Suffolk is all geared up for the start of the summer season. Sleepy towns and villages seem to wake up at this time of year after a mellow start to the holiday season at Easter. And boy do we know how to wake up! Festivals, fairs, and markets are just the tip of the ice-cream when it comes to June.
In fact, June is so busy we gave it its own section! June is a fantastic time of year to book your holiday in Suffolk. Find our list of events in and around Suffolk below...
The Red House Tours
Tuesday – Saturday each week
The Red House provides insight into the life and living of Britten and Pears’. You are now given the opportunity to tour the home by an informative tour guide. During the tour you can explore both floors of Britten and Pears’ home and see original interiors and personal effects sitting alongside stunning artworks collected by the pair throughout their lives. Each tour lasts approximately 40 minutes. Tour tickets cost £2.50 which is in addition to the admission charge of £5.
Somerleyton Hall & Gardens Tours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday each week
Somerleyton Hall is home to the Crossley family and is considered one of the finest Tudor-Jacobean style architectural examples. This year you can take a tour of The Hall and The Gardens gardens from 10.00am until 5.00pm. Entrance to the hall is by tour only. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and run regularly from 11.30am until 3pm. Please note on Wednesday you can only tour The Gardens. Admission charges apply and ticket purchase permits guests to use the Kitchen Garden Café and Gift Shop.
Vintage Afternoon Tea at Helmingham Hall
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday between 3.00pm and 5.00pm from 1st May - 14th September 2017
Where: The Coach House Tearooms. Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea in the stunning surroundings of Helmingham Hall Gardens. This lovely Vintage Afternoon Tea afternoon consists of sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee, all beautifully presented on vintage china. Why not add a glass of Pimms or Champagne (extra charge applies). Pre-booking is required. £15 per person or alternatively £20 per person including a visit to the gardens.
The Suffolk Show 2017
31st May & 1st June 2017
Visit Trinity Park in Ipswich and discover fascinating parades, stalls and much more. Suitable for all ages.
More details to follow...
Red Rooster Festival 2017
1st - 3rd June 2017
If you're a fan of Rhythm and Blues - the Red Rooster festival is for you! Set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside this fabulous festival will feature some fantastic R&B, Roots, Americana, Country and Blues musicians around. Hosted at Euston Hall in Suffolk.
Valley Farm Vineyards Open Tour and Tasting
Saturday 3rd June, 12.30pm
Join owners Vanessa and Elaine for a tour of the vineyard and a tasting experience. Allow 2 hours and please were appropriate footwear. £12per person. To book call 07979363026 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgView website
Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts 2017
9th - 25th June 2017
Each June, some of the globe’s leading musicians meet at the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall to celebrate the Aldeburgh Festival, which was founded by Suffolk-born composer - Benjamin Britten.
From arts festivals to opera, chamber recitals to world music, this fabulous festival offers something for everyone and is supported by a vibrant fringe programme at The Pumphouse in Aldeburgh.
"Arguably the best musical event in Britain" - The Guardian
Aldeburgh Classic Boat Festival 2017
10th & 11th June 2017
Aldeburgh Classic Boat Festival is an open event for day boats and dinghies. If your boat was designed before 1965 and built before 1985... come along! With three races over two days, food and live music, free camping and caravan parking all on site! Keelboat moorings/slipping available.
Contact Aldeburgh Yacht Club Secretary on 01728 452562 or email email@example.com.
Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival
Sunday 11th June 2017
Now in its 6th year, Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival returns! Mark David from the Cookery Experience will be showcasing cookery demonstrations by local chefs which will take place outside St. Peter's Church.
If you have a passion food then this event is not to be missed! Free entry.
Culford’s Opera in the Park 2017
Saturday 17th June 2017
Culford’s fourth annual Opera in the Park. This magical outdoor concert this year features highlights from Mozart’s sublime opera The Magic Flute, as well as other opera favourites, all staged in Culford Hall’s beautiful grounds and performed by the acclaimed London Festival Opera.
This event has sold out for the past two years, so early booking is advised.
Africa by Night at Africa Alive!
Saturday 24th June 2017
Back again for another year! Visit Africa Alive for an evening of fun in the unique atmosphere of the park at dark. This event also includes displays by the Mighty Zulu Nation Dance Troupe.
Southwold Arts Festival
24th June - 1st July 2017
The Southwold Arts Festival returns to the High Street for its fourth year! Come along and bring all the family to a series of exhibitions, theatre, talks, music and much more!