Stuck for things to do in Suffolk and Essex this weekend? This list may help

Thomas the Tank Engine. Photo: Colne Valley Railway

Thomas the Tank Engine. Photo: Colne Valley Railway


There’s plenty to see and do across the region this weekend – with the annual East Anglian Game & Country Fair at the top of most people’s lists.

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Hosted in the grounds of Euston Estate in Thetford on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, the hugely popular annual rural showcase lasts the whole weekend, from 8am-6pm on both days.

With a family ticket costing just £46 and under-5s getting in for free, the fair caters for all.

Closer to home, there are a number of events happening across Suffolk and north Essex.

Here, we’ve picked five suggestions of events for adults, children and grandchildren.

Children’s Karting at Anglia Indoor Karting in Farthing Road, Ipswich – both days

Whether they’re keen to practice their pose on the podium or just want a taste of life in the fast lane, indoor karting is a great activity for children.

Arrive and Drive practice laps are available this weekend from 10am to 10pm.

They can only be booked 48 hours in advance, so call 01473 240087 to check availability.

Beatrix Potter Exhibition at Melford Hall - Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-5pm

Rare sketches on display at Melford Hall bring Beatrix Potter’s drawings to life.

Click here for more details.

Open Gardens across Sudbury, both days – Saturday 1pm-5pm, Sunday 11.30am-5pm

Refreshments, exhibitions, book and craft sales will accompany walks around the gardens of Sudbury to raise cash for St Nicholas Hospice.

Buy tickets, priced at £3.50, here.

The Sticky Fingers Craft Fair at The Jubilee Centre in Recreation Way, Mildenhall – Saturday 12pm-4.30pm

Monthly fair bringing together emerging artists, crafters and food enthusiasts.

Stalls cost £10 each and admission is free – send organisers an email for more details.

Vintage Vehicle Rally at Colne Valley Railway – both days 9.30am-5pm

A wide selection of vintage vehicles will be on display. Trains of all ages also feature.

Adults cost £10, seniors £7.50, children £5 and a family ticket is £27.50.


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