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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.

May Half Term Monday 28 May – Friday 1st June 2018


Tuesday 29 May to Wednesday 30 May - Childrens Festival
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

New to Stonham Barns this year is a fantastic Children's Festival being held for two days during the May half term week.
The ticket gives children a packed day of fun and creative workshop participation including a silent disco, puppet making, theatre, sports, music, art, circus skills and dance classes. An inflatable world will keep all ages busy with inflatable games and bouncing fun.
In addition to exploring new games, hobbies, crafts, tomfooleries, and kids and teens open mike, the festival will have some great demonstrations and performances from some amazingly talented artists and local arts providers.
There will also be gifts, books and clothes available to buy from a specially commissioned family and children's market. Hot food options, picnic packs, ices and drinks available at the event and throughout the day.
Children (3-15 year olds) £10.00 per day Accompanying Adults, Over 16's and Under 3's FREE

See Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village for venue details.

Wednesday 30 May - Pottery for Kids
Sudbury Pottery Class, Room 6, Unit 4, Stour Valley Business Centre, Brundon Lane, Sudbury, CO102TY

Pottery for Kids - An hour long lesson where they can build and play with clay.
£10 (Booking Essential)
Tel: 07572 574763

Thursday 31 May - Kings and Queens
11.00am - 5.00pm
Framlingham Castle, Framlingham
Discover your ultimate curtsey, bow like a pro at Framlingham Castle. You'd better watch out though, as get it wrong and it will be off with your heads!!

Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June - Mini Barn Bash
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT
Sunday 3rd June will be the main event of the weekend with the first ever Suffolk Mini Show for the public to come and enjoy the hundreds of Mini's on display. Lots of exciting events are planned throughout the day but below is an idea of what you can expect.
Club Displays
Mini's For Sale Area
Traders & Auto Jumble
Food & Drink Concessions
Show & Shine and Club Games
Music In The Barn
Children's Activities
Sunday 3rd June Pay on the gate entry Adult £7.00 4-15 year olds £3.00

See Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village for venue info.

Saturday 2 June - Summer Light - Glass Workshop
11am, 2pm, 4pm
National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Palace House, Newmarket, CB8 8EP
Participants are invited to create individual pieces with glass slides to take home. This event will explore 'Summer Light' and how the different colours in nature inspires artists. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, not recommended for children under 5.
See The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art for full info.

Saturday 9 June to Sunday 10 June - Wool Weekend and All things Sheep
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

This is an exciting journey from sheep shearing to seeing the wool spun and in the traditional Tudor way, watch dyers and cloth being made.
The sheep shearer will be hard at work all day in the stable yard, shearing Kentwell’s rare breed Norfolk Horn Sheep. See Kentwell Hall for venue details.

Feb 2018

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

Come and join us for the School Holiday Half Term this February. As a special treat we are open EVERYDAY in the half term to give you plenty of time to come on over and get creative. From Glass and Ceramic Painting, Bear Building, Sand Art, Mosaics, Fabric Fun to Wood Painting there's something for everyone to keep them entertained and amused.


Saturday 10 February to Sunday 18 February - Ring Quest!
10am-5pm (last entry 3:30pm)
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HG
The popular 'Lord of the Rings' themed family challenge is back at West Stow!
Enjoy the Ring Quest trail around the Country Park and the Anglo-Saxon Village, see the huge spiders of Mirkwood and the dragon guarding its treasure. Complete the Quest to save Middle Earth! See the Hobbit Hole, meet Halbarad the Ranger and maybe try your hand at archery.
Adults £6, Children ages 5+ £3, other concessions £4, family ticket £16
Email: chloe.cawston@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Ice Creams, Milkshakes, Sweets & Snacks!
Beaches & Cream

The kids will love a trip to Beaches & Cream in Southwold this half term. There are all sorts of confectioneries goodies from around the globe to keep them happy plus scrummy ice cream milkshakes and drinks.


Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February - Holiday Clubs with Inspire Suffolk
Standard day 9am-3.30pm / Extended day (Ipswich & Woodbridge) option from 8.30am-5.30pm
Venues across Suffolk
Inspire Suffolk's Holiday Clubs are returning this February Half Term!
From £12 a day, our fun-packed clubs for 5-13 year olds offer your child/children the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports and crafts, with a big emphasis on having fun, keeping active and making new friends during the school holidays! We are now running extended days in Ipswich and Woodbridge (St Mary's) with options from 8.30am - 5.30pm and will also have dance sessions with Ipswich School of Dancing in Ipswich and Woodbridge all week. All of our courses are inclusive of all children, including young people with disabilities and/or learning difficulties and will have dedicated coaches to adapt sessions for your child's needs. Please get in touch with our team to discuss further.
Our Holiday Clubs will be in Ipswich, Woodbridge, Kesgrave, Bury St Edmunds, Hadleigh & Lowestoft, with Specialist Football and Goalkeeping camps in Ipswich too.
Find out more on our website here and book your place: https://inspiresuffolk.org.uk/sport/holiday-clubs/ or get in touch on 01473 353 194.



Tuesday 13 February - Nest Box Building
10-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Lackford Lakes, Lackford Lakes Visitor Centre, Lackford, IP28 6hx
Family nest box building and we will also be running a bird trail around the reserve to do after making your kit and making bird feeders! £6 per a kit



Thursday 15 February - Jungle Art with Chloe Dominique
Urban Jungle Suffolk, London Road, Beccles, NR34 8TT

Visit the Jungle during February half-term and get creative with some of our craziest plants.
Norwich University of the Arts graduate and illustration tutor at 'Arts 4 Youth', Chloe Dominique will provide all the materials and professional techniques to create marvellous masterpieces with the children. They'll paint and draw cacti, succulents and carnivorous beasts, all with the strangest colours, spikes and shapes. "Children are empathetic, curious beings, who can see the beauty in the monstrous, which makes them perfect for viewing the world from a different perspective." Chloe Dominique It's not just for kids... Both adults and children will benefit by being taught to pay attention and notice the subtleties that gives a plant it's unique characteristics. Observational drawing indulges natural curiosity and helps with concentration, relaxation and will quiet your mind from restless thoughts. Relax in Cafe Jungle whilst the kids get creative. Each painting or illustration is just £2.50.


Children's Rainy Day Activities in Suffolk

Children

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


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

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.


Puzzle Rooms

Puzzle Rooms
Perfect for older children over half term. The Suffolk Food Hall is delighted to provide two enigmas: to Escape the Gamekeeper's Bothy or solve the mystery of Prof Campbell's disappearance. Our room challenges combine authentic props and unique Suffolk themes. Based in farm buildings at the Suffolk Food Hall, underneath the Orwell Bridge, the adventures encapsulate the heritage and farming background of the site and surrounding area and are suitable for ages 9 to 90. To find out more see: Puzzle Rooms

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.


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

What's on over Half Term in Suffolk







What's on over Half Term in Suffolk





What's on over Half Term in Suffolk




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