Getting to the Festival

The Alde Valley Spring Festival is hosted by White House Farm* as an open farm event. The farm is located between Great Glemham and Sweffling in the Upper Alde Valley. Postcode is IP17 1LS.

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Coming on Foot. The area is well-served with footpaths and a few bridleways. Please keep to statutory rights of way and follow the Countryside Code.

Coming by Bicycle. An inland stretch of the SuffolK Coastal National Cycle Route 41 passes by the front drive [ + ].

Coming by Bus. Both Great Glemham and Rendham villages are served by the 118 / 119 rural bus services, which interconnect with other local services in Framlingham, Saxmundham and Ipswich. [  ] .

Coming by Train. The nearest train station is at Saxmundham with regular services to Lowestoft and London Liverpool Street Station [ ].

Coming by Car. Access by car is easiest from the A12 at Stratford St Andrew - follow the sign to Great Glemham by the BP petrol station. There is free parking at the farm. Disabled guests and visitors can park adjacent to the farm buildings and the main farmyard gallery rooms + farmyard WC are mostly on one level with shallow ramps to the WC and one barn.

*Part of the Great Glemham Farms partnership. Holding Nos 38 / 129 / 0013 & 38 / 15 / 38. SBI 1065821891. Finalist 2008 Future of Farming Awards. Runner-Up 2009 FWAG Kerr Cup Farm Conservation Cuompetition. Suffolk Agricultural Awards 2010 Special Award for Conservation.



  • Bronzes of livestock and animals
    by Juliet Simpson for sale.

  • Paintings and drawings by Tessa Newcomb, Emma Green and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • Families and children are welcome to the farm - no dogs please !

  • Farm Nature walks open daily during ! Cornucopia !

  • Hedge Quarters :

    Pop up Tea Rooms open daily 10am - 6pm 15th Sept - 4th Oct. Details >


  • 'Hefted' :

    An autumn exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculpture

  • Autumn Writing Residencies : 

    Sean Hewitt, Melissa Harrison, Tim Richardson, Louise Gray.

  • New works on show by Maggi Hambling and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • The Suffolk Chair Collection :

    An exhibition of over 50 antique and contemporary Suffolk Chairs. Details >


  • Pesta Nukenen :

    An exhibition of basketry from our sister festival in Borneo

  • Farm Suppers on Thursday evenings :

    30th Sept, 27th Sept & 4th October. Details >


  • Meet the Makers!

    Open studios at weekends 10am - 6pm - Details >

Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
The Festival Shop

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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