Enjoy a local shopping experience in Suffolk and visit some of the country markets where you can buy fresh produce and handmade gifts. These take place on a regular basis and are ideal for meeting the locals and farmers, and to find out more about what is produced in the area. Our luxury lodges in East Anglia are just a few miles away from some of the very best farmers markets, where you can pick up some delicious delights to take back to our self-catering lodges.
Crafts and Produce Market at Yoxford Village Hall
Yoxford, a small village in the east of Suffolk, is just a 20 minute drive from our luxury log cabins, and here they hold both a farmers’ market and a Brocantes on the second Saturday of every month. A Brocantes is the French word for a flea market. At these markets they sell a large variety of fascinating wares, including vintage clothing, homewares, bric-a-brac, cards and stationary, and jewellery. They also sell a selection of fresh produce and plants such as sausages, pork joints, vegetables, marmalade, artisan breads, and cakes.
In addition to the markets, this pretty village is known for its antique shops where you can pick up some interesting gifts. Spend the day in Yoxford, and after trawling the shops and market you can enjoy a lunch at one of the village’s two local pubs, The Griffin and The Kings Head. Yoxford is also surrounded by beautiful parklands, so you can enjoy a stroll after lunch.
Hoxne Artisan Market at St Edmunds Village Hall
This historic village market has over 20 stalls of handmade crafts and fresh home-grown food, and is held on the second Saturday of every month, from 10am till 2pm. There is also usually a local demonstration of craftsmen at work at the event, where they show you how some of their items are skilfully created. The village café is open during the market, selling warm soups, cakes, bacon butties, and tea and coffee.
Hoxne is full of ancient history, and King Edmund was martyred by the Danes just yards away from the market’s venue. Discover the past of Hoxne on a day out, and enjoy the strong sense of community found here. Hoxne is just a 20 minute drive from Windmill Lodges.
Felixstowe Giant Sunday Market
Held every Sunday, this market brings you all of Felixstowe’s best bargains. Found just 45 minutes away from our scenic log cabins, Felixstowe is an Edwardian seaside town full of charm. At this market you will find food, garden furniture, flowers, books, plants and clothing, among many other items.
For a fun family day out, after visiting the market why not take your children on one of the rides at the beach front amusement park, or try your hand at adventure golf? Alternatively, you can enjoy a walk along the beach, or on hot days you can go for a paddle or swim in the water.
Framlingham has hosted a weekly market since the town was granted a license by Hugh Bigod, the third Earl of Norfolk in the 13th century. This twice weekly market is hugely popular with local residents and tourists, with its friendly atmosphere and beautiful location. This market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 8am to 5pm, however the stall holders tend to finish earlier on a Tuesday, so make sure you get in quick.
While browsing the market you can buy plants, flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, fudge, fish and meat. You can also buy jewellery, wine and clothing from shops such as Jamboree Bag and Crafty Mrs Fox.
Vintage Soul Market at Southwold
For something a bit different, why not visit the vintage soul market at Southwold, where you can buy a unique selection of clothes from the forties, fifties and sixties? You can also find retro handbags, shoes, tea sets and jewellery here, with many handmade items. This friendly market has a lovely atmosphere, and is ideal for a family day out from our luxury log cabins.
The whole family will enjoy a day out in Southwold, and you can visit the boating lake and nature island, or hire a pedal boat on the lake.
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