What’s on this weekend: 5 things to do in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 12:06 15 January 2018

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With so much going on around Suffolk this weekend, it’s not easy to decide what amazing events you’ll be attending. Allow our handy guide to 5 things to do make that decision a little easier!

Fish Night at The Ship at Dunwich – January 19

This traditional pub is set right on the Suffolk Coast and so you know that the seafood served on this special night will be as fresh as anywhere else in the county. Alongside these highly regarded fish dishes, The Ship serves a number of beers from excellent local breweries.

The menu is available between 6pm and 9pm. Booking a table is advisable.

Wine and Food Pairing Evening at the Westleton Crown – January 19

Hosted by Everich Wines, their experts will talk you through each wine and explain precisely why it has been paired with each particular dish. Head chef James Finch has been working alongside Everich to produce a delicious menu inspired by local produce.

Tickets are £34 per person including the wine, three-course menu and a sparkling wine on arrival.

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Big Garden Birdwatch: Big bird cake off at RSPB Minsmere – January 20 – 21

Visit the nature reserve’s special bird kitchen to create a cake to attract birds to your garden for the Big Garden Birdwatch next weekend. You’ll be able to choose a range of ingredients to make suet spaghetti, mealworm kebabs or sunflower cupcakes – sounds delicious!

The event costs £2 per item as well as the reserve’s normal entry fees. It runs between 10am and 3pm.

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Wedding Show 2018 at Ufford Park, Woodbridge – January 21

If you’re planning your big day or helping someone prepare, this exhibition showcases some of the best suppliers in the region. Whether you’re after dresses, photographers, bakers or honeymoon planners, there’ll be something for you at this Woodbridge hotel.

Entry is free and you’ll also be able to browse Ufford Park’s own wedding facilities.

Snowdrops at Sutton Hoo – January 19 – 21

Take a walk around this important historical site to spot the first signs of spring as the snowdrop emerges from the cold, hard ground. The estate covers around 255 acres with views of the River Deben, so come along and admire this small sign of new life while learning about the lives of our ancestors.

Normal admission prices for the site apply. Snowdrops are expected to be seen at Sutton Hoo right until the end of February.

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