Guide to Woodbridge, Suffolk

Whatever time of year you find yourselves in Woodbridge, Suffolk, there is always plenty going on. Easter sees Woodbridge host its annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event is hugely popular amongst children up to 12 years of age since it gives them the chance to hunt for up to 500 Easter Eggs, for free. Easter’s not just about the children though, live music is played throughout the town at many of its welcoming hostelries and most weekends see the advent of a farmers market within close proximity.

Early May sees the opening of the gates to Glemham Hall, with fascinating demonstrations and exciting displays presented on the huge grassed arena. A fun fair will keep the kids happy whilst parents peruse the trade and craft stands. There are demonstrations from gundogs and falcons as well as a horse show and beer tent.

Try clay pigeon shooting or learn about fly-fishing. And after you’ve watched the demonstration, if you are staying in the luxurious accommodation at Windmill Lodges, near to Woodbridge, you can come and practise your newfound fishing skills, at our beautiful well-stocked on-site lake.

June brings with it the Suffolk folk festival. Taking place at various locations around Woodbridge it is for the benefit of locals and visitors alike. The Suffolk folk festival features displays of Morris & sword dancing as well as commemorative concerts and numerous free events. The town really comes alive during these summer months and there is a real excitement in the air.

This celebratory theme is continued well into the winter months, when early December sees Woodbridge play host to its biggest street fair of the year, with over 100 stalls selling an amazing range of festive foods, gifts and seasonal treats. There will be homemade food on offer, together with hand-made Christmas cards, festive wreaths and sparkling decorations as well as jewellery and toys.

Woodbridge has a documented history going back some 1400 years. During this time the town has collected an interesting array of historical architecture making it highly unusual and visually interesting.
One such interesting building is the historic Tide Mill.  Possibly one of the earliest Tide Mills in England, it fell into disrepair when its huge wooden waterwheel broke in 1957. Now fully restored thanks to its current owners, the wheel turns once more. You can be given a guided tour and watch it in action most days of the week.

During the warmer summer months, it is very pleasant to have a picnic at the Tide Mill Quay, taking in the beautiful surroundings and looking over the lovely River Deben.

It would be difficult to come to Woodbridge and resist the temptation to shop. In the town you will find a number of specialist boutiques, as well as useful chemists, food shops and supermarkets. There are also some wonderful tearooms, a few good pubs and a great Italian restaurant.

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