The most popular bank holiday of the year has arrived! To help you make the most of your time off we’ve created a list to help you enjoy your August bank holiday in Suffolk this weekend.
It’s the last bank holiday of summer 2019, and here in Suffolk, we’re determined to make it a good one. We’re all gearing up for sunny weather too, so there’s plenty to see and do in and around our lovely little piece of the sunrise coast. Take a look at these incredible events and get ready to book your holiday to Mollett’s Farm for August Bank Holiday 2019.
Bloody Mary’s Castle – Framlingham
Step back in time and learn all about the Tudors this bank holiday at fabulous Framlingham Castle. The castle on the hill is only 15 minutes away from Mollett’s Farm and the annual spectacular is one not to be missed. Bloody Mary was proclaimed Queen of England in Framlingham Castle in 1533. You can enjoy Tudor music, dance arts and crafts all weekend along with the change to have an audience with the Queen (and her executioner) to find out more about their stories yourself.
Kids can even enjoy sword school – now that will be something to tell their friends when they start the new term in September!
Theatre in the Forest – Jimmy’s Farm
This week is the final week of Theatre in the Forest at Jimmy’s Farm, and it’s your last chance to enjoy some wonderfully entertaining theatre from the incredibly talented Red Rose Chain Theatre Group. This year’s show is one of the most famous plays created by Shakespeare, a story of star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet. The 24th August 2019 is also the 20th anniversary of Theatre in the Forest and to celebrate they are throwing a free, pre-show birthday bash.
So why not head over for the festivities before being whisked back to the 1960’s for Romeo & Juliet with a twist.
Don’t forget Jimmy’s Farm isn’t just about theatre, little ones will love it too, there’s plenty to do and see including lots and lots of animals!
Maui Waui Festival – Theberton
Escape to the world of the Maui Waui Festival this bank holiday weekend. One of Suffolk’s fastest growing festivals, Maui Waui is a ‘feel-good festival’ of international music, arts and performance. It’s also of the best value festivals around with day tickets starting from just £40. With an incredible atmosphere and a totally terrific contained kid’s area will keep your little ones smiling all day.
For the big kids, there will be curious circus acts to enjoy, aerial silks and cabaret, along with a whole host of incredible music to get those toes tapping and have you dancing the night away. All less than 15 minutes drive from our cosy luxury accommodation.
24/08/19 Tractor Fair – Ipswich Food Hall
Last year was a record-breaking event for the annual Tractor Fair – 8000 people visited Ipswich food hall to sample delicious Suffolk Food and drink and meet Tractor Ted – the nation’s favourite green tractor.
Farming machinery old and new will be on display and there will be a chance to enjoy tractor and pony rides. There will also be live music throughout the day and visitors can sample locally sourced BBQ foods, chocolate, wines, beers, spirits and more from a huge range of Suffolk suppliers.
Best of all? The whole event (even parking) is totally free…meaning more pennies in your pocket for ice cream!
Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival
This one is a little further away from us, but if you are an absolute food fanatic and you’re looking to indulge in some incredible street food, and then bring back some delicious Suffolk ingredients to cook in your self-catering accommodation, then the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival is the event for you.
As one of the UK’s biggest food festival, this taste extravaganza promises plenty of food and drink stands from local Suffolk suppliers, alongside celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, a farmer’s market and even a beach!
So, enjoy the journey through the countryside and bring back plenty to snack on later if you aren’t too full!
Don’t forget, next month it’s the fabulous Aldeburgh Food and drink festival so if you can’t make it this month then why not come over and celebrate some Suffolk coast specialities.
If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t forget to check out our blog for all the info on our cosy corner of Suffolk.