Discover Suffolk by rail with Greater Anglia in May

Published on: Wednesday, 1 May 2024
Last updated: Wednesday, 1 May 2024

Sudbury water meadows

Above: Sudbury water meadows. 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 the Family & Friends Railcard.

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 May which are accessible by train:

Walk ‘n’ Water, Sudbury & Great Cornard Riverside

As part of the Suffolk Walking Festival, join the River Stour Trust at Sudbury for a short boat ride to Great Cornard before returning on foot along the Gainsborough Trail on Sunday 12 May. For details and tickets see Suffolk walking festival.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival

Plenty of artisan East Anglian food and drink stalls, world street food, cookery theatre, music, children's entertainment will be taking over the charming market town of Beccles on 25 May 2024 for a Food & Drink Festival. This free to attend event not only showcases the region's top food & drink providers, but this year the Local Flavours mobile cookery theatre will feature budding chefs and bakers showing off their skills. For more information, visit The Beccles Food Festival website.

Beach Street Beer Festival

Take the train to Felixstowe for the Hopster’s beer festival taking place on 24 and 25 May in Micklegate Street. Enjoy craft beer, street food, guest breweries and live DJs. Children and dogs welcome. Be sure to enjoy the pier and sea front while you are there.

Suffolk Show

Trinity Park, Ipswich, hosts the Suffolk Agricultural Association’s Suffolk Show on 29 and 30 May. The Suffolk Show, which goes back almost 200 years, is an iconic agricultural event that celebrates the rich heritage, culture, and industry of Suffolk. Expect an immersive experience that showcases the best of Suffolk's agriculture, food, exhibitors, crafts and more. For more information visit the Suffolk Show website.

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.

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