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Suffolk: What will you do with your children tomorrow? See our summer holiday guide for Tuesday

18:58 04 August 2014

Why not try pond dipping?

Why not try pond dipping?

Are you looking for a way to entertain your off spring tomorrow? Here is a round up of what is happening in Suffolk.
For more ideas for days out for under £5, see our summer guide here.

Suffolk Coastal

Ride smart is a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport.

Led by a former British Cycling Coach, the session offers fun and challenging cycling activities that will help children acquire balance, co-ordination and

tactics to enable them to take part in an exciting race finale.

Tomorrow’s session is specifically for beginners and takes place at the Memorial Field, Rendham Road, Saxmundham, IP17 1EJ from 10am to midday, and is suitable for eight to 12 year olds.

It costs £5 per child. More information available here

Why not take a trip to the circus?

Circus Hassani in Southwold brings together hand balancing acts, foot juggling, aerialist acrobatics and family-friendly comedy.

Performances take place all this week - with shows at 2pm and 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And at 2pm on Tuesday and Saturday.

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £8 for children and £32 for a family or £6 with Suffolk Secrets or Southwold Lettings special offer.

Tickets can be booked now at the Southwold Tourist Information Centre, online at, via telephone on 01775 764777 or at the Box Office on The Common, York Road, Southwold.

At RSPB Minsmere, near Dunwich, you can find out what our local owls been eating. Join the team as they dissect barn owl pellets collected by the Suffolk Community Barn Owl project and discover what small creatures they have been hunting and feeding upon. You’ll be amazed at what you find.

Sessions run from 10am to 4pm, no booking required.

Normal reserve entry fees (£7.50 for non-members, £15 per family).

Foxburrow Farm, in Melton, Woodbridge is offering a beetle bonanza fun day from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

See how many different beetles you can find.

The event costs £2.50 for adults and children.

More details by calling 01394 380113 or emailing


Visit Ipswich Museum and drop by the Discovery room and use a microscope and video cameras to discover more about treasure, coins, bones, teeth, bugs and butterflies.

The cost is £2 per person.

For further information please visit or call 01473 433691.

There is family swimming fun at Crown Pool from 10.30am to midday, and the inflatable slide will be out between 2pm and 3pm (suitable for children aged eight and over).

Or children aged seven to 14 can try table tennis and basketball at Gainsborough.

At Northgate there is action throughout the day including junior athletics, athletics, bikeability course, playground games and family rollerskating.

Pre-schoolers can enjoy the softplay session at Whitton, while older children can join football, dance or basketball sessions.

And at Maidenhall there is family roller-skating or the summer basketball roadshow.
Price and times available here

Children aged 10 and over can try the free summer jumpers for goalposts sessions at Kelly Road Rec from 1pm to 2pm or Christchurch Park from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Call Paul Knight on 07717 290545.


Wind in the Willows is the there for the activities, games and crafts being hosted at Carlton Marshes Education Centre, Carlton and Oulton marshes, Lowestoft tomorrow.

The fun takes place between 10am and midday and is suitable for children aged three upwards.

Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Call Gemma Smith on 01502 564250 or email for more details.

St Edmundsbury

Travel back in time and take part in activities from the past at Bradfield Woods.

The family activity session runs from 10am to midday and costs £2.50 per person.

Meet at the education centre, just inside wood, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk, IP30 0AQ

Call the Bradfield Woods community education officer on 01449 737 996 or email

Try pond dipping, or have a go at crafts and other activities at Lackford Lakes.

The activity morning is designed for children aged four to seven and costs £4 per child.

Book your place by calling 01284 728706 or email


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