Seven things to do in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend
- Credit: James Bass
Check out what is in store in Suffolk this weekend May 12 and 13.
Sproughton Beer Festival
Sproughton Tithe Barn
The village of Sproughton is celebrating its 10th beer festival this weekend, with more than 30 different real ales, ciders and perries to choose from.
There will also be live music on the Saturday evening, and the festival will be rounded off with a quiz on the Sunday evening.
The festival runs from 12pm to 10.30pm on both days. Admission is free, but you can buy commemorative beer glasses, with profits going to charity. For more details, see the website.
The Quo Experience
- 1 Suffolk village named among poshest places to live in UK
- 2 When and where will the thunderstorms hit Suffolk?
- 3 Sainsbury's and Harvester evacuated after fire breaks out
- 4 More than 550 homes without power as fallen tree takes down overhead cables
- 5 Three supercars pulled over in village for having no front number plates
- 6 Woman in 70s dies in hospital after serious crash in east Suffolk
- 7 New homes plan submitted for controversial Suffolk site
- 8 Five new flats to replace redundant builder's yard
- 9 Woodbridge café adds extra outside seats due to high demand from customers
- 10 'Peaceful' Suffolk coastal town named one of the best in the UK
Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
If you’re a Status Quo fan, you can enjoy their music at this spectacular stage show, featuring legendary Quo drummer Matt Letley.
The show is led by Shaun Michaels as Francis Rossi and Dave Crawte as Rick Parfitt.
Both have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt’s looks, playing styles and stage performances, to make sure they are both as close to the real thing on stage as possible. For more details, see the website.
Bungay Garden Market
Bungay Garden Market, Earsham Street
Give your garden the best start by attending this market and picking up a collection of bits to make your garden look great.
Nurseries from across the region bring plants, trees, vegetables, fruit and flowers as well as a whole range of other gardening goodies for you to buy.
You can expect a great atmosphere with entertainment, food stalls and Bungay’s shops will all be open too. The event will be held from 9am until 4pm and is free to attend.
Open Air Cinema
The Hall, Great Finborough
Watch the much loved classic film Grease under the stars with loved ones this weekend.
Fancy dress is encouraged so make sure you have your best Sandy, Danny, Pink Lady or T Bird outfits ready.
BBQ and drinks will be available, but you can bring your own picnic with you if you would prefer. For more details visit the website.
Late Spring Walking Weekend
May 12 and 13
Make sure you make the most of the sun this weekend by getting out and going for a walk around Flatford Mill.
This stimulating weekend walking course weaves together a variety of local history, wildlife and conservation themes and compares the countryside we see today with the scenes John Constable painted 200 years ago.
There are two routes of six to eight miles, there will be a break for lunch at one of the local pubs. For more details visit the website.
Somersham Wheelie Fun Day
Somersham Playing Field
Head to Somersham playing field this weekend for a car-themed fun day.
There will be vehicles from Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club, with classic cars, a performance race course, motorbikes, model car driving, food and entertainment.
Live music will start at 12pm with Wattisham Military Wives Choir and others. For more details click here.
Charter Hall, Colchester
Do you have a cheese lover in your life? If so this is the event for you!
Join Cheese Fest UK for the first time in Colchester. The event will have some of the UK’s best cheeses independent vendors have on offer.
You can expect traditional cheeses, mozzarella sticks, hallomi fries, mac and cheese, cheese waffles, cheese cake pops, cheesy popcorns and lots more. For more information visit the website.