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.
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
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.
Other regular events in the Wool Towns area: