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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



Easter Sunday Lunch & Chocoholic's Afternoon Tea - Sunday 16th April
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Spend your Easter Sunday enjoying a mouth-watering three-course carvery and/or special Chocoholic's Afternoon Tea. Find out more at: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Easter at The Alex, Felixstowe
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We are now taking bookings for Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Traditional roasts, chef's specials and the full menu will be available both days. See The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie for more details and to book your table.

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Long Melford Swan will be open as normal throughtout the Easter weekend, why not join us for brunch, lunch or dinner? We'll be serving food all day on Easter Sunday until 9.00pm
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At Lavenham Greyhound we'll be serving food 10.00am - 10.00pm throughout the Easter period, why not join us for waffles, lunch or dinner. We're also unveiling our exciting expansion on Good Friday!
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The Hadleigh Ram will be open as normal throughout the Easter period, why not join us for brunch, lunch or dinner. We're serving food all day on Easter Sunday.

Click on links above to find out more and book your table.

Cafe Bencotto, Felixstowe
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Situated in Felixstowe town centre, Café Bencotto is the result of careful restoration and sympathetic enhancement to what was originally Felixstowe's Fire Station. They are now taking bookings for Easter when Chef's specials and the full menu will be available. See Cafe Bencotto for more information and booking details.

Easter events & days out


Marina Theatre, Lowestoft - Monday 3rd until Thursday 13th April 2017
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Come and get busy at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft this Easter with a number of exciting activities. From Monday 3rd until Thursday 13th April 2017, we are running an eclectic mix of sessions for young people to get involved at the theatre. See Marina Theatre for more details.

The National Stud Easter Tours - Monday 3rd to 17th April
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Come and visit us this Easter for a lovely tour of The National Stud where you will be taken on a bus around The Stud to see mares and foals out in the paddocks. Tours will be running from at 11.15am and 2.00pm each day. There will be a colouring competition running all Easter for children to take part in after their tour, the winner will receive a lunch voucher for two adult and two children up to the value of £50 to be used in Wavertree's Coffee Shop, and a goodie bag. For your chance to win make sure you book your Easter tour now see The National Stud, Newmarket for details.

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!


Chinese State Circus - DYNASTY, Tuesday 4th April - Sunday 9th
Chantry Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0LB
Afternoon and evening performances, check website for times.
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The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at Chantry Park, Ipswich from Thursday 4th April to Sunday 9th April in its fully heated big top venue. Breathtaking in its simplicity, DYNASTY projects into a contemporary setting an art form that has thrilled audiences for more than 2,000 years where low-tech everyday objects are transformed into hi-tech acrobatic equipment. Hurtling porcelain jars...dynamically spinning plates...balancing upon gigantic pyramids of tables and chairs framed by the delicate strands of silk supporting cascading aerialists. Stunning world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts the legendary Shaolin Warriors. The nonstop action from start to awesome finale as thrill follows thrill is set to a soaring musical score accompanied by the rhythmic beats of Chinese percussion. "No gimmicks...no fakes...no retakes...quite simply...the incomparable Chinese State Circus.
Tickets: £10 - £28. Tel: 0844 4155228. Web: www.chinesestatecircus.com

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 8 April - Easter Coffee Morning
10.00am to 1.00pm
United Reformed Church, Tomline Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PA

Fundraising for children with life-limiting conditions, Felixstowe friends groups are organising a Easter-inspired coffee morning. Entry includes cake and coffee. Then it is £1 for refill and prices differ.
£1.50 entry. Email: Natasha.brame@each.org.uk, Tel: 01473 276196

Get away this Easter with a trip to 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. Click on the link above to book your stay.



Giant Easter Craft & Gift Fayre - Sunday 9th April
10.00am - 4.00pm
Ipswich Cameo Hotel, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3JP
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The ideal venue to buy something special for Easter.
Contact: Jan, tel: 07950 153149, email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Easter at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, 11th - 21st April
The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, 31 Crag Path, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BS
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Create your own artwork this Easter. This Easter Holidays - come to Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, wander along the beach and collect found objects, creating your own artwork as did Peter Blake RA. Like Duchamp, the famous pop artist Peter Blake uses the found object in his art. Peter came to Aldeburgh and found pebbles, wood, shoes and other flotsam and jetsam on the beach. He made a work of art which is on view in the Lookout and for sale - A Walk Along Aldeburgh Beach. All over the Easter you are invited, whatever age, to walk along Aldeburgh beach and find your own objects. Then make your own work of art by placing them artfully on the plinth in the Lookout and Instagram your photo of this artwork to all your friends. Local Suffolk artist Susie Joyce will also be exhibiting her work as part of Duchamp 100 Years Later. It is 100 years since Duchamp presented his infamous urinal Fountain, to the art world. This act of iconoclasm changed the history of art by allowing artists complete artistic freedom and because it posed serious philosophical, artistic and social questions about the nature of artistic creation, which are just as relevant today. Free Entry

The Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt - 12th April
12.30pm - 2.00pm & 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Felixstowe Museum, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW
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 can choose between two sessions. Each session includes the hunt and making bunny ears.
Price: Children £3.00, adults £2.00 includes admission to the Museum. You must pre-book in advance for this event. See Felixstowe Museum for venue details.

Holiday HiJinks (for ages 5 -12) - Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th April
10.00am - 3.00pm
St John’s Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SN

Over three days, get stuck in with a range of acting, arts and crafts and singing activities. This year's theme is The Enchanted Forest so expect to explore all things magical and mysterious! No experience necessary, just come along and have fun!
£50 per child (or £80 if you book for two children)
See Spinning Wheel Theatre for more information.

Easter Charity 'Bake Off' - 13th April
Deli Marche, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD
The Hospital Charity Easter Bake Off is our latest fundraising event to encourage keen bakers to enter their best Easter cakes and bakes into our competition to be crowned star baker! The aim is to raise money for The Ipswich Hospital Charity by a sale of all the cakes/bakes entered and any others donated. There are 4 categories that you can enter see Whats On Ipswich for full details.

Enjoy a day at RSPB Minsmere

Made famous by the BBC's Springwatch, RSPB Minsmere offers a wonderful day out for all the family. Not just a nature reserve, there is a Wild Zone, complete with den building, child-sized sand martin tunnels and a willow-woven nest, Discovery Centre, Visitor Centre where you can borrow an Explorer Backpack containing binoculars, a bugbox and a wildlife checklist for self-guided wildlife discovery plus a cafe selling delicious hot meals. During the Easter holidays, they also have some fantastic activities happening including; Pond dipping, Minsmere’s minibeasts, Living art, Easter crafts & family nature walks and Bird ringing demonstration. Please click here for dates and times: RSPB Minsmere

Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April - Freestyle jumping fun at Flux this Easter Weekend!
09:00 - 20:00. Flux Freestyle Jumping, Cardinal Park, Grafton Way, Ipswich IP1 1AX
Open throughout the Easter bank holiday weekend. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie, everyone is welcome at Flux, and why not try something new and exciting? Bring your friends, or come as a family and keep busy this Easter weekend! And to make it even better, you're surrounded by a fantastic array of restaurants, shopping and the cinema for a fun-filled day!
£10 per person (£2 for Flux socks if not already purchased)
Call 01473 231426 or email getintouch@fluxfreestyle.com

Meet the animals at Easton Farm Park Easter Egg Hunt
14 - 17th April!


Easton Farm Park boasts an indoor soft playbarn, outdoor adventure play area, lots of farm animals to meet and feed including a Suffolk Punch horse and bunnys to hug, pony & cart rides or Tractor & Trailer rides, train rides and more



Easter Exhibition - 14th - 19th April
10.00am - 5.00pm. (4pm last day)
Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ
The 15th year of this professional, fine-art printmaking exhibition. Etchings, wood and lino cuts from the 30 members to view and enjoy or buy. Free Entry. Email: sudbourneprintmakers.com

Easter Family Shows at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe. Saturday 15th April & Friday 21st April


The Easter Family Panto - Humpty Dumpty's Eggstravaganza features Humpty and his friends singing and dancing their way through the most eggselent of tales, with the audience being encouraged to come out of their shells and sing along! Meet and greet the eggciting Panto characters plus the Spa’s own mascot Suki the Spa Panda, and there will be some Easter Eggs hidden around the theatre too. Saturday 15th April 10.30am & 2.30pm, the show is particularly suitable for children 4-14. Tickets start from just £14.
For the slightly younger audience there's the Easter Bunny's Egg-sellent Adventure on Friday 21st April 2017 - 1.30pm. Join in the fun as you find out who is behind the mysterious Easter Egg trail? There’s also a hunt for the hidden chocolate factory in Easter Bunny’s Eggs-ellent Adventure and little ones can meet him afterwards to get a special Easter present! This show includes songs such as ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’, ’Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘The Hokey Cokey’ plus many more. This is a family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds and lasts for 40 minutes, followed by a meet, greet and treat with the Easter Bunny himself! All Tickets are £12 - Children's Ticket price also includes an Easter Treat. See Spa Pavillion Theatre for venue information.

Join the Gentle Giants at Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley


Marvel at the wonderful Suffolk Punch Horses and yearlings, rare Large Black Pigs, Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk Sheep at this great attraction just near Woodbridge. You can also see working horse training demonstrations. Also onsite is a modern Visitor Centre, Cafe, Pets Paddock, Activity playground, Museum of Suffolk farming life, Collection of horse drawn wagons & agricultural tools, Heritage Garden stocked exclusively with horticultural varieties of plants and shrubs developed in Suffolk. See Suffolk Punch Trust for more information.

Naomi's Wild & Scary Tour - Saturday 15 April
2.30pm
Ipswich Regent Theatre, 3 St. Helen’s St, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
Children's TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson is embarking on a nationwide tour, Wild & Scary, in spring 2017. This family friendly show will be packed full of fun and surprises! Join Naomi as she recalls some of her most exciting and adrenaline-boosting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world, and even introduces the audience to some fierce and frightening animals she has met along the way! Naomi will be joined on stage by Animal Mark (Mark Amey), and some of his scariest creatures.
Ideal for families with children aged 5 years or older, Wild & Scary will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Having previously been terrified of both spiders and sharks, and even going as far to call herself an 'arachnophobe' Naomi has conquered her fears by learning about these amazing animals and believes she can help kids around the country do the same. Tickets: £19.50, tel: 01473 433100.

15th - 17th April - Friston Easter Exhibition - A Celebration of Anniversaries
11.00am - 4.00pm (11.30am Sunday)
Friston Church, Church Road, Friston, nr Saxmundham, IP17 1NP

A celebration of anniversaries chosen by the exhibitors as being especially appealing and memorable. So, enjoy an eclectic mix - London Olympics, Windsor Castle Fire, Ella Fitzgerald, Scott Joplin, Battle of Passchendaele, Gardeners' Question Time to name just a few! Tea, coffee and cakes in the Village Hall, Sunday and Monday only. Free entry and parking on the Village Green, but donations, please, to Friston Church.
Contact: Simon & Chris Ive, email: simonive@aol.com, tel: 01728 688106.

15th April - Easter Fair
10.00am - 4.00pm
Maisebrooke Farm, Shipmeadow, Beccles, NR34 8HJ
EASTER FAIR & EGG HUNT
Chicks, Lambs and Baby Goats, stalls and Farm Fun. All Day Barbeque.

All About Dogs Show, Ipswich, 16th & 17th April
Venue Address: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP3 8UH

Come along and experience one of the largest dog events in the UK with dog agility, dog shows, entertainment and demos plus doggy related stalls.

Easter Steam Up - 16th - 17th April
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station, Station Road, Wetheringsett, IP14 5PW

The railway's first opening days of 2017. Two locos in steam and Easter egg hunts for the children plus all the Middy attractions; Museum, cafe/refreshment room, model railway coach and real ale bar, the Kitchener Arms.
See Mid-Suffolk Light Railway for more information.

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!




Free nature trail at Flatford RSPB Wildlife Garden


This beautiful wildlife garden near Bergholt offers a free children’s nature trail round the garden daily, during the school holidays, as well as other activities such as planting wildlife-friendly seeds to take home and grow, and hands-on activities for even the smallest children. For the grown-ups, there are plenty of ideas to take home to your own gardens, as well as free plant lists, and seeds and inexpensive wildlife friendly plants to buy. Flatford Garden is open from 1 April between 10:30 and 4:30, and is free to enter. Parking is at the National Trust car park at Flatford (£4 all day). There is also a tearoom on site. Dogs are allowed on leads. For more information, please click on the link above.



Visit the 'Suffolk Museum of the Year' in Southwold

Recently awarded the title of 'Suffolk Museum of the Year', Southwold's unique cottage museum is dedicated to the local and natural history of this corner of Suffolk. Housing a huge selection from fossil remains through the Viking occupation, sea battles, the development of the town's architecture, its industries and artistic life, the rise and fall of its railway, its famous land-locked lighthouse, its ever-changing coastline... to the 20th century transformation of this busy fishing community into a prosperous seaside resort. The Southwold Museum is open from April 1st, 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free but donations are very welcome. Find out how to find it here: Southwold Museum


Adults £1 - Children Free

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