What's on in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend? Take a look at our guide
PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:12 14 September 2017
As you count down the days until the weekend why not use our what's on guide to plan how you spend it. From food festivals to circus acts, there is something for everyone.
Free Family Fishing
Have you always wanted to have a go at fishing? Well now is your chance!
Suffolk Water Park is holding a free family fishing day this Saturday.
Whether you have fished before or are a beginner, there is something for everybody.
Learn how it’s done, learn a new tactic or brush up on skills you may have forgotten with the coaches.
There will also be a nature hunt and other activities for those who don’t fancy fishing.
Newmarket Food and Drink Festival
September 16 and 17
Sink your teeth into some of the delicious street food which will be on offer at Newmarket’s Food and Drink Festival this weekend.
You can expect bespoke stalls, deli style producers, homewares and delicious drinks.
Celebrity chef Sophie Grigson will be there to help you improve your cooking skills, as well as local chef Theo Randall.
There will also be the first ever buskers competition, make sure you catch the buskers’ performances around the town centre.
What makes the event even better is the fact it is free.
September 7 through to September 24
The circus comes to Suffolk!
Why not book tickets to see a performance from Circus Petite, as they conduct their second tour.
You can catch them in Woodbridge, Capel St Mary and Felixstowe.
Meet Justo the clown, be impressed by rope walking and jugglers, and feel the heat from the fire displays.
A jam packed show full of excitement which will be enjoyed by the whole family.
HighTide Arts Festival
September 12 through to September 17
Spend your weekend at the eleventh annual HighTide arts festival in Aldeburgh.
Experience the latest productions, world premiers, world class artists, comedy and so much more!
There will be performances from Katie Bonna, The Garage, and many more.
On top of that, the festival introduces a new theatre called The Mix - it has 260 seats and offers audiences something unique.
The festival will be taking place on Aldeburgh beach, head down and enjoy the amazing live performances.
Intrigued? You should be! For more details visit their website.
Starlight Safari Night
September 16 and 30
See Colchester Zoo like you never have before.
Colchester Zoo is expanding its opening times so you can see how the animals behave at night.
Special feeds, displays, tales by a camp fire and training sessions are just a few things you can expect.
Grab your torch and treat yourself to an evening alongside your favourite animals.
From cheeky chimps to terrifying tigers, it will be great to see them out of hours.
Essex Outdoor Cinema presents The Rocky Horror Show
Kick back and relax under the stars while watching the classic film The Rocky Horror Show.
Bring a blanket, picnic and some friends to Maldon promenade to catch the film.
There will be a variety of food stalls, coffee vans and a bar to cater to your needs on the night.
As well as live music kick starting the event.
But make sure you wrap up warm because the event will still take place even if it is raining.
Autumn Plant Fair with Artisan Market
The picturesque Helmingham hall is hosting its autumn plant fair this weekend.
A free plant will be given to the first 800 people through the gate - a good incentive to get you out of bed on a Sunday morning!
The day will be full of things to do and look at, with hundreds of rare and unusual plants, specialist nurseries, live music and lots more.
You will also have the opportunity to be taken on a tour around the grounds by Lady Tollemache.
Please note that credit and debit cards cannot be accepted on the grounds.