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Ten Great Things to do This Summer

Posted on Monday, 2nd May, 2016

Are you looking for things to do in East Anglia this summer? 


If so, then look no further than Bury St Edmunds, the ‘jewel in the crown of Suffolk!’ We have a fantastic array of things to do this summer, which are arguably some the best things to do in East Anglia!


Below we have listed just some of the great things to do in Bury this summer, whatever you choose, you’ll be guaranteed a great day out.


Whitsun Fayre, 29th-30th May


A fantastic day out for all of the family with children’s activities such as face painting, magicians and fairground rides, a motorsports show on Angel hill, the popular flower and plant stalls and even the Bury Beach! Come along and enjoy all the fun of the Whitsun Fayre!


Bury St Edmunds Festival - 20th-29th May


Running from Friday 20th May to Sunday 29th May, the Bury Festival is 10 days devoted to a wide range of entertainment at venues and spaces around the town. With violinist Nigel Kennedy, film director Lord Puttnam, and the Suffolk Philharmoic Orchestra just a few of the many performances taking place, you’d be crazy to miss it!


Independents Week - 4th-10th July


Bury prides itself on its huge selection of fantastic independent local businesses, that’s why we are celebrating them all in style from 4th-10th July. Whether it’s shops, cafes and restaurants, wellbeing centres or professional services you can be sure to find an independent business for you.


Festival of Sport - 9th-17th July

Celebrate everything sport in Bury St Edmunds this summer! With the Olympic Games approaching, get into the spirit of things with the Bury Festival of Sport which runs from 9th-17th July. Watch this space for more information on how you can join in the fun this summer!


Food & Drink Festival - 28th-29th August


The food and drink scene in Bury St Edmunds is arguably the best in the region, so come along and help us celebrate on 28th and 29th August! There will be a plethora of culinary delights on offer and appearances from celebrity chefs Galston Blackiston and James Tanner to get you inspired!


A Sunny Stroll in Abbey Gardens


What better place to enjoy the summer sun than the beautiful Abbey Gardens? Admire the award-winning floral displays, relax in the water garden, get close to nature at the aviary and bird-feeding area and let the kids enjoy the new play area. And all in an ancient setting full of history.


St Edmundsbury Cathedral


While visiting Abbey Gardens, why not also take a look around St Edmundsbury Cathedral? Not only is this wonderful and historic piece of architecture a beautiful space to enjoy independently, guided tours are also available for you to gain a real insight.


Moyse’s Hall Museum


As we all know, you can’t always rely on the weather during our Great British summer, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day. The Moyse’s Hall Museum is an excellent place to spend a rainy day while learning about the rich history of the town and local area.


Entertainment at the Apex


This award-winning venue has a variety of shows and events taking place throughout the summer. From music, to comedy, to dance, to workshops this venue is a great place to round off a lazy day in the sunshine. 


Pamper Yourself


One thing that we all care about in the summer months is looking and feeling good. So, why not take a day out to pamper yourself at one of Bury’s many wellbeing centres and spas. With anything from haircuts to hypnotherapy, make yourself look and feel amazing this summer!

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