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Events and Places of Interest

Suffolk’s Heritage Coast is one of England’s favourite tourist destinations famed for its fishing towns, beaches, gentle rolling countryside, nature reserves, golf courses and a multitude of historic houses, traditional pubs and fine restaurants

It is also plays hosts a range of pop and art festivals as well as age-old traditional village fetes. Within this page we offer a glimpse of what the area has to offer, for more information  www.visit-suffolkcoast.co.uk

All Year

Aldeburgh: fine eating and drinking, shopping, sailing, music and drama – something for everyone in this traditional, atmospheric town on Suffolk’s heritage coast. www.visit-aldeburgh.co.uk/

Southwold: home of the Adnams brewery, famous lighthouse and beach huts. Wealth of art galleries, fine shops and pubs and the Blackshore harbourside for freshly-caught fish and the ferry across the River Blyth to Walberswick..www.visitsouthwold.co.uk/

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – one of the world’s leading centres of music and a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty.  www.snapemaltings.co.uk

RSPB nature reserve, Minsmere, see a range of iconic birds including bitterns and avocets at this coastal reserve www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events

Framlingham Castle dating back to the late 12th century. www.english-heritage.org.uk

Spring

Aldeburgh Literary Festival, Jubilee Hall 1st – 4th March 2018 A completely independent festival which was started by The Aldeburgh Bookshop  in 2002. www.aldeburghbookshop.co.uk

Southwold Seal Trip Take a boat from Southwold harbour and visit the grey and common seals living on Scroby Sands

Suffolk Punch Trust – Hollesley Bay Open day tours of this important home of the Suffolk Punch Horse    www.suffolkpunchtrust.org/

Summer

Aldeburgh Festival 8th-24th June 2018 Established by Suffolk–born Benjamin Britten, the festival boasts an impressive programme of superb concerts, recitals, films & lectures. www.aldeburgh.co.uk/

Suffolk Show, Trinity Park, Ipswich, May 30th & 31st May 2018 Traditional English Agricultural Show, with Show Jumping, Livestock and Trade stands www.suffolkshow.co.uk/

Southwold Arts Festival, 23rd June – 30th June 2018. Showcasing local, national and international  talent in venues in and around the town. www.southwoldartsfestival.co.uk/ 

Heveningham Hall Country Fair with Wings and Wheels 30th June & 1st July 2018 A true country fair with horses, countryside crafts, food hall and Melford Green’s alpacas. www.countryfair.co.uk

Latitude Festival 12th-15th July 2018: Henham Hall An eclectic weekend festival combining music, comedy, art, poetry and dance. www.latitudefestival.com

British Open Crabbing Championship Walberswick

Barrel Fair – Westleton 19th August 2018 Centred around the annual challenge between the White Horse & Crown pubs, to see who is the first to push a barrel up and down the village green. Also features open barrel races for all ages – great fun for all the family  www.westletonbarrelfair.com

Autumn and Winter

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 29th & 30th September 2018 with fringe events into October Show cases the best of Suffolk Food & Drink www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk/

Deer Safari Red Deer Spotting on Dunwich Heath & Minsmere Nature Reserves

Halesworth Arts Festival 13th-28th October 2018 A month of Music, Film and Drama www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk

Halloween at Framlingham Castle Discover spooky secrets and ghastly tales as you take a ghostly tour of the Castle

Heveningham Hall Fireworks, 3rd November 2018