The Suffolk Coast
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Plan your August Bank Holiday Weekend

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

Maui Waui

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.

Lowestoft Summer Festival  - Sandcastle Record Attempt

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.

OB Gala

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!


Events

Maui Waui Festival

Maui Waui Festival

Saxmundham | Fri 25th - Sun 27th Aug 2017

Maui Waui is a 3 day festival of international music, performance and arts. 

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Jane McDonald: Making Memories

Jane McDonald: Making Memories

Lowestoft | Sun 27th Aug 2017

One of the nation's most loved entertainers is back by popular demand - continuing to tour with her best show to date at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.

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Wheelchair Accessible

Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition

Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition

Aldeburgh | Sat 15th Jul - Mon 28th Aug 2017

The Suffolk Craft Society is back this July and August for their regular exhibition slot at the Peter Pears Gallery, just off the promenade and High Street in Aldeburgh.

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Joe Pasquale - The Devil in Disguise

Joe Pasquale - The Devil in Disguise

Felixstowe | Mon 28th Aug 2017

We all have a good side and a dark side, and a backside!

Come and witness Joe showing off all three, in a show that defies description at The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe.

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Summer Band Concerts in Nicholas Everitt Park

Summer Band Concerts in Nicholas Everitt Park

Lowestoft |

Free Summer Band Concerts in Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad.

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Recital: Fizz & Folksongs II

Recital: Fizz & Folksongs II

Aldeburgh | Fri 25th Aug 2017

Enjoy music in the intimate setting of the Library that was owned by Suffolk composer Benjamin Britten.

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RSPB- 'Giving Nature a Home' & free children's activity

RSPB- 'Giving Nature a Home' & free children's activity

Southwold | Sun 27th Aug 2017

Nature is in desperate trouble. Species numbers have declined dramatically in recent years and it's vital that we work together to help their recovery.
There are lots of ways to get involved and give nature a home with the RSPB.

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Psychedelic Shack at the Tea Hut!

Psychedelic Shack at the Tea Hut!

Woodbridge |

DJ Ben Osborne's Vinyl night at The Tea Hut, Woodbridge.

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Suffolk Cream Tea Barge Cruise

Suffolk Cream Tea Barge Cruise

Ipswich |

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruises run every Wednesday and Sunday from June to September, departing from the Old Custom’s House in Ipswich Dock.

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Massive Model Railway Show steams into town!

Massive Model Railway Show steams into town!

Woodbridge | Sat 26th Aug 2017

A massive Model Railway Show is steaming into Woodbridge – the perfect opportunity for fans both young and old to see more than 20 model railway layouts  in a variety of scales from tiny Z gauge to O Gauge.

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The Prisoner of Zenda by Mark Sterling

The Prisoner of Zenda by Mark Sterling

Southwold |

Suffolk Summer Theatres in Southwold presents

Professional summer repertory theatre company producing family entertainment for over 30 years! With a broad mixture of comedies, thrillers and family drama. "Classic theatre for a modern audience."

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The Man Upstairs by Patrick Hamilton

The Man Upstairs by Patrick Hamilton

Aldeburgh |

Suffolk Summer Theatres in Aldeburgh presents!

Professional summer repertory theatre company producing family entertainment for over 30 years! With a broad mixture of comedies, thrillers and family drama. "Classic theatre for a modern audience."

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Summer at The Red House: Sea Scene

Summer at The Red House: Sea Scene

Aldeburgh |

Make your own fun sea scene using natural materials.

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Summer at The Red House: Music in the Garden

Summer at The Red House: Music in the Garden

Aldeburgh |

Play and sing songs in the garden.

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Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair

Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair

Framlingham | Sat 26th Aug 2017

There is lots to see, do and taste at Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair. 

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Coastal Junior Strings Workshop - Snape Maltings

Coastal Junior Strings Workshop - Snape Maltings

Snape | Mon 21st - Fri 25th Aug 2017

Junior Chamber Ensemble for young string players. For grades 3-5, age 14 and under.

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Coastal Senior Strings - Snape Maltings

Coastal Senior Strings - Snape Maltings

Snape | Mon 21st - Fri 25th Aug 2017

Senior chamber ensemble for young string players. For grades 6-8, age 18 and under.

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Jubilee Children's Choir Workshop - Snape Maltings

Jubilee Children's Choir Workshop - Snape Maltings

Snape | Mon 21st - Fri 25th Aug 2017

Upper Voice choir for young people who love singing. For singers aged 8-13.

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Meet the Maker Weekend - Snape Maltings

Meet the Maker Weekend - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 26th - Mon 28th Aug 2017

Join us for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings to celebrate the creativity and talent of suppliers who work with Snape Maltings.

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Life Drawing at Old Jet

Life Drawing at Old Jet

Woodbridge |

Life Drawing Workshop at Old Jet, taught by Justine Moss.

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An evening with John Stockwell

An evening with John Stockwell

Wickham Market | Fri 25th Aug 2017

Join us on Friday 25th August to hear John Stockwell, a World Championship rider talk about his experiences and career.

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