating. Lady Xa Tollemache gold medal winner at the Chelsea flower show will be taking a group of visitors on a tour around the garden from midday on the day of the fair, places are strictly limited so early booking is advisable. Tickets for the tour are £10 each.

For further details please see: Helmingham Hall Gardens

Sunday 24th May - Aspalls Cyder Night Supper Club at The Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
6.30pm for 7.00pm

Come along and enjoy a 6 course Aspall Cyder themed taster menu with carefully selected wines. See: Stoke by Nayland Hotel for full details.

Sunday 24th May - Monday 25th May - The Magic Ear Exhibition, Bawdsey Radar Station, Nr Woodbridge
Within the Worlds first operational Radar Station, see the Magic Ear Exhibition at Bawdsey Radar Station today, telling the story of the ‘invention that changed the world‘ with interactive displays. - See more at: Bawdsey Radar


National Gardens Open Scheme

national gardens chairty opening suffolk bank holiday

Visit one of the many gardens open in Suffolk this Bank Holiday weekend, raising money for Charity -
National Open Gardens Scheme in Suffolk



For information on other Events in Suffolk please see our What's On in Suffolk Guide
About the author - Sarah Quinlan is the owner of the Suffolk Guides. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahinSuffolk or Google+
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