Great Days Out This Summer
Suffolk is playing host to some great events this summer, providing fun for all the family.
Jimmy’s Farm Festival
When it comes to music, Suffolk has already played host to some international stars this summer with Elton John, Little Mix and The Jacksons all visiting the county. However, there is still plenty more acts set to wow the Suffolk crowds. Jimmy's Doherty's farm plays host to a music festival each summer, featuring live entertainment, street food and children’s activities across the 2 day event. This year, hosted on the 22nd and 23rd July, sees some household names taking to the stage, with KT Tunstall, Scouting For Girls, Matt Cardle, and Chas & Dave amongst the acts performing.
Suffolk Dog Day
With all of our properties being dog friendly, we love anything involving man’s best friend. So for a great day out look no further than Suffolk Dog Day 2017 at Helmingham Hall, just outside Stowmarket on Sunday 30th July. This is no ordinary day in the doggy diary, but a day to celebrate our furry friends in all their guises, with fun dog classes with great prizes, agility, dog scurry and lots of attractions and trade stands to keep everyone entertained.
Helminghall Hall will also be playing host to a filming of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow on Thursday 31st August, with many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors.
VW Whitenoise Festival
A truly independent Motoring, Arts and Music festival that doesn’t work to a formula will be hosted from the 3rd – 6th August. The VW Whitenoise Festival showcases with diverse live music, a beautiful Estate venue at Euston Hall on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and free activities for children, which have included totem-pole making and trombone lessons!
Ipswich Maritime Festival
Taking place on the weekend of 19th and 20th August 2017, the Ipswich Maritime Festival is now an event that is part of the bi-annual calendar, and it is the town's way of celebrating its maritime history and how this has shaped the development of the town over the centuries. Featuring a wide range of activities for families, couples and individuals alike, we're already expecting the return of the famous maritime market, attractions for the children, visits out on the Sailing Barge Victor, music, food, drink, and much more!
Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival
If food and drink is more your thing, visit Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August. For the sixth year in a row, Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival is back and ready to share the culinary treats of East Anglia with anyone and everyone looking for a weekend of food festival fun. The festival will be providing a variety of events to get your mouth watering, including a Farmer’s market and a plethora of cookery demonstrations. Celebrity chefs have been confirmed as James Tanner and Galton Blackiston. In addition, there’ll be street entertainment and children’s entertainment, including an urban beach in the town.