Enjoy great value days out in Suffolk with Greater Anglia this month

Published on: Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Last updated: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Greater Anglia train near Ipswich station

Above: Greater Anglia train near Ipswich station. Credit: Greater Anglia

From to farmers markets to family fun, Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and explore Suffolk by train this month.

To make it easier and even more convenient to travel by train, Greater Anglia has a range of 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 March which are accessible by train:

Discover RSPB Minsmere

From Saturday 9 March until Sunday 17 March, enjoy a free family trail at RSPB Minsmere, four miles from Darsham station on the East Suffolk Lines between Ipswich and Lowestoft. Some of Minsmere's wildlife has got lost in the woods. Families can follow the hidden clues to find them all and learn more about each of the lost wildlife along the way. This self-led trail is only available during the reserve’s National Lottery Open Week, so don’t miss out!

More info: www.events.rspb.org.uk/browse

Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market

Held on the second Sunday of every month on The Traverse in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, this fantastic farmers’ market continues to go from strength to strength, showcasing a truly wonderful selection of local food and drink producers. At the next event, on 10 March, expect to find a fabulous line up of the region’s very best local producers from 10am until 3pm.

Ipswich Big Weekender

Want to enjoy something big? The Spring 2024 Ipswich Weekender, organised by Ipswich Borough Council, takes place on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March. The weekend will see an appearance from Eko the Sea Giant, there will be busking in the town centre and workshops and more.


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 cheapest fare finder, 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 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 www.greateranglia.co.uk/offers/

For more information on ticket fares and timetables visit www.greateranglia.co.uk.