Abba, Punch and Judy and Sundown Festival make our list of things to do around Suffolk this weekend

It won't be the real thing, sadly, but there is an Abba tribute in Colchester this weekend

It won't be the real thing, sadly, but there is an Abba tribute in Colchester this weekend - Credit: PA

Brave the September weather this weekend and treat family and friends to a day out in East Anglia. Unsure where to go? Here are 10 events you shouldn’t miss:

Tinie Tempah is at Sundown Festival

Tinie Tempah is at Sundown Festival - Credit: PA

1) Punch & Judy, Southwold Pier - Friday 4 September 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm

Revel in some award-winning Victorian entertainment from Professor Phillips on Southwold Pier this Friday. Children and adults alike can enjoy the popular show, packed full with jokes, slapstick and balloon modelling.

Cost: Free More information:

Address: Southwold Pier, North Parade, Southwold, Suffolk, IP16 6BN

2) Kenton Hall Estate Open Day, Kenton Hall Estate - Sunday 6 September 10am - 4pm

Experience a dream wedding on Sunday at Kenton Hall Estate’s Wedding Open Day. Drink some fizz, dress up in wedding attire, and take a tour of the stunning venue from 10am-4pm.

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Cost: Free entry More information: 01728 862062

Address: Kenton Hall Estate, Kenton, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6JU

3) Maui Waui Festival, Theberton - Friday 4 September to Sunday 6 September

The exotically-named Maui Waui Festival mixes electro swing and circus performances with reggae, folk and other up-and-coming music genres. Promising “fantastical music” and “fine ale,” this family-friendly event takes place in the picturesque parish of Theberton, near Saxmundham.

Cost: From £25 More information:

Address: Peakhill Farm, Theberton, Suffolk, IP16 4TG

4) Sundown Festival, Norfolk - Friday 4 September - Sunday 6 September

Festival staples Rudimental, Gorgon City and Tinie Tempah will take centre stage at Sundown Festival at Norfolk’s Showground this weekend. Impressive line-up in tow, Sundown offers its visitors an eclectic mix of musicians from countless genres for affordable prices. Campers get exclusive access to Friday’s ‘BIG TOP’ Opening party, while day ticketholders will be admitted to both Saturday and Sunday performances.

Cost: From £38.50 More information:

Address: Norfolk Showground, NR5 OTT

5) Sweet Charity, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich - Friday 7.45pm, Saturday 2.30pm, Saturday 7.45pm

This all-swinging, all-dancing musical was a huge hit on its opening night on Thursday 3 September. Follow the sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-heartbreaking journey of Charity Hope Valentine, an unlucky-in-love dance club hostess in her quest for her dream man on Friday and Saturday.

Cost: From £10 More information: 01473 295900

Address: The New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2AS

6) Raveningham Country Fair, Raveningham - Saturday 5 September 11am - 11pm

Raveningham’s affectionately named ‘RavFair’ raised £4,000 for charity last year. Feast on homemade cakes in the fair’s famous Tea Tent, listen to local bands Addisons’ Uncle and long-time favourites El Gato’s Men and treat yourself to the all-night bar!

Cost: £5 for adults, children go free More information:

Address: Raveningham Country Fair, Tithebarn Lane, Thurlton, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6RW

7) Suffolk Walk With A Fork, Helmingham Hall - Sunday 6 September 10am - 4pm

Raise money for the Ormiston Children & Families Trust and join those taking part in a food-filled eight-mile walk around Helmingham Hall in Stowmarket. As you stroll, you will be greeted with the mouthwatering sight of some of Suffolk’s finest produce. Organisers have billed the Sunday walk as a “feast for the eyes as well as the stomach”.

Cost: From £15 More information:

Address: The Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

8) Scavenger Hunt, Clare Social Club - Sunday 6 September 1pm-5pm

Head to this community-led Scavenger Hunt in aid of Clare’s Christmas lights this weekend, you could win a cash prize. Scout all the items on the list by 5pm this Sunday and you’ll be in with a good chance of winning some extra cash.

Cost: £5 per team More information: 01787 277227

Address: Station Road, Clare, Suffolk CO10 8NJ

9) Abba Illusions, Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester - Friday 4 September 7.30pm

‘Take a chance’ on one of the UK’s premier tribute bands this Friday at Weston Homes Community Stadium in North Essex. Upgrade your ticket for an extra £13 to add a three-course meal.

Cost: From £12 More information: 01206 752443

Address: Weston Homes Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester CO4 5UP

10) Make a Wish Horse and Pony Show, Woodbridge - Sunday September 6 10.30am-5.30pm

Pet some of your favourite farm animals at Sunday’s fun-filled Horse and Pony Show at Easton Farm Park. The show is being held in aid of a children’s charity dedicated to helping those in danger, the Make a Wish Foundation.

Cost: From £7 (entry to park) More information: 01728 746475

Address: Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ

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