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Make your Money Go Further with a holiday in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond!

A visit to Bury St Edmunds & Beyond needn't break the bank! Take advantage of these special offers and cost effective things to do and enjoy a purse-friendly break!

Stays

Whether you're looking to enjoy a little rest and relaxation, want to whisk your loved one away for a romantic break, enjoy a family break or a weekend of shopping, Bury St Edmunds & Beyond has the perfect place for you to rest your head, without having to spend a fortune!

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

After Christmas, your batteries could benefit from a re-charge. All that overindulgence can leave us feeling like we are running on empty…  

For a post-Christmas pick-me-up, why not take some time out with someone special and treat yourself to a little TLC at the luxury Bedford Lodge Hotel. This limited-time offer is just £170 based on two sharing (£140 single occupancy) and includes an overnight stay at the Four Red Star Hotel, dinner in the award-winning Squires restaurant and a full English Breakfast the following morning.

For more information and to book visit https://bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk/

The Angel Hotel

Ideally situated for a few days exploring historic Bury St Edmunds, make the most of January and sample the culinary skills in the delicious brand new restaurant at The Angel Hotel before spending the night in one of the stunning, uniquely furnished rooms, followed by a full Suffolk breakfast the next morning.

During your stay, you can also make the most of the free things that Bury has to offer including a visit to the Abbey Gardens, Abbey of St Edmunds ruins and St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The offer is is priced from £179 and is available in January 2020 only. 

For more information and to book visit https://www.theangel.co.uk/offers/january-getaway/

West Stow Pods

At West Stow Pods, they love all things furry! Be they our 4 legged doggy friends or 2 legged Hobbit friends! West Stow Pods is a family-run glamping site in the heart of Suffolk’s scenic countryside. Situated roughly four miles from the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, West Stow Pods offers a range of accommodation, including four cosy MegaPods, two Woodland Lodges and the star attraction: Pod Hollow! Their very own Hobbit Hole! 

Book a stay for a truly unique and tranquil glamping experience in one of Suffolk’s picturesque woodlands. Dogs go free for the period and are welcomed in most of the accommodation!

For more information and to book visit http://www.weststowpods.co.uk/ 

Things to Do

There's so much to see and do in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond - and much of it won't cost a penny! With 1000 years of history to discover, unique architecture, museums, galleries and country parks all on offer. Plan your stay and leave your credit card behind!

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

A trip to Bury St Edmunds isn't complete without a visit to St Edmundsbury Cathedral, located on Angel Hill near the Abbey Gardens. With free entry, the Cathedral is open daily for services, visits and events. Once part of the great Abbey of St Edmund, St James’ parish church became a cathedral in 1914. The Millennium tower was only completed in 2005 and a breath-taking vaulted ceiling added as recently as 2010. 

Join a Tower tour for a chance to look behind the scenes and fantastic views (check website for tour times); Discover the story of St Edmund through stained glass, statues, tapestry and paintings;  Help build the Cathedral from LEGO (£1 per brick) or enjoy a moment of quiet, enjoy choral evensong or a lunchtime recital. 

Don't forget to pick up unique souvenirs, books, gifts and music CDs in the gift Shop an tuck in to tea, coffee, cakes and hot and cold lunches in the Café 'Pilgrims’ Kitchen'. 

To plan your visit go to www.stedscathedral.org

Fuller's Mill, one of Perennial's Gardens


Fullers Mill
 
is a tranquil waterside retreat combining light dappled woodland with a fabulous collection of rare and unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants, collected over the course of 50 years by the creator of the garden, the late Bernard Tickner MBE.

Whilst there, treat yourself to tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes in The Bothy Tea Room, pick up a souvenir gift or take a bit of the garden home with you by purchasing one of the plants propagated on site.

Open from 1st April – 30th September 2020, on Wednesdays and Fridays 2pm – 5pm and Sundays11am – 5pm. Adults cost £5 or £5.50 with gift aid, free entry for under 16s!

For more information visit https://perennial.org.uk/garden/fullers-mill-garden/

The Apex


The Apex
 is an award-winning venue known for its acoustic excellence and diverse programme of entertainment. From classical concerts to pop, rock, jazz, blues, comedy and dance, there’s something for all the family.


During the day visit the café and look around the gallery which often features local artists. Take part in a yoga, dance or craft class, or visit for an outstanding live performance. During the February half term there will be family friendly entertainment including Milkshake Live. Milkshake Monkey will be putting on a spectacular musical starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon and many more.

The half term also sees The Apex hosting the 4 Day Film Challenge for 10-18 year olds. Teams of five are given four days to write, shoot, star in and edit a short film. There’s always an exciting event happening at The Apex, no matter what time of year you visit the area.  

For more information about what's on visit www.theapex.co.uk

Moyse's Hall Museum




Moyse’s Hall Museum is situated in a beautiful medieval building in the heart of Bury St Edmunds town centre. The museum houses eclectic collections and exhibitions, and hosts events ranging from themed craft workshops for all the family to historical talks and lectures.

The landmark 12th Century building’s rich and varied past has included serving as the towns Bridewell, workhouse and police station, first opening as a museum in 1899.

Today the museum offers a fascinating view into the past with collections that document the foundation of the early town – from the creation and dissolution of the abbey, to prison paraphernalia and artefacts providing intriguing insights into superstition and witchcraft. In early 2020 the museum will be hosting an exhibition of terrible tales by Terry Deary that will bring the displays to life in vivid (and gruesome) detail. 

Find out more and plan your visit at www.moyseshall.org

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

One of England's great archaeological sites, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, is just a short drive away from Bury St Edmunds. The site has an extensive indoor gallery and stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by 125 acres of unspoilt countryside.

Visitors to West Stow can explore history and nature, watch a film, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon or say hello to the rare breed pigs and chickens. There will be lots of family friendly events to attend at West Stow in 2020, including the popular Ring Quest experience that takes place across February half term.

Ring Quest is a Lord of the Rings themed challenge. Visitors will have to explore the village to find the rings and runes to save Middle Earth! As well as the trail, there are the huge spiders of Mirkwood, a dragon guarding its treasure, a Hobbit Hole and archery!

Find out what events are taking place at West Stow over on the website www.weststow.org 

CurveMotion

CurveMotion is Bury St Edmund’s pioneering indoor interactive venue, offering activities for all the family including roller skating, soft play, mega slides, dedicated party facilities and a high quality bistro. 

The play frame is the biggest in East Anglia, and features a wide variety of interactive areas for ages up to 12, as well as mega slides suitable for all ages and a vertical drop slide. The purpose built roller rink offers a range of skate sessions for all abilities, along with a shop offering a range of skates, equipment and merchandise. Whilst there you can also grab a bite to eat in the bistro serves a delicious range of hot & cold food, snacks and drinks.

Plan your visit at http://www.curvemotion.com/

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is a vibrant 200-year-old theatre located in the beautiful Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. First built in 1819, it was restored to its Regency design in 2007 and as a Grade 1 listed building is the only theatre in the National Trust portfolio and the last working Regency playhouse in the country.

Theatre Royal presents a vibrant year-round programme of drama, family shows, comedy, music, dance and the ever-popular annual Christmas Pantomime. In addition to productions, you can join a behind-the-scenes tour which provides a fascinating and lively insight to the theatre’s history. 

To see what’s on and to book tickets visit theatreroyal.org

Take a look at our'Special Offers' guide for more exclusive offers, discounts and money off deals in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond!


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