The venues for the 2016 Children’s Festival are The Swan, on the High Street; and the Village Hall, off Church Street opposite the church and at the end of the parking area.

By Car

The major roads into Lavenham are the B1115 (off the A134) from Sudbury to Lavenham, and the A1141 from Bury and from Hadleigh. Once in Lavenham, there is some street parking, and two major car parks. The closest to the venues is off Church Street, opposite the church and alongside the pub. At the very end of the parking and off to the right is the Village Hall, our main venue.

Bus Service

Chambers operate a bus service between Colchester and Bury St Edmunds and the stops in Lavenham are near the Swan Hotel. For travel to Colchester you need to change in Sudbury. The service runs from Monday to Saturday and the first bus to Colchester is at 8.10 a.m. and then the service runs hourly at quarter to the hour until 6.45 p.m. The Bury St Edmunds first bus is at 7.35 a.m. and then 8.05 a.m. and after that at 40 minutes past the hour until 5.40 p.m. For more detailed information click on the link to the Chambers web site.


Train Services

Weekend engineering works are sometimes carried out on some Greater Anglia routes. If you are planning to come by train, we suggest that you check for service alterations at 
The nearest railway station is in Sudbury and trains run from there to Marks Tey on the Colchester to London line. Colchester station is further away but offers a more direct and frequent service.  Coming from north or west, Bury St Edmunds station is at a similar distant from Lavenham as Colchester.  For detailed information and a timetable click

Festival Venues

Zoom in to see the individual Festival Locations – Village Hall, Swan Hotel (and Guildhall)

Click on a location marker to see more detail on the venues

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