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Summer Half Term in Suffolk

Enjoy the best of what Suffolk has to offer this coming bank holiday weekend and half term. We are spoilt for choice at this time of year with a wide range of events, a wonderful selection of visitor attractions and beautiful coast and countryside to enjoy. Here are some highlights for this coming week... Swinging through the trees (c) Go Ape
Swing through the trees in Thetford Forest (c) Go Ape

Events in Suffolk

There is a long list of exciting events coming up over the weekend and during half term week.

Choose from birdwatching events at RSPB Minsmere to a Family Shakespeare Day at the Red House in Aldeburgh and the Spring Plant Fair and Artisan Market at Helmingham Hall Gardens near Stowmarket.

Or what about the Vintage and Makers Market at Snape Maltings or the fabulous Suffolk Show in Ipswich? Have a browse of our events listings for ideas and inspiration.

Follow an ale trail

A long weekend allows plenty of time for sampling some Suffolk produce. What about following the Waveney Valley Ale, Wine and Cider Trail where drinks producers between Diss and Bungay will open their doors to visitors for guided tours and tastings on the last Saturday of the month, from May to October? Flint Vineyard (c) Simon Buck
Flint Vineyard in the Waveney Valley (c) Simon Buck

Family Fun (in the sun)

Gather your family together and head for one of our many nature reserves, family-friendly visitor attractions or sunny beach and make some happy memories. Check out our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾ in Suffolk. Girl playing on Southwold beach (c) Visit England
Southwold beach (c) Visit England

Visit a garden

The weather is perfect at the moment for a gentle stroll through a pretty garden, especially if there is a cup of tea and a fluffy scone to be enjoyed afterwards. Have a look at our suggestions for gardens you should visit this summer in Suffolk. 

There are 14 of them and the list includes the old-style gardens at Wyken Hall near Bury St Edmunds, a yew maze at Somerleyton Hall in the north of the county and the Grade I listed gardens at Helmingham Hall near Stowmarket.

It's also the season for open gardens, where whole villages get involved and welcome visitors into many of their beautiful gardens. Check out our events list for open garden events coming up soon.

Helmingham Hall Gardens (c) Visit England
Helmingham Hall Gardens (c) Visit England

Walk through Suffolk

The Suffolk Walking Festival enters its final week, with many walks still on offer.

Read our interview with BBC Suffolk presenter Lesley Dolphin, to find out what she loves about walking through Suffolk's countryside and book yourself onto a guided walk.

What will you be doing this half term in Suffolk?

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