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Stonham Barns Park in Stonham Aspal near Stowmarket to hold annual Christmas craft market set to be the ‘biggest and best yet’





A Christmas craft market is set to return to a popular Suffolk tourist attraction next month and is set to be an ‘extravaganza of all things festive’.

The market, at Stonham Barns Park in Stonham Aspal, near Stowmarket, will feature handmade, handcrafted gifts and products, mostly made in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. There will be mince pies, mulled wine, hot chestnuts and live music.

A Snow Queen and Princess will be attending as part of the weekend with opportunities for children and families to take photos. There will also be a Santa's Grotto and breakfast and dinner sessions with Santa are planned too.

Stonham Barns Park in Stonham Aspal, near Stowmarket, will be holding a Christmas craft market on November 25 and 26. Picture: Stonham Barns Park
Stonham Barns Park in Stonham Aspal, near Stowmarket, will be holding a Christmas craft market on November 25 and 26. Picture: Stonham Barns Park

Terri Forward from Stonham Barns Park said: “Christmas is all about the memories and we are planning to make the season truly magical with our annual Christmas Craft Market.

“We are arranging our biggest and best yet with all the ideas we can put into it including Santa’s Grotto, a funfair for the children, train rides, bouncy pillow, face painting and delicious food and drink outlets.

“We are hoping to make this an extravaganza of all things festive so that people can get themselves set for Christmas. The gift ideas will all be here as well as lots of Christmas traditions and activities that will help to kick start the celebrations this year.

The market will feature handmade, handcrafted gifts and products, mostly made in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Picture: Stonham Barns Park
The market will feature handmade, handcrafted gifts and products, mostly made in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Picture: Stonham Barns Park

“The gift and craft retailers attending will be offering some delightful gifts and decorations, and we think many people will support these local businesses by coming to see what’s on offer.

“As always we want to capture the spirit of Christmas and spread some seasonal goodwill.”

In addition, visitors will be able to visit the retail village which is packed with thousands of Christmas gift ideas.

There will also be visits from the Snow Queen and Princess and a Santa’s grotto. Picture: Stonham Barns Park
There will also be visits from the Snow Queen and Princess and a Santa’s grotto. Picture: Stonham Barns Park
There will also be live music, mince pies and mulled wine. Picture: Stonham Barns Park
There will also be live music, mince pies and mulled wine. Picture: Stonham Barns Park

There are arts and craft shops, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Carters of Suffolk pottery and newly enhanced tearooms and Legends Sports Bar.

The market will be held on 25 and 26 November from 10am to 4pm.

There is free parking and free entry.