Grown Up Getaways
Published: Wednesday 13th Feb 2019
Written by: Aimee Anderson
Planning a grown-up getaway? Look no further than the glorious Suffolk countryside! There is a whole host of unique events and activities to keep you busy during your stay - take a look at our top pick of what's on in the Suffolk countryside in February and March:
KISS AND TELL: RODIN AND SUFFOLK SCULPTURE AT CHRISTCHURCH MANSION
Christchurch Mansion, Christchurch Park, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BE
Sat 24 Nov 2018 - Sun 28 Apr 2019
10:00 to 17:00
If you're a culture-vulture then why not discover the tale behind the lovers in Auguste Rodin's life-size marble sculpture 'The Kiss' and the work of literature that inspired it. This monumental artwork, on loan from the Tate, is a significant piece in the history of sculpture. Several of Rodin's sculptures on loan from the Tate and East Anglian museums and galleries will be displayed in this major exhibition, including portrait sculptures of French novelist Honoré de Balzac and two more of Rodin's sculptures inspired by movement and dance. Find out more.
TIFFIN TIME AT THE ANCHOR
The Anchor, 19 Quay Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk , IP12 1BX
Every Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm - 3pm
"Tiffin Time” lunch at the Anchor, come in and take it easy or take it away to chill out at home. We offer a range of authentic Southeast Asian street food from Singapore, Indonesia and Penang served with Curries from Goa and Sri Lanka. For example – “Roti Canai” crispy flat bread, served with pickles and Malay curry sauce... yum! £8.50 for a plate with 2 curries, or £11.50 for a plate with 3 curries.
Call 01394 382649 or click here to find out more.
SNOWDROP WALKS & SPRING BULBS GARDENS OPEN AT KENTWELL HALL AND GARDENS
Kentwell Hall and Gardens, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA
Saturday 16th - Sunday 24th February
11am - 4pm
Spring is the perfect time to visit the Kentwell Garden. Explore the spring at Kentwell with lovely walks through the massed spring bulbs in the gardens and woodland.
Call 01787 310207 or click here to find out more.
MILLING DEMONSTRATION AT THE TIDE MILL LIVING MUSEUM
The Tide Mill Living Museum, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BY
Various dates throughout February and March
Discover more about Woodbridge's most iconic attraction with a milling demonstration from one the first tide mills in the country, and unquestionably the last one working – a rare example of a tide mill whose water wheel still turns. Wheels and stones turn, grinding the grain as they have done for many hundreds of years.
Call 01394 388202 or click here to find out more.
NATIONAL STUD TOUR AT THE NATIONAL STUD
The National Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0XE
February: Wednesday to Sunday at 11am (commencing 18th February) . March: Wednesday to Friday at 11am, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays at 11am & 1pm
The National Stud opened its gates to the public for the first time in the mid 1970s. To this day The National Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in the UK allowing individuals, small groups and large parties the chance to see behind the scenes of a working Thoroughbred stud farm. The tours explore this beautiful 500-acre site and focus on introducing visitors to the history and purpose of The National Stud as a commercial Thoroughbred breeding operation. £11 per person.
Call 01638 501 122 or click here to find out more.
WEEKEND WINTER WILDLIFE WANDER AT RSPB MINSMERE NATURE RESERVE
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3BY
Various dates in February and March
Discover what makes Minsmere such a special place to visit in winter as our guides show you some of our wildlife and historical highlights. We’ll look for ducks, birds of prey and perhaps a few mammals and enjoy a bracing stroll along the beach. Walks generally last about 4 hours and are tailored according to visitor knowledge.
Call 01728 64830 or click here to find out more.
BURY ST EDMUNDS FARMER'S MARKET
Held on the second Sunday of every month
10am - 3pm
Discover your inner foodie at Bury St Edmunds Farmer's Market where you will find a fabulous line up of the region's very best local producers, delighting shoppers with freshly baked local bread, honey, homemade pies and savouries, delicious cakes and fudge, Suffolk pork and beef, fresh fruit and vegetables, traditional puddings, vegan and gluten free products, sauces and chutneys and lots more. Find out more.