Pack a picnic and bring your dancing shoes to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich for a diverse series of concerts that are sure to entertain! Enjoy the long, lazy days of summer at Castle Hill's Picnic Concerts. Each week offers an exciting family-friendly and danceable band. Walk the grounds, visit the gardens, or relax on the lawn. Stop by the visitor information tent to check out our weekly raffles and membership promotions, borrow a frisbee or ball, or try our family Eye Spy based on Castle Hill's landscape features.
The Perseid meteor show is an annual astronomy event that happens on Earth between mid- July and late August. In 2017, the Perseids will be peaking on August 12th, with the best viewing being August 11-13! Many meteors will be visible in the night sky as Earth passes through the debris trail left by the passage of comet Sift-Tuttle. This years showers should have up to one hundred meteors per hour and the best time to view them is the dark hours before dawn.