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Thursday, January 12, 2017
A Pirate's Life For Me - Sinbad, the New Wolsey's latest rock'n'roll pantomime

The icy temperatures and biting wind may be enough to keep you inside this weekend but if you are looking for a chance to get out in the fresh air or to simply escape the confines of the house these days out ideas should help.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Players at the Cambridge Escape Rooms

A live escape room challenge pitting competitors’ logic, problem solving and teamwork skills to the test is set to be launched in Ipswich this year following the success of a venture in Cambridge.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Junior Parkrun takes place in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday (stock photo)

Get your new year’s resolutions off to a good start this weekend by stretching your legs, getting some exercise in and spending more quality time together as a family.

Thursday, December 29, 2016
The Children's Theatre Company Ipswich stage Cats at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

Our weekly guide offers a run down to what is happening in Suffolk each weekend from family walks to theatre fun for toddlers.


Thursday, December 29, 2016
Beer and Co have launched two beers relating to Portman and Portman road. Left to right, Marc Titford and Greg Cooper.

More than 30 beers will be on offer at the first Saints Winter Festival & New Year Hootenany opening tomorrow - Friday, December 30.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Celebrate New Year's Eve in style in Suffolk this weekend

Looking for somewhere to see in 2017? Here we list some of the best New Year’s Eve parties taking place in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds from fine dining experiences to lively club nights with guest DJs.

Monday, December 26, 2016
Christchurch Park, Ipswich

After the over-indulgence of Christmas, you may fancy donning some warm clothes and boots and heading out for a refreshing walk with the family. Here are five places in Suffolk where you can enjoy a festive family walk.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Celebrate Christmas at Kentwell Hall

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, so why not head out and enjoy one of the festive family events taking place across Suffolk.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Holywell Park in Ipswich holds a Christmas Fayre on saturday
10/12/2016  Susan Pratt from the Reindeer Company

The threat of showers couldn’t put off hundreds of families at Holywells Park yesterday who came together to celebrate the festive season at the park’s first Christmas Fair.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Christmas Market in the centre of Ipswich on Sunday. Helene Mott of Crafty Bubble.

Thousands of Christmas shoppers braved the wintry weather this weekend to sample treats and buy stocking-fillers at the annual Ipswich Christmas Market.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Christmas at Landguard Felixstowe 2015

Looking for a fun family day out in Suffolk or north Essex this weekend? We could have the answer.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Jump Street in Colchester is ideal for a rainy, or cold, day

When the weather outside is as cold as it has been in Suffolk and Essex over the past few days, the temptation can be to stay at home over the weekend and take up residence in front of the TV.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Living On A Prayer in Sinbad, the New Wolsey's latest rock'n'roll pantomime, which opens this weekend

Looking for a fun family day out in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds or Felixstowe this weekend?

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Plans to open a Bounce trampolining and entertainment centre at Anglia Retail Park have been delayed

An eagerly-awaited trampoline and soft-play area which planned to open its doors in Ipswich before Christmas has been put back until early next year.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Fantasia Circus has come to Ipswich - photo by Sarah Lucy Brown

Roll up, roll up the circus is in town - featuring a host of spectacular high-flying acrobatics, clowns, contortionists, magicians and death-defying antics.

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Fireworks

You have been sharing your fireworks pictures from Bury St. Edmunds.

Sunday, November 6, 2016
The fireworks display was held at Kesgrave High School.

Thousands of people enjoyed the third annual fireworks display at Kesgrave High School.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Spectacular fireworks in Colchester shared on social media.

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Zombies from Castle Hill Explorers Scout Unit transport the Guy to the bonfire.

Huge crowds packed Ipswich’s Christchurch Park to enjoy the town’s annual Guy Fawkes night spectacular.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Penguin! Elephant!

What’s on in Suffolk this weekend? Here we offer family days out from firework displays to pre-school theatre fun to keep the whole family entertained this weekend.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The Felixstowe Firework Spectacular

Remember, remember the 5th of November - and this year Guy Fawkes night falls on a Saturday, meaning almost every major fireworks display in Suffolk takes place on the night itself.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Carve a pumpkin this weekend ready for Halloween on Monday

Half term is nearly over and you have exhausted your usual list of family activities - arts and crafts, cinema trip and a day out at the park.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Halloween is nearly upon us

Fright night fun comes to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft this weekend as we celebrate Halloween - with the actual scare-fest taking place on Monday, October 31.

Monday, October 24, 2016
Celebrate Halloween at events across Suffolk.

It’s nearly Halloween and there is a variety of events across Suffolk this half term to keep your little monsters entertained no matter what their age.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Lily Alexander, aged 4, with Dad Judge Dredd from Bury St Edmunds
- Mark Westley Photography

Stormtroopers marched the streets of Bury St Edmunds this weekend as Moyse’s Hall unveiled its acclaimed annual science fiction exhibition.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Annual Apple Day at Holywells Park, on Saturday.Isabelle Lipscombe and Isabella Smart.

Hundreds of youngsters braved the cold October temperatures to celebrate all things autumn at the Holywells Park Apple Day.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Marty MacDonald's Toy Machine. Photo: Mark Holliday

Looking for something to do this half-term and Halloween? We have some ideas.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Colourful fireworks on the black sky background

Fireworks night is guaranteed to go with a bang in Essex this year with countless displays all taking place on Saturday, November 5.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The official opening of the Ice Rink in the Arc shopping centre in Bury.

Plans to bring a real ice rink back to Bury St Edmunds for Christmas have been cancelled, with organisers unable to justify the cost.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Each year Kentwell hall recruit scarers for the Halloween event

If you go down to Long Melford this Halloween you could be in for a fright.

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