There’s plenty going on in Suffolk over the May Bank Holiday to keep everyone happy.  With the weather set to be average (bright and breezy, if not overly warm); my May Bank Holiday guide of things to do in Suffolk gives you lots of options whatever you feel like doing.


Beccles Antique Street Market

  • Sunday 6th May 8am – 4pm
  • Free entry

Held in the centre of Beccles this popular market is host to over 100 specialist and general dealers selling a wide range of antiques and collectibles.  Local  shops and cafés will also open their doors for the bank holiday.  Local  street food vendors will also be in attendance to satisfy the hungry crowds.

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Beccles Antiques Street Market Beccles Town Centre
NR34 9HA


Woottens Plants and Garden Fair

  • Sunday 6th May 10am – 4pm
  • Free entry and parking

Once a year Woottens Nursery invites a host of traders in the Horticultural business to flock to the nursery for the event. If you’re a gardener or even remotely interested in plants this is definitely a bank holiday event for you! With plant and horticultural suppliers from all over East Anglia and a free plant for the first 100 visitors you’re sure to walk away with a variety of garden goodies.

Also present will be a raft of craft, art, pottery and woodwork traders.  If you get peckish on the day there’s sure to be something to take your fancy from the local food vendors on site too, including Vette’s Veggie Van and Truly Traceable.

Woottens of Wenhaston
​The Iris Field
Hall Road
IP19 9HF

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Kentwell Hall Mayday Tudor celebrations

  • Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May 11am-5pm
  • Family trails and activities
  • Tickets from £11.93 (children) and £15.53 (adults)

Kentwell Hall’s biggest event of the year is the Tudor May Day Celebration.  With everything from processions, demonstrations, trails, open house and gardens to a chance to meet the spring animals; there will be somethig here for all the family.  With plenty to do both outside and under cover; whatever the weather has in store it won’t ruin your bank holiday visit.

Tickets available both online (for a discount) and on the day (full price).

Kentwell Hall
Long Melford
CO10 9BA

01787 310 207

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Turk’s Head Beer, Cider and Gin Festival

  • Friday 4th – Monday 7th May
  • Free entry, £5 glass deposit

Why not make the most of the long weekend and spend at least one day of your bank holiday with a glass of something excellent in your hand? With live music, street food and a huge selection of drinks, this is one of The Turk’s Head’s signature events. Pay £5 deposit for your glass which you can keep or return when you leave.

The Turk’s Head

Low Road



IP13 6JG

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Snape Maltings Farmer’s Market

  • Saturday 5th May 9:30am
  • Free Entry and parking

Snape Maltings is well worth a visit on any day of the month but it’s especially worthwhile when the (almost) monthly Farmer’s Market is there too!  There’s always a wide selection of high quality local producers in attendance and the stunning surroundings are perfect for a stroll.  With a range of shops, pubs and galleries nearby too, as well as the University of Essex Choir at the concert hall in the evening you really could make a day of it.

Snape Maltings


IP17 1SP

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What’s on in Suffolk – May Bank Holiday 2018
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