5 things to do in Suffolk this weekend

As spring turns into summer the Beer Festival season starts. Here's our 2019 guide for gin and beer

Entry is free at the Sudbury Rugby Club Oktoberfest - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

From Halloween events to Strictly Saturdays, here are just some of the great things you can do in Suffolk this weekend. 

Halloween on the hills 

Get your Halloween costumes on and take a walk through the spooky hills with a family fun Halloween trail near Seckford Hall Hotel in Woodbridge. 

Along the trail there will be a pumpkin comedy show, a sing-along with the wicked witch of the east, a Monster Mash party, and you will even get the chance to toast marshmallows by the fire. 

Where: Seckford Hills, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

When: Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 31

Cost: £6.50, tickets can be purchased online

Strictly Saturdays in Bury St Edmunds

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Take a break from the shopping and try to replicate some dance moves off Strictly Come Dancing at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

The fight happened outside the Apex in Bury St Edmunds Picture: ARCHANT

Get involved with the dancing at The Apex this weekend - Credit: Archant

The theatre offers ballroom, Latin and rock and roll dancing in its upstairs bar as part of its Strictly Saturdays. 

Where: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

When: Saturday, October 23 - 2.30pm-4.30pm 

Cost: Free, no booking necessary

Billy Ocean comes to Ipswich

Soul icon Billy Ocean will be performing in Ipswich this weekend as part of his UK tour. 

The Regent in Ipswich has been closed in response to Coronavirus and after the Prime Minister's spee

Billy Ocean will be performing at the Regent this weekend - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

There are only a few tickets left for the concert which will see Ocean performing some of his best known songs. 

Where: Ipswich Regent Theatre

When: Saturday, October 23 - 7pm

Cost: Last tickets are still available and can be purchased online for £50.50

Celebrate Oktoberfest 

Sudbury Rugby Club is hosting an Oktoberfest with a twist.

As well as the typical German beers there will also be bitters, ciders, gin and cocktails on offer. 

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Entry is free at the Sudbury Rugby Club Oktoberfest - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The four day family-friendly event will also feature live music. 

Where: Sudbury Rugby Club 

When: Thursday, October 21 to Sunday, October 24

Cost: Free entry, but there is a £2 glass deposit

Walk the Trail of Terror at Colchester Zoo

Expect the unexpected as the Trail of Terror takes over Colchester Zoo after dark.

The trail will be full of rustling bushes, masked monsters and screaming scarers — sure to make you jump at anytime and anywhere. 

Full details of the Shriek Week at Colchester Zoo have been released

The Trail of Terror is taking over Colchester Zoo after dark - Credit: Colchester Zoo

There will also be food and music for people to enjoy at the end of the trail. 

Where: Colchester Zoo 

When: Saturday, October 23 - 6.30pm

Cost: £20 and tickets can be booked online

Full details of the Shriek Week at Colchester Zoo have been released

The Trail of Terror is taking over Colchester Zoo after dark - Credit: Colchester Zoo


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