A guide to making the most of summer Sundays in our region. From strolls around Farmers markets, to visits to vineyards and the best places to pick your own fruit.
FARM SHOPS & FRUIT PICKING
Sharrington Stawberries.in Holt, Norfolk, is a popular spot for picking your own berries. Sharrington Farm is independent and family run growing top quality asparagus, berries and soft fruits. You'll often find their strawberries on our menus.
Willow Tree Farm Shop close to Long Melford has been selling their farm produce since the 1950's. The farm shop is open Tuesday to Sunday selling 'traditional fare and some unexpected extras'.
The Gog Farm Shop is within easy reach of a few of our pubs, but closest to The Carpenters Arms. This farm shop has a lot to offer from fresh produce, to its own deli, meat counter and a wide selection of cheeses. Plus, the outdoor 'shack' style cafe offers fresh cakes and great coffee.
Norfolk Lavender offers guests tours of the lavender fields, a farm shop, garden centre and a look at their lavender oil distillery. A must visit when visiting north Norfolk.
VISIT A VINEYARD
Saffron Grange is a family run vineyard on the outskirts of Saffron Walden within easy reach of The Cricketers. This year the team have partnered with Saffron Fish Company to offer a special Sunday experience on 30th of July, click here.
Burnt House Vineyard in Suffolk offers guests a picnic in the vines experience, a wine shop and tasting room. Open Thursday to Sunday throughout the summer.
Tuffon Hall Vineyard in Halsted Essex is an award winning English wine producer offering wine tasting and tours throughout the summer. Also, hosting a Jazz in the vines experience on Sunday 27th of August.
Wyken Vineyard, gardens and country store in Bury St Edmunds is a must visit when staying at any of our rural Suffolk pubs. Offering vineyard and tasting tours, wanders through gardens and great shopping from wine to homeware.
Lavenham Farmers Market winner of Best Farmers Market in the UK 2022, is held on the fourth Sunday of every month. Wares on sale include produce, locally made preserves, candles and crafts.
Holt Sunday Market is an award winning street market showcasing the best local independent craftspeople, designers, makers, food producers and street food traders on the first Sunday of each month. It is well worth a visit.
Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market takes place on the second Sunday of every month where local producers, makers, farmers and artisans come together to create an eclectic array of goods.
Ipswich Artisan Market is back on Sunday 2nd July boasting a host of varied stalls from a Norwegian bakery, to chocolatiers, to jewellery makers and succulent sellers. This market takes place between 10am and 3pm and is dog-friendly.
The Duxford Summer Airshow is a fun event for the whole family. Watch aerial displays and fly pasts, get a closer look at different types of planes and enjoy access to hangars and exhibitions. Plus, kids go free.
Cambridge Folk Festival spans four days at the end of July with a Sunday packed music from folk favourites like Fishermen's Friends, Judy Collins and Kiefer Sutherland.
Heritage Live at Audley End and Sandringham host a number of Sunday concerts this year including Razorlight and Embrace, Tom Jones and Robbie Williams.
Thetford Forest Live headlines with Jack Savoretti and Natalie Imbruglia on Sunday 18th June. The unique forest settling is four consecutive nights of concerts every summer.