Forest & Local Events

50 Things to do in Suffolk


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It is now 2017 and still valid today, BBC Radio Suffolk and the East Anglian Daily Times in 2014 asked the public for their thoughts on what they love to do in our diverse county of Suffolk.

BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy said:

"The amazing response shows the deep love and affection people have for Suffolk. We could easily have had a top 100. What was lovely was so many Suffolk ex-pats got in touch to share their suggestions with us, as well as locals"

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Forest & Local Events

The 2017 events listed below are now outdated.
We will add 2018 events when we receive news on them.
We receive a list of Rendlesham Forest events during February and will add them as soon as possible.


Forest Events:
Forest Camping is within 200m of the Rendlesham Forest Centre which is managed by the Forestry Commission.

Below is a list of events for 2017, this information is published as a guide only and information may change. Any changes, cancellations or errors are outside our control. For information about forestry events Visit the Forestry Commission's Website

List of Forest & Local Events in 2017:
Monday 3rd April '17Local Event:
Pond Dipping
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Join us as we dip our nets into the Minsmere pond, to search for what life is present. All equipment is provided. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: £2 per child (plus normal entry fees)
Visit external website for more details
Tuesday 4th April '17Local Event:
Minsmere's Minibeats
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meet some of Minsmere's minibeasts on our bug hunting trail and help to make a Minsmere Bug Hotel. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: £2 per child (plus normal entry fees)
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Wednesday 5th April '17Local Event:
Easter Crafts & Family Nature Walk
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Time to get messy as you make some Easter gifts. Take home some living art such as cress animals. You can also discover more about Minsmere's spring wildlife on a fun nature ramble. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: £2 per child per activity (plus normal entry fees)
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Thursday 6th April '17Local Event:
Bird ringing demonstrations
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Waveney Bird Club's ringing demonstrations are not to be missed. They offer unique opportunities to experience close encounters with Minsmere's birds. You never know what you might see! Join us to discover more about the lives of Minsmere's birds, what migration adventures they have and the important work the Waveney Bird Club do. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: Normal entry fees
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Monday 10th April '17Local Event:
Pond Dipping
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Join us as we dip our nets into the Minsmere pond, to search for what life is present. All equipment is provided. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: £2 per child (plus normal entry fees)
Visit external website for more details
Tuesday 11th April '17Local Event:
Minsmere's Minibeats
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meet some of Minsmere's minibeasts on our bug hunting trail and help to make a Minsmere Bug Hotel. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: £2 per child (plus normal entry fees)
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Wednesday 12th April '17Local Event:
Felixstowe Museum Egg Hunt
Felixstowe Museum, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW
Come and join the giant Landguard Bunny for a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Search the Museum for the coloured eggs, then exchange them for a yummy reward! Also fun bunny ears to make too..
Price: £3 per child, £2 per sdult (includes admission into museum)
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Wednesday 12th April '17Local Event:
Easter Crafts & Family Nature Walk
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Time to get messy as you make some Easter gifts. Take home some living art such as cress animals. You can also discover more about Minsmere's spring wildlife on a fun nature ramble. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: £2 per child per activity (plus normal entry fees)
Visit external website for more details
Thursday 13th April '17Local Event:
Bird ringing demonstrations
RSPB Minsmere
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Waveney Bird Club's ringing demonstrations are not to be missed. They offer unique opportunities to experience close encounters with Minsmere's birds. You never know what you might see! Join us to discover more about the lives of Minsmere's birds, what migration adventures they have and the important work the Waveney Bird Club do. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Price: Normal entry fees
Visit external website for more details
Friday 14th April to
Monday 17th April '17
Local Event:
Sutton Hoo Easter Egg Hunt
Sutton Hoo, IP12 3DJ
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Discover the incredible story of Sutton Hoo this Easter. Bunny’s hunt will take you on an adventure through the woods and past the burial mounds with clues to solve before you can claim a yummy Cadbury chocolate treat at the end. Easter was named after an Anglo Saxon goddess, so where better to spend it than at this special site?
Price: Normal admission applies
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Saturday 15th April '17Local Event:
Woodbridge Easter Egg Hunt
Elmhurst Park, Woodbridge
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
The event will take place across the whole of Elmhurst park with children following a series of clues to complete the trail.
Price: Free
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Saturday 15th April '17Forest Event:
Visit the dark, dark Forest!
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Explore the magic of the forest on a spring night: Experience a world where you can talk to owls, tune in to bats and witness strange night time phenomena. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £8 each age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 16th April '17Local Event:
Easter Egg Hunt
Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP
Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm
Pick up a trail map from the Visitor Centre and find the eggs around Snape Maltings.
Price: Free
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Sunday 16th April to
Monday 17th April '17
Local Event:
All About Dogs Show
Trinity Park, Ipswich
An Event Organised by Dog Lovers for Dog Lovers. Book your tickets for one of the LARGEST dog events in the UK. Fun Dog Shows, Entertainments and Demos, Dog Agility, Dog Accessories and many many more
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Sunday 30th April '17Forest Event:
Spring Forest Food Taster
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Find out all about edible plants in the forest. With identification tips, guidance and the opportunity to sample seasonal wild food treats at the end. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £10 each
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Saturday 13th May to
Sunday 4th June '17
Local Event:
Suffolk Walking Festival
Suffolk
Please visit the website for various dates and locations.
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Wednesday 31st May &
Thursday 1st June '17
Local Event:
The Suffolk Show
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, IP3 8UH
Time: From 7:30am
Suffolk's annual agricultural show, a firm family favourite, returns to Trinity Park, with more exhilarating displays, street food, agriculture competitions and horse racing.
Price: Please visit link
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Sunday 9th July '17Forest Event:
Summer Forest Food Taster
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Find out all about edible plants in the forest. With identification tips, guidance and the opportunity to sample seasonal wild food treats at the end. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £10 each
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 8th &
Sunday 9th July '17
Local Event:
Heveningham Hall Country Fair with Wings & Wheels
Heveningham Hall, Suffolk
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Bring the whole family along to the truly remarkable grounds of Heveningham Hall in Suffolk. Spectacular displays for everyone to enjoy (full details TBC nearer to the time). Dogs welcome too!
Price: Prices TBC
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Sunday 16th July '17Local Event:
Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair 2017
Woodbridge
Time: From 12:00pm
Many stalls and attractions around Model Yacht Pond Field and along the Riverwall between Deben Yacht Club and Tide Mill.
Visit external website for more details
Thursday 13th to
Sunday 16th July '17
Local Event:
Latitude Festival
Henham Park, Southwold
Henham Park Estate, Southwold. Fast becoming one of England’s favourite summer festivals, Latitude is returning to the beautiful Suffolk coastal area for its ninth time this year. This fabulous, multi-arts festival and winner of the UK Festival Award’s "Best Line-Up" title in 2013, will return to the beautiful Henham Park estate near Southwold in July 2016.
Price: Prices on website
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Saturday 22nd &
Sunday 23rd July '17
Local Event:
Felixstowe Carnival and Fair
Felixstowe
With a procession at 1pm
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 22nd &
Sunday 23rd July '17
Local Event:
Jimmy's Farm Sausage and Beer Festival
Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk
Back for another year is the wonderful and popular Sausage and Beer Festival hosted by Jimmy's Farm in Wherstead.
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 23st July '17Local Event:
Suffolk Coast 100 Mile Cycling Challenge
Woodbridge & Suffolk

Visit external website for more details
Friday 18th to
Sunday 20th August '17
Local Event:
FolkEast
Glemhall Hall, Suffolk
Nominated for the Best Small Festival Award in the UK Festival Awards, FolkEast is a friendly, eclectic , and family-friendly festival - all set within the beautiful Suffolk countryside. It was also included in BBC Radio Suffolk's "Ultimate list of 50 things during summer 2014".
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 19th to
Monday 21st August '17
Local Event:
Aldeburgh Carnival
Aldeburgh High Street
Sideshows, Tombola, Punch and Judy, Chinese Lantern Procession, grand Carnival Procession & Monday night Firework finale - just some of the events happening at Aldeburgh Carnival this August.
Price: Free
Visit external website for more details
Friday 25th August '17Local Event:
Thorpeness Regatta & Fireworks
Thorpeness

Visit external website for more details
Saturday 26th August '17Forest Event:
Visit the dark, dark Forest!
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Explore the magic of the forest on a spring night: Experience a world where you can talk to owls, tune in to bats and witness strange night time phenomena. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £8 each age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 3rd Sept '17Forest Event:
Autumn Forest Food Taster
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Find out all about edible plants in the forest. With identification tips, guidance and the opportunity to sample seasonal wild food treats at the end. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £10 each
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 24th Sept '17Forest Event:
Find out about Fungi
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30pm to 1:30pm
Join Jon Tyler for a walk through the woods exploring the fascinating world of fungi, with tips and guidance on identifying different groups. Bring a basket and a sharp knife. Well behaved dogs welcome. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £10 age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 22th Oct '17Forest Event:
Find out about Fungi
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30pm to 1:30pm
Join Jon Tyler for a walk through the woods exploring the fascinating world of fungi, with tips and guidance on identifying different groups. Bring a basket and a sharp knife. Well behaved dogs welcome. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £10 age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 28th October '17Forest Event:
Visit the dark, dark Forest!
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Explore the magic of the forest on a spring night: Experience a world where you can talk to owls, tune in to bats and witness strange night time phenomena. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £8 each age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 5th November '17
(NB The Campsite is closed)
Forest Event:
Winter Forest Food Taster
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Find out all about edible plants in the forest. With identification tips, guidance and the opportunity to sample seasonal wild food treats at the end. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £10 each
Visit external website for more details

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Nov '17 to March '18
We are closed from
31st October 2017.
We re-open 29th March 2018.
2018 Bookings are taken
by telephone from the
1st March 2018
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Key:
Low Season | High Season
Fully Booked
Minimum Stay Required (high)
Limited Availability (high)

2017 Prices (per night)

Caravan or Tent with 1 car or Motor Home for 1 or 2 persons:
£17.00 (Low season)
£20.00 (High season)

Extra adult: £6.50
Children(5-16yrs): £3.50 each
Children(0-4yrs): Free
One extra car: £4.00
Electric hook-up: No charge
Awning: No charge

Showers: 50p coin each

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