Last Updated on March 3, 2023
There are lots of things to do in Suffolk this October. Here are a few of our favourites.
- Ipswich Ghost tours
- October half-term fun at Jimmy’s Farm
- Framlingham Sausage Festival
- Halesworth Arts Festival
- Oktoberfest, Ipswich Corn Exchange / Christchurch Park
Ipswich Ghost Tours
When: First Thursday of every month
Where: Starting from outside the Tourist Information Centre
Time: Beginning at 8p.m.
Cost: £7.00Tel: 01473 614032
The Ipswich Ghost Tours were started as a fun and informative way for people to explore a different side of Ipswich. Whether you believe in ghostly phenomena, or not, the tours are a great way to suspend belief for a while whilst getting to see some of the historic buildings around the town (and quite possibly a pub or two as well) and listen to the myths and legends that surround them. We asked Jim at Ipswich Ghost Tours to tell us a little more about the tours, here’s what he said:
“Ghost Tours are held on the First Thursday of Each Month A ghostly gallery of strange phenomenon and manifestations haunt many buildings in Ipswich. Join one of our tours and investigate the optional spirits behind the bars of some pubs as well! Public tours run on the first Thursday of each month, at 8pm, from outside the Tourist Information Centre, St. Stephens Lane, Ipswich. Book online or come along on the night.”
October Half-Term Fun at Jimmy’s Farm
When: 21st-29th October
Where: Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AR
Time: All day, every day activities
Cost: Visit website for full details
Tel: 01473 604206
Jimmy’s Farm are holding a week of half-term fun activities including a pumpkin hunt, fishing with Dolly, spooky bugs and the chance to meet some of the animals including Pebbles, the spooky sheep. There will be Keeper talks on meerkats, skunks, raccoons and more and of course all the usual fun things to see and do on the farm
When: Sunday 8th October 2017
Where: Throughout the town of Framlingham, Suffolk
Time: 10a.m. – 4p.m.Cost: £5.00 (under 3’s free)
On the 8th October, the town of Framlingham will be taken over by the festival, celebrating the great sausages that are made in East Anglia. There will be the opportunity to taste some of the delicious sausages, made from mouth-watering local ingredients, as well as enjoying a whole host of entertainment for all the family, including free workshops, activities and stalls to browse.
We asked the team behind the Framlingham Sausage Festival to tell us a little about this event, here’s what they said,
“Framlingham Sausage Festival has grown year on year to become the major event that is happening for the 7th time on the 8th October. Appealing to all ages, it continues to add colour to the day, from limos and escapologists, to music, magic shows and workshops, there’s more than enough to fill a whole day. 2017 sees the venues stepping up their game with Prosecco on tap, cakes to tempt, beer and cider festivals and so many appetising treats. The whole town is sausage mad for the day and we love it!”
Halesworth Arts Festival
When: 7th-22nd October 2017
Where: Halesworth, IP19 8BY
Time: See website for full listings of events and times
Costs: See website for full listings and prices
Tel: 01986 874264
The Halesworth Arts Festival is a chance to see a variety of high-quality acts in a selection of small and intimate surroundings. This year, the events include: The Suffolk Young Poets Parade, the internationally acclaimed pianist, Noriko Ogawa, Cautionary Tales for Daughters – a razor sharp musical story telling which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, the Heath Quartet – a dynamic British chamber ensemble, Chris Wood – one of Britain’s best-loved folk performers and much more.
Oktoberfest at the Ipswich Corn Exchange
When: 6th & 7th October 2017
Where: Grand Hall, Corn Exchange, Ipswich,
Time: from 7:30p.m.
Cost: £18.00Tel: 01473 433100
Oktoberfest is a chance to enjoy an evening of Bavarian entertainment including authentic food and, of course, beer. The Oompah Band (as featured on channel 4’s, That’s So Graham Norton) will be providing thigh-slapping, foot-stomping music. Tickets include German speciality food and a pint of beer but there will also be a regular bar, featuring speciality German beers; food will be available. Lederhosen will be welcomed.