Stonham Barns Park Podcast

Stonham Barns Park

Welcome to the Stonham Barns Park Podcast! We've got so much going on and so much to tell you! Listen in to our amazing stories and life at the Park, and get to know the incredible and inspiring people who work behind the scenes of one of Suffolk's greatest entertainment destinations.Stonham Barns Park is situated in the heart of beautiful Suffolk and is set in 140 acres of stunning countryside. The Park offers the ultimate day out, and longer stays, to visitors and offers outdoor adventure, fishing, golf, cycling and beautiful walks, as well as a shopping village, owl sancturaries, vintage tractors and machines museum, children's play areas, eateries, large scale events, a theatre and a wedding and party venue. The ultimate leisure destination for families and friends

Episode 20: Knuckle Busters at the Barns
Aug 22 2022
Episode 20: Knuckle Busters at the Barns
In this episode we talk to Fraser Carson the Events manager of Stonham Barns Park and Derek Brooks the event organizerThe show, which has been staged at Stonham for over 4 years, is a wonderful day out for all the family with an abundance of things to do and see and live music to dance away the day and night..Stonham Barns Park are excited to be hosting this joint event with The Knuckle Busters UK Car Club. This event is open to all makes of cars and bikes and to all ages interested in Rockabilly music and Hot Rods.On Sunday there is the Show ‘n’ Shine Competition, so come along and enter your pride and joy.A fabulous selection of Hot Rods, Classics, American Cars and Bike will be on display.During the weekend the entertainment will include Top Rockabilly Bands, Jive Dancers, DJ Nadge, Hot Rod Movies, trader area, food court and restaurant.Confirmed live music on Sunday will include 70’s cover Band The Glamtastics and SkasoulsTraders booking visit the link opposite or call 01449 711111.Everyone is welcome, whether you are a classic car enthusiast, a family wanting to try something different for a day out or wanting to display your pride and joy.Stonham Barns Park look forward to welcoming you to the Classic Car Show.Pre-Show registration is now closed. We can take on-the-day exhibition vehicle entries, space permitting.All on-the-day entries are at the standard admission price. You can still book advanced tickets via the ADVANCED TICKETS link.Passport Holders can receive a 50% discount on tickets, please call the Events Office to make a booking. 01449 711 111A range of food and drink outlets will be available on the showground with outdoor and indoor seating. We also have an onsite restaurant located in the shopping village or a tea room located in The Teapot Pottery by the bouncy pillow.Stonham Barns Park does not just offer great shows and events, we also have many attractions onsite including an owl and bird of prey centre, pirate adventure golf course, 9 hole golf course, vintage dodgem rides and funfair rides, indoor soft play centre, fishing lakes, teapot pottery, restaurant and tea room and plenty of unique shops and much more.Why not make a weekend of it!!Do not forget you can stay on our campsite by bringing your own tent, caravan, or motorhome. Stay in one of our luxury bell tents or we have a range of luxury holiday homes that sleep up to 4 or 6 guests. Call our Holiday Park on 01449 711901 to book.Dogs are welcome at Stonham Barns Park including show days but must be kept on leads at all times. Please be aware that some shows may have spontaneous loud bangs. Stonham Barns Park is situated in the Suffolk countryside with easy access to towns. Ipswich is just 22 minutes from Stonham and Norwich just an hour, both offering great shopping facilities and not forgetting you are less than an hour from the Suffolk coast.A full retail village is on site too, offering all you need for your camping trip - just turn up with your tent, caravan, or your keys to your holiday let, and get everything you need when you arrive including a bistro, a post office for your postcards and a mini supermarket.
Episode 19: We talk with Events Manager Fraser Carson about The Classic Car Show.
Aug 15 2022
Episode 19: We talk with Events Manager Fraser Carson about The Classic Car Show.
In this episode we talk to Fraser Carson the Events manager of Stonham Barns Park Stonham Barns Park are proud and thrilled to be hosting The Classic Car Show.The show, which has been staged at Stonham for over 15 years, is a wonderful day out for all the family with an abundance of things to do and see.There will be 29 Car Clubs in total including The 100 Friends Motor Enthusiast Group they will be showing 76 cars, The East Coast Retro Club showing 70 cars and the the biggest car club The Suffolk Vehicle  Enthusiasts they will be showing 60 cars Come and see 1050 cars registered for The Classic Car Show, along with Club Stands, Auto Jumble, Trade Stands, numerous food outlets, bars and great live music.Everyone is welcome, whether you are a classic car enthusiast, a family wanting to try something different for a day out or wanting to display your pride and joy.Stonham Barns Park look forward to welcoming you to the Classic Car Show.Pre-Show registration is now closed. We can take on-the-day exhibition vehicle entries, space permitting.All on-the-day entries are at the standard admission price. You can still book advanced tickets via the ADVANCED TICKETS link.Passport Holders can receive a 50% discount on tickets, please call the Events Office to make a booking. 01449 711 111A range of food and drink outlets will be available on the showground with outdoor and indoor seating. We also have an onsite restaurant located in the shopping village or a tea room located in The Teapot Pottery by the bouncy pillow.Stonham Barns Park does not just offer great shows and events, we also have many attractions onsite including an owl and bird of prey centre, pirate adventure golf course, 9 hole golf course, vintage dodgem rides and funfair rides, indoor soft play centre, fishing lakes, teapot pottery, restaurant and tea room and plenty of unique shops and much more.Why not make a weekend of it!!Do not forget you can stay on our campsite by bringing your own tent, caravan, or motorhome. Stay in one of our luxury bell tents or we have a range of luxury holiday homes that sleep up to 4 or 6 guests. Call our Holiday Park on 01449 711901 to book.Dogs are welcome at Stonham Barns Park including show days but must be kept on leads at all times. Please be aware that some shows may have spontaneous loud bangs. Stonham Barns Park is situated in the Suffolk countryside with easy access to towns. Ipswich is just 22 minutes from Stonham and Norwich just an hour, both offering great shopping facilities and not forgetting you are less than an hour from the Suffolk coast.A full retail village is on site too, offering all you need for your camping trip - just turn up with your tent, caravan, or your keys to your holiday let, and get everything you need when you arrive including a bistro, a post office for your postcards and a mini supermarket.During the coming months we have some great events and attractions at Stonham Barns Park. History Alive and The Saxon Viking shows are Stonham’s regular and hugely popular living history events.  For the car enthusiasts we have Knuckle Busters the latter event put on from the guys at Carrot Town Garage. The Swede Feast event is a truck show. We have also the Country Music Festival. There’s a lot of fabulous entertainment on offer!Please call 01449 711901 for camping bookings and further information – we look forward to seeing you soon!For more information on Stonham Barns Park amenities camping click HERE
Episode 18: Camping Holidays at Stonham Barns Park with Janice Rowles , General Manager
Jun 12 2022
Episode 18: Camping Holidays at Stonham Barns Park with Janice Rowles , General Manager
In this episode we talk to Janice Rowles the general manager of Stonham Barns Park Janice started working at Stonham 18 years ago and in that time she has seen the camping scene go full circle from the early days of the simplest of tents and motorhomes. Janice talks about seeing increased interaction with outdoor life in current times, with children on bikes playing in a safe environment and parents having time for themselves. Stonham Barns Park is situated in the Suffolk countryside with easy access to towns. Ipswich is just 22 minutes from Stonham and Norwich just an hour, both offering great shopping facilities and not forgetting you are less than an hour from the Suffolk coast.Janice also mentions that there is a brand new bar offering some great international sporting fixtures to add to all the fun and entertainment at Stonham.A full retail village is on site too, offering all you need for your camping trip - just turn up with your tent, caravan, or your keys to your holiday let, and get everything you need when you arrive including a bistro, a post office for your postcards and a mini supermarket.Janice also mentions our two well stocked fishing lakes with Carp and Bream; these are used for pleasure and for competitions.A theatre is also on-site offering shows for you to enjoy. See our website for full details on what's coming up soon!During the coming months we have some great events and attractions at Stonham Barns Park. Events new to this year include The Big Bus Show, Suffolk Young Farmers, listen to Janice reveal more about the You Farmers event focused on Suffolk farming and there’s a tug of war too! History Alive and The Saxon Viking shows are Stonham’s regular and hugely popular living history events. For the more peaceful and mindfulness we have the tree day Gone to Earth event. For the car enthusiasts we have Spring Break and Knuckle Busters the latter event put on from the guys at Carrot Town Garage. The Sweed Feast event is a truck show. We have also the Country Music Festival. There’s a lot of fabulous entertainment on offer!Please call 01449 711901 for camping bookings and further information – we look forward to seeing you soon!For more information on Stonham Barns Park amenities camping click HERE
Episode 17: Carters of Suffolk – Find out about world-renowned Teapot Makers and Teapot Tea Rooms at Stonham Barns Park.
Apr 22 2022
Episode 17: Carters of Suffolk – Find out about world-renowned Teapot Makers and Teapot Tea Rooms at Stonham Barns Park.
Mark Gillam co-owner of Carters of Suffolk chats to us about the history of Carters which has been making handmade teapots for nearly 50 years in the heart of Suffolk. Carters is based at Stonham Barns Park with a working pottery, a fabulous gift shop and a tea-room. Mark talks about the different types of teapots they design and create – from the most popular best-sellers (including a Jane Austen books teapot) to the most unusual, as well as an exciting offering where people can paint their own teapots! The Teapot Tearoom is also hugely popular spot, serving tea and coffee, snacks, cakes and other delights and is situated right in the middle of the Bouncy Pillow area. The Bouncy Pillow is an enormous inflated cushion for children to bounce on to their heart’s content whilst others can sit and watch whilst enjoying a drink and a snack from the Teapot Tea Rooms! The Bouncy Pillow is free for children to use. Right next to the Teapot Tearoom is also a children’s fun fair with lots of exciting rides. Just a few steps away is the Stonham Barns Park retail village which has a variety of small independent shops, village stores, kid’s clothes, fabric store and a bookshop, to an antiques emporium, a garden centre and even some hot tubs! There’s also the hugely popular Stonham Barns Bistro which offers a cooked breakfast and great food throughout the day.For more information about Carters of Suffolk click HEREFor more information on Stonham Barns Park amenities click HERE
Episode 16 – Bike Nights all summer and The Stonham Motorcycle Show on Sunday 8 May 2022
Apr 22 2022
Episode 16 – Bike Nights all summer and The Stonham Motorcycle Show on Sunday 8 May 2022
In this episode we talk to Mark Warren – organiser of the regular Stonham Bike Nights and Stonham Motorcycle Show.Mark starts off by talking about the Bike Nights at Stonham Barns Park which takes place between 5.30 pm till 9.30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month right through to September. This popular bike event brings people from far and wide and it’s not just for bike enthusiasts but for families and friends looking for a great evening out. Expect to see some incredible bikes, from vintage to the latest models, quad bikes and more! Full amenities available including bar, food and WCs.Every Thursday from now until September 2022. Free EntryThe Stonham Motorcycle show is on Sunday 10 May 2022 – and offers a full day of thrilling motorbike shows as well as plenty of trade stands selling all things around two wheels too! 10.15 – 10.45                     Lee Musselwhite Extreme Bike Battle (Main Arena)11.00 – 11.30                     2 Bros Stunt Team (Hard Standing Area)11.45 – 12.45                     Josh and the Lockerbillies (Main Stage)13.00 – 13.30                     Lee Musselwhite Extreme Bike Battle (Main Arena)13.45 – 14.15                     2 Bros Stunt Team (Hard Standing Area)14.20 – 15.05                     Josh and the Lockerbillies (Main Stage)15.15 – 15.30                     Award Presentation (Main Arena)15.45 – 16.15                     Lee Musselwhite Extreme Bike Battle (Main Arena)16.30 – 17.00                     2 Bros Stunt Team (Hard Standing Area)All times are approximateBar Opening Times: 11.00 – 17.00Food Outlets: 10.00 – 17.00Entry - £10. Children U12 Free.Display Bike and Driver Free (Additional passengers £10 each)Wall of Death - £2 per person (Special Event)Extreme Wheelies - £10 per sessionMore information and tickets HEREWe recommend you pre-book your bike into the show!Stonham Barns Park is a bustling family complex offering holiday accommodation, attractions and activities based in the heart of Suffolk, UK.Visit www.stonhambarns.co.uk for the full experience!
Episode 13 - Glenn McCrory, World Champion Boxer, talks to Danny Naylor about his career and the opening of the Glenn McCrory Sports Bar at Stonham Barns Park
Feb 9 2022
Episode 13 - Glenn McCrory, World Champion Boxer, talks to Danny Naylor about his career and the opening of the Glenn McCrory Sports Bar at Stonham Barns Park
Danny Naylor talks to boxing star Glenn McCrory -  former British , Commonwealth and World Cruiserweight Champion. Glenn talks about his incredible career, the people and boxing super stars he's met over the years, and his exciting plans for events and the opening of the Glenn McCrory Sports bar at Stonham Barns Park.Glenn watched his first boxing fight at the age of 12. It was Mohammed Ali vs George Foreman - and he watched Mohammed Ali claim that he was going to win the fight before he stepped into the ring. This single match alone inspired Glenn to become a boxer! He  turned professional at just 18 years old and went to his  first pro fight in London - he'd never been to London and never seen a pro fight live - yet he was in the ring! Glenn talks about his first fight and the nerves and fear - going up against a 3 time champion - find out how that fight went as he talks about that moment!13 to 14 fights later and still undefeated - he kept pushing and fighting hard - he took a fight he shouldn't have been in - was knocked out and his manager dropped him after putting him into fights he couldn't win. Glenn knew he shouldn't have been there - his manager was training him to save money - and Glenn thought at that point - career over. Glenn got ill, went home, and lost weight during a short illness - Mohammed Ali - said 'mark my words' - you'll (Glenn) be world champion one day!' Glenn realised he must have the talent for him to say that - he was just in the wrong weight division . He got a new manager later and fought at a different weight. He won the commonwealth title and the British champion title. Evander Holyfield stepped down from the title at time  - and Glenn knew it was finally his time to go for the biggest title of them all - World Champion.That legendary fight took place in Stanley, his home town - in front of 1000's of local fans.  He'd achieved the impossible - he won the World Title..... but the dream was over by the following morning - find out why!Glenn talks about the immense support from his family and love for his adopted brother David. David was not well, he was given a life expectancy of 16 - but lived to 29 and was ringside that famous night when he won the world title. He felt he won the title for David and for his family - as well as the people of Stanley.Following his amazing career, Glenn became a boxing presenter - andnever looked back from there! Glenn commentated ring-side of some of the biggest fights ever. Glenn met Alan Forward (Stonham Barns Park owner) a few years ago.  Alan and Glenn became great friends and Glenn visited Stonham Barns Park, loved everything about it and saw a huge opportunity to be part of it. The Glenn McCrory Sports bar was born! Glenn talks about Stonham Barn's exciting plans to create a fabulous sports bar, alongside some super events and theatre - and is planning to make some incredible memories in the Suffolk countryside. Plans are already in place, building work has started and Glenn will be replicating Las Vegas events and big sports night - and he'll be inviting some big names! There are plenty of further plans to develop fantastic family activities too!We look forward to the opening of the Glenn McCory Sports Bar later this year - keep listening to our future podcast episodes for more chats with Glenn and news on those special events!Stonham Barns is a bustling family complex offering accommodation, attractions and activities based in the heart of Suffolk, UK.Visit www.stonhambarns.co.uk for the full experience!
Episode 8: CTG AMERICAN CAR SHOW event on 25th July at Stonham Barns Park
Jun 24 2021
Episode 8: CTG AMERICAN CAR SHOW event on 25th July at Stonham Barns Park
In this episode you will learn all about the AMAZING Carrot Town Garage American Car Show which takes place on Sunday 25th July at Stonham Barns Park from 10am till 4pm!The show, which is new to Stonham Barns Park, will feature anything American, as long as it has an engine!It’s going to be an incredible day out with plenty to do and see.Stuart Davies, owner of Carrot Town Garage and co-organiser of the show, joins  us on this podcast episode to reveal what we can expect to see on the day – including some very rare Corvettes, one of which only two exist in the world. Stuart also talks about his favourite American cars and one or two that he's owned over time!In addition to all of the awesome American vehicles on display, there will be lots of trade stands, an Autojumble, Club Stands and plenty of food and beverage outlets as well as live music throughout the day (remember to bring your air guitars).This is a definite one for the diary – Sunday 25 July 10am till 4pm…… but we recommend you book your tickets now or you can buy them on the gate on the day depending on availability. Ticket price is £10 per adult and children under 12 are welcome in for free. Dogs are welcome on the day if they are kept on a lead.Admission tickets are on sale now on our website stonhambarns.co.uk or if you’d like to bring your American Car Club along enter a club with Stuart Davies at Carrot Town Garage 07713 267334 or you can fill in the entry forms for Trade Stands, Autojumble or Show Vehicles on our site.Remember Stuart’s saying ‘You're Never Late in a V8’ So get your motors running, can’t wait to see you all there!Event Entry Information:Event is on Sunday 25 JulyGates open at 10am and close at 4 pmTickets can be bought in advance or paid for at the gates – prices are £10 per person but if you are under 12 years old you can come in for free! You can buy tickets online at   And please remember to always check back on our event page or on social media for the latest news about the CTG American Car Show. Subject to changeInformation is correct at time of recording
Episode 7: HISTORY ALIVE weekend event on 26th and 27th June at Stonham Barns Park
May 24 2021
Episode 7: HISTORY ALIVE weekend event on 26th and 27th June at Stonham Barns Park
In this podcast episode we tell you all about History Alive – East Anglia’s premier re-enactment event. History, quite literally, comes to life and you can immerse yourself into centuries gone by! History Alive takes place at Stonham Barns Park on Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 June 2021.Everyone is invited to visit History Alive and immerse themselves  in the sights, sounds and smells of times gone by.  What to expect:Thrilling combat displays in our show arenaLiving History encampments and villages 'Olde' shops. forges and stalls activities Cooking and jewelry makingDark age medicine and magicTribal food and drinkCrafting skills with armour, weaponry and old coinsHistorical Music performances From Viking and Saxon warriors to American settlers, WW2 German infantry and our much loved Homeguard - experience history over 12 centuries.There will be lots of different re-enactment groups from various periods in time, providing complete living history experiences:·         Hoplite Association Living History (Ancient Greeks), ·         Herigas Hundas (Dark Age Saxons), ·         Ormsgard (Dark Age Saxons), ·         Wuffa (Dark Age Vikings),·          Colchester Living History Society (Medieval), ·         Two Apothercaries (War of The Roses), ·         Southern Skirmish – Soscans (American Civil War), ·         Spearfish Creek (19th Century American Settlers), ·         La Columna (Spanish Civil War), ·         WW2 ‘Over There’ – (US Infantry WW2), ·         Das Heer – (WW2 German Infantry), ·         Cavalry – (Rebel Reenactment)Travel back in time for a Fantastic Family Day Out!! All the usual facilities will be open at Stonham Barns Park too including our retail village, amusements for kids, food stalls, cafes and licenced bar. Dogs are welcome (on a short lead) but please note there will be weapon firing and loud noises at times.Event Entry Information:Event is on Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 June 2021Gates open at 10am and close at 4 pmTickets can be bought in advance or paid for at the gates – prices are £10 per person but if you are under 12 years old you can come in for free! You can buy tickets online at    Camping available on site too – for camping booking enquiries call: 01449 711901And please remember to always check back on our event page or on social media for the latest news about History Alive. Subject to changeInformation is correct at time of recording
Episode 6: 'MINI BARN BASH 2021' - The ultimate classic and modern Mini show at Stonham Barns Park on Saturday and Sunday 5th - 6th June 2021
May 17 2021
Episode 6: 'MINI BARN BASH 2021' - The ultimate classic and modern Mini show at Stonham Barns Park on Saturday and Sunday 5th - 6th June 2021
Calling all Mini lovers across the region! The Mini Barn Bash promises to be a fun-packed weekend on Saturday and Sunday 5/6th June 2021! In this podcast episode, Carl George, the Mini Barn Bash organiser and mini expert, talks to us about the event which is open to mini club members on Saturday (all day with camping available) and to the public on Sunday. Carl talks about the classic minis on show as well as new models, the experts on hand and gives details of many of the Mini clubs attending. As well as all the mini club events, club games, competitions with trophies and stands, there will plenty of food and drink outlets, a licensed bar and the shopping village and other leisure amenities will be open too.Ticket prices for entry to the event on Saturday and Sunday - are £10 per person, which you can either buy in advance or pay at the gate – and children Under 12 are welcome in for FREE. (We’re also dog-friendly – so you're welcome to bring your dogs – but make sure they’re on a short lead please).For all event enquiries for the event, ticket information and camping availability and pitch prices for Mini club members, please visit ismoc.co.uk or you can find all the information on our site stonhambarns.co.uk. Please note that this event is open to the public on SUNDAY only from 10 am till 4 pm.All information was correct at time of recording.#minibarnbash #stonhambarns #stonhambarnspark #loveminis #miniclub #classicminis #event #whatson #suffolk #eastanglia #podcast #dayoutinsuffolk #familydayout #suffolklife #fundayout #thingstodoinsuffolk
Episode 5: ‘Stonham Motorcycle Show’ – Bike Fans make your way to Stonham Barns Park on Sunday 9th May for an incredible all-day event!
May 4 2021
Episode 5: ‘Stonham Motorcycle Show’ – Bike Fans make your way to Stonham Barns Park on Sunday 9th May for an incredible all-day event!
In this podcast episode we talk to the world-famous Lee Musselwhite – world BMX stunt champion, who’s team will be performing the awesome ‘Extreme Bike Battle’. You’ll get to watch some of the best BMX, MTB and FMX riders go head-to-head in a freestyle battle – where anything goes! Listen to Lee talk about the show and what it takes to be a BMX ‘Master of Creativity’. The show will take place 3 times over the day – and Lee promises each show will be a little bit different every time!We also chat to the incredible Mark Van Driel who will be performing with his 2Bros Stunt Team. They’re a professional street bike freestyle stunt team and will be performing a choreographed show with the very latest cutting edge street bike freestyle tricks. Expect noise, music and a lot of drama. Mark and his team will also be performing three times a day – listen in to him chat about his performances, but also find out how he learned some of the most difficult stunts in the universe!The Stonham Motorcycle Show takes place on Sunday the 9th of May 2021 and our gates open at 10am and close at 5pm. This incredible event is for all bike enthusiasts and we’d like to thank our sponsors Reiten Motorrad who are Suffolk’s BMW retailer, for sponsoring.What to expect at the show: ·         Award-winning sports bikes ·         café racers·         old school choppers·         lifestyle products,·         show-ring displays ·         trade and dealership stands ·         autojumble·         live bands ·         bars and hot food outlets In addition to our special shows – there will be multiple show trophy categories which will judged for awards on the day. Event Information:The Stonham Motorcycle Show takes place on Sunday the 9th of May from 10am until 5pm. Ticket Prices are:For Show Bike and Rider – FREE ENTRY  (Advance Exhibitor Booking Recommended) Additional passengers £10.00Gate entry on the day for visitors is £10.00 per person and Under 12’s are welcome for FREE.To enter a show bike, please complete the club stand/exhibitor entry form. To get the form please visit our website www.stonhambarns.co.uk – find the events button and look for the Stonham Motorcycle Show page – the link is at the bottom.CHECK OUT ALL OUR EVENTS THIS SUMMER on the Stonham Barns Park website and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep update! We look forward to welcoming you to Stonham Barns Park.