What's On In Suffolk This Summer

Published: Monday 15th Jul 2019

Written by: Aimee Anderson

There's so much going on in the Suffolk countryside over the Summer! Check out our guide to the best events and activities taking place over during the Summertime:

Legendary Joust
Framlingham Castle
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th July 2019
Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as two legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Legendary Joust. See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves and hear the roar of the crowd as reputations are won and lost. Choose your champion and cheer them on to victory – or console them in defeat. Immerse yourself in medieval life in the encampment, where you can listen to merry music, learn about cookery and crafts from centuries ago. Little knights can test their bravery in our sword school and have the chance to try on medieval armour. Tickets are £12.50 for adults, £7.50 for children. Reduced ticket prices for English Heritage Members. Book your tickets here.

Food and Drink Festival
Bury St Edmunds
Sunday 25th - Monday 26th August 2019
Make the most of the bank holiday weekend with a trip to the historic town of Bury St Edmunds where you will find the extremely popular Food & Drink Festival. With a Farmer's Market, local food and drink stalls, cookery demonstrations and lots of family-friendly activities including a mini farm and artificial beach! There's something for everyone. Find out more.

Summer Trail
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds
Thursday 25th July - Thursday 15th August 2019
Follow the Summer trail around Nowton Park near Bury St Edmunds and answer the clues correctly to collect your prize from the café! Find out more.

Magic Weekend
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st July 2019
A weekend of magic and mystery in all its guises and surprises, presented in true Kentwell style. Come and be enchanted at Kentwell Hall with lots of fun activities for the whole family. Adult tickets from £16, children from £12.25. Book your tickets here.

Theatre In The Forest - Romeo & Juliet
Jimmy's Farm, Wherstead
Wednesday 31st July - Sunday 25th August 2019
This year’s Theatre in the Forest marks the 20th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with Shakespeare’s original star-cross’d lovers in the beautiful woods of Jimmy’s Farm. Adult tickets from £26, children £10. Book your tickets here.

Circus Weekend
Easton Farm Park, Easton
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2019
Friendly clowns, juggling and a selection of circus activities to enjoy at the family friendly Easton Farm Park. Tickets £9.50. Under 2's go free. Find out more.

FolkEast
Glemhall Hall, Little Glemham
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August 2019
A weekend of first class national, internationala nd local folk artists at the picturesque Glemhall Hall estate. One of the folk scenes most highly rates festivals, FolkEast will appear once again in 2019 across three blissful days and 7 stages. Book your tickets here.

Cactus & Chilli Festival
Urban Jungle, Beccles
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2019
An amazing selection of of hardy and interior cacti, succulents, agaves, yuccas, and other desert lovers, with some rare and unusual species too. 100s of brightly coloured chillies, of all shapes, sizes and heat. Chilli inspired dishes and cocktails with workshops, events and a big Bank Holiday Sunday party! Celebrate the final bank holiday of the summer with fun for the whole family. Find out more.

Suffolk Dog Day
Helmingham Hall, Helmingham
Sunday 28th July 2019
The hugely popular “Doggy Day Out” is returning bigger and better than ever before in 2019! Come along for a fun-filled day with tons of have-a-go activities for you and your dog to get involved in! Find out more.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust: Family Courses
Various locations
Friday 26th July - Monday 5th August 2019
Suffolk Cottage Holidays is proud to sponsor the Suffolk Wildlife Trust Family Courses. Offering a mix of art, craft and natural history courses for families wanting to spend time together learning new skills and more about the natural world around them. Suitable for 11-16 year olds. Book your tickets here.