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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  • Suffolk Summer Theatre Southwold & Aldeburgh 2018

    Suffolk Summer Theatre Southwold & Aldeburgh 2018

    11 July, 2018

    Summer Theatre 2018

    A wide variety of theatrical performances, shown throughout summer in the beautiful coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh in Suffolk; including:




    by THE GOODALE BROTHERS from the works of PG WODEHOUSE

    Southwold 11th July - 15th September

    Aldeburgh 24th July - 1st September

    Book your tickets in advance!


    Ticket prices:

    Evening shows: £14.00 - £18.00

    Matinees: £11.00 - £13.50


    Southwold location: Southwold Arts Centre, Cumberland Road

    Contact: 01502722572

    Email: bookings@southwoldthatre.org


    Aldeburgh location: Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street

    Contact: 01728454022

    Email: bookings@southwoldthatre.org

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  • Summer Art Exhibition at Seaview Gallery in Walberswick, Suffolk

    Stop The Plastic Tide Exhibition at Walberswick

    21 July, 2018

    Saturday 21 July until Sunday 2 September free entry

     An alarming 91 per cent of plastic ever created has not been recycled, meaning it will haunt our natural environment for over 400 years until it biodegrades. In doing so, micro-plastics enter our food chain and if current trends continue, plastic will outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050. To raise awareness and promote change Seaview Gallery in Walberswick is bringing together eight acclaimed coastal artists from East Anglia in a special fundraising exhibition for marine conservation. 

    Alongside works for sale by James Dodds, Laurence Edwards, Kate Giles, Tim Fargher, Andrew Pringle, Helen Napper, Fiona Petheram and Karen Downing, visitors are invited to silently bid on selected artworks kindly donated by a number of the artists. Proceeds from the auction and sales from plastic free merchandising, including bespoke tote bags and reusable beeswax cling film, will be donated to The Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.  Seaview Gallery Walberswick, The Street, Walberswick, Southwold, IP18 6UB Opening Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and August Bank Holiday Monday 10 am – 5 pm.


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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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    Tales of Treasure and Trash at The Tea Rooms near Southwold Pier

    12 August, 2018

     Wildlife & Nature Event, Sun 12 Aug 2018, free entry

    Join Beach Bonkers & Southwold Library at a family fun day hosted by Southwold Boating Lake & Tea Rooms.

    Beach Bonkers will have a tableful of beachcombing treasures for you to explore. Have you ever held a woolly mammoth’s tooth? Can you decipher the clues to find the treasures hidden in the mini shingle beach? And will you make it to the end of the giant beachcombing board game to become an ace beachcomber?

    Southwold Library will be on hand with seaside stories and crafts.

    And you will also have the chance to indulge in a cream tea or an ice cream – a perfect way to spend a Sunday at the seaside!

    Free admission but donations appreciated which will be split between Friends of Southwold Library and Beachbonkers.


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