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Seven things to do in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:22 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 14 May 2018

Bungay Spring Garden Market returns this weekend.  Picture: JAMES BASS

Bungay Spring Garden Market returns this weekend. Picture: JAMES BASS

Check out what is in store in Suffolk this weekend May 12 and 13.

Sproughton Beer Festival will be at the Tithe Barn this weekend. Picture: SU ANDERSONSproughton Beer Festival will be at the Tithe Barn this weekend. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Sproughton Beer Festival

May 12-13

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 is coming to the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe. Picture: THE QUO EXPERIENCEThe Quo Experience is coming to the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe. Picture: THE QUO EXPERIENCE

The Quo Experience

May 12

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 Spring Garden Market.
May 2016.

Picture: JAMES BASSBungay Spring Garden Market. May 2016. Picture: JAMES BASS

Bungay Garden Market

May 13

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.

East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) is hosting an open air cinema experience at Finborough School, near Stowmarket. Picture: EACHEast Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) is hosting an open air cinema experience at Finborough School, near Stowmarket. Picture: EACH

Open Air Cinema

May 12

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.

A sunny day at Flatford Mill. Picture: LUCY TAYLORA sunny day at Flatford Mill. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Late Spring Walking Weekend

May 12 and 13

Flatford Mill

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.

A stage on board a lorry at last year's Somersham Wheelie Fun Day. Picture: CRAIG FORDHAMA stage on board a lorry at last year's Somersham Wheelie Fun Day. Picture: CRAIG FORDHAM

Somersham Wheelie Fun Day

May 12

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.

Cheese Fest is coming to Colchester. Picture: CHEESEFEST UKCheese Fest is coming to Colchester. Picture: CHEESEFEST UK

Cheese Festival

May 12

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.

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