The Easter weekend is fast approaching and even though it’s just a few days away, the weather is looking somewhat unpredictable. With that in mind, here are 10 things to do in Sudbury and around West Suffolk whether the weather be wet or dry.
Just a few miles from Hadleigh, Suffolk, Hollow Trees Farm has a wonderful farm trail that keeps children young and old entertained. If the heavens do open, you can always pop into their great café and farm shop to sample some rather delicious home cooked food.
A real jewel in Sudbury’s crown, The Quay Theatre has Bookends: Simon and Garfunkel through the years, performing on Saturday 4th April
From Friday 3rd April , National Trust property, Melford Hall will be hosting its annual Easter Egg hunt around it’s beautiful gardens. (Don’t forget to buy your tickets for LeeStock, held at Melford Hall 24th and 25th May)
If you’re visiting Melford Hall, pop across the road to Kentwell Hall, which has a Tutor Eastertasic weekend planned with lots of Easter activities
Weather a bit rubbish and you feel like pampering yourself? Get yourself down to the medieval wool town of Lavenham and visit the newly opened Weavers House Spa, part of the Swan Hotel. Lots of gorgeous treatments and whilst youre there, you might as well treat yourself to a cream tea at The Swan
Into golf and fitness, stunning views and love a deal? Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa have a fabulous deal on over Easter. Make sure, whilst you’re there you visit their marvellous gym, which has some wonderful personal trainers and great lessons; from spinning to swimming
Walk and a drink around Hartest
If the weather is showing signs of sunshine, pop to the beautiful village of Hartest, 15 minutes from Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds. There are some great walking routes that can all incorporate a visit to their beautiful village pub, The Crown. I’d recommend you time your walk, so you get to sample some of their locally sourced food. Wednesday is steak night (Cooked on the open fire) and Friday is Fish Night. Children and dogs are welcomed, so do pay them a visit
Gainsboroughs House is always a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year, but on 6th April, they’re having an easter egg hunt around the gardens.
Arger Fen is a beautiful ancient wood, between Assington & Bures. Although the bluebell season isn’t quite upon us, Arger Fen is always great for a walk. The Suffolk Wildlife Trust are organising a Young Wardens day for 10-15 year olds, to teach them practical conservation in woods. Click here
The town of Clare is celebrating its links with the Magna Carta, signed 800 years ago. Throughout the summer, there are various events going on. Clare is worth a visit anyway. It has a beautiful castle park and lovely independent shops, cafes and an art gallery.
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Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens