Christmas Holidays at dog friendly accommodation

Christmas Shopping in the Suffolk Countryside & Seaside

Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall? Yeah yeah yeah we know all that but where to buy your stocking and everything else?

The beautiful county of Suffolk takes on a completely different feel this time of year and it just keeps getting better! And with a handful of superb Christmas markets, you’re really spoilt for choice for all your Christmas bits n bobs.

And just to get you in the mood we are giving you the chance to win one of the amazing Suffolk Deli Hampers that are available in all our Holiday Cottages over Christmas!

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This superb hamper has been created exclusively for Woodfarm Barns by the award-winning Earsham Street Deli in Bungay and as you can see, it’ll certainly get you in the Christmas spirit! Available FREE in all our Cottages over the Xmas and New Year break, simply by giving us the Voucher Code FESTIVE14 when booking, these hampers are crammed with £50 worth of delicious Suffolk goodies.

We are giving away one of these absolutely FREE to one lucky ‘Facebooker’ for simply liking and sharing our page and post. Check it out on Facebook here, or ensure you get one by booking one of our barns by clicking here to see what we have left.

So, where can you do your Christmas shopping?

A personal favourite for shopping is the amazing Blackthorpe Barn towards Bury St Edmunds, which turns into a veritable grotto this time of year. Every day until Christmas! Check out their website to see all the wonderful things you can pick up there. We tend to visit here to pick up all the decorations for Woodfarm Barns every year as there is such a huge range, in addition to a superb Christmas tree and Santa in his grotto.

If you want an alternative over near the coast then Redhouse Christmas Barn is only half an hour from us in the other direction. Check out their full website here. Again, they are open every day and have a massive range of fabulous Christmas decorations and gifts, as well as Christmas Trees and of course Santa and his grotto (he runs between here and Blackthorpe!).

There are tons of Pop Up Christmas events and markets in the County, including one in Southwold on November 29th.

And this one in Bungay on 7th December.

Christmas at Woodfarm House & Barns - Luxurious and Romantic, Self-Catering, Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the Heart of the Rural Suffolk Countryside

And for a full list of Christmas shopping and events in Suffolk, scroll through this huge list:

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 November, Ipswich Christmas Market
Christmas stalls, local music groups and entertainers. Please come and join us at this most magical time of the year.
Free admission
Venue Address: Princes Street, Giles Square, Buttermarket and Queen Street. Ipswich. IP4 1FH

Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 November, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Bury St Edmunds
Join the costumed re-enactors at West St as the Anglo-Saxons prepare for the winter ahead.
Venue Address: Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP28 6HG

Saturday 22 November – Wetheringsett Victorian Christmas Fayre, Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett
A fantastically festive day out for all the family with stalls, steam train rides, “Frozen” Grotto, train driver experiences and much more. For further details please see Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Saturday 22 November – Christmas Craft Fayre, Warren Special School
A range of traditional Christmas crafts will be available plus refreshments. Free entry and car parking.
Venue Address: Clarkes Lane, Oulton Broad, Suffolk, NR33 8HT

Saturday 22 November – Stratford St Mary’s ”Not From the High Street” Christmas Fayre
The Institute Hall, Stratford St Mary 10.30am – 3.00pm
Find the perfect Christmas gift that you won’t find in any high street store at this excellent Christmas Fayre.

The Fayre will include Children’s games and activities, Santa’s Grotto, Stalls with unique and locally made Christmas gifts, and much more! All money raised from the event will go towards much needed resources for ABC preschool.
Entry: £1.50 for adults. Children go free.
Email: or Tel: Laurie on 07817683360
Venue Address: Higham Rd, Stratford St Mary, Suffolk. CO7 6JU

Saturday 22 November – Christmas Gift & Craft Fair, Mendlesham Community Centre – Main Hall
Avoid the stress and hassle of Christmas shopping and come and join us for some relaxed shopping. Choose from a wide variety of original gifts that will delight friends and family this Christmas.

All profits will go to the Dogs Trust – finding needy dogs a forever loving home.
Venue Address: Attached to the Primary School, Old Station Road, Mendlesham, Stowmarket. Suffolk. IP14 5RT

Saturday 22 November – Blue Cross Christmas Fete
Open 10am to 2pm at St Mary’s Church Hall
Join staff and volunteers from the Blue Cross Centre in Felixstowe at the Christmas Fayre and help raise money for sick and homeless pets. Blue Cross Christmas cards, raffle, refreshments and lovely Christmas gifts on sale.
Donation on entry
Contact: 0300 7771480 or
Venue Address: Walton High Street, Walton, Felixstowe. Suffolk IP11 9DT

Saturday 22 November – We Are Handmade contemporary Christmas craft & design fair
10am – 4pm The Old School, Long Melford

With over 45 stalls, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts and decorations for Christmas.
Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage-inspired handmade items including jewellery, clothes, bags, prints, soaps, cards, soft furnishings and homewares, pottery and much more.
Visitors can also enjoy tea and cakes, served in vintage-style crockery, at Plum Fairy’s Vintage Tearoom.
We normally have demonstrations taking place at these events so please look back nearer the event date for further information on this.
Free Entry
Contact, 07824 888 346 or visit the website
Venue Address: Hall Road, Long Melford. Suffolk CO10 9AA

Sunday 23rd November – Christmas Shopping Day, Tithe Barn, Sproughton
Christmas Shopping Event i.a.o. Suffolk Family Carers and Somersham Ward (Cancer Care). A variety of stalls to attract shoppers including jewellery, bags, cards & stationery, gift ideas for children and adults alike, beauty treatments and more.
Venue Address: Lower Street, Sproughton, Suffolk. IP8 3AA

Tuesday 25th – Sunday 30th November, Angels & Cribs Festival, St Mary’s Church, Grundisburgh
10.00am to 5.00pm
Display of cribs and angels, paintings and sculptures. Guided tours if pre-booked. The cribs come from around the world, and the angels, including an ”Angel of the East”, are made by local schoolchildren. Refreshments served throughout the day.
Free entry. Guided tours booked in advance £5 per person
Tickets for guided tours from Canon Rev’d Clare Sanders, Tel: 01473 735183 Email:
Venue Address: The Green, Grundisburgh, Suffolk. IP13 6TA

Wednesday 26th November – Stansfield Christmas Shopping Evening, Stansfield Village Hall
6.00pm – 8:45pm
Free Entry, Free Parking, Free Mince Pies and Plenty of Festive Cheer! Prize Draw, Supper, Mulled Wine, Bar, Refreshments. Lots of Local Traders. In aid of Hall Funds, Charity Number: 304939.
Tel: 01284 789309
Venue Address: Lower Street, Stansfield, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 8LW

Wednesday 26th November – Fynn Valley Golf Club, Ipswich, Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre
A large selection of locally made crafts & quality gifts displayed in our beautifully decorated converted Edwardian barn.

Stands include:
Planet Bean Coffee – Jewellery – Scarves -Cheese – Homemade Jams & Pickles -Candles – Handbags – Glassware – Handmade Cards – Umbrellas – Cushions & Quilts – and much more….

£2.50 – Inclusive of a glass of mulled wine
Contact: Jan Harlott Tel: 01473 785267
Venue Address: Fynn Valley Golf and Restaurant

Thursday 27th November – Christmas Bazaar at Woodbridge Methodist Church
Stalls include home made cakes & preserves, Tombola, Bric-a-Brac, Books, Clothes, Raffle & Games. In aid of Age Uk’s New Horizons Club.
Age Uk, New Horizons Club Tel: 07841460383
Venue Address: New Horizons Club, Woodbridge Methodist Church, St. Johns Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP12 1ED

Thursday 27th November – Festive Ladies Charity Shopping Evening, Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
Enjoy an evening of gift shopping in the wonderful festive atmosphere with lots of stalls to browse at your leisure. £5 entry fee includes a glass of fizz and canapes on arrival, with half going towards the Marie Curie charity. So to book your tickets now please visit: Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa

Friday 28th November, Risby Christmas Shopping Spectacular, Risby Village Hall
A wealth of stalls from local craftspeople & businesses full of exciting gifts, crafts, treats and delights for the festive period.
Free admission
Venue Address: Alymer Close, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP28 6RT

Beccles Christmas Market

Friday 28th November – Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On, Beccles Town Centre
This event is one of the best in the area, and it promises to be another fantastic year. The lights will be switched on at 6pm by Beccles Mayor, Caroline Topping, joined on stage by Paul Carter from Beach Radio and the Beach Bunny. Followed by spectacular fireworks from the Church Tower. Live entertainment acts on the main stage include Tom Elgie, The River Hundred Folk Band, Beccles Community Choir, the Lowestoft & Beccles Rock Choir, The Loddon Brass Band, Harmonique, local group Resonate and a few surprise acts! There will also be street entertainment with the return of the lively Suffolk School of Samba (back by popular demand!). There is as always a great variety of stalls selling festive gifts, lovely places to eat or have a drink of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Stocks Funfair will be present with a variety of rides for both the youngsters and the slightly more daring. Our fantastic range of independent shops, which is our pride and joy, will be open late on the night too. This year we will also have live Reindeer, Father Christmas will be taking up his usual residence in his grotto in the Church Tower and the popular Christmas Tree Trail will be launched on the night.
And as if this all isn’t enough, Hungate Church will be staging its ever-popular Christmas Tree Festival and there will be a festive indoor market in St Michael’s Church. Parking will be free in all WDC car parks from 4pm.
Tel: 07935 365844 Email:
Venue Address: Beccles Town Centre, Beccles, Suffolk. NR34 9HA

Friday 28th November – Kersey Christmas Gift Fayre shopping by Candlelight, St Mary’s Church, Kersey
Atmospheric Christmas shopping whilst enjoying mulled wine, mince pies and carol singers. Handmade and quality gifts and foods for all the family.
Entry: £5 – includes refreshments
Venue Address: St Mary’s Church, Church Hill, Kersey, Suffolk. IP7 6EH

Saturday 29th November – Christmas Lights Switch On, The WOW Vintage Market, Halesworth
Winter warming food and drink awaits you as you see the lights switched on at The WOW Vintage Market

Saturday 29th November – Saxmundham Primary School Christmas Bazaar
Santa’s grotto, traditional games stalls, tombolas, “Elfridges” secret Santa room, grand draw and much more.
Free entry, just come along and enjoy the fun.
Venue Address: Brook Farm Road, Saxmundham. Suffolk. IP17 1XQ

Saturday 29th November – Shop Local! Wickham Market Festive Fayre, Wickham Market Village Hall
10:00am – 4.00pm
A new Fayre orgasnised and run by local people, for local people and visitors to the area. Showcasing the talents of crafters and sellers from mainly East Suffolk. There are Vintage stalls, Charity sellers, talented crafters, and a ”Pop-Up” Tea Room in aid of Marie Curie. For the kids there is face-painting and a Lucky Dip. There really is something for everyone!! Ample parking available.
Free Entry
Venue Address: High Street, Wickham Market, Suffolk. (next to the new Co-op) IP13 0HE

Saturday 29th November – Christmas Market in Blythburgh
Wonderful Christmas Market with lots of stalls including locally made crafts, jewellery, gifts, home made cakes, plants & bulbs, Christmas cards, Christmas decorations & much, much more! Carol singing at 5.30pm.
1pm – Mulled Wine, Hot homemade soups. Tea/Coffee/Cakes available from 1pm to 6pm, with a BBQ from 4pm.
Free parking and free admission.
Venue Address: Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, IP19 9LL.

Saturday 29th November – Christmas Panto “Aladdin”, High Lodge, Darsham
There is something for everyone in this fun filled production, filled with lively characters, up to date chart hits and the good old panto slapstick humour. So come along and join in as Aladdin falls in love with the beautiful princess Jasmine. For further details please visit: High Lodge, Darsham

Saturday 29th November – Kersey Christmas Gift Fayre, St Mary’s Church, Kersey
A traditional day of shopping for the perfect gifts for family and foodies.
Entry: £2
Venue Address: St Mary’s Church, Church Hill, Kersey, Suffolk. IP7 6EH

Orford Town Hall

Sunday 30th November – Christmas Shopping Day, Orford Town Hall, Orford
10.00am – 4.00pm
Lots of lovely handcrafted gifts and goodies for those special Christmas presents.
Proceeds to Somersham Ward at Ipswich Hospital.
Venue Address: Market Hill, Orford, Suffolk. IP12 2NZ

Cool Yule

Sunday 30th November – The Cool Yule Festive Market at Snape Maltings
10.00am – 4.00pm
The market will feature a wide selection of traders selling a mix of vintage seasonal gift ideas, alongside local craftspeople and artisans. Tim Clover of Deben Events said, “Snape Maltings really is a lovely setting for a full day of relaxed Christmas shopping at a market with a difference. Spend a day picking up some unusual gifts, enjoying some countryside walks and tucking into a hearty lunch.”
Venue Address: Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk. IP171SR

Sunday 30th November – Festive Quiz Night in aid of FIND (Families in Need), Greshams Sports & Social Club
From 7pm
One Ipswich company is looking for your support with its forthcoming festive fundraiser, raising valuable funds to help local families and individuals affected by poverty.

The Hearing Care Centre, which offers private hearing care across Suffolk and Norfolk, is again organising one of Suffolk’s biggest quiz events, all in aid of Families in Need (FIND) and their winter food bank appeal.

This is the eighth trivia fundraiser organised by the company with over 1,300 members of the public raising more than £10,000, so far from previous years. The aim of the event is simple – to raise as much money as possible.

Teams for the quiz can include between 4 – 6 members. Entry is £4.00pp (festive nibbles included), and there will be lots of cash prizes to be won (not just for the winners).

To purchase tickets call The Hearing Care Centre on 01473 230330 or buy online.
Venue Address: 312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 3QJ

Lavenham Christmas Fair

Friday 5 – Sunday 7 December, Lavenham Christmas Fair, Lavenham Market Place
Friday 5 December – 6.00pm-8.30pm Christmas Lights Switch On.
Saturday 6 December – 11.00am-5.00pm
Sunday 7 December – 11.00am-4.00pm

There is fun for all the family at this Dickensian themed traditional Christmas fair. With bouncy castle and donkey rides, Santa’s grotto, live music, festive stalls, lantern walk and of course mulled wine and mince pies.

Friday 5 December – Chelsworth Christmas Fair
An afternoon and evening of shopping, Christmas carols and mince pies. Over 20 stalls crammed with local crafts and produce, plus raffle, lucky dip and complimentary mulled wine or hot spiced apple juice.
£5 Entry, children free.
Venue Address: Chelsworth, Suffolk, IP7 7HU

Mid Suffolk Light Railway at Christmas

Santa Specials at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, 6th/7th/13th/14th/21st December
Ride on a steam train and visit Santa with a gift for each child and a mince pie and drink for all. Suitable for children up to the age of 10. For further details please see Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Colne Valley Railway – Steam With Santa

Steam With Santa, Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, 7th/13th/14th/20th & 21st December
Reserve your seats now within the luxury Pullman carriages and meet Santa who will be handing out presents to all the child passengers. For further details please see Colne Valley Railway

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December – Giant Christmas Fayre, Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Trees, a huge selection of gifts, celebrity chefs, food stalls and live music. Plus the butchery will be open and stocked with turkeys and everything you need for the big day. For more information please visit Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich

Saturday 6th December – Woodbridge Methodist Church Christmas Fair
The Fair will feature:
‘Action Man’ World War I display, Father Christmas Grotto, crafts and gifts
potential presents, books, children’s books and toys, cakes and other edible goodies, teas, coffees and other light refreshments and more…
Free Admission
Venue Address: St John’s Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP12 1ED

Saturday 6th December – Henley Christmas Fair, Henley Community Centre
9.00am to 4.00pm
Lots of crafts & gift stalls. Refreshments & food available
Venue Address: Ashbocking Road, Church Meadows, Henley Nr Ipswich, Suffolk. IP6 0RP

Framlingham Flower Club

Saturday 6th December – Framlingham Flower Club Christmas Fayre, United Free Church Hall, Framlingham
9.30am to noon
Sale of freshly made door wreaths and seasonal table arrangements – all designed and made by club members using lovely foliage and Christmas trimmings. Wreaths, both decorative & simpler ones for the churchyard can be ordered in advance for collection at the event. Please call 01728 663485. There will also be a cake stall, tombola, raffle, flower arranging sundries. Coffee & homemade mince pies. Santa usually visits the fayre!
Contact: 01728 663485
Venue Address: Well Close Square, Framlingham, Suffolk. IP13 9DX

Saturday 6th December – Bulmer Christmas Fayre, Bulmer, Sudbury
20+ local traders will be in attendance with their products, crafts, cakes, jewellery, beauty products, chocolates, glass, art, children’s gifts, cards, candles, many of which are handmade and unique.

Refreshments, Tombola, Raffle! FREE Entry, FREE Parking.
Tel: 01787 373451
Venue Address: Church Road, Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 7EL

Sunday 7th December – Santa Sunday Lunch, The Great Eastern Hotel
Enjoy lunch with Santa at The Great Eastern Hotel. Free present for every child.

Sunday 7th December, Father Christmas at the Mill, Pakenham Water Mill, Bury St Edmunds
Mill opens at 3.00pm, Santa arrives at 4.30pm
Ho! Ho! Ho! Father Christmas will be stopping by at the Pakenham Water Mill, he will be delivering presents to children from in and around Pakenham.

Monday 8th December – Willow Christmas Decorations, Depden Farm Shop, Cafe & Training
Learn how to make unique willow Christmas Decorations on this one-day workshop at Depden Farm Shop Cafe & Training. Booking is essential.

Saturday 13th December
Christmas Craft Fair, Lavenham Village Hall
10.00am – 4.00pm

Lavenham Christmas Fair

Visit the Village Hall, Lavenham this Christmas and browse 40 craft stalls offering an inspired selection of unique handmade festive creations including glassware, pottery, soaps, art, photography, jewellery, cards, textiles & homewares. There will also be the chance to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee along with a selection of homemade cakes and savoury offerings.

Venue Address: Lavenham Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9QT

Saturday 13th December – Cratfield Christmas Fayre, St Mary’s Church, Cratfield
Crafts, Prize Draws (Turkey, Beef, Eggs), Yummy homemade cakes and teas, mulled wine and mince pies. Free Entry.
Contact Margaret Thompson on 01986 799021
Venue Address: St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Cratfield, Suffolk. IP19 OBU

Saturday 13th December – RSPCA Christmas Boogie, Norbridge Social Club, Ipswich
A Christmas party in aid of the RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch, with all your favourite music to dance to plus bar and finger buffet, for further details please visit: What’s On in Ipswich

Woodbridge Festive Market

Saturday 13th December – Woodbridge Festive Market
With over 50 traders setting up stalls, the market will offer a huge selection of vintage finds, fashion, jewellery, decorations, crafts and local food and drink. Tim Clover of Deben Events, said, “As a setting for a Christmas market, the Market Hill in Woodbridge is hard to beat and we’re really excited to bring some relaxed Christmas shopping to the town from creative and independent traders.”
Venue Address: Shire Hall & Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4LP

Sunday 14th December – Santa Sunday Lunch, The Great Eastern Hotel, Brandon
Here is your chance to have your lunch with Santa! With a free present for every child. For further details please see: The Great Eastern Hotel

Sunday 14th December – Santa Sunday Lunch, Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich
Visit Santa in his grotto after enjoying a delicious 2 course carvery lunch at Belstead Brook Hotel

Saturday 21st December – The Snow Child, The Bank Arts Theatre, Eye
Solver and his family tame the wild enchanted reindeer of the Far North with ancient songs until the day that Solver sets off on a quest to find a wife. After a year and a day, he finds the Goose Girl. But who is the Raven Woman and why does she curse their happiness? With no song Solver can no longer sing the reindeer into the Christmas skies. But someone in the forest is dreaming of a snow child and by some magic, the child springs to life and brings back song and hope.

Ticket Prices: £6.00
Email: Please call: 01603 621 912 for bookings.
Venue Address: The Bank Arts Centre, Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN

Sunday 21st December – Santa Sunday Lunch, The Great Eastern Hotel, Brandon
Enjoy a spot of lunch with the man with great big white beard himself Santa at The Great Eastern Hotel. Free present for every child.

Monday 22nd December – Father Christmas Needs A Wee, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
A hilarious adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much-loved book. Father Christmas has forgotten something rather important whilst on his journey delivering presents – he needs a wee! To find out more please visit: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Wednesday 31st December – Buffet & Live Music, The Kings’ Head Inn, Orford
Enjoy the delicious buffet plus live music provided by Dave Taylor at The King’s Head Inn, Orford

Saturday 1st November – Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, Tithe Barn, Sproughton
25 different stalls including, jewellery, handbags, fresh and silk flowers, usborne books, cards, tropic skin care, forever living, food hampers and much more.
Refreshments available
Draw and tombola
All proceeds go to The St Elizabeth Hospice and the Sproughton Community Shop
Free admission
Contact details: mobile: 07969 525859 email:
Venue Address: Lower Street, Sproughton, Suffolk. IP8 3AA

Sunday 2nd November – Hadleigh Craft & Food Fair
This hugely popular Fair organised by Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity will take place in the Town Hall/Guildhall Complex on Sunday 2 November 2014 starting at 10:00am and finishing at 4:00pm.
There will be several stalls selling foods, drinks and various crafts throughout the Complex. Refreshments will be available in the Dining Room.
Admission Adults £1.00, accompanied children U13 free, wheelchair users 50p (limited access)
Venue Address: The Guildhall/Town Hall Complex, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP7 5DN

Sunday 2nd November – Cockfield Gift & Craft Fair, Cockfield Village Hall
Gorgeous local gift and craft fair with wonderful stalls full of items perfect for Christmas gifts. Refreshments available and a tombola in aid of EACH. Free entry and parking.
Venue Address: Cockfield Village Hall,Cockfield, Suffolk. IP30 0LA

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 15 November, Free Art Christmas Art Show – Ipswich Town Hall
Castle Hill Arts Society will be exhibiting and selling paintings, small Christmas gifts, homemade cards, candles and Christmas wreaths etc… Everyone is welcome..
Contact: Gerry on 01473 747053 or 07443 630072
Venue Address: Ipswich Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP1 1DH


Saturday 8 November – Wednesday 24th December – Spangle – Suffolk Craft Society Christmas Show, Gallery 2, Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, Ipswich
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Over 40 of the finest contemporary craft-makers in Suffolk showcase their inspiring work. Jewellery, ceramic, textiles, prints, glassware, woodwork and basketry. Unique Christmas gifts for all tastes and pockets. Free Entry.
Contact Gallery 2, 01473 432865
Venue Address: Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, IPSWICH, IP1 1DH

Sunday 9 November – Charity Gift and Craft Fair, Earl Soham Village Hall
A charity fundraising craft and gift fair in aid of the British Heart Foundation. With over 20 stalls selling gifts for Christmas and special treats for yourself.
Entry: 50p Per person
Shirley White 07814 693866
Venue Address: The Street, Earl Soham, Suffolk, IP13 7SY

Eye Town Hall

Saturday 15 November – Eye Town Hall Christmas Fair
At this free event there will 18 stalls selling hand-crafted unique items produced by local people. Meet the crafters who love to talk about the distinctive things they make. Most of the crafters will take individual commissions so you have time to order a bespoke gift in time for Christmas.
The Eye Town Hall Improvement Company will be selling The Eye Town Cookbook which is full of tasty recipes and all profits will go towards the renovations of the Eye Town Hall. A great gift for all those master chef fans.
There will be a crochet workshop and you are welcome to learn how to crochet a simple flower brooch with Roz the Town Clerk.
As well as the unique gifts, pupils from Hartismere High School will be selling Teas and Coffees and handmade cakes to raise funds for the school expedition to Cambodia in 2015.
Free admission.
Town Clerk Tel: 01379 651898
Venue Address: Broad Street, Eye, Suffolk. IP23 7AF

Saturday 15 November – Imagine . . .Craft and Gift Fair, St Peter’s church, Sudbury
A Christmas Craft and Gift Fair with over 30 tables offering an array of unusual and interesting gift ideas not available on the High Street. With free entry, cafe and Neil Devlin the resident magician in the afternoon you are assured a unique shopping experience.
Venue Address: Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 2EA

Saturday 15 November – Christmas Tasting Fayre, Depden Farm Shop, Cafe & Training
Sample many delicious festive treats suitable for entertaining including everything from canapes to main meals, snacks and desserts. Booking is essential so for further details and to book please visit: Depden Farm Shop Cafe & Training

Saturday 15 November – Winter Fayre, Rushmere Community Hub
Christmas craft tables, raffles, tombola, bric a brac refreshments, cakes etc.
Venue Address: Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich,IP4 3PD

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November – Christmas shopping weekend at RSPB Minsmere
Escape the High Street crowds to treat your loved ones to a superb range of books and gifts from the Minsmere Shop.
For more details, times and booking see: RSPB Minsmere

St Peter’s

Sunday 16 November – Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, St Peter’s By The Waterfront, Ipswich
An excellent opportunity to pick up a fantastic gift from one of the many local stallholders. Also a brilliant opportunity to relax and unwind with a cup of tea and a delicious mince pie. For further details please visit: St Peter’s by the Waterfront

Sunday 16 November – Horringer Gift and Craft Fair, Horringer Community Centre
Fantastic gift and craft fair full of local stall holders selling wonderful items perfect for Christmas gifts. Refreshments available and a tombola in aid of EACH. Free entry and parking
Venue Address: Horringer Communtiy Centre, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP29 5RU

Sunday 16 November – Craft & Christmas Fair, Stanton Village Hall
10.30am – 4.00pm
Christmas and Crafts, ideal to find Christmas presents or to treat yourself.
Refreshments available, Free parking
Venue Address: Stanton Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Old Bury Road, Stanton, Suffolk. IP31 2BX

Sunday 16 November – Giant Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre, Cameo Hotel, Ipswich
10.00am – 4.00pm
With over 60 stalls selling locally made crafts & quality gifts, there is something for everyone, lots of great ideas for
presents to suit all pockets.
In aid of FIND – Ipswich Families in Need
£1 – per adult. Children free. Free entry after 2pm
Contact: Jan on 07950 153149 Email: or
Venue Address: Cpodock, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP8 3JP

Sunday 16 November – EACH Christmas craft and gift fair, Gresham’s sports and social club
This is our 5th EACH craft and gift fair.
We have over 45 amazing stalls selling a variety of gifts such as cards, cakes, jewellery, body products and much much more. Refreshments available.
Parking and admission is free, and everything is under one roof.
Venue Address: 312 Tuddenham Rd, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ

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From classical composers to international chart toppers, it wouldn’t be a stretch to describe Suffolk as a county with a musical heritage which is every bit as impressive as it is diverse. Whilst current discussions …

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