What's on in Suffolk Coastal


Events in Felixstowe (PDF 396KB) - round-up of events taking place in May.

Talk Train Trail Tea - a snapshot history and 5-mile guided East Suffolk Line walk from Melton to Campsea Ashe raising funds for the Station House, Campsea Ashe. Sunday 3 May 2015 at 10.30am, adults £5, under 16s £3, families £12, book early as numbers are limited. For more details and to book visit www.stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk.

'Art Inspired' - an exhibition by the Heritage Quilters - Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 May, new exhibition of the quilts, wall hangings, furnishings and textile art with demonstrations taking place throughout the two days. Westleton Village Hall, IP17 3AA, admission £3 (accompanied children free), home made refreshments available, proceeds to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

The Suffolk Show - Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 May, Trinity Park, Ipswich. Entertainment and displays, livestock and equine, local food and drink, shopping, farm and skills discovery zones. Discounts available for tickets purchased in advance online or by calling 01473 295900. Free admission for children under 15. For more information and tickets visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk.

Spring Half Term Fun (23 to 31 May) in Felixstowe - great days out by the sea.

  • Take a family cycle ride and spot the giant ships.
  • Challenge dad to a game of Adventure Golf.
  • Play hide and seek at Landguard Fort.
  • Get messy with painting and decopatching.
  • Active fun… junior tennis camps, football and swimming crash courses.
  • All the fun of the fair, plus ice cream sundaes and a sweetie emporium too!

Check out our special online guide at www.visitfelixstowe.co.uk/latest-news/felixstowe-spring-half-term-fun


Station House model railway exhibition - various scale layouts, societies, trade stands and refreshments. Saturday 13 June, 10am-5pm, Clarke & Simpson Auction Centre, Campsea Ashe, Nr Wickham Market, Suffolk IP13 0PS. Adults £4.50, under 16s £2, families £12. Tickets available on the day or bookable in advance, for more information and to book visit www.stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk.

Railwayana auction sale - organised by Clarke & Simpson, a railwayana auction sale will run alongside the exhibition above to include memorabilia, collectables and model railway items. Saturday 13 June at 12 noon (free entry), for more information visit www.stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk.

2015 Aviva Women’s Tour - runs from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 June this year with the opening stage in Suffolk, finishing in Aldeburgh around 2.15pm. Follow this link for local events leading up to the race and on the day or for more information visit www.womenstour.co.uk.

Local mezzo-soprano Claire Weston - will be giving a recital in St. Michael’s Church, Framlingham on Saturday 20 June. She will be accompanied by John Hutchings and the programme includes Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, PLuccini and Strauss. The evening starts at 7pm and tickets, which are £10 and include refreshments, are available by phoning 01473 624587 or direct from Rosher Stationers and Hall Farm Butchers, both in Framlingham.


Suffolk Fire Ride 2015 - a brand new cycle event is being held by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service in line with the county initiative - Suffolk's Year of Cycling 2015-16. Starting at Eye Fire Station, Lambseth Road, Eye IP23 7AQ, on Sunday 5 July 2015, it offers three distances of 30, 60 and 100 miles. The Suffolk Fire Ride is a friendly cycle sportif suitable for all levels of riders. Free all day parking has been made available for all participants at two local locations. For more information visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/suffolkfireride.

Middleton Open Gardens (IP17 3NN) - Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July,10.30am to 5.30pm, adults £4 - accompanied children free, refreshments available all day, guides available from the church, village hall and Middleton Moor (B1122). Major fundraiser for Holy Trinity Church, Middleton plus supporting the Ipswich Hospital Charity - Cardiac Centre. For more information visit www.middletoncumfordley.onesuffolk.net.


Ipswich Cycling Weekend and the Crafted Classique sportive - the Crafted Classique sportive returns to Ipswich waterfront on Saturday 22 August – this year there is a brand new 55km route through the stunning Suffolk countryside to tempt those looking to take on their first sportive, as well as 100km or 100 miles routes (taking in Aldeburgh, Orford and Leiston). Early-bird entry is £20 online before 12 April (£25 afterwards and £30 on the day). On Sunday 23 August, Sky Ride Ipswich returns - more information can be found on the event’s website www.ipswichcyclingweekend.co.uk.