The Best Things to See and do in Suffolk in 2023
Though Suffolk has plenty of annual events that bring visitors back year after year – we’re looking at you Latitude Festival – there are plenty of new and interesting things to do when planning your holiday at one of our Barns or Barges in 2023.
To get you nicely inspired, we’ve brought together a few of our top picks for this year:
The Framlingham Country Show:
Taking place on our doorstep, the Framlingham Country Show brings together everything from stunt displays to a World of Birds flying demonstration. From parakeets to daredevils, the show also boasts a commendable range of refreshments that form part of the Suffolk Food and Drink event. Whether you fancy sampling a few delights or enjoying a local version of the British Bake Off, there’s something for every kind of foodie here.
In addition to these standout attractions, there’s also the Festival of Dogs which will be pitching up to offer a range of classes as well as agility demonstrations. Taking place across the long weekend of the 19th-21st August, this is one Suffolk event not to miss in 2023.
All New Escape Rooms:
Fast becoming one of the best ways of spending a weekend, escape rooms have grown in popularity in Suffolk just as much as they have elsewhere on the globe. Offering two new exciting enigmas, the Suffolk Food Hall challenges guests to solve the mystery of Professor Campbell’s Disappearance or escape from the Gamekeeper’s Bothy. Furnished with authentic props and based around distinctly Suffolk themes, the adventures are no doubt one of the most interesting ways of learning about the heritage of Suffolk.
Set to celebrate their fiftieth birthday, there’s never been a better time to visit the Shawsgate Vineyard in Suffolk. Here, visitors are welcomed to explore the vineyard at their leisure at no charge, given an information sheet and map to squeeze every last drop out of the experience (we’re sorry, we couldn’t resist!).
Making the Shawsgate Vineyard even sweeter, visitors are welcome to bring their dogs along for the trip – as firm believers in the power of dog friendly holidays, we can’t help but recommend the place!
Recently featured on the Antiques Roadshow, Woodbridge Antiques is well worth browsing when visiting Suffolk for a holiday. Located near our Barns for rent, the store offers an impressive range of vintage pieces that range from glassware to furniture, and houses cabinets full of everything from jewellery to clocks, watches, pottery, and other fascinating curiosities.