5 things to do this weekend in Suffolk
- Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND
From live music to historical re-enactments, there are plenty of things to do in Suffolk this weekend.
Here is a selection of events that are taking place on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, across Suffolk.
1. Spend a day at the farm
Where: Jimmy's Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, IP9 2AP
When: June 25 and 26
Cost: Adult tickets start at £12.50 and child tickets start at £10
Owned by Jimmy Doherty, this farm near Ipswich is just one of the great places that you can visit this weekend and you can get up close to the animals.
- 1 Woman jailed for having sex with Ipswich schoolboy
- 2 Police launch appeal to identify man after incident in Ipswich
- 3 Animal sex charges against Kesgrave vet dropped, but child images admitted
- 4 Group of youths seen carrying weapons in Ipswich park
- 5 Ice cream kiosk at Suffolk beauty spot destroyed in arson
- 6 Jail for Ipswich man who stole £2,000 worth of goods from Suffolk stores
- 7 Food review, La Cueva, Ipswich: 'Delicious food... and sparkly cocktails!'
- 8 Education 'exemplary' at Outstanding Ipswich academy
- 9 Police stop two vans overloaded by more than a ton each in Ipswich
- 10 First look at 172-bed student accommodation plan
There is also a playground where children can enjoy themselves.
2. Dragon Fest 2022
Where: West Stow, Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HG
When: June 25 and 26
Cost: Adult tickets are £10 and child tickets are £8
Returning for its sixth year, Dragon Fest is an immersive family-friendly festival of music, food and fun at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.
For the first time in 2022, you will be able to watch Valerian Dragons face off in the village.
3. Southwold Arts Festival
Where: Throughout Southwold
When: June 25 to July 2
Cost: Prices vary across events
This year marks the seventh anniversary of Southwold's exciting art festival, which celebrates the best of local music, poetry, theatre, and visual arts.
Events this weekend include Clare Teal and her Trio and An Evening with the Opera Babes at Southwold Arts Centre.
4. See live music
Where: Newmarket Racecourse, Foreman's Office Rowley Mile Racecourse, Cambridge Road, Newmarket, CB8 0TF
When: June 24
Cost: Tickets start at £29.12
Kick off your weekend with some live music at Newmarket Nights, with Rudimental the headline act.
The Brit Award-winning band will play their greatest hits throughout the night.
The Newmarket Nights season is always popular and last year Sir Tom Jones kicked off the 2021 Newmarket Nights season with a barnstorming performance, before Olly Murs took to the stage a week later for his gig.
5. History Alive
Where: Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT
When: June 25 to 26, 10am to 5pm
Cost: £10pp, under 12s go free
Watch history come alive before your eyes at Stonham Barns with combat displays and re-enactments.
From Viking warriors to Second World War German infantry, there will be a variety of re-enactments as well as armour and weaponry demonstrations and period music.