What you can see and do in Suffolk and Essex over the next week of summer holidays

Usher's Island, heading to FolkEast later this month

Usher's Island, heading to FolkEast later this month - Credit: Archant

Looking for some ideas to fill up your weekend or free time next week? Take a look at our quick guide about what is going on in Suffolk and Essex.

Wingfield Barns hosts numerous exhibitions

Wingfield Barns hosts numerous exhibitions - Credit: Archant

FolkEast returns again next weekend and is definitely something worth getting in your diary early (hence why we’ve dropped it in here).

Some of the top folk musicians will be taking part in the event at Glemham Hall.

There are also plenty of other activities taking place including yoga, archery and bell ringing if folk music is not completely your thing.

More information and details about tickets are online at www.folkeast.co.uk

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway - Credit: Archant


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On August 14 at Purleigh Halt there is a fundraising day for Little Havens Children’s Hospice, with a variety of attractions to see.

There is also plenty to get involved with at the all-day event including laser clay pigeon shooting, a dog show and heavy horse demonstrations.

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Classic cars, tractors and stationary engines will also be on display while there will be a performance from the Sutherland Pipes and Drums.

Running Wednesdays to Sundays until September 11 are art exhibitions at Wingfield Barns with the season highlight being the International Miniprint exhibition.

Jousting at Framlingham Castle. Two magnificent knights on horseback clash in an epic battle of brav

Jousting at Framlingham Castle. Two magnificent knights on horseback clash in an epic battle of bravery and honour as Framlingham Castle hosts its first ever medieval joust. - Credit: Gregg Brown

There will be more than 650 prints from 50 countries with some work available to buy.

If you fancy a ride on a vintage steam train the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway is operating on Sunday with live music from the Broadside Boys also featuring.

At Framlingham Castle all next week it is medieval mayhem, with children able to enjoy stories of heroes and villains from days gone by as well as being able to try out some medieval skills for themselves.

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