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Weird & Wonderful Wood returns

Weird and Wonderful Wood returns on to Haughley Park near Stowmarket on May 13 and 14, 2023.

The popular event won the EAFN (East Anglian Festival Network) award for best festival in East Anglia 2022 and organisers say this year will be better than ever, with many of the county’s best craftspeople, artists, musicians, performers and caterers taking part.

“It is a magical day out. There is something at Weird and Wonderful Wood to inspire, educate and entertain everyone, whatever their age or interest. There is something to make you smile around every corner,” the team says.

Visitors are invited to take part in archery, tree climbing, wood carving, willow weaving, pyrography, drumming, hula hoop, den making, play with clay and many more free workshops to keep adults and children busy throughout the day.

Performances include acrobats, jugglers, stiltwalkers, a giant tortoise, a mechanical dragon, an 8ft Viking, and many others that will remain secret until next weekend.

The Weird and Wonderful Wood stage is host to many talented musicians and will feature Mark Chadwick from the Levellers, Poet John Hegley and Baka Beyond with their fusion of African/Celtic music and dance.

The creator of this award-winning event, Tarby Davenport – who won an MBE in 2022 for her contribution to the Arts in Suffolk – retired last year and was pleased to hand the reins to her daughter, Sarah, and her colleague, Sue, allowing her ethos of affordable family events to continue in Suffolk.

Weird and Wonderful Wood is open Saturday, May 13 from 10.30am to 6pm, and Sunday, May 14 from 10.30am to 5pm.

Admission: £14 adults, concessions and over 12s £10, under 12s £5, and under 5s free. Tickets available to book in advance or on the gate.

For more information and to book tickets, visit: https://www.weirdandwonderfulwood.co.uk