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
Thursday 1st March to Thursday 7th June, Tuesday 26th June to Sunday 28th of October. Daily at 2 pm
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.
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.
Aldeburgh Festival 2018
8th - 24th June
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
Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival
Sunday 10th June 2018
Now in its 7th year, Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival returns! In 2018 over sixty stalls will be filling Market Hill and St Peter’s Church with a wonderful selection of top quality food and drink.
If you have a passion food then this event is not to be missed! Free entry. 10am - 5pm
Felixstowe Book Festival
27th June - 1st July 2018
The Felixstowe Book Festival returns for it's sixth year! Come along and celebrate some of the best-loved books including themes of crime, love, politics and sports. Come along and discover a range of fantastic authors and you'll even get to meet some of your favourites too! A full list of events and information will be published in May 2018