After a scorching start to the summer, the school holidays have arrived! We’ve put together a whole host of events happening this month and we also have a school holiday guide on the blog for you to enjoy. Find out what’s on in Suffolk in August 2019:
2nd Aug, 14th Aug, 16th Aug, 28th Aug, 30th Aug -Den Building
Go wild in Nowton Park! Build a secret den, learn how to light a fire and then have fun cooking marshmallows.
3rd Aug – The Hall at War, Kentwell Hall
Kentwell Hall is transported back to 1919 to show the hustle and bustle of life in wartime England. The event includes WWI and Army Service Corps, WWII and the Home Front. There will also be a 1960’s Peace Camp. Learn about life during the wars, discuss the implications of war and the merits of peace during this interactive, family day out.
4th Aug – Helmingham Festival of Classic and Sports Cars
Helmingham Hall and Gardens will host a Festival of Classic and Sports Cars with over 1000 vehicles attending. There will be classic and sports cars that will parade up and down the main drive. Expect to see 10 decades of motoring history, children’s activities and fairground stalls.
6th Aug – Fairies on the Farm, Easton Farm Park
Head down to Easton Farm Park for a fun, themed day out! Elves, fairies and imps will have taken over the Park – how many will you spot?
10th Aug – 11th Aug– CHES come to West Stow
Colchester Historical Enactment Society will be at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village for a living history weekend. The group will be living in the houses, carrying out daily tasks and demonstrating crafts.
14th Aug – Peter Rabbit at Africa Alive
Peter Rabbit will be at Africa Alive! Come along to meet him, as well as see lots of other animals in the zoo.
15th Aug –Fishing Teach-In
As part of National Fishing Month youngsters can head to The Newt Pond at Castle Playing Fields in Haverhill to learn how to fish.
16th Aug – 18th Aug – FolkEast
FolkEast returns to the grounds of Glemham Hall for a weekend of folk music. Acts include Richard Thompson, Cara Dillon, Karine Polwart, John Smith and Calan.
20th Aug – 3rd May 2020 – Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk
Christchurch Mansion will be hosting an exhibition of all things Ed to coincide with his homecoming gigs. Curated by Ed’s father, the exhibition will include portraits, photographs and personal items that describe Ed’s journey from Framlingham school boy to international star.
23rd Aug – A Mexican Feast at Urban Jungle
The Urban Jungle team will be serving up dishes packed full of flavour and featuring their own homegrown chillies. Browse the selection of desert loving plants with a Mojito in hand before enjoying a five-course Mexican feast! The menu includes nachos, Mexican stew, slow-cooked beef and churros.
23rd – 25th Aug – Maui Waui
Described as one of the best kept secrets in Suffolk, Maui Waui will be back at Peakhill Farm in Theberton over the bank holiday weekend. The festival includes international music, performance and arts. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re interested in folk, reggae, dance, cabaret or comedy.
25th -26th Aug – Our Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival
The Food and Drink Festival in Bury St Edmunds returns this bank holiday weekend! Shop from the many delicious food stalls, visit the man-made beach and enjoy the mini farm. The cooking demonstrations will include shows from TV chefs – then head home with your bounty of produce from the farmer’s market to make your own feast.
28th Aug – Open Air Theatre, Gangsta Granny in Abbey Gardens
A David Walliams’ best seller has been adapted for the outdoor stage. Watch Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. Bring a picnic and prepare for all weathers.
30th Aug – Peppa Pig – My First Concert
Peppa Pig will be at The Apex! Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and George will join Peppa for his First Concert. A fun, interactive introduction to a live orchestra for ages 18 months and older.
31th Aug – East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival
Oulton Broad will be hosting a Dragon Boat race. 10 people will paddle each boat with a drummer at the front – up to 40 crews are expected to battle it out on the water at Nicholas Everitt Park.