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Summer of Play at Sutton Hoo

Enjoy a Summer of Play at Sutton Hoo. With activities indoors and outdoors there's something to entertain all ages.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Borrow a free activity pack and explore life as an Anglo-Saxon. Spot majestic beasts on the sculpture trail, climb to the top of the viewing tower, try out a sword and shield for size and hear tales told by the Anglo-Saxons. Visit Tranmer House, the home of Edith Pretty, and dress up as an archaeologist – just like those who uncovered the Hoo’s secret treasure and then head over to the adventure play area to blow off some steam – there’s so much to see, do, feel and experience at Sutton Hoo this summer. Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages

Meeting point

Summer of Play is taking place across Sutton Hoo. When you arrive pick up a Summer of Play map from the Visitor Welcome team and hear about special events that day.

What to bring and wear

Some activities are outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Accessibility

For access information, please see our access guidance document: https://nt.global.ssl.fastly.net/binaries/content/assets/website/national/regions/suffolk/places/sutton-hoo/pdf/sutton-hoo-access-statement.pdf

Upcoming events

Event

Time Team Live - Excavation (Sold Out) 

Help us discover the next chapter of Sutton Hoo’s history by being a part of our excavation with Time Team this June. Book your place here to be part of the volunteer excavation team. Please see separate listing for finds processing volunteers.

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on
22 Jun to 28 Jun 2024
at
09:45 to 17:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Time Team Live at Sutton Hoo 

Join us as Time Team dig at Sutton Hoo- coming in June!

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on
22 Jun to 28 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Anglo-Saxon costume demonstration 

Meet our historic costume volunteers as they demonstrate the craft skills of the Anglo-Saxons and how they created clothing and accessories using natural materials.

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on
22 Jun to 30 Oct 2024
at
10:30 to 15:00
+ 32 other dates or times
Event

Gruesome Graves 

Take our free family tour to discover gruesome stories we've had to leave out of our 'normal' tours ...

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on
22 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
at
12:00 to 14:00
+ 3 other dates or times