The August bank holiday is just a few days away, so we've picked a few things for you to see and do on The Suffolk Coast.
Kick start the 3-day weekend on Friday 25th August in Woodbridge at Psychedelic Shack at The Tea Hut as DJ Ben Osbourne hits the decks. Groove to soul and funk music and a sip your summer coctail as you watch the sun go down on the decking.
Pack your tent and make the most of the long weekend and head to Maui Waui Festival, taking place at Peak Hill Farm, Theberton from Friday 25th - Sunday 27th August. The festival is a showcase of international music, performance and arts, with 5 venues and stages; the main tent is adorned with velvet drapes, a black and white checkerboard floor and giant inflatables - a sight to be seen amongst the Suffolk countryside!
It's family friendly too; with live music, circus shows in a dedicated circus tent, cabaret and comedy.
For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.mauiwauievents.co.uk
On Saturday 26th August, set off to Kenton Hall to stock up on Suffolk's finest food and drink at the Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair. In addition to a fabulous farmers market, local chefs will be hosting live cooking demonstrations at The Food Hub Cookery School, and you can learn how the estate produces it's Longhorn Cattle during one of the farm tours, held throughout the day.
Train enthusiasts are in for a treat as the Massive Model Railway steams into the town of Woodbridge. Fans young and old can see over 20 model railway layouts in a range of scales. The event is taking place on Saturday 26th August in The Dome at Woodbridge School from 10am - 4.30pm and is tipped to be one of the biggest events of it's kind in the East of England!
Of course, no trip to The Suffolk Coast is complete without a day at the seaside; the family-friendly beach at Lowestoft is ideal for building sandcastles, flying kites and taking a dip in the sea with wide, golden sands, a beach hut lined promenade and a pier; featuring amusements, cafe, live music venune and roller skating rink.
For more beach inspiration, check out our Beaches Guide.
Celebrating it's 25th year, the annual Oulton Broad Gala is an event not to be missed! The family events takes place at Nicholas Everitt Park; situated on the banks of the River Waveney and the gateway to the Norfolk and Suffolk broads.
There's a full programme of arena entertainment with live music from choirs, soloists and bands, plus a children's disco and Punch & Judy show. On the water, there's the Maiden in Distress competition; where teams build hand-made boats and struggle to stay afloat as they sail the short course, followed by the thrilling sights and sounds of the Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club.
The day culminates with a spectacular fireworks display. The park opens at 9am with admission £7 for adults and £1 for children, including a free programme brochure.
And if that's not enough to keep you occupied, then head to one The Suffolk Coast's award-winning attractions for a jam-packed, bumper bank holiday!