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A Right Royal Weekend on The Suffolk Coast!

Pop open the Champagne and get those strawberries ready for the cream – The Suffolk Coast is getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in style!

While the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be joined by no fewer than 10,000 guests for a huge street party near Buckingham Palace lined with picnic tables and union flags, the folk in Suffolk are not to be outdone! 

Towns and villages all over the county are preparing festivities for 11th and 12th June and finding their own unique way of saying ‘many happy returns Your Majesty’! Local communities are taking the opportunity to enjoy a happy and sociable day which will create wonderful memories for generations to come…

The folks in Thorpeness are encouraging us to create the longest table for their Royal Afternoon Tea Party at Thorpeness Country Club on Sunday 12th June. The event is taking place in the beautiful grounds of the Club with the support of the Dolphin Inn to make a truly British afternoon tea party in honour of our much loved Monarch. And, if it’s your 90th birthday in 2016 you can get in touch with the organisers to receive a complimentary invite to the event!

Festivities, including food and entertainment start from 2pm with tickets at £30 adults and £15 under 12’s. Contact events@thorpeness.co.uk for information.

On the same day, in nearby Snape, you’re requested to come dressed in red, white and blue for their Royal Tea Party. Just bring a plate of savoury or sweet food – strawberries and cream will be provided along with a grand raffle and prizes. Tickets are free from the village shop and include a raffle entry or free ice-cream for children. Get in touch with mel19snape@gmail.com for more details. 

Travelling up the coast to the pretty parish of Walberswick, they are planning a Picnic on the Green, complete with a live jazz band, competitions and activities galore.

It’s safe to say that people all over The Suffolk Coast are gathering together in their communities this weekend not only to wish our Sovereign a very happy 90th birthday but also simply to celebrate being British!

events


Illuminations - Aldeburgh Festival 2016 - Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Illuminations - Aldeburgh Festival 2016 - Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Snape | Fri 10th - Mon 13th Jun 2016

Come and witness the spectacle of Illuminations part of the Aldeburgh Festival 2016 programme at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk on 10th - 13th June 2016

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Queen's 90th Birthday Afternoon Tea Party

Queen's 90th Birthday Afternoon Tea Party

Thorpeness | Sun 12th Jun 2016

Help us create the longest table for our Royal afternoon tea party at Thorpeness Coutnry Club on Sunday 12th June.

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ARMED FORCES CHARITY BALL AT THORPENESS COUNTRY CLUB

ARMED FORCES CHARITY BALL AT THORPENESS COUNTRY CLUB

Thorpeness | Sat 25th Jun 2016

Enjoy fabulous food, a guest speaker, live music and a silent auction at Thorpeness Country Club and help us raise money for the Armed Forces. 


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A Very Royal Weekend at Africa Alive!

A Very Royal Weekend at Africa Alive!

Kessingland |

Join in the celebrations for the Queen’s official 90th birthday at Africa Alive!

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90 Glorious Years: A Spectacular Musical Celebration of Queen Elizabeth

90 Glorious Years: A Spectacular Musical Celebration of Queen Elizabeth

Felixstowe | Mon 13th Jun 2016

The UK’s leading matinee nostalgia show producer invites you to join him and his wonderful West End cast as they celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday in truly patriotic and nostalgic style with the forthcoming production of 90 Glorious Years.

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Wheelchair Accessible


Queen's Birthday Sail

Queen's Birthday Sail

Ipswich | Tue 21st Jun 2016

Afternoon tea sail from Ipswich along the River Orwell.

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WHERE TO EAT


Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant offers a more traditional dining experience with fresh local produce complimenting the daily changing menu.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

where to stay


Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club 

Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club

Situated on the sunny Suffolk Heritage Coast within walking distance to the sea, Thorpeness 3 star Hotel offers modern accommodation with picturesque views of the golf course. 

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Dog friendly