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Crown Pools, Ipswich.

Looking for a family day out, something to entertain younger children or a chance to get some fresh air?
Our weekly days out guide brings you suggestions for family activities to entertain various age groups throughout the weekend.

Flux Freestyle trampoline centre, Cardinal park, Ipswich.

Being a grown up usually means a life of responsibility, stress and mature behaviour, but you know what they say about ‘all work and no play’...

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.

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.

Where to go in Suffolk this weekend

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.

The Harry Potter evening at Felixstowe Library. Will Macgowan with Norman Rutterford (as Dumbledore).

A host of spellbinding events are set to mark Harry Potter Night next month, with the magical evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first book in the series being published.

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.


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.

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.

Gallery: Five places for a festive walk in Suffolk

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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