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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  • Christmas at Snape Maltings

    Christmas at Snape Maltings

    1 December, 2018

    Snape Maltings, the world class concert hall, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, is offering a wonderful range of Christmas events and activities for the all of the family throughout December 2018.

    Children’s Winter Trail – open until Monday 24 December, Little Rascals.

    Pick up a Winter Trail map from our Visitor Centre or Little Rascals and find our friends from around Snape Maltings. The trail ends in Little Rascals – have fun!

    Christmas Spectacular: The Nutcracker

    Wednesday 12-Sunday 16 December

    Join us in the realm of Christmas for a magical spectacular at Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

    With a cast of 100, a live orchestra and a huge dose of Christmas magic, you won’t want to miss this annual spectacular. This year, there’s exciting new costumes, dazzling stage effects and a story that will leave you ready for the festive season.

    Please note this performance may contain flashing or strobe lights and pyrotechnic effects.

    Father Christmas sails into Snape Maltings, Friday 21 December, 12:15pm

    Bring the whole family to Snape for this wonderful festive spectacle as Father Christmas arrives at Snape Maltings by historic Thames sailing barge.

    After arriving at the quay at Snape Maltings, Father Christmas will make his way to House and Garden where there will be an opportunity for children to meet him.

    Christmas Farmers’ Market

    Saturday 22nd December – 9:30-1pm

     Our Christmas Farmers’ Market offers locally sourced fresh produce as part of Snape Maltings’ Christmas season.

     The Market has a wonderful bustling atmosphere and is a great opportunity to buy local food and treats for Christmas direct from Suffolk’s artisan producers located at a world class music venue.

    When you come to the market, make sure to visit the Snape Maltings shops which are stocked with a fantastic array of food, toys, books, cards, clothing, homeware, crafts and antiques. The shops are open on Sunday 23 December from 10-4pm.

    The Snowman with live orchestra, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

    Sunday 23 December 1:30 and 4pm The charming Christmas classic in a double bill with Poulenc's 'Babar the Little Elephant' narrated by Zeb Soanes.

    The Snowman has been essential TV viewing for nearly four decades. But experiencing it on Snape Maltings’ big screen to the accompaniment of live orchestra adds a special magic.

    Find out more about Christmas at Snape Maltings here

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  • Christmas at Southwold Pier 2018

    Christmas at Southwold Pier 2018

    10 December, 2018

    Come and partake in a fabulous feast of festive treats on Southwold Pier at Boardwalk Restaurant.

    It’s a uniquely wonderful setting to entertain guests for a special lunch or dinner. There's a spectacular menu and plenty of cheer to fill your glasses, so gather round, raise a toast and let them fill you with the joys of Christmas!

    2 Courses @ £24.99 per person, 3 Courses @ £29.99 per person, add tea or coffee served with homemade mince pies for just £3.95 per person.

    Please call 01502 722105, extension 1 to book. Alternatively, please email restaurant@southwoldpier.co.uk to book or check availability on your preferred date.

    Menu is available from the 1st to the 23rd December 2018 and must be booked in advance.


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  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

    13 December, 2018

    The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield, Lowestoft. Thursday 13th December – Monday 24th December, 2018.

    The Classic - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - By Glyn Robbins – Adapted from the book by C.S. Lewis

    Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are evacuated from London during the Blitz to stay with the Professor. Whilst exploring, Lucy stumbles across the wardrobe; a gateway to a magical world called Narnia. Very quickly, they find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil as they encounter the evil White Witch and the good King of the Beasts, Aslan. Will good triumph over evil?


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  • Easton Farm Park

    Christmas at Easton Farm Park 2018

    15 December, 2018

    The Easton Farm Park Christmas Special is a real treat for all the family. The park has a huge range of things that children love and if you can separate the children from the two heated, soft play areas and the outdoor adventure play area, there are all the animals you would expect to find at a busy farm park.

    The Christmas treat lasts for two and a half hours and includes:

    A visit to Father Christmas

    Elf Workshop


    Meet the animal

    Children’s Christmas Party Food

    Plus a mug of tea or coffee and a slice of cake or a sausage roll for the grown ups!

     Christmas Party Dates

    • Saturday 1st December
    • Sunday 2nd December
    • Saturday 8th December
    • Sunday 9th December
    • Saturday 15th December
    • Sunday 16th December
    • Friday 21st December
    • Saturday 22nd December
    • Sunday 23rd December
    • Monday 24th December

    Various timed slots are available.

    Maximum of 2 adults per child entry.

    Children’s tickets £12 each. Adults tickets £8 each.

    When booking your special Christmas tickets there are options to upgrade the experiences. Book your space here.

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