As spring turns to summer in Suffolk, our thoughts turn to one of the biggest events in the county calendar, the bustling Suffolk Show 2019.
We’re lucky to be located less than 30 mins away from the showground, which means Mollett’s Farm’s luxury accommodation is the perfect base to enjoy everything Suffolk has to offer at this two-day extravaganza of local produce and agriculture.
It really is a great day out for all the family and your four-legged friends.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Mollett’s as they are at the show, they just can’t go into the ringside clubs or food hall.
We take our accessibility seriously at Mollett’s Farm, and all our Stables Studios are suitable for many levels of ability and include level thresholds, low sinks and wet rooms. The Suffolk show also caters for all abilities.
They will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors. These will need to be booked in advance. To help visitors who may experience difficulties walking, there will be three 10-seater buggies available, so that you can get the most out of your visit without worrying about fatigue or mobility. While disabled visitors are charged the full price admission, you can bring an accompanying carer along with you at no cost.
These are our top 5 things to do at the 2019 Suffolk Show:
1. Eat your way around our county
Animals are great but when you think of Suffolk, let’s be honest, it doesn’t take long for your mind to drift to all the mouth-watering food we produce. This year over 100 artisan producers will be showcasing the very best that Suffolk has to offer at the Adnams Food & drink Experience and Greene King Eat Street’s sections of the show.
Adnams is taking things to the next level with Adnams Beach Eats, why go to the beach when they’re bringing the beach to The Show!
Suffolk Ram Catering and Bay Tree Café will be serving their quality hearty food and Red Poll have a Picnic Area where you can enjoy your purchases from the Food Hall.
The Cookery Theatre is back too, and Chef demonstrations will be held across both days. Here you will also find Award-Winning Cookery School Workshops for Children Under 18 called ‘Fun Kitchen’. When you return to Mollett’s Farm for the evening maybe it will be the kids turn to cook?!
2. Saddle up for an animal extravaganza
There are thousands of animals at the show this year. You will see horses, cows, sheep, rabbits, goats alongside the pedigree pigs our county is so famous for.
You can get to know some of the animals in the Farm Discovery Zone, watch the fascinating Sheep Show and dairy demonstrations and even hold some chicks.
Riders from across the UK will compete in equine displays including ponies, show jumping, coach driving, and elegant side saddle. Don’t miss a chance to see the rare Suffolk Punch horses with their young foals. If you’re a keen horse-lover, be sure to head to the Equine Village where you’ll find great deals on the latest tack, clothing and trailers and feed.
3. About-turn to the Military Zone and play fair at the Sports Village!
If tractors, trailers, diggers, cultivators, drills, muck spreaders, forage harvesters and sprayers are your cup of tea head to the Agricultural Machinery Area to see how the machines are shaping agriculture today.
The Military Zone will feature a range of military vehicles, and you can learn about the history of the machines. It also features an interactive area where you can have a go yourself. This is sure to keep the little ones (and you!) entertained for hours.
If you’re interested in sports and activities head to the Sports Village where things are bound to get a little competitive.
4. Bloomin’ Marvellous Flowers
This year Glasswells Flower and Garden Show is going all out – taking inspiration from the mother of all floral events the Chelsea Flower Show.
Suffolk Show Veteran John Dyter has created an incredible floral tribute based on a woodland garden. Imagine a valley of red, pink and purple evergreen Azaleas in reds, pinks and purples, Candelabra Primulas, silver birch trees and hundreds of plants, all part of this beautiful piece of garden art. A special piece by Metalwork sculptor Nigel Kaines will be the focal point of the tribute.
You will find a variety of gardens created by local garden designers around the showground, as well as the Schools Garden Competition, this year their theme is the really exciting – ‘Gardens of the World’.
5. Strike a pose!
It’s not all about the animals and the plants, of course. The Lifestyle Pavillion and Fifth Avenue pop-up Boutique are bigger than ever this year.
You can kit the whole family out in style even, your pooch. There’s Marmaduke London stylish menswear, a brand seen in Vogue and GQ; British-made Monty and Co with adorable children’s wear; Emily Mortimer Jewellery; Hugo & Otto luxury dog accessories and so much more.
If salivating over fabulous local brands leaves you parched, why not head to the Adnams shed, Fishers Gin Bar or Suffolk Coffee Pod who will be reviving weary shoppers.
Be sure to clear your diary for Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May – The Suffolk Show 2019 promises to be a real gem of an event this year, and, after a long day of enjoyment, there’s nothing better than coming home to unwind and relax in either our luxury granary cottages or accessible stable studios.
Enjoy a quality nights’ sleep in your generous bedroom complete with blackout blinds. Surround yourself with cloud-soft Egyptian cotton linen as you cosy up in your super comfortable Queen size bed – the last thing you want is to be counting sheep after your day at the show!
So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay now and experience everything Suffolk has to offer, your own way.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for more fantastic activities to enjoy on the Suffolk Coast.