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Easter Holiday Things to Do in Suffolk

Come to Suffolk for your Easter break this year there's lots on!



We have lots of Easter themed events, days out, Easter Egg Hunts and delicious meal ideas in Suffolk so read on for some eggcellent choices...

Easter Dining 2018



Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April at Lavenham Greyhbound

Visit beautiful Lavenham this Easter weekend and be sure to stop in at the Lavenham Greyhound for a delicious lunch or dinner. Weather permitting, the decked terrace will be open for al fresco dining! Serving delicious food all day, every day of the Easter period. See Lavenham Greyhound for food times and booking info.

Easter Weekend at Long Melford Swan
Long Melford Swan

Beautiful Long Melford is the perfect place to visit this Easter. Once you've visited the two stately homes, and perused the charming boutique shops of the High Street, relax in the tranquil surroundings of The Long Melford Swan. Open all weekend for brunch, lunch and dinner, or why not stop in for a drink? Or maybe try 'The Swans Tea' sweet & savoury scones, homemade jam & clotted cream and a selection of cakes & sandwiches at just £15 per person, including a glass of fizz, perfect for Easter Saturday. See Long Melford Swan for more information inc food service times.

Easter at The Hadleigh Ram

Come to the Hadleigh Ram for brunch, lunch or dinner this Easter Weekend, the perfect place to spend time with family. Explore the delights of Hadleigh High Street before relaxing in the beautiful restaurant. Serving delicious food all day on Easter Sunday, so come along whenever suits you. See The Hadleigh Ram for food service times and booking info.

Sunday 1st April - Easter Sunday Lunch

Celebrate Easter with the whole family at SbN at their Easter Sunday Lunch.
Enjoy a sumptuous three-course carvery in the AA 2 Rosette Lakes Restaurant. Kids will receive a special Easter-themed gift! Visit Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa to book.



Sunday 1 April - Easter Sunday/April Fools at The Weeping Willow
The Weeping Willow Pub, 39 Bury Road, Barrow, Suffolk, IP29 5AB
Hop to it this Easter with a tasty Easter Sunday meal from The Weeping Willow. Scrumptious roast lamb with a special April Fools dessert. 3 courses - £35 per person
Tel: 01284 771881, Email: hello@theweepingwillow.co.uk



Easter Activities



Friday 30 March - Sunday 15th April - Easter at the Museum
Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL

Join us during the Easter holidays for lots of family fun!
Meet the orphan lambs, and take part in lamb feeding at 12pm and 2pm (Sunday 1st – Sunday 8th April).
We’ll also have Taff, the museum sheepdog, training at the museum at 1pm. Come along and watch Taff’s progress as Estate Manager Paul puts him through his paces.
And throughout the entire Spring break we’ll have our annual Easter Trail, with the Little Red Hen trail (30th March – 15th April) that takes you around the museum site and ends with a prize!
See Museum Of East Anglian Life for venue information.

Monday 26 March to Sunday 1 April - Snape Maltings Easter Egg Hunt
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, IP17 1SP
Pick up an Easter egg hunt map from our Visitor Centre or Little Rascals and find our friends and their colourful Easter eggs around Snape Maltings.

See Snape Maltings for venue info.

Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April - Eastertide Event at Kentwell Hall
11am - 5pm
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Easter Weekend is one of our most popular weekends of the year - we have so much going on, and as most of it is indoors, it is a very weather-proof event!
Tudor Eastertide - 100 Tudors about the manor, under cover and in the grounds, celebrating Easter Tudor-style.
The Impossible Easter Quiz – attempt our infamous impossible Quiz challenge for the whole family, for a chance to win a huge chocolate egg.
House Open - view the Hall (some rooms downstairs will contain Tudors!).
Gardens Open - spring bulbs and blossom festoon over 10 acres of garden, moats, ponds and woodland. Breathtaking.
Childrens' Easter Egg Trail - find all the wooden eggs and crack the code to win a prize.
Family Fun Trails – join the Storybook Trail in the Gardens and the Heffalump Hunt down on the Farm.
On the Farm - this year's lambs, chicks and piglets join the sheep, cows, pigs, goats and horses.
All of our activities will go on, whatever the weather, and your visit can certainly fill a whole day. Come early and stay for the day, there is so much to see and do - a visit to a Kentwell event really is a whole Day Out!
We'll also be serving delicious lunches, teas and snacks in our Stableyard area.
The Bakehouse will be very busy baking hot cross buns (donations for which go to Macmillan Cancer Support). The Cooks in the Tudor Kitchen create a big feast for the Gentlefolk for Easter Sunday. Visit the Needlewomen and hang something on their Trinity Tree and discuss the politics and news of the times with the Gentlefolk. All around the manor 16th Century life will be continuing as usual. See Kentwell Hall for venue information and full 2018 events list.

Wide Range of Fun Easter Craft Activities to Suit all Ages!
Glass & Craft

The Glass and Craft studios will be open all Easter school holidays for you to come and get creative. Lots of Easter crafts to choose from and we have also teamed up with Suffolk Pony Party & Events and the ponies will be visiting on Monday the 9th April. Please note this is a booked event.
For more information or to book for the 9th please click link above for details.


Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Open Art Studio in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices
11am - 4pm
Vincents Studio & Gallery, Vincents Cottage, Clare Road, Hundon, CO10 8DH

Open art studio and garden, 20% of art sales to EACH, Cottage garden and wildlife meadow open with voluntary donations to EACH. Homemade cakes & teas. Free entry. Contact: sue-eaton@vincents-studio.com, 01440 786810

Egg Hunt and Flying Displays at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, Flying Displays and lots more family friendly activities at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary this Easter. You will also find the Raptor Hospital, a pretty Woodland Walk with red squirrels, wildlife ponds, bug hotels and ladybird house and Meerkat Kastle. Picnic areas, play area, indoor interactive Discovery Centre plus a unique owlie Gift Shop and Caf� make it an action packed day out.


Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April - ENJOY AN EGG-TASTIC, ARTS-TRAVAGANZA THIS EASTER AT PALACE HOUSE, NEWMARKET.
11am - 4pm daily
Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
Lively Easter themed surprises await families with children of all ages. Parents can unwind while children are transported on a fantastic learning journey, mixing creative and inspiring tales of the history of British horse racing.
Hop around the galleries with our special Easter family trail, taking you through the finest British Sporting Art and Historical Collections with fun quizzes, complete it all to win a CHOCOLATE Easter Egg!
Visit our Craft Pod to decorate your very own egg cup and create a racing silks masterpiece for you to take home as a beautiful souvenir.
Don't worry about preparing lunch. Simply pick up an Easter Basket from the Pantry Bakery and enjoy it with your family in the Rothschild Yard’s Picnic Room (pre-orders are advised*)
Meet real live ex-racehorses and find out what they do after racing with live demonstrations at 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Have a unique encounter with our miniature donkeys Pip and Plumb, who will have a special prize waiting to explore - and also offer a fantastic opportunity for a picture.
Put yourself in the shoes of horse racing champions by visiting the racehorse simulator. You will get to dress up and experience the thrill of riding like a jockey!
With so much to do and so many activities on offer, families can enjoy anywhere from 3 hours to a full day at Palace House. Don’t miss this family friendly weekend in Newmarket, Suffolk!
Buy tickets https://www.palacehousenewmarket.co.uk/categories/tickets

Friday 30 March - St John Passion - Gippeswyk Singers and the Classic Chamer Orchestra
7.30pm. St John’s Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PW
A beautifully expressive and dramatic oratorio for Good Friday by JS Bach, featuring young professional soloists and conducted by Geoff Lavery. See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 31 March - Snape Maltings Easter Farmers' Market
9.30am - 1.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, IP17 1SP
Offering a wonderful array of delicious, locally-sourced food and drink to make your Easter Weekend truly special.

See Snape Maltings for venue info.

Saturday 31 March - Maisebrooke Farm EASTER FAIR & EGG HUNT
10.00am - 4.00pm
Maisebrooke Farm, Shipmeadow, Beccles, NR34 8HJ

A fun day out for all the family with a busy Egg Hunt and opportunity to see Baby Goats, Lambs and Chicks....& enjoy a delicious home produced All Day Barbeque, Beer Tent and Stalls etc
Contact: David and Jo Lay 01502 711018 / 07436264612

Saturday 31 March - “The Waveney Valley Folk Collective” present…..
8pm start.
The Bank Arts Centre , 2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN
The Banks Art Centre Eye

On Saturday 31st March The Waveney Valley Folk Collective in association with the Bank Arts Centre in Eye are organising a special evening of music and song to celebrate the hard won civil liberties that make all of our lives worth living. See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 31 March to Monday 2 April - Friston Easter Art Exhibition
11am -4pm
Friston Parish Church, Church Road, Friston, IP17 1NP

An exhibition and sale of art from local artists, set in the beautiful historic Norman Church of Friston.
Over 60 pieces of art by some 20 artists of diverse styles and all genres.
See Art Exhibitions in Suffolk for full info.


Visit Jimmy's Farm this Easter holiday

Open everyday over Easter. Jimmy's Farm has lots of activities for all the family including baby chicks, ducklings and goslings, Sheepdog Trials, Shepherd talks, Lamb racing & petting, competitions, Fishing, Face painting, Meet the Animals & lots more!

Sunday 1 April - Easter Egg Hunt at The Westleton Crown
12.00pm - 3.00pm
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD
The Westleton Crown

Join us this Easter Sunday with family and friends. There will be a number of Easter activities for the little ones, including a fun Easter egg hunt in our terraced garden. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Sunday 1 April - Spring Steam Up
10am - 4pm
Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston , IP16 4ES
Join us on our annual Spring Steam Up to celebrate the start of a new season. See our fantastic Garrett Engines in steam including Road Roller Consuelo Allen, the Suffolk Punch Steam Tractor aptly named 'The Joker'and our shunting engine Sirapite offering rides for the day. Plus see visiting engines including stationary and model engines, enjoy Spring Morris dancing, and tuck into tasty warming food and homemade cakes. For venue/contact information see Long Shop Museum



Tuesday 3 April to Thursday 12 April - Arty Easter
10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm
Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH

Get stuck in to hands-on art activities with Ipswich Museums this Easter holiday!

AT IPSWICH MUSEUM:
Butterfly Printing, 3 April - 'Explore the Museum's butterfly collection and create your own patterns with press prints and mono printing.

Fashion Forward, 10 April - 'Discover the wonderful world of African design through our World Culture collections and try your hand at block pattern printing.

AT IPSWICH ART GALLERY:
Stencil Your Street, 4 April - Inspired by the You Are Here! The Making of Ipswich exhibition, create street scenes by stencilling your favourite buildings from Ipswich.

Arty Selfies, 11 April - Take inspiration from the character portraits in the You Are Here! The Making of Ipswich exhibition to create your own Ipswich selfie using drawing and printing techniques.

AT CHRISTCHURCH MANSION:
Totally Toys, 5 April - Explore your creative side using our vintage toy collection at the Mansion to sketch, design and create monoprints of your own fantastic toys.

Ghost Prints, 12 April - Create a printed portrait inspired by Christchurch Mansion£s paintings and find out what mono ghost printing is.
£4.95 per child
Book tickets at: https://apps.ipswich.gov.uk/search/arty%20easter

Visit Ipswich Museums website: https://cimuseums.org.uk/

Please note some events are held at Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion. For more information on how to get there please see our website.

Wednesday 4 April - The Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt
12.30-14.00 and 14.30-16.00
Felixstowe Museum, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW
Landguard Fort Felixstowe

Come and join the giant Landguard Bunny for a fun Easter Egg Hunt.

Search the Museum for the coloured eggs, then exchange them for a yummy reward!

Also fun bunny ears to make too.

- This event is suitable for children aged 3-10 years.
- Older and younger children may attend, but please allow the recommended age group to enjoy the hunt.
- There is a maximum of 30 children per session.

You must pre-book in advance for this event which is running on both the 4th and 11th April.

You can choose between two sessions. Each session includes the hunt and making bunny ears. Session 1: 1230-1400. Session 2: 1430-1600.
Children £3.00, adults £2.00 (includes admission to the Museum).
Book tickets online at: www.discoverlandguard.org.uk/latest-news/landguard-spring-fun

See Landguard Fort for venue info.

Friday 6 April - Suffolk County Music Service: Easter Concert
7.30pm. Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, IP17 1SP

Join Suffolk Youth Orchestra, Suffolk Young Strings, and Suffolk Youth Wind Ensemble for an exciting programme of music this Spring. These "County Ensembles" are part of Suffolk County Music Service's "Suffolk Youth Music" programme of activities for children and young people. See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information and ticket prices.

Take the bigger little monkeys to Go Ape this Easter!



Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure, perfect for a day out with a difference. You can try out the Tree Top Adventure and release your inner Tarzan - speed down zip wires, climb rope bridges, tackle swings and wobbly crossings; all suspended up to 120 feet above the forest floor. Or for those that prefer keeping their feet on the ground, there's the Forest Segway. Get off-road and explore the great outdoors in style!


Friday 6 April to Sunday 8 April - The Croft Campsite Children's Festival
The Croft Campsite, The Green, Ubbeston, IP19 0HB

There will be music workshops, spoken word workshops, handicraft tent, wide games, a chance to do some cobbing, and performances. See The Croft Campsite for more information.


Get Away This Easter at Kessingland Beach Holiday Park
Situated on the Suffolk Coast overlooking the beach, the family orientated and dog friendly Kessingland Beach Holiday Park boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, cafes and restaurants, play area and games room for the children and a packed programme of entertainment to keep the whole family happy.
See Kessingland Beach Park Resorts to book your stay.




Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April - The Framlingham Country Show
10.00am - 5.00pm. Suffolk Show Ground.
The Framlingham Country Show will be bringing in many new and exciting attractions. Zones this year from amazing Horse and Motorbike Stunts to the wonderful World of Birds demonstrations with the main ring packed daily. We will again be supporting small producers and adding to our Food and Drink Markets, the Classic British Bake Off and the fabulous Celebrity Chefs who can be seen on television regularly.

Throughout the day there are many exciting cookery demonstrations and talk areas packed full of interesting talks. We are very excited about our Rural Crafters and local and handmade with so many interesting demonstrations. As well as all of this, there will be lots for the children to do and participate in from our Petting Farm, Punch and Judy, Archery, Small Aircraft flying and let's not forget the Amazing Reptiles and much much more. New this year there will be a large Living History area are which will fit in really well with Fram Castle as a backdrop. The Show with something for everybody. 8 bands playing daily.

The FESTIVALS OF DOGS will be there again this year with many new and exciting things. With over 25 classes per day raising money for Charity which you can enter without registering as well as Dog Agility and two main rings, so much for all our four legged friends to do and participate in.

Live demonstrations across five rings which will have an array of interesting,
different and fun displays, including performances by many professionals, celebrities, trainers and experts.

Entry £8. Web: https://www.classicfestivals.co.uk/

Craft Loft, Ipswich
Come along and have fun, learn a new skill and just enjoy what art has to offer this Easter at Craft Loft.


*Easter Special*
*£12 for 1 or 2 for £20 Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop
*£15 for 1 or 2 for £26 Fused Glass Coasters Workshop
*£15 for 1 or 2 for £26 Polymer Clay Animals or Polymer Clay Jewellery
Gift Vouchers Available
Click link above for more info/contact details


Saturday 7 April - Kids Craft and Picnic Day
Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping, Hinton, Darsham, IP17 3QT

Keep little hands busy with our new Craft and Activity day for children.
11am to 2pm with a picnic lunch provided. We will be making giant flowers, cress heads, butterfly feeders, window decorations, planting seeds, hunting for wildlfe and much more!
Tickets can be purchased on arrival and cost £10 including picnic or £6 without.

See Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping for venue information.

Sunday 8 April - The Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market
10am to 4pm
Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP
The popular Vintage & Makers Market at Snape Maltings kicks off a season of markets at the Suffolk coast venue.
Organisers of the market, Deben Events, is bringing a hand-picked choice of vintage traders and local makers and artisans to Snape Maltings, with some 50 traders lined up to take part.
The one-day market will feature a wide range of vintage furniture, timeless fashion and unique homewares, alongside handmade jewellery, art and fabrics.
Tim Clover of Deben Events said, 'What better way is there to enjoy the Easter holidays than bringing family and friends along to see the work of really talented local artisans, and pick up something different from our vintage traders, all in a beautiful setting.' FREE ENTRY!

Grab a last minute EASTER break with Acanthus of Southwold
Acanthus in Southwold are a family run letting agency offering an excellent range of beautiful properties in and around Southwold. Family friendly and many dog friendly houses too, they have some great last minute Easter deals. Clink on the link above to find out more.


Saturday 14 April - English Touring Opera's This Is My Bed
11am
Warden’s Trust, Wardens Hall, Sizewell, Leiston, IP16 4UB

Olivier Award-winning English Touring Opera present a brand new opera for young people. This Is My Bed, an opera by director Tim Yealland and composer Pete Letanka, is an opera about bedtimes and dreams. And a bed with a mind of its own!
This is My Bed is the latest of a long line of operas devised annually for audiences with special educational needs and disabilities. Performed by three singers and two players, and full of fabulous songs and characters, This Is My Bed is completely immersive, and will take you to some very odd and surprising destinations.
This is the perfect treat for all the family so tuck in and get ready for a fun adventure.
Free admission. t: 01728 635731, e: wardensadmin@btinternet.com.



Sunday 29 April - Bach & Buxtedhude at Easter - Colchester Chamber Choir
7pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS

A programme of exhilarating choral music for Easter, featuring Bach's Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4, his motet Lobet dem Herrn and Buxtehude's Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn, Jesu meines Lebens Leben, Magnificat and Alleluia. See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

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