Featured Events 2018

There's a packed programme of events in Suffolk this year, with some fantastic highlights, such as Latitude in July, FolkEast Festival in August, Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival and Maui Waui Festival in September. For later in the Autumn there is Ways with Words in Southwold a literary festival and Flipside Brazilian Festival at Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Here is a list of events on in the area for Suffolk throughout the year. For more inspiration, it's also worth taking a look at the Suffolk Tourist Guide 'What's On' Listings.

Featured Events 2018

  • Stay next to Southwold Maize Maze in stunning new Hideaway

    6 July, 2018

    New to our portfolio for summer 2018 is The Old Hall Farm House, a fabulous spacious holiday home for up to 10 guests, next door to the Southwold Maize Maze on the outskirts of this stunning Suffolk seaside town. 

    The Southwold Maize Maze is a fantastic family attraction just under two miles from Southwold and features a giant puzzle of pathways within 8 acres of maize. But the fun doesn't stop there - children can enjoy a whole range of other activities including Go-karts, jumping pillows, zip wires, sand pits, play equipment and face painting - and there is something for kids of all ages. Grown-ups and children alike can stop for refreshments at the superb cafe which offers home made lunches, snacks and cakes and gourmet coffees.

    This year the team at Heritage Hideaways has been excited to work with the owners of the Maize Maze on the launch of their self catering holiday home located on the farm next to the Maize Maze.

    The house, which has been beautifully refurbished, features wonderful family-friendly accommodation for up to 10 guests. As the farm house is within a few minutes' walk of the maze,  guests at the farm will benefit from a free pass to the Southwold Maize Maze with compliments of the owners. Please note the park opens from 18 July until 9 September and for October Half Term.

    With six bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms and cloakroom, lots of living space and a private garden and parking, Old Hall Farm House is the perfect Hideaway for a large family or group of friends. It's also a 5 minute drive to Southwold's sandy beach, vibrant high street and iconic lighthouse and pier.

    The house is available for short breaks and longer holidays throughout the year. One well behaved dog is welcome.

    Please give us a call on 01502 322405 if you would like to find out more about this a-Maizing house! More information and photos of the house can also be found here where you can also book online.

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  • Southwold Artisan Craft Market

    Southwold Artisan Craft Market - every Friday

    10 August, 2018

    Southwold Artisan Craft Market

    A lovely selection of local crafts available every Friday (09:30-14:00) at The United Reformed Church Hall in the centre of Southwold. Crafts include textiles , pebble art, stained glass, jewellery, natural products, paper cutting, homemade cards, sun catchers and more. Everything you see is created by the stallholder. Refreshments available until 13:30.


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  • Family Star Gazing Weekend at Haw Wood Farm, Saxmundham, Suffolk

    12 October, 2018

    Are you a budding  astronomer?  Head along to the family star gazing weekend at Haw Wood Farm Caravans and Camping in Saxmundham in  Suffolk. The Star Party is a great opportunity for those who would like to spend a few nights learning about the night sky while enjoying a relaxed weekend camping.

     The Orwell astronomical society and Breckland Astronomical Society will be hosting some fun family activities and a tour of the Night Sky.    They will also be available for guests without telescopes to view through their collection of magnificent scopes.

     Haw Wood Farm has been named a ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’ due to its unusual lack of light pollution.

     Pitches can be  booked online for the standard camping fee. Day entry is free with last departure 11pm



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  • Halesworth Arts Festival 2018

    13 October, 2018

    The Halesworth Art Festival, now a major force in the arts in North Suffolk, takes place from 13th-28th October, 2018.

    The Halesworth Arts Festival is a non profit making charity set up 17 years ago and relies on the generosity of local businesses and individuals to help fund the event.

    Take a look at the website to see a full round-up of this year’s event, but highlights this year include:

    Mick Ryan and company present their brand new folk musical

    The Cut Arts Centre. Saturday 13th October 2018 7:30pm

    The hilariously irreverent Opera-lele make a welcome return to the Halesworth Arts Festival. Includes a world premiére of Mozart's "The Magic Uke"

    The Cut Arts Centre Sunday 14th October 2018 7:30pm

    Britain's No: 1 selling classical group return with music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, Biber, Byrd, Mielczewski and Hungarian folk melodies

    The Cut Arts Centre Wednesday 17th October 2018 7:30pm

    Summer with Monika & other adventures in verse and drawing. Hilarious and surreal, McGough is a poet of many voices

    The Cut Arts Centre Saturday 20th October 2018 7:30pm

    Live jazz and classic film footage from the world famous club

    The Cut Arts Centre Sunday 21st October 2018 7:30pm

    “What a feat of mimicry! Pretty much perfect. A deluxe fan event… uses wild skill to make us feel a warming, fond reverie.” – The Times

    The Cut Arts Centre Wednesday 24th October 2018 7:30pm

    An illustrated talk by Jenny Uglow to accompany the Festival's exhibition. She will discuss her latest book, Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense, an exploration of the life and work of celebrated poet, artist and musicia

    The Cut Arts Centre Friday 26th October 2018 7:30pm


    The Cut Arts Centre Sunday 28th October 2018 7:30pm



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  • Curiosity Killed No-one! Africa Alive!

    20 October, 2018

    Why are flamingos pink?

    Why is a giraffe tall?

    Just send Africa Alive! your questions and they will help reveal all!

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  • Wands and Witches at Easton Farm Park

    20 October, 2018

    Enjoy a brilliantly spooky week at the park!

    Try your hand at making broomsticks*, magical wands*, learn some magic tricks and visit the spooky maze as well as lots more seasonal fun on the farm on the farm. The gates open at 10.30am and close at 4.00pm

    Half price entry!

    Other highlights include Hug a Bunny, Pony & Cart Rides, Meet the animals, Family Train Ride, Outdoor adventure area and Jumping air pillow.

    *Small additional charge for these activities

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  • Jazz up your Jungle Pumpkin

    Jazz up your Jungle Pumpkin

    25 October, 2018

    Back in 2018 by popular demand (for adults and families!) join the team at Urban Jungle for Jazz up your Pumpkin!

    Visit Urban Jungle on Thursday 25th October at Beccles, Suffolk and Friday 26th October at Costessey, Norfolk and Jazz up your Jungle Pumpkin.

    Drop in anytime from 10am until 4pm.

    Autumn is one of Urban Jungle's favourite times of year and as always, the Nursery and Cafe will be bursting with beautiful colours, fruits and foliage hung from every nook and cranny.

    For £5, Urban Jungle will provide the pumpkins, paints and accessories, and Claree Fairy will be on hand to help design and decorate beautiful pumpkin centrepieces for your home and garden.

    Fancy dress is encouraged and there will be scrumptious seasonal specials and hot warming drinks on the Cafe menu too.

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  • Scaretacular Event at Southwold Scary Maize Maze

    20 October, 2018

    Now in its third year, the Halloween event at Southwold’s Maize Maze is expected to be spooktacular! The main maze becomes a hiding place 10 spooky but cutesy characters and if you can locate them all, you win a prize! Test your navigation skills further in the Trick or Treat Maze – find the finger stamps and fulful the eerie forfeit that awaits you!

    Also featuring face painting, haunted marquee, ghoulish pedal karts and daily fancy dress parades.

    10am-6pm – last entry to the maze:4pm.


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