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August 2017 Local Events

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Please note some of the events might be subject to an entrance fee, availability or restrictions e.g. child’s age.  Please refer to the relevant website for more information.

Crabbing in Walberswick
1 hour and 25 minutes from The Ickworth
www.explorewalberswick.co.uk
Enjoy Walberswick sandy beaches and catch a crab or two.  Take the foot ferry over to Southwold and wonder around the beautiful seaside town

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
20 minutes from The Ickworth
www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/whats-on
There are many activities and special events for adults and children to enjoy at Bradfield Woods and Lackford Lakes, the nearest reserves to The Ickworth

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
20 minutes from The Ickworth
www.weststow.org
August activity Thursdays - enjoy have-a-go activities for all the family

Junior park run, Bury St Edmunds
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds-juniors
Every Sunday a weekly free 2km timed run for juniors

Adult park run, Bury St Edmunds
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds
Every Sunday a weekly free 5km timed run for adults

Newmarket Races
25 minutes from The Ickworth
www.newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on
Newmarket is truly special, it is the town where horse racing, the "sport of kings", was born some three and a half centuries ago and from where it was exported around the world. Enjoy the history and the races

31st July to 4th August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Knights and Princesses - Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it’s time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day

3rd August
Date Night, The Ickworth
www.ickworthhotel.co.uk
Indulge yourselves and enjoy some rare time together at Ickworth's Date Night; 5-course tasting dinner followed by a classic film and popcorn! To book, call Reception 01284 735350

8th August
Ickworth Church, Ickworth Estate
www.ickworthchurch.org.uk
Explore beneath the floor with a fascinating vault tour at 4pm

5th to 6th August
Kentwell Hall
30 minutes from The Ickworth
www.kentwell.co.uk
The Hall at War - a fascinating insight into what it was like

7th to 11th  August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Heroes and Villains - Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your character and watch the drama unfold this summer

12th August
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
20 minutes from The Ickworth
www.weststow.org
Beginners Bow Shoot - one hour family archery taster session on an outdoor range

12th to 13th August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Clash of Knights - Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of armoured knights meet
head on

13th August
Farmer's Market, Bury St Edmunds
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.suffolkmarketevents.co.uk/bury-st-edmunds-farmers-market
The Market will be on the Traverse in the centre of town where you will find a fabulous line up of the region's very best local producers with freshly baked local bread, honey, homemade pies and savouries, delicious cakes and fudge and lots more. Everything that is sold at the market will be produced by the person who is selling and nothing will have travelled further than approximately 30 miles to be in Bury St Edmunds

14th to 18th August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Medieval Mayhem - Step back in time and have Medieval fun this summer!

21st to 25th August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Kings and Queens - Put on a right royal welcome at Framlingham Castle as we teach you to avoid the pitfalls of palace life and impress your regal rulers

26th to 28th August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Bloody Mary Returns - Travel back to Tudor England and meet one of the most gruesome monarchs of all

21st to 28th August
Kentwell Hall
30 minutes from The Ickworth
www.kentwell.co.uk
Tudor High Summer - hands on history days, give it a go!

27th to 28th August
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
20 minutes from The Ickworth
www.weststow.org
Beowulf: The Classic Story with Puppets.  Rattlebox theatre presents part of the famous epic 'beowulf' in a small but perfectly formed adaptation