Forest & Local Events

50 Things to do in Suffolk

It is now 2019 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"

See the 50 Things to do in Suffolk Map

Local Attractions Map

Discover of our favourite local attractions

See the Map of local attractions

Suffolk Day 2019

Suffolk Day this year is on Friday, 21st June 2019.

Suffolk day is a day to celebrate all the wonderful things Suffolk is known for: beautiful landscapes; a vibrant arts scene; world-class cultural heritage; a growing reputation as 'The Foodie County' (and all the delicious local produce and talent that entails); an impressive stock of top-notch holiday accommodation; and of course friendly people, known for their warmth and hospitality.

2019 events will be released soon. But for now, see the Map of 2018 events

Forest & Local Events

This page is being updated for 2019 events as we receive news of them.


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 2019, 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 2019:
Wednesday 29th &
Thursday 30th May '19
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 1st June '19Local Event:
Wildlife Walk at Sizewell Belts
Sizewell Belts, Lovers Lane, Leiston, IP16 4UP
Join reserve wardens for a guided walk around Sizewell belts reserve finding out about the varied habitats and wildlife .The belts are a secluded landscape of grazing marsh intersected by a series of dykes and tree belts. This diverse site comprises marsh, reedbed and wet woodland with adjacent heathland and beach.
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 11th May to
Sunday 2nd June '19
Local Event:
Suffolk Walking Festival
Suffolk
Please visit the website for various dates and locations.
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 23rd June '19Local Event:
Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair 2019
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
Saturday 22nd June &
Sunday 23rd June '19
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
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 30th April '19Forest Event:
Summer Forage Foods
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Find out more about the edible plants of the forest with identification tips and recipe ideas. Then sample some a range of cooked foraged treats. The session can accommodate, vegan and / or gluten free diets
Price: £12 each age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Thursday 18th to
Sunday 21st July '19
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
Visit external website for more details
Friday 26th &
Sunday 28th July '19
Local Event:
Felixstowe Carnival and Fair
Felixstowe
With a procession at 1pm
Visit external website for more details
Friday 16th to
Sunday 18th August '19
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 17th to
Monday 19st August '19
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 23rd August '19Local Event:
Thorpeness Regatta & Fireworks
Thorpeness

Visit external website for more details
Saturday 31st August '19Forest Event:
Enter 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 15th Sept '19Local Event:
Splat Quack GO - Family Fun Mud Run
Poplar Park, Hollesley, IP12 3NA
Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm
This special event is for all the family. Suitable for ages 6+, your whole family can take part in this Mud Run which is 3km long, with obstacles designed to be achievable for all. You will get very muddy, in shallow swamps and muddy streams, your family will be jumping, crawling and climbing up obstacles and either walking or running, your choice! On the day fun activitie such as tug-of-war, bouncy castle, wellington boot throwing, disco and much more.
Price: Please visit link
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 28th Sept to
Sunday 29th Sept '19
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
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 28th Sept to
Sunday 29th Sept '19
Local Event:
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
Snape Maltings, IP17 1SP
The Festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings. Next to the River Alde and close to the Suffolk coast, where reed-covered marshlands stretch into the distance towards Aldeburgh.
Price: £8 adults
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 6th October '19Forest Event:
Autumn Forage Foods
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Find out more about the edible plants of the forest with identification tips and recipe ideas. Then sample some a range of cooked foraged treats. The session can accommodate, vegan and / or gluten free diets
Price: £12 each age 8+
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 19th October to
Sunday 27th October '19
Local Event:
Kids Go Free for October Half Term!
Norfolk Broads Broads Tours, NR12 8RX
The Skipper will give a life commentary explaining the history of the Broads and pointing out all the wildlife
Price: £9.50 adults, children free
Visit external website for more details
Sunday 27th Oct '19Forest Event:
Find out about Fungi
Rendlesham Forest
Time: 10:30pm to 1:30pm
Join enthusiast Jon Tyler for a walk in the woods exploring the fascinating and amazing diversity of Fungi found in Rendlesham. Walk includes information on what fungi are, their uses / importance and guidance on recognising different groups. To book your place telephone 03000 680400
Price: £10 age 7+
Visit external website for more details
Saturday 2nd November '19Forest Event:
Enter 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

50 Things to do in Suffolk

It is now 2019 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"

Local Attractions Map

Discover of our favourite local attractions

Suffolk Day 2019

Suffolk Day this year is on Friday, 21st June 2019.

Suffolk day is a day to celebrate all the wonderful things Suffolk is known for: beautiful landscapes; a vibrant arts scene; world-class cultural heritage; a growing reputation as 'The Foodie County' (and all the delicious local produce and talent that entails); an impressive stock of top-notch holiday accommodation; and of course friendly people, known for their warmth and hospitality.

2019 events will be released soon. But for now, here is the Map of 2018 events:


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£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

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Next Local Event

Date: Wednesday 29th &
Thursday 30th May '19
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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