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Pakefield Bank Holiday

It’s Bank Holiday time again, as a three day weekend approaches.

Suffolk Bank Holidays are always a great opportunity to get out and have a proper visit to places you may not have the time for, in a normal week.

One of these places should definitely be Pakefield in Suffolk. If your’e looking for a good old day out or a long weekend in the countryside Pakefield is the place for it.

When coming up with bank holiday related words, pub is always one of them. Pakefield has a great choice of places to quench your thirst as well as a whole bunch of restaurants to tide over your hunger on those long bank holiday afternoons.

Pakefield is close to many fabulous beaches on the Suffolk coast. Bank Holidays always bring people out onto the sand, even if it’s cloudy! Grab your picnic basket and take a visit to the beach this bank holiday monday.

Another idea is traipsing around rammed shopping centres as people scramble for Suffolk bank holiday sale items on the floor, or a trip out on the open water, cruising in the fresh air of the Suffolk broads near Pakefield. It’s a tough decision, but if you do choose the latter Pakefield is a great place to access the Broads from.

Over the coming summer there is loads going on in and around Pakefield. This Bank Holiday check out what’s happening on Love Pakefield for ideas on what to do and where to go.

May 3, 2013 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

A Lesson in Bird Life for Pakefield’s Kids


Pakefield Primary School is among several local schools to be included in an incredible new ornithological projects, the Famous Five Birds, designed to celebrate the unique bird life of suffolk by focusing on local feathered heroes the bittern, the barn owl, the bearded tit, the marsh harrier and the elusive nightingale.

Thanks to a partnership between Waveney and Blyth Arts, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Norfolk and Suffolk Biodiversity Partnerships and the RSPB, kids will be given the chance to learn about the birds from bird expert Steve Piotrowski, write bird-themed poetry with RSPB poet Matt Howard and compose bird-inspired music with ornithologist, composer and pianist Peter Cowdrey.

Jan Dungey, secretary at Waveney & Blyth Arts, told the Eastern Daily Press: “We want, through the birds, to get children more interested in the natural world and what is around them, because if you get to know birds you get to know the habitats, where they live and what they do.

“This was part of our inspiration, to encourage children to go out and look for the birds and listen. We want to get them out and about, and hopefully visiting some local nature reserves as well as wild places.”

If you would like to find out more about the Famous Five Birds, call Jan Dungey on 01986 895227 or email her at jan@ollandstreet.co.uk or visit www.waveneyandblytharts.com

February 19, 2013 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

Roll Up Roll Up For The Suitcase Circus!


Kids and adults of all ages are in for a unique fun-sized treat this February, as the Folded Feather Compnay present their new show, Suitcase Circus, which features off-the-wall humour and the world’s only acrobatic potato sack.

Designed to get you laughing and to show kids the magic that lives inside even the most ordinary of objects, Suitcase Circus features hilarious characters like a daredevil ski glove, as well as charming puppetry and some truly exotic performances.

So if you’re looking for a fun-packed show to entertain yourself and the kids this February, make sure you head down to the Seagull Theatre on the 17th. The show starts at 2:30, and tickets (as well as more information) are available from the Seagull Theatre Website.

February 11, 2013 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

Pakefield Says No to Tesco


Despite being popular with locals and tourists alike, Pakefield’s Tramway Hotel is under threat as Tesco launch a bid for the lease.

Pub manager Terry Hunter told the Eastern Daily Press that despite rumours of closure, the pub is still trading, though its future is out of his hands.

The decision rests with Waveney District Council, who will consider Tesco’s planned conversion of the hotel into an Express store. Locals are unhappy, and many feel that Pakefield’s existing Spar and Co-op stores mean that a new Tesco Express is unnecessary.

A Tesco spokesman told the EDP: “This reduces the need for longer trips out of town, particularly for those without a car,” although this will do little to allay Pakefield residents’ fears that the new store will affect local businesses.

A campaign has begun to organise a lobbying effort to persuade Waveney Council to reject Tesco’s application. Over 1500 names have so far been collected, and organisers hope that public campaigning could help save the iconic Pakefield hotel.

There will be a public meeting held at 11am on Saturday 1 December at the Seagull Theatre to co-ordinate the campaign to save the Tramway. Labour MP Bob Blizzard will be present, as well as several councillors, so if you want to have your say, make sure you don’t miss your chance.

November 30, 2012 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

Could Pakefield Be Good For Your Health?


Back in the Victorian heyday of the Great British Beach Resort, the idea that the sea and the sea air could cure illness was widely accepted, and if you fell ill in London you might find yourself packed onto a steam train to the coast until you recovered. Now new research from the European Centre of Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter shows that the Victorians may have been on to something.

Researchers discovered a correlation between good health and proximity to the sea, meaning that the closer to the seaside you live, the more likely you are to remain healthy and live a longer life. This is great news for those who already live in Pakefield, but what about the legions of landlocked people who want to enjoy the coastal health benefit?

Thankfully, Pakefield and the Lowestoft area is home to a thriving and professional estate and letting agency industry, and it’s never been easier to secure your dream seaside home. Many Lowestoft letting agents use sophisticated estate agency software to help househunters locate their perfect property.

From flats to house, apartments to mansions, CFP software helps you to track down the home you want, and thanks to its intuitive smartphone interface, you’ll always be connected so you won’t miss out!

So if you’ve been thinking of a move closer to the coast, make sure you get in touch with one of Pakefield’s expert estate or letting agents, and we’ll see you on the clifftop!

November 14, 2012 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

Could Moving to Lowestoft Be Good For Your Health?

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that the sea air can cure everything from the common cold to the black death, but new research from the European Centre of Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter reveals that the old wives may have been right after all.

Researchers found a correlation between good health and proximity to the sea, meaning that the closer to the seaside you live, the more likely you are to remain healthy and live a longer life. This is great news for those who already live in Lowestoft, but what about the legions of landlocked people who want to enjoy the coastal health benefit?

Luckily, Lowestoft is home to a thriving and professional estate and letting agency industry, and it’s never been easier to secure your dream seaside home. Many Lowestoft letting agents use sophisticated Property Management Software to help househunters locate their perfect property.

The software lets prospective tenants locate, view and secure their dream home more easily than ever before, and thanks to the handy smartphone app interface, you’ll never miss out on a great property.

So if you’ve been thinking of a move closer to the coast, make sure you get in touch with one of Lowestoft’s expert estate or letting agents, and we’ll see you on the beach!

November 2, 2012 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

Get Ready For Spine-Chilling Drama At the Seagull Theatre


Fans of shocks, twists and labyrinthine drama are in for a terrifying treat next Friday, as Norwich’s Baroque Theatre Company prepare to stage the sinister, unsettling play ‘Veronica’s Room’ at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.

This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby takes you into an absorbing spider’s web, entwining fantasy and reality and revelling in uncertainty and terror.

The story begins in 1973 as Susan Kerner, a young Boston college student, and Larry Eastwood, a young lawyer, have been enticed to the Brabissant mansion by the Mackeys, a charming, elderly Irish couple who are struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work.

Veronica’s room is untouched by time and has been left exactly as it was in 1935. The mystery deepens as twist after twist unravels the frail threads of reality. Is it 1973 or 1935? And will Susan ever leave Veronica’s Room? Following its critically acclaimed national tour of “Great Expectations” Baroque Theatre Company is proud to present the chilling ‘Veronica’s Room.’

So if you’re in the mood for suspense, book your ticket now. Seats are £12, with concessions at £10, and can be booked by calling the Seagull Theatre Box Office on 01502 589726.

October 11, 2012 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

Pakefield Real Ale & Seafood Festival

Pakefield Real Ale & Seafood Festival at Green opposite Oddfellows Pub

The Oddfellows Arms presents the 2nd Annual Pakefield real ale and seafood festival on the green opposite the Oddfellows Arms, overlooking Pakefield beach. Real ale and seafood stalls from all over the world.

Live music, picnic area, childrens play park and a large marquee in case of bad weather!

Sat 1 Sep 2012 12:00 to 20:00
Sun 2 Sep 2012 12:00 to 20:00

01502 538415 Green opposite Oddfellows Pub
Off Nightingale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

August 31, 2012 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

It’s Party Time in Pakefield This August Bank Holiday

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This Bank Holiday, why not enjoy the natural wonders of Pakefield? With its stunning beaches and picturesque church, it’s a wonderful place to walk in the sun. If you fancy joining in the Bank Holiday celebrations, we’ve got a handy guide to what to fo in Pakefield this August Bank Holiday.

Sunday’s Pirate Promenade kicks off the festivities, as legions of volunteers don pirate gear to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Kids will love the spectacle of hundreds of fearsome pirates. If you want to join in, participants’ tickets are £10, and come with a free pirate hat.

If you love the roar of enormous engines, make sure you don’t miss out on the East Coast Truckers Convoy, which passes through Gorleston on Sunday at around 5pm. On the return leg of their journey to Norwich, the trucks will be joined by The Beach Radio’s Beach Bunny vehicle.

Nearby, Oulton Broad’s August Bank Holiday firework display has become an annual institution, and this year is set to be the biggest yet. As usual, the Lowestoft Lions Club will be holding their Gala Day at Nicholas Everitt Park, and as usual the gala will offer fabulous food, entertainment and fun for all. The firework display kicks off at 9pm.

August 21, 2012 Post Under Pakefield News & Views - Read More

Things To Do In Pakefield This Summer


Now that the weather’s finally started to heat up, the timne is right to enjoy some of the fantastic summer activities that Pakefield has to offer. To help you get the most out of the summer, we’ve come up with a handy guide to the best summer days out in Pakefield.

Pakefield’s best-loved summer attraction is its picturesque beaches. Perfect for families or dog-walking, the beach and clifftop path offers you the chance to see some of Britain’s most unspoilt coastlines and really get the most out of the summer sun.

Pakefield Church of All Saints and St Margarets offers a great opportunity to explore a traditional English church in a picturesque clifftop setting. Make sure you say hello to Norman the sheep, who is responsible for keeping the graveyard grass trimmed.

If you’ve got kids, why not spend a day out on horseback at the Pakefield Riding School? Situated on Carlton Road, the school offers everything from one-hour supervised rides to longer rides for more experienced riders.

For more details on things to do in Pakefield, check out our directory of pakefield attractions