Seven things for you to do this weekend
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Your weekend plans are sorted - here is what is going on in Suffolk and north Essex on May 19 and 20.
Colchester Zoo Stampede
This weekend you have the unique chance to run the Colchester Stampede 10K at Colchester Zoo. The route will be through the zoo and onto closed roads.
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The run begins at 9am but runners are asked to arrive between 6.45am and 7.30pm to find their bearings and warm up.
Standard entries have sold out but you can still take part if you run for a charity.
For more information visit the website.
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Museums at Night Silent Disco
Fancy a disco where you can choose the music? The go to the silent disco at Ipswich museum this Saturday.
You will receive a set of wireless headphones armed with two channels playing different songs.
The event will take place in the Victorian Natural History Gallery, where local celebrities Wool-I-Am and Rosie the Rhino can be found.
The family disco at 5.30pm has already sold out, but there are still tickets available for the other disco slots. For more information click here.
The Hadleigh Show
Why not take your family to the very popular Hadleigh Show this weekend?
This year marks the 179th show and it is packed with fun things to do which will appeal to the whole family.
Broke FMX will be in the main ring with their spectacular freestyle motocross display and trick show.
Other ringside entertainment includes The Sheep Show, Little Nippers Terrier Racing, Vintage Tractors, Young Farmers Tug-o-War, The Dog & Duck Show and lots more. For the full details visit the website.
Paws in the Park
Nowton Park, Bury Saint Edmunds
An event for the whole family to enjoy even the furry members! Nowton Park in Bury Saint Edmunds is hosting their Paws in the Park event on Sunday.
The event runs from 10am until 4pm and is in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.
The day will have lots to do from dog competitions, dog agility, a gundog scurry and lots more. You can enter your dog into as many competitions as you like including best puppy, handsomest dog, scruffiest mutt and many more.
There will be plenty of food and drink stands including Yum Yum Tree Fudge, Greene King, and A La Cart. There is so much going on you can read about it here.
Colchester Vintage Kilo Sale
Colchester Town Hall
The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale lets you pick from thousands of vintage, retro and branded items from the 70s – early 00’s!
Roll up your sleeves and rummage through tonnes of vintage items and save money.
There will be male and female clothes with everything from retro tops, denim, jackets, jumpers, shorts and skirts.
There will be an entry price of between £1.50 to £3 depending on what time you arrive. The event will be running from 10am to 4pm. To find out more click here.
Giant Plant Sale
Trinity Park, Ipswich
May 19 and 20
Thousands of plants and trees are available at this sale, which is all under cover.
There will be a wide selection of shrubs, perennials, roses, fruit trees and bushes available.
The sale runs from 9am to 4.30pm.
For more information, see the website.
Bury St Edmunds Film Festival
Abbeygate Cinema, Bury St Edmunds
May 18 - May 27
The Abbeygate Cinema are hosting a season of films to mark 100 years of votes for women by celebrating strong and inspiring female characters on screen. There are various films and shows happening to mark the occasion starting on May 18 and finishing on May 27.
On Saturday there is nine different events to attend from a show by Aled Jones, a street theatre with exciting performers, and a walk named ‘Bury at War’ which will take you to some of the most iconic sites and symbols of warfare around the town.
On Sunday there are eleven events including a showing of Mary Poppins, a comedy club for kids, a cathedral choir and a showing of Superhero The Musical. Make sure you take a look at the line up and book your favourite events on their website.