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Explore a half size Sutton Hoo ship, watch Roman battle drills and meet D-Day re-enactors at Museum of East Anglian Life’s Living History Fair this August.

The summer holidays have started so you will be trying to think of things to do with the kids. Unfortunately in the UK the weather is not always on our side, so we have created a list of the best indoor and outdoor places to go for a swim.

The popular ITFC family day out will return on Thursday, July 27, at Portman Road.

Check out our list of dog friendly beaches so your four legged friend doesn’t have to miss out on the family outing.

Suffolk New College is launching its summer programme of sports sessions for youngsters this week.

KT Tunstall, headlining Jimmy’s Festival tonight, talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about “breaking up” with making records and starting a new chapter in her life.

Now that Latitude is over it’s time to get excited about the next festival, but how well do you know the stars of V-Festival?

It will be a big day for veteran sheep farmer Bob Wilden when the English National Sheepdog Trials kick off at Haughley Park, near Stowmarket, on Friday, 
July 27.

When the sun finally comes out it is great to have a day in the park and there are plenty to choose from in Suffolk and north Essex. Here are eight of our favourites.

The school holidays have arrived so it is the perfect time to plan a family picnic, check out our favourite picnic locations across Suffolk and north Essex.

There were a lot of suggestions when it came to who’d take over hosting duties when The Great British Bake Off switched from BBC One to Channel 4. Children’s presenters Dick ‘n’ Dom where among them.

Acclaimed screen and stage actor Neil Stuke heads to Jimmy’s Festival this weekend, but he’s no stranger to East Anglia.

As parents and children prepare for a scorching six week summer break from Friday, Ipswich Borough Council has lined up scores of family-friendly events to keep the youngsters entertained.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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