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Half Term Things to do in Suffolk

Looking for activities for the children in Half Term? Suffolk is the place to be! There are plenty of events happening and Things to Do in Suffolk to keep the children entertained over Half Term.

October Half Term Mon 23rd - Friday 27th October 2017


Saturday 21 October to Sunday 29 October
Halloweenies - Kentwell's School of Sorcery & Magic
10:30am -12:00pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9BA
Kentwell Hall, Suffolk

This October Half-Term, join us at Kentwell Hall, for our most fun children's event of the year. Kentwell's School of Sorcery and Magic will be opening for business, and accepting new students.
Come along for a morning or afternoon of fun filled magical learning including wand making, spell school and potions class. See Kentwell Hall for full information.

Pennies From Heaven at Manning’s Amusement Park
Stay dry while having fun at the most traditional of seaside activities. Manning’s Amusement Park offers an indoor arcade with old favourites such as the penny pusher and casino area plus the latest in video games to keep children entertained this half term. Crazy golf and children’s rides are great fun – whatever the weather. Open every day from 10am Mannings Amusements


Half Term Week at the Long Shop Museum
Join us for family trails around the museum with a prize at the end. Our Final Fling is on Sunday 22nd October and we will once again mark the end of the season with a spectacular steam and activity day with full size and miniature engines being demonstrated in all their working glory. It runs from 11am to 4pm and highlights how the museum’s site in Leiston’s former Garrett Engineering Works, was a hub of industrial production with the design and manufacture of a prolific and diverse array of magnificent machines. Home-made refreshments available in our pop up vintage tea-room and there will also be a bar on site with a selection of real ales. Ticket prices are £8 / £5 and annual passes will not be valid for entrance on event days. Don’t forget to come along for our Family Workshop Wednesday on 25th October when we will have experts on hand as part of National Honey Week, to help those under 12 learn all about this precious and very special local resource. For full information, see: Long Shop Museum




Saturday 21 October to Sunday 26 November - The 9th Annual Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition
10-5pm, Sun 10-4pm. Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1DX. Tickets: £5 Adults, £3 Children
Main exhibition sponsors - Kudos Memorabilia
Bringing a taste of Hollywood to the region with screen-used props, screen accurate replicas, original artwork and much more from the world of Sci-Fi & Action including Dr Who, Marvel, DC comics and others! This year's exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of two iconic Sci-Fi brands; Star Wars, and the UKs most ground-breaking comic, 2000AD. See screen-used costumes... Wolverine's adamantium claws as worn by Hugh Jackman in £X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Halle Berry's Storm costume from X-Men film (2000) Captain Jean-Luc Picard's uniform worn by Patrick Stewart in the hit TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 1 & 2), Karl Urban's hero costume from Dredd (2012)
Launch Weekend - 21 & 22 October - Meet the galaxy's most feared Bounty Hunter - Boba Fett - as actor Jeremy Bulloch will be joining us for the Launch weekend, signing for fans and chatting about his time in the original saga. (Additional charge for autographs). Take photos with our team of cosplayers, feel free to come dressed up yourself! LEGO build area and competitions

Explore nature with a visit to the RSPB
Suffolk has many fantastic RSPB sites and nature reserves, many have special activities on over school holidays and all are family friendly. Click on the link above to find the site nearest to you.

Saturday 21 October to Saturday 28 October - Halesworth Half-Term Treasure Trail & Scarecrow Week
Halesworth Town Centre, IP19 8AH
The Half-Term Treasure Trail for children (of all ages) will be taking place in Halesworth again this October. Shops and businesses in the town centre will have letters hidden in their windows which, this year, will make up the titles of children's books. Those with all the correct answers go into a prize draw, with the grand-prize being the honour of switching on Halesworth Christmas lights on Saturday, November 26th, plus a £50 cash prize. There will also be prizes for the runners up. Entry forms cost £1 and will be available from the library and Edwards restaurant, both located in the Thoroughfare. All monies raised will go towards the fund for Halesworth Christmas Lights. There will also be competitions and special offers available in many of the shops, so keep an eye out for half-term treats. Now in its 8th year, Halesworth Scarecrow Weekl goes from strength to strength, with business owners vying to produce the most eye-catching and ingenious scarecrow. Who will win the coveted trophy of best scarecrow in town? Well that's up the children of Halesworth and the surrounding village who will vote for the winner.

Pennikkity Pots Ceramic Painting Cafe, Ipswich
Choose a ceramic from a wide range then get busy painting! It can be hand glazed and fired on the premises, and sent to you or picked up when it's ready to go. There's also a cafe with yummy home baked cake and sandwiches. For more information, click the link above.


Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October
School's Out Activities - October Half Term Camp
Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AZ
Schools Out Ipswich

School Holiday Activity Days for children aged 4-16 years! Holiday Camps designed to improve health, fitness and develop self-esteem through delivering a jam-packed timetable of fun, active & educational activities. Early Explorers (4-6yrs), Adrenaline Adventure (7-12yrs), Creative Crew (7-12yrs), Next Generation (13-16yrs). Every child also gets to swim everyday at Ipswich High School Woolverstone in an amazing heated indoor pool. With lifeguards poolside, inflatables and pool games, there is much fun to be had at School's Out! £30 per day or £120 per week (full 5 days)
Bookings online at www.schoolsoutactivities.co.uk
Email: info@schoolsoutactivities.co.uk
Phone: 07766220075

Meet the Suffolk Punch Horses
Meet the gentle giant Suffolk Punch Horses. Plus yearlings, rare Large Black Pigs, Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk Sheep. There's lots to keep the whole family entertained including Cafe, Working horse training demonstrations, Pets Paddock, Activity playground, Heritage Garden and more. Click the link above to plan your visit.




Come and meet the animals at Jimmy's Farm

Join Jimmy down on the farm for lots of fun this half term, pet the animals, woodland walks, play areas, yummy restaurants and lots more. Check it out here - Jimmy's Farm, Ipswich

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Beacon Rally Karts

For a thrilling day out for all the family, whatever the weather try Beacon Rally Karts. They offer off road karting for everyone between 5 and 75 years old! For booking and details click on the link above.



Children's Rainy Day Activities in Suffolk

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We all expect - and hope! - to have sunny days throughout Half Term but just in case the weather lets us down here are plenty of things to do on rainy days in Suffolk - just click on the link above to discover them


What's on over Half Term in Suffolk





What's on over Half Term in Suffolk




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