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Medieval Mayhem at Framlingham Castle. Photo: Nigel Wallace-Iles

From medieval mayhem and country shows to classic vehicles and hip hop, there’s lots to enjoy this long weekend. F

The Mid and West Suffolk Show at Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal. Father and son, Kevin and Alan Havelock with their root cutter.

An annual show returns to Suffolk this weekend.

Red Arrows at Clacton Airshow

A twin engine turboprop monoplane which last appeared at an Essex air show four years ago is making a comeback.

Abimaro Gunnell in Orla and the Sun, part of this year's Storm of Stories festival

Myth, legend, folk and fairy tales will be brought to life at Wonderful Beast’s third Storm of Stories festival. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage found out more.

The St George's Day Bike Show at the Bell Inn, Kesgrave.

The 2016 bikers’ season roared into life yesterday with the first major event on the calendar in Kesgrave.

A Harley Davidson gleems in the light at the St George's Day Bike Show held at the Bell Inn, Kesgrave, last year.

Ipswich Witches fans will get a chance to meet their favourite riders this weekend, as members of the team will be on hand at the annual St George’s Day Charity Bike Meet.

Rolls-Royce Alpine Centenary Ghost at the 20 Ghost Club Alpine Trials, Stelvio Pass. Italy. 20 June 2013, part of Kersey Mill's first Drive It Day organised by Bob and Marie Gathercote. photo: James Lipman

From theatre performance to to bird watching and fairs to exhibitions, here is what’s going on in East Anglia this weekend.

A child gets up close to farm marchinery at the Suffolk Show.

Organisers of this year’s Suffolk Show will be inviting visitors to sit on tractors and take a ‘felfie’ - or farming selfie - as they introduce more interactive elements to the event’s farm machinery displays.

Gallery:Suffolk Young Farmers’ Country Fair

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Suffolk Young Farmers' Country Fair at East Farm Park  
World record attempt of opps upside your head

A world record attempt was on the cards as young farmers across Suffolk got together at an annual country fair.

The annual Stowmarket Carnival Procession heads from Needham Road through town to the Recreation Ground on Saturday.
The Needham Market Post Office float

There are fears that a popular carnival in a Suffolk town could be in doubt – after 55 years.

Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Flora Shedden is heading to Jimmy's Farm this summer

Great British Bake Off stars Flora Shedden and Richard Burr share the bill with top music acts Reef and Chas and Dave at this year’s Jimmy’s Harvest Festival of Sausage and Beer.

Colchester Town and Country Show

From town and country shows to Anglo Saxon crafts and wrestling, there is plenty to keep families busy across the region today. For more ideas, check out our packed Event guide in in the paper every Friday and our entertainment writer @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.


Families have been celebrating the talents of craftsmen and women at Sutton Hoo this weekend, at the centre’s annual Craeftiga: The Sutton Hoo Festival of Craftmanship.

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Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

Making the most of the summer holidays on the seafront at Felixstowe

What are we doing today? A question every mum dreads during the school summer holidays.

30 great days out in Essex

Essex has it all this summer - the UK’s second-highest rated zoo according to TripAdvisor, a stunning castle and a trampoline park in the form of Jump Street.

Aldeburgh is the perfect spot for a day out on the Suffolk coast

The longest coastline in England and iconic seaside towns make Suffolk and Essex the perfect beach destinations.

Walking around the top of the Castle at Framlingham, looking above and across the rooftops.

Steeped in a wealth of history, and home to England’s Oldest Town, there is more to Suffolk than meets the eye. And neighbouring Essex is equally as rich in heritage.

The round pond in Christchurch park in Ipswich in May 2015.

Whether you want to relax, enjoy some music, try your hand at sport or take the children out for the day, there’s an East Anglian park to suit your every need. Take a look at our guide to find the perfect park for you.

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