Pakefield Caravan Park
Pakefield Caravan Park
Willows Barn Luxury Self Catering, Framlingham
Willows Barn Luxury Self Catering, Framlingham
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Fornham Organic Shop & Cafe, Bury St Edmunds
The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
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Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich
Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
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The Swan at Lavenham
Visit Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
Visit Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
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Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village
Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich
Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich
The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh
The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh
High Lodge Holiday Resort, Saxmundham
High Lodge Holiday Resort, Saxmundham
Fox and Goose, Fressingfield
Fox and Goose, Fressingfield
The Great House, Lavenham
The Great House, Lavenham
Best of Suffolk - Self Catering Accommodation
Best of Suffolk - Self Catering Accommodation
Suffolk Cottage Holidays, Aldeburgh
Suffolk Cottage Holidays, Aldeburgh
The Cock Inn, Polstead
The Cock Inn, Polstead
High House Farm, Woodbridge
High House Farm, Woodbridge
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The Amber Shop, Southwold
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Sibton White Horse Inn, Sibton
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Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa
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The Westleton Crown, Westleton
The Anchor, Walberswick
The Anchor, Walberswick
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Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham
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Fynn Valley Golf, Restaurant & Luxury Lodges, Ipswich
Swilland Mill Luxury Self Catering, Woodbridge
Swilland Mill Luxury Self Catering, Woodbridge
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RSPB Suffolk
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
The Ship Inn, Blaxhall
The Ship Inn, Blaxhall
The Abbey B & B, Eye
The Abbey B & B, Eye
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Red House Yards Events & Accommodation
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Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Lowestoft
Go Ape, Thetford
Go Ape, Thetford
The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh
The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh
Suffolk Coastal Cottages, Southwold
Suffolk Coastal Cottages, Southwold
Short Courses at Assington Mill, Sudbury
Short Courses at Assington Mill, Sudbury

May Bank Holiday Events in Suffolk

3rd to 5th MAY



Kentwell Hall

Come to Kentwell Hall this May Day weekend and take part in this fantastic event for all the family!
There is something for everyone, including music, dancing, plays and processions and over 100 costumed Tudors. Join in with making garlands for the processions; make posies and help to decorate the buildings and dress the well; help to dress the May Tree; make paper boats to sail on the Washerwomen's pond; dance in the grand circle dance around the May Tree and join in with the songs. Lots to do and fun for all! Also the House, Gardens and Farm are all open so join the fun at Kentwell Hall

Art Unequalled
3rd - 5th May

Art Unequalled

Find high quality handmade work presented by the makers themselves. Artists will be presenting work in a range of media including sculpture, glass, ceramics, painting, prints, textiles. See Art Exhibitions in Suffolk


Friday 2nd May - Monday 5th May - Art for Cure exhibition in aid of Breakthrough, Bredfield House, Suffolk
A wonderful mix of very special paintings, prints and sculpture from local and national artists. All in aid of the charity Breakthrough, raising awareness for Breast Cancer sufferers. For more details see the link above to Suffolk Art Exhibitions

Saturday 3rd May - Monday 5th May - Clare Art Club Exhibition, Clare Town Hall, Sudbury
10.00am-5.00pm
Clare Art

Browse through a large selection of artwork, jewellery, crafts, prints and more whilst learning tips from the artists themselves. Refreshments available and remember to enter the prize draw to win the painting above. For full details see the link above to Suffolk Art Exhibitions

Saturday 3rd May - Drinkstone Sale Trail at Drinkstone Village and Village Hall
9.30am-2.30pm
Households around the village open their garages up to hold garage sales and others sell from tabletops in the brand new Village Hall. Refreshments, toilets, etc in Village Hall. Fund raising for the Village Hall Charity. Contact: Sue Foulsham - Chairman Drinkstone Village Hall (Registered Charity), Tel: 01449 736314

Special Event - Sunday 4th May - Monday 5th May - "Middy in the War Years" at Mid Suffolk Light Railway
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Deep in the quiet Suffolk countryside this May Bank Holiday you'll find all sorts of strange goings on with are re-enacting soldiers, sailors and airmen, military vehicles and displays, plus all Middy facilities including real ale bar and steam train rides. Find out more here - Mid Suffolk Light Railway

Sunday 4th May - Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre 2014 at Earsham Hall, near Bungay
10am - 5pm
There will be plenty to see at this Classic Car Show including classic cars, tractors and military vehicles.
For full details see Fetes and Fairs in Suffolk

Peppa Pig is coming to Colne Valley Railway!
Colne Valley Railway

Peppa and younger brother George will be making appearances throughout the day, so come along and reserve your seat at: Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham


Sunday 4th May - Beccles Antiques Street Market, Beccles Town Centre
8am - 4.30pm
Come down to Beccles for a wide range of antiques and collectables.
More information can be found here - Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk


24th to 26th MAY



Saturday 24 May and Sunday 25 May LeeStock Festival at Melford Hall Park, Long Melford
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With headliners The Lightning Seeds on Saturday and Terrorvision on Sunday you are in for a great weekend at this Suffolk Festival, with proceeds donated to the Willow Foundation. For more information and to book your tickets see: LeeStock Music Festival

Saturday 24 May to Monday 26 May - Kentwell Through the Centuries
11am to 5pm at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

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Visit a Medieval Village, Tudor Crafts, A Victorian Household and a WWII camp - all in the space of a single day! Join in with activities in each era, including games. Sample the spirit of 4 of the centuries which made Britain Great! Only at Kentwell Hall

Visit The Suffolk Punch Trust

suffolk punch horse

The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud is the world's oldest stud farm breeding the extremely rare Suffolk Punch. Visit this Bank Holiday Weekend to see a living and working part of Suffolk's history - see Suffolk Punch Trust


Looking for something to do? Click on the links below to find out what's on in your area.
What's On Suffolk?
What's On Ipswich?
What's On Bury St Edmunds?
What's On Woodbridge?


Enjoy Half Term Fun in Suffolk

half term fun in Suffolk events

Continue your holiday and spend Half Term in Suffolk, take a look at all the events coming up! - Visit our Half Term Things to do article


Saturday 10th May to st June
bank holiday suffolk walks festival

This annual Suffolk Walking Festival continues throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend. There will be strolls through medieval villages and rambles in the countryside. For details see: Suffolk Walking Festival


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


Enjoy the Thrills at Pleasurewood Hills!

thrills suffolk park

With 4 new rides this year plus all your favourites including Wipeout - the tallest, fastest and most extreme rollercoaster in the East of England. You can also enjoy the Sea Lion and Parrot shows and relax in the Terrace Cafe at Pleasurewood Hills


Sunday 25th May - Traditional Car Boot Sale, Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum
8-30am pitches and 9-20am public access
An excellent opportunity to declutter or pick up a May bank holiday bargain. No traders please. For further details click: What's On in Ipswich

Monday 25th May - Model Engineering Day at Colne Valley Railway
Castle Hedingham, Halstead
model railway suffolk

Colne Valley Railway

Monday 26 May Craft & Gift Fayre
10.00am - 3.00pm at Fynn Valley Golf Club, Ipswich

A large selection of locally made crafts & quality gifts displayed in our converted Edwardian barn. Refreshments available, free parking at Fynn Valley Golf Club, Restaurant and Luxury Lodges

Monday 26th May - Long Melford Open Gardens
10am - 5.00pm

open gardens suffolk bank holiday

Tickets just £5, find out more here Visit Long Melford

Monday 27 May Sudbury Community Festival
1.30pm until 9pm at Delphi Centre, Sudbury

This is a charity event in Sudbury Suffolk. The day will start with a childrens coaching master class by Ex Ipswich Town player Fabian Wilnis (closed event) followed by a celebrity football match and finished with a music concert with local, national & international bands/artists.
Tickets: £5 - Concessions (under 16's/over 60's) £4, family (2 std 2 concessions) £15
Contact: 01787 378250, Ticket Hotline 0844 884 2920 or visit www.sudburycommunityfestival.co.uk
Venue Address: Alexandra Road, Sudbury. Suffolk CO10 2RR

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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