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Christmas at Landguard Felixstowe 2015

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Fireworks

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

The fireworks display was held at Kesgrave High School.

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

Spectacular fireworks in Colchester shared on social media.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

Making the most of the summer holidays on the seafront at Felixstowe

What are we doing today? A question every mum dreads during the school summer holidays.

30 great days out in Essex

Essex has it all this summer - the UK’s second-highest rated zoo according to TripAdvisor, a stunning castle and a trampoline park in the form of Jump Street.

Aldeburgh is the perfect spot for a day out on the Suffolk coast

The longest coastline in England and iconic seaside towns make Suffolk and Essex the perfect beach destinations.

Walking around the top of the Castle at Framlingham, looking above and across the rooftops.

Steeped in a wealth of history, and home to England’s Oldest Town, there is more to Suffolk than meets the eye. And neighbouring Essex is equally as rich in heritage.

The round pond in Christchurch park in Ipswich in May 2015.

Whether you want to relax, enjoy some music, try your hand at sport or take the children out for the day, there’s an East Anglian park to suit your every need. Take a look at our guide to find the perfect park for you.

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