May Newsletter

April 26, 2018

Kentwell Hall Tudor May Day Celebrations - Saturday 5 - Monday 7 May, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford.  A fantastic Tudor event with over 100 costumed Tudors in the main house and gardens.  There will be musical events, plays, processions, dancing and pageantry.

Ghost Hunt at Landguard Fort - Saturday 5 May.  Experience a night of ghost hunting at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe with Ghost Hunt Events.  Tickets cost £45 per person, over 18's only.  The event consists of a lot of stairs and walking.

The Suffolk Walking Festival 2018 - 12 May - 3 June.  Walks throughout Suffolk amongst unspoilt countryside, forests, heaths, and traditional market towns.  The perfect location for a springtime Walking Festival.  A good range of short walks to 4 day challenge walks.

Lavenham Vintage 1940s Commemorative Weekend - 18 - 21 May marking the 75th anniversary of  RAF Lavenham being built.  Lots of events taking place during the weekend including a 1940s swing dance, vintage vehicle display, vintage fair, Evacuees exhibition, vintage afternoon tea and lots more.

Steam and Vintage Show - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May, Stonham Barns.  A great family day out with historic steam engines, working horses, trade stalls food and drink and much more.  Adults £7.50, family ticket £20.

Bury St Edmunds Festival - 18 - 27 May, various venues all over Bury.  A fabulous festival featuring music, exhibitions, film and theatre.

The Hadleigh Show - Saturday 19 May.  The 179th show will be a great family day out with over 160 trade stalls, 42 local producers, The Sheep Show, Vintage Tractors, The Dog and Duck show, Dog Agility plus many more ringside shows.  Gates open at 8am.

LeeStock Music Festival at Melford Hall 2018 - Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 May.  The festival is a fantastic celebration of music including The Feeling, Newton Faulkner, and Toploader all in the picturesque setting of Melford Hall grounds.  For more information email

Through the Ages Special Event, Kentwell Hall - Saturday 26 to Monday 28 May, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford.  A wonderful journey through time from a Neolithic camp to the twentieth century, this is a fantastic event for all the family.

Helmingham Hall Gardens - Spring Plant Fair & Artisan Market - Sunday 27 May 10am - 4pm.  Cost £6.  A fabulous day out for gardening enthusiasts, all set against the stunning backdrop of the beautiful moated Helmingham Hall.  A fun day out for the whole family with live music, food and drink, lifestyle stalls, lunches and teas.  There will also be an opportunity to take a tour around the magnificent grade I listed gardens.  Tour cost £10 each.

Framlingham Gala Fest - Saturday 26 May to Monday 28 May.  A fun filled 3 day event with a parade, games, live music, BBQ.

Jockey Club Rooms Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour - Sunday 27 May, 13.45 - 16.30.  Learn about the illustrious history of The Jockey Club and the sport of horseracing through the knowledgeable team of Rooms Stewards at The Jockey Club Rooms.  Guests will be able to enjoy a guided viewing of the collection of sporting art and memorabilia for approx 1 1/2 hrs before afternoon tea.  Booking is essential £30 per person tel: 01638 675 509.

Children's Festival - Tuesday 29 to Wednesday 30 May, Stonham Barns, Stowmarket.  A fantastic Children's Festival being held for two days during the May half term week.  There will be fun and creative workshop participation including a silent disco, puppet making, theatre, sports, music, art, circus skills and dance classes.  An inflatable world will keep all ages busy.  Picnic packs, ices and drinks available at the event.  Children 3-15 £10 per day, accompanying adults, over 16's and under 3's free.

The Suffolk Show - 30 and 31 May, Trinity Park, Ipswich.  Suffolk's annual two day event celebrating everything that is great about Suffolk.  Gates open at 7am.  Download your Show app to find out what is happening and plan your day.  The Suffolk Show app is thought to be the first interactive app for an agricultural event of its kind in England.

Kings and Queens - Framlingham Castle, 11am - 5pm.  Discover your ultimate curtsey, bow like a pro at Framlingham Castle.