Easter Bank Holiday | 19 - 20 April Open as usual | 21 April Closed | 22 April Open as usual
Spring is well and truly here! As the days get lighter and warmer, we thought we’d explore 5 springtime events happening across the South East not to be missed!
Beginning locally, and a short 20-minute walk from our show centre, the beautiful Grade I listed St Peter’s Sudbury on Market Hill is Sudbury’s go-to cultural venue. A real hive of social activity, enriching experiences are planned throughout the year and this spring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From marvellous musicals to classical concerts and indie folk music to a celebration of what would have been Elvis’ 84th birthday, appreciate brilliant live music right on your doorstep.
If you want to visit the Essex coast this spring and have something a bit different in mind, how about an intriguing wild seal colony tour from Harwich Harbour? Planned for April 7th and 11th May, travel by kayak and experience the far-reaching Dovercourt coastal views and wildlife from a completely different perspective this season.
It’s definitely set to be a Good Friday for chocolate lovers on April 19th (10.30am to 4.30pm), when Cressing Temple Barn holds a delicious chocolate festival at this historical medieval site. Just a short drive down to Braintree, from Artisan stalls & workshops to a fun chocolate trail for the kids, this is an indulgent day out for the whole family.
This Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday jousting season begins! From 10am-5pm, 21st & 22nd April, immerse the whole family in this medieval spectacular from the Knights of Middle England at Hedingham Castle. Or if Knights of Royal England are more to your liking, another spring bout of jousting is scheduled for the Spring May Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday 26th and 27th May) at the best-preserved Norman keep in England. Just 15 minutes by car from Sudbury, from jousting action and traditional costumes to period musicians and beautiful birds of prey displays, make this year’s spring bank holiday a memorable one!
From 16th – 26th May, Bury Festival is a real extravaganza of music, theatre, film and exhibitions impressively stretched over 10 days. Celebrating its 34th year and featuring 50 events across 13 venues, this year’s exciting line-up includes musician Rick Wakeman, poet John Cooper Clarke and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
Spring is the ideal time of year to plan a home improvement, ready to enjoy in the summer months. Imagine the entertaining possibilities; throw the ultimate dinner party on your rejuvenated terrace combined with charming & contemporary bifold doors, or how about a more intimate affair in your brand new conservatory space? The possibilities are endless! So, if you’re planning to improve your South East home this spring, make sure you enlist the best. Simply get a quote, arrange a home visit or request a call back from our team of experts who’ll be happy to help.