Discover Suffolk by rail with Greater Anglia in June

Published on: Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Last updated: Tuesday, 4 June 2024

 View of Felixstowe, where a book festival is being held this month

Above: View of Felixstowe, where a book festival is being held this month. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and explore Suffolk by train this month with a range of discounts.

To make it easier and even more convenient to travel by train, Greater Anglia has several great value fares available such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and Groupsave.

You can save a small fortune on parking when you travel by train and avoid queues of traffic in the county’s tourist hot spots.

Here are some of the events happening in Suffolk in June which are accessible by train:

Sudbury Open Studios

On Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June, Sudbury’s artists will open their studios to the public alongside an exhibition at the Mill Tye Gallery. Sudbury is famous as home of Britain’s best-loved artists, Thomas Gainsborough, and you can take the opportunity to walk through the countryside that inspired his paintings during a visit to the town.

More details at

First Light Festival

Lowestoft’s free multi-arts festival celebrates the first light of midsummer’s weekend at Britain’s most easterly point on Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June.

Free events – which include music, dance, film, literature, art, science, talks, sports, workshops, food, and drink - will run on Lowestoft’s sandy South Beach. Ticketed Sundown Events will keep the festival going through Saturday night in venues across Lowestoft, while the festival will return to the beach between 03:45-05:30 on Sunday for its signature dawn programme of new music and performance as the midsummer sun rises.

More details at

Felixstowe Book Festival

If you enjoy a good book, head over to Harvest House in Felixstowe between 26 and 30 June, for a weekend packed with author events with seafood suppers, walks along the prom with its colourful beach huts (said to be the oldest in the country), a wander in the award-winning seafront gardens and even a bracing swim.

Author events are followed by book signings and the chance to meet a favourite author. There’s a mix of genres, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and events for children. You can meet well-known, award-winning authors and discover debut writers.

More details at

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

For more information on these and other offers visit

For more information on ticket fares and timetables visit