Fun low cost and free things to do this month

Aldeburgh Carnival with Group A – Sat 13 to Mon 15 August

Take part in Aldeburgh Carnival with Group A, a free vocal initiative for young people aged 8 – 18 living in and around Ipswich, Lowestoft, Leiston and Saxmunhdam. It is free to join, and you don’t need any prior musical experience to take part. Across three days you will be working with brass band ‘Perhaps Contraption’, to create a carnival parade performance, which will take place on Monday 15th August on Aldeburgh High Street at 2.30pm.


RSPB Minsmere – Summer Wildlife Walk at Snape Maltings – Tue 16, 23 and 30 August

From £4, join the RSPB volunteers on a fun family stroll along reedbed and hedgerow in search of Snape’s birds, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles and bugs for an introduction to the wilder side of Snape. This walk starts and finishes at Snape Maltings, IP17 1SP. Meet on the Quay at Snape Maltings. For full event details visit:


Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise on sailing barge Victor, Ipswich IP4 1BY – Wed 17 & 24 and Sun 28 August

Departing from the Old Custom’s House at Ipswich Dock, passing through the lock gates and sailing down the beautiful and historic River Orwell and under the Orwell Bridge. 1pm-5pm.


Folkeast 2022 – Fri 19 to Sun 21 August

FolkEast is all about coming together for three days to fill your boots with music, food, ale, art, family and friends in the glorious parkland of Glemham Hall. There are workshops for all ages, demonstrations, ceilidhs, dance sides, art, craft and instrument makers, talks, walks, yoga, storytelling and the FolkEast book club. Saxmundham IP13 0BT


The Islands of Secrets Walk – Sun 21 August

A 1.5hour guided walk into the heart of the AWRE (Atomic Weapons Research Establishment) area, including the iconic ‘Pagodas’. Learn about the history of these fascinating buildings which were created in the 1950s for testing the components of nuclear weapons. Tickets £5, children under 5 go free. National Trust Orford Ness, Quay Street, Orford, Suffolk IP12 3NU


SugarBeat Festival – Sat 27 & Sun 28 August

A brand-new festival at Trinity Park, Ipswich, with some of the industry’s best dance musicians and urban artists. The festival is an 18+ event. 11am to 10pm, gates close for last entry at 4pm on each day.


Foxhall Car Boot Sale

Every Sunday from 7am – buyers 50p per person, £1 per car, sellers £6
Foxhall Stadium, Foxhall Road, Ipswich IP4 5TL


Scout Jumble Sale – Sat 13 Aug

09:30–11:00 at Kesgrave Scout Hall, free entry. Please drop off any donations the Friday before from 7.30pm to 9pm.


Kesgrave Market

Every third Saturday of the month, 9am to 12pm at the Kesgrave Scout Hall near little Tesco. There is also an ONLINE ‘Click and Collect’ ordering system for you to place your orders before hand on Wednesday the week before.