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Seven ways to spend your weekend in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 15:14 23 November 2017

Enjoy a mulled wine turkey tasting afternoon at Dedham Vale Vineyard. Picture: WILD_DRAGO

Enjoy a mulled wine turkey tasting afternoon at Dedham Vale Vineyard. Picture: WILD_DRAGO

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Do you run out of things to do at the weekend? Check out our guide for inspiration, here is what’s happening November 25 and 26.

Bridge cottage at Flatford in Winter, enjoy a festive afternoon there this weekend. Picture: NATIONAL TRUST/JUSTIN MINNS Bridge cottage at Flatford in Winter, enjoy a festive afternoon there this weekend. Picture: NATIONAL TRUST/JUSTIN MINNS

Christmas at Flatford

Flatford

November 25 and 26 and December 2 and 3

Get yourself in the festive spirit in the ancient hall of Valley Farm for a Victorian Christmas.

There will be a cosy wood fire, greenery hanging from the ancient walls and a Christmas tree.

There will also be costumed volunteers on hand to tell you about winter activities.

For more information visit the website.

Take part in some festive fun at  a Christmas market. Picture: ANYABERKUT/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO Take part in some festive fun at a Christmas market. Picture: ANYABERKUT/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Sutton Christmas Market

Sutton Memorial Hall

November 25

Head down to the Sutton Memorial Hall between 10am and 1pm to take a look at the Christmas stalls.

The hall will be packed with jewellery, cards, Christmas decorations, children’s gifts, woodenware and more.

There will also be a yummy cake stall, a tombola and a raffle.

The event is being held to raise money for Sutton Memorial Hall and All Saints Church.

For more details call 01394 384659.

How are you spending Thanksgiving? Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO How are you spending Thanksgiving? Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

The Weeping Willow Pub does Thanksgiving

Barrow

November 23-25

The Weeping Willow, Barrow, will be throwing a special Thanksgiving weekend celebration.

Are you or a loved one originally from America? Celebrate Thanksgiving with them at this pub.

The venue is hosting the weekend celebration to observe the important relationship that the US air forces have with Suffolk.

To find out more call 01284 771881 or email hello@theweepingwillow.co.uk

The Ipswich Bach Choir is at St Johns Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich on Saturday. Picture: CONTRIBUTED The Ipswich Bach Choir is at St Johns Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich on Saturday. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

An Evening with Mozart

St John the Baptist, Ipswich

November 25

The Ipswich Bach Choir and Ipswich Chamber Orchestra will present a programme of Mozart’s masterpieces, under conductor Patrick McCarthy.

The evening will include two of his most popular choral works the Coronation Mass and the Vespers.

There will also be a Flute Concerto in D with soloist Mary Blanchard.

If you would like more information call 01394 271538.

Take part in the annual RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich branch's Christmas fair. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER Take part in the annual RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich branch's Christmas fair. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

RSPCA Christmas Fair

Holbrook Village Hall

November 25

The RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch are throwing their annual Christmas fair.

The ViVo Village Voices choir will be singing Christmas carols and you’ll have the chance to meet Father Christmas.

Enjoy craft and gift stalls, a tombola and a raffle while supporting local animals in need.

To find out more email mary@hedgehogco.demon.co.uk

Enjoy a class of mulled wine this weekend. Picture: COLIN FINCH Enjoy a class of mulled wine this weekend. Picture: COLIN FINCH

Mulled Wine and Turkey Tasting

Dedham Vale Vineyard

November 25

Ease yourself into the Christmas spirit with a little help from Dedham Vale Vineyard.

Drop-in for mulled wine, take advantage of Winter Wine Deals in the Shop, and you can even taste and order a local KellyBronze Turkey for Christmas.

There will also be a Wreath making course to kickstart your decorating.

Visit the Facebook page for more details.

Enjoy the Vegan Christmas festival. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO Enjoy the Vegan Christmas festival. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Vegan Christmas Fair

Lewis Gardens, Colchester

November 26

The Christmas Fair has over 40 stalls all selling 100% vegan products, ranging from food, craft, clothing, cosmetics and gifts.

The proceeds raised will go to Lotus Stray Rescue – an English charity focused on spay & neuter and rescue of Romanian strays.

Make sure you tell all your Vegan friends!

You can read more about the event here.

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