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There are just days to go until the gates open for the 2016 Suffolk Show, and with an action packed programme set to please visitors, organisers have shared their top 10 new things to enjoy at this year’s show:

Red Rose Chain, A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2010

There’ll be no time to sleep, never mind perchance to dream for those taking part in Red Rose Chain’s 25-hour Shakespeareathon.

The Suffolk Show 2015 - 
The grand parade.

The Suffolk Show has been a regular fixture on the calendars of generations of families and as this year’s event approaches, we thought we would test your knowledge of shows past and present.

Steam Punk Pig - Birketts entry for Pigs Gone Wild

Staff at Ipswich-based law firm Birketts are welcoming a new member to the team ahead of the Pigs Gone Wild art trail - Steam Punk Pig.

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmys Farm sprung to life. I spoke to farmer and TV star Jimmy Doherty about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmy’s Farm sprung to life. Wayne Savage talks to the farmer and TV star about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat.

Children from Springfield Infants school, Ipswich take part in the St Elizabeth Pigs gone wilds event by painting four mini pigs.

The pigs have been let loose and it is your job to hunt them out - and take as many selfies as possible.

A large crowd watching the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team, The White Helmets at the Hadleigh Show.

A rich display of agricultural heritage was once again on display as the Hadleigh Show returned for its 177th edition.

Pop into the tea tent and say happy birthday to her majesty

Our tea marquee is making a welcome return to Trinity Park on June 1 and 2 for the Suffolk Show 2016.

Oddsocks Productions stage Macbeth

From Shakespeare for kids and fun for your four-legged friend to the Hadleigh Show and the best dance music from around the world, there’s plenty to see and do. For more days out ideas and entertainment news, follow @WhatsonWayne on Twitter and don’t miss your packed Event guide in the paper every Friday.

Crowds fill Holsbeck Park for the Hadleigh Show.

177th Hadleigh Show at Holbecks Park this Saturday

Inside the Adnams Food Hall - a centrepiece of the Suffolk Show

Food and drink are a massive part of the Suffolk Show with the Adnams Food Hall showcasing the very best sausages, beers, wines and cheeses produced here in the ‘bread basket of England’.

Anton Bowring and Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich for the BooksEast Festival. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Part of the inaugural BooksEast Festival, Fiennes and long-time friend and collaborator Bowring took us through the incredible story of his life so far.

Organisers of the Alde Valley Spring Festival are aiming to hold a lunch on the longest picnic table in Suffolk tomorrow at White House Farm, Great Glemham

It could be one of the longest picnic tables in the world – and those eating from its fare will need to bring their own chairs!

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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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