7 great things to do in Suffolk this bank holiday weekend
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From an open air theatre to a beach party, here are seven things to do during the August bank holiday weekend.
Open Air Theatre
Abbey Gardens, in Bury St Edmunds, is hosting a open air theatre showing the Great Gatsby.
The show runs for two hours, 20 minutes and all children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
Where: Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds
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When: Sunday, August 29 - 6.30pm
Cost: Adults £13.50, Concessions £11.50
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Visitors are encouraged to join members of staff by wearing their best Hawaiian shirts for their all-day, beach-themed bank holiday event with beer pong and table tennis.
A barbeque and DJ will also be at the event, which features a one-off drinks menu with special deals on cocktails.
There will also be a prize for the most outrageous beach attire.
Where: Wiff Waff Ipswich
When: Sunday, August 29 - all day
Food and drink festival
The Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds plays host to the food and drink festival, where visitors can discover surprising culinary stories.
You will be able to go back in time as food historian Dr Pat Murrell explains the dos and don'ts of Georgian dining.
There is also the chance to have a guided tour of The Guildhall, which is steeped in history.
Where: Bury St Edmunds Guildhall
When: Sunday, August 29 - 10am
Cost: Free for the history event, standard admission charges apply for guided tours
Beer festival with live band
The Briarbank Brewery hosts its August beer festival, with live music with the Lucy No7 band.
The band promises to bring its high energy to take you through the whole night.
Where: Briarbank Brewery
When: Saturday, August 28 - 7pm-11pm
Skate Suffolk Jam
Get skateboarding lessons from Skateboard GB qualified coaches in the mobile skatepark.
All equipment will be provided and lessons will be followed by a jam-style competition, with a bunch of prizes up for grabs.
Where: Cult Café
When: Saturday, August 28 - 10am-6pm
A great free coding event for kids, aged between three and 11 years old, is being held at Ipswich County Library.
The event will teach the children about coding, with plenty of activities to keep young minds educated and entertained at the library this summer.
Where: Ipswich County Library
When: Saturday, August 28 - 2pm-3.30pm
Living history at West Stow
A great place to visit to learn about the history of weaving, spinning and wool dyeing with live demonstrations.
The Colchester Historical Enactment Society will be at West Stow to speak and share stories with visitors.
Where: West Stow
When: Saturday, August 28 to Monday, August 30
Cost: Standard admission charges apply