Forest & Local Events

50 Things to do in Suffolk


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It is now 2018 but it's 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


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 2018, 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 2018:
Friday 30th March to
Monday 2nd April '18
Local Event:
Sutton Hoo Easter Egg Hunt
Sutton Hoo, IP12 3DJ
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
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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Friday 30th March to
Monday 2nd April '18
Local Event:
Snape Maltings 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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Saturday 31st March '18Forest Event:
Visit the dark, dark Forest!
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 7:45pm to 9:45pm
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 7+
Visit external website for more details
Tuesday 3rd April '18Local Event:
Minsmere's Minibeats
RSPB Minsmere, Saxmundham, IP17 3BY
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: £3 per child (plus normal entry fees)
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Wednesday 4th April '18Local 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 adult (includes admission into museum)
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Wednesday 4th April '18Local Event:
Pond Dipping
RSPB Minsmere, Saxmundham, IP17 3BY
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: £3 per child (plus normal entry fees)
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Thursday 5th April '18Local Event:
Bird ringing demonstrations
RSPB Minsmere, Saxmundham, IP17 3BY
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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Sunday 1st April to
Monday 2nd April '18
Local Event:
All About Dogs Show
Trinity Park, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
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
Price: £12 adults, £6.50 children
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Sunday 22nd April '18Forest 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 age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Wednesday 30th &
Thursday 31th May '18
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
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 12th May to
Sunday 3rd June '18
Local Event:
Suffolk Walking Festival
Suffolk
Please visit the website for various dates and locations.
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Sunday 1st July '18Forest 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 age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 30th June &
Sunday 1st July '18
Local Event:
Heveningham Hall Country Fair with Wings & Wheels
Heveningham Hall, Suffolk, IP19 0PN
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 17th June '18Local Event:
Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair 2018
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.
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Thursday 12th to
Sunday 15th July '18
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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Friday 27th &
Sunday 29th July '18
Local Event:
Felixstowe Carnival and Fair
Felixstowe
With a procession at 1pm
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Saturday 21st &
Sunday 22nd July '18
Local Event:
Jimmy's Festival at Jimmy's Farm
Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk, IP9 2AP
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 16th August '18Forest 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 age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Friday 17th to
Sunday 19th August '18
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".
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Saturday 18th to
Monday 20st August '18
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
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Friday 24th August '18Local Event:
Thorpeness Regatta & Fireworks
Thorpeness

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Saturday 1st September '18Forest Event:
Visit the dark, dark Forest!
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 7:45pm to 9:45pm
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 7+
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 20th October '18Forest Event:
Visit the dark, dark Forest!
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 7:45pm to 9:45pm
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 7+
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 28th Oct '18Forest 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 7+
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Sunday 11th November '18
(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 age 8+
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2018 Prices (per night)

Caravan or Tent with 1 car or Motor Home for 1 or 2 persons:
£18.00 (Low season)
£22.00 (High season)

Extra adult: £7.00
Children(5-16yrs): £3.00 each
Children(0-4yrs): Free
One extra car: £4.00
One visitor car: £4.00
Electric hook-up: No charge
Awning: No charge

Showers: 50p coin (5 mins)

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Next Local Event

Date: Wednesday 30th &
Thursday 31th May '18
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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