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Have you been to Suffolk’s newest attractions?

PUBLISHED: 08:08 06 August 2018

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With the summer holidays in full swing we take a look at attractions in Suffolk which weren’t here last summer.

Have you been to Superbowl UK in Ipswich yet? Picture: SUPERBOWL UKHave you been to Superbowl UK in Ipswich yet? Picture: SUPERBOWL UK

Superbowl UK - Ipswich

A fun venue which the kids will love is Superbowl UK which is located in the Ipswich Buttermarket. This facility has bowling alleys, ninja tag, children’s soft play, and a Sega arcade. It is somewhere you can go on rainy days and somewhere you can go when you need to escape the hot sun. If you fancy a game of bowling it is £6.50 for an adult and £5.50 for under 16’s. Ninja tag is £5.50 for a game, soft play is free for under one’s, £3.50 for one-three year olds, £4.50 for those aged four and over and £1 for an adult.

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Stonham Barns Golf Park - Stonham Aspal

This exciting new attraction is full of things to do for a great family day out. There is a nine hole junior foot golf course, a nine hole chip n putt course, pirate themed adventure golf, a street golf range, golf darts and lots more. This venue is the newest on our list as it only opened on July

30. Prices for adventure golf are £7 for an adult and £5 for a child, for foot golf it is £12 for an adult, £7.50 for those aged 13-18 and £5 for all under 13’s. A full list of prices is available on the venue’s website.

Find the seahorse sculpture at Christchurch Mansion. Picture: IPSWICH MUSEUMSFind the seahorse sculpture at Christchurch Mansion. Picture: IPSWICH MUSEUMS

Seahorse trail - Ipswich

A new seahorse mini-sculpture trail has launched in Ipswich - there are ten seahorses for you and your family to hunt down. You can pick-up a free trail map to follow in the tourist information centre, the Reg Driver centre in Christchurch Park and at sculpture locations. It is a fun active day out hunting down these beautifully designed seahorses. To read more about the trail click here.

Divers thrill the crowd in the new Magical Mayan Temple high dive show at Pleasurewood Hills. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYDivers thrill the crowd in the new Magical Mayan Temple high dive show at Pleasurewood Hills. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

High Dive show at Pleasurewood Hills - Lowestoft

Pleasurewood hills is always a family favourite with so many exciting rides to go on and so much to see. Something new they have added for the summer is the exhilarating diving show. The show includes an Olympian diver and two highly skilled gymnasts, watch them perform trampoline routines, stunts involving fire and of course impressive dives. The show is held three times a day and will be at the theme park until September 2. To read more about the show click here.

The park has finally announced its closure for the remainder of its season, after over five weeks of closure. Picture: AQUA PARKS GROUPThe park has finally announced its closure for the remainder of its season, after over five weeks of closure. Picture: AQUA PARKS GROUP

Alton Water Aqua Park - Stutton

People in Suffolk were very excited to hear about the arrival of the 72-obstable splash park which is at Alton Water. Unfortunately it is currently closed due to blue-green algae being found in the water but it is hoped it will re-open soon when they have tackled the problem. When thrill seekers are allowed back in the water they can look forward to more than 8,000 square metres of inflatable fun. The course has Britain’s biggest jumps, slides, climbing walls, trampolines, balance bars, rockers and more. Watch a video of the impressive course here.

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