Wool Towns Events

From street fairs to carnivals, art exhibitions to literary events, the Wool Towns host a fantastic array of events for all the family, every week of the year.

The Wool Towns region offers a wealth of refined experiences from fine art galleries, concerts, museums, country houses and cultural and rural events. John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Alfred Munnings and Cedric Morris all lived and worked within the area.  The Wool Towns sit between the historic market towns of Bury St Edmunds and Colchester, and on the East/West axis, between Haverhill and Ipswich.

The Suffolk Heritage coast is within an hour and a half’s drive.

Click on the links below to start discovering all what the Wool Towns has to offer.

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Long Melford | Christmas 2018

Long Melford has it all wrapped up for Christmas!
With events and independent shopping for the festive season.

Late Night Christmas Shopping
Thurs 29 November, with many shops open until 8.00pm

Long Melford Primary School Christmas Fayre
Fri 30 November, 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Small Biz Saturday
Sat 1 December, ‘Shop Local’ and support small business within Long Melford

Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
Sat 1 December, 4.00pm on the Little Green (next to Bull Hotel)

Family Christmas Service
Sun 2 December, 10.30am, Holy Trinity Church

Kentwell Hall Dickensian Christmas Weekend
Fri 7 – Sun 9 December & Sat 15 – Sun 16 December

Long Melford Silver Band Christmas Concert
Sat 15 December, 7.30pm, Village Hall

Christmas Carol Service
Sun 16 December, 6.30pm, Holy Trinity Church


For more information visit www.visitlongmelford.co.uk

Date: Thu 29 November – Sun 16 December
Time: Various – see above
Location: Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9BA

Kentwell Wool & Topiary Weekend

Watch the wool journey from sheep to cloth!

The shearer will be hard at work in the stableyard, shearing our flock of Norfolk Horn sheep, while a small number of our Tudors will be working with wool at the barns.

The House and Gardens will be open and there will be extra fun for families with our Heffalump Hunt, Storybook Trail and childrens’ games area.

Date: Sat 10th June 2019 – Sun 11th June 2019
Time: 11am to 5pm (both days)
Location: Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9BA
Number: 01787 310 207
Tickets: BOOK HERE

Other regular events in the Wool Towns area:

Lavenham Literary Festival
Month: November
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk
Website: www.lavenhamliteraryfestival.co.uk

Hadleigh Show
Month: May
Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
Website: www.hadleighshow.co.uk

Clare Priory Craft Fair
Month: July
Location: Clare, Suffolk
Website: www.clarepriory.org.uk/CraftFair

Taste of Sudbury
Month: June
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Website: www.tasteofsudbury.co.uk

Leestock Festival, Long Melford
Month: May
Location: Long Melford, Suffolk
Website: www.leestock.org