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Suffolk: What to do with kids this summer - your guide for Wednesday, July 30

12:32 29 July 2014

Will you be watching the fireworks in Great Yarmouth?

Will you be watching the fireworks in Great Yarmouth?


What do you have planned for tomorrow?

Or searching for birds at RSPB Minsmere?Or searching for birds at RSPB Minsmere?

It is set to be a warm but cloudy day in Suffolk, with highs of around 22C and a moderate wind.

Free days out could include flying the kite at your local park,

Suffolk Coastal

Why not make some beautiful drawings, paintings and collages of yourself at an Arty Pops Portraits session? Draw yourself as a superhero, a spaceman, an animal or

just as you are - it’s up to you.

There are two sessions tomorrow - the first at Felixstowe Community Hub, (Felixstowe Academy), Maidstone Road, IP11 9ED from 10am to midday and the second at Woodbridge Youth Centre, The Avenue, Woodbridge, IP12 4BA running between 2pm and 4pm.

Suitable for children aged six and over, the sessions cost £5 per child.

Email active.communities@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or call 01394 444652 for more information.

Join one of the family nature walk at RSPB Minsmere Family nature walks at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm or 2.30pm.

Nature enthusiast Stephen Massey will bring the nature reserve alive with a 45-minute adventure, encouraging families to use all their senses to explore the delights of the reserve’s summer plants and insects. A

All walks will start from the Discovery Centre where there will be quizzes and crafts taking place.

The cost £1.50 per person, plus normal reserve entry fees (£7.50 for non-members, £15 per family).

More information here


There is free live music and a firework display at the Sea Life Centre Gardens, Great Yarmouth from 8pm. Fireworks at 10pm.

More details here

St Edmundsbury

Everyone can join in the family activity day at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds - drop in any time between 10am and 4pm and join in a range of activities, quizzes, trails and stories aimed at children aged five to 12. Children must be accompanied.

The day is organised by the Cathedral’s Discovery Centre team and the theme is Making Choices, with a focus on colour, numbers, patterns and objects.

For more information contact Clare Wootton, Discovery Centre administrator on 01284 748731 or admin.dc@stedscathedral.org

Build a colourful kite, test fly it around Nowton Park and take it home to show your friends.

The session is run from Gardeners Cottage, Nowton Park and is held between 2pm and 4pm

Tickets are £4 per child and booking is essential. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, between 10am and 5pm to purchase tickets, or call 01284 758000 or email boxoffice@theapex.co.uk


Join the Horrible History of Ipswich walk, leaving at 10.30am.

Discover the horrible things that have happened in Ipswich – diseases, death, what our ancestors did with their poo, executions, grave robbers, and worse. Would you have been one of the lucky few children to even make it to adult hood?

The walk is expected to last an hour and a half, is specifically aimed at eight to 12-year-olds, but others are welcome, and the cost is £3 per child, parents go free.

Call 01473 258070 or email tourist@ipswich.gov.uk for more information.

Try something creative and visit the family art room at Ipswich Art School Gallery in High Street. Cost is £5 per person.

For further information visit www.cimuseums.org/whatson or call 01473 433691.

A feast of family fun is in store at Ipswich’s Holywells Park tomorrow afternoon and every Wednesday during the holidays.

This week the park’s wildlife will come under the spotlight and in addition to guided walks and pond-dipping you can also hold a snake

For more details, email holywells.hlf@ipswich.gov.uk or contact 01473 433541.


Take part in a fun and fully inclusive multi-sports activity morning at Farlingaye High School with Discovery Summer Sports Camps.

Children can be dropped off from 9.15am, with sessions starting at 9.30am and finishing at 12.30pm.

Suitable for children aged 10 to 16, the cost is £6 each and children should take a drink.

Email estelle.pepper@westbourne.attrust.org.uk for more details

For more days out ideas, see our Summer fun for under a fiver guide here



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