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What's on locally Summer 2017



Mon 21st – Suffolk Owl Sanctuary – Festival of country pursuits – Falconry, fishing, ferreting, equestrian stands, local conservation groups and more will join us for the day to let you know all about much of the wildlife in our region – plus of course some magnificent flying displays.

Sun 27th – Suffolk Food Hall present the Vintage & Modern Tractor Fair – FREE ENTRY.

Bank holiday Mon 28th– Ipswich Transport Museum offer the chance to ride a fire engine.

Bank holiday Mon 28th – Easton Farm Park. Enjoy a little extra Bank Holiday fun with magic shows and clowning throughout the day.

Bank holiday Mon 28th – Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. Join us for a day in the country to enjoy some of the best owl & other birds of prey flying displays you’ll ever experience. For the youngsters Jenny’s Ark Petting Zoo will be here (free for all visitors to the Sanctuary) plus of course the cheeky inhabitants of Meerkat Kastle and our Red Squirrel Colony.

Sun 3rd – Art on the prom. A contemporary Art Fair where professional and hobby artist display and sell original work. A variety of professional bands and entertainers perform throughout the day to add to the enjoyment of the occasion.

Sun 24th – Ipswich School offer an ‘Open morning’

September 2017

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA) – Saturday 23rd – FREE Open Day at St. Joseph’s College, Ipswich.  1.45pm c65abd2c5e1730d44bfaefacbc3119ad.jpg– 5pm or FREEPHONE 0800 5316282

Stagecoach Ipswich – Friday 15th – Sunday 17th – Free trial sessions for prospective children from ages 4 – 18.

Stonham Barns – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th – Swedefest Truck Show –

Ipswich School – Saturday 30th – Open morning for both the prep and senior school.  No need to book and free parking on school grounds.


Stonham Barns  – Sunday 1st – American Car Show – Cars, trucks and hot rods on display.  Children under 5 FREE –

Languard Fort – Saturday7th & Sunday 8th  – The 95th Rifles military re-enactment group, a weekend of soldering musketry and drills.  10am – 4pm

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th  – East Anglian Falconry & Countryside Fair – Includes free spirit horses, plus birds of prey display team.  Children under 4 FREE. Tel: 03456 807897

Ipswich Transport Museum - Saturday 7th – Classic Vehicles Day -  An event celebrating classic cars and light commercial.  Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area.  11am – 4pm.  

OLIVER! The Musical – Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th – The Company of Four are performing this at Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge.  Tickets eb56736c4db4e58a6b9facbee752be21.jpgbookable at

Ipswich School – Thursday 12th – Tuesday 17th  – Festival of music, show casing top professional acts from across musical genres.

Hollow Trees Farm – Friday 20th - Sunday 29th – ‘Halloween Out Of This World Alien Adventure’ - £6 per person.  Children under 2 FREE –   

Easton Farm Park – Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th – Half term / half price.  All the fun, animals and rides at half the price.  10.30am – 4pm

Kentwell Hall – Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th – Halloweenies is Kentwell school of sorcery and magic.

Jimmy’s Farm – Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th – Lots of fun Halloween activities around the farm trail.  www.jimmysfarm

Languard Fort – Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th – Half term fun, with the quiz trail around the fort. 10am – 4pm

Bressingham Steam – Friday 27th & Saturday 28th – Spooky Halloween Evenings . 


Fireworks  – Saturday 4th – Christchurch Park Ipswich – Live music, fun fair, entertainment and more. Gates open 6pm, fireworks begin 8pm 

Ipswich Transport Museum – Sunday 19th – An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with rides on museum and visiting vehicles. .  11am – 4pm.  

Stonham Barns  – Saturday 25th & 35e266d8d013c2d3f594dd2490f6603b.gifSunday 26th  – Christmas Craft Fair –

Easton Farm Park – Saturday 25th - 24th December (weekends mainly) – Father Christmas on the farm including sleigh rides, meet the animals, a gift from Father Christmas  -


Ipswich Transport Museum – Sunday 3rd – Come and ride on a selection of fire engines and buses, then meet Father Christmas in his grotto.  11am – 4pm.  Entry to the grotto is £1 extra but includes gift.  

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway –3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th – Santa Special from Brockford Station –

Co-op Juniors present ‘Christmas Spectacular – In the Land of Oz’ – Friday 1st – Sunday 10th at Snape Maltings 

Languard Fort – Saturday 16th – Felixstowe’s BIG festive family treat.

Hairspary at the Apex – Saturday 30th – Tuesday 2nd January – Production by The CTC (Children’s Theatre Company), performing the ultimate swinging 60’s musical. 

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