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This weekend is set to be cold and overcast, with just a hint of sun on Sunday - making it difficult to entertain young children.

Visitors to Ickworth House on New Years Day.

Stories of those connected to the Ickworth Estate during the First World War will now be told thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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From Big Garden Bird Watch days out to birthday parties, there is plenty to keep the children busy in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk this weekend.

Centre Stage Company present Rapunzel. Photos: Andy Mayes / Idyllic Imagery

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

The Brick City Lego brick exhibition

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas for days out in Suffolk.

Ellen Kirkby is pictured in Beyton for a Geocaching feature.

Geocachers will this weekend descend on the Cedars Park Estate in Stowmarket hunting for keyrings, badges and buttons along with empty crisp packets and discarded drink bottles.

It's A Wonderful Life from Diss Corn Hall on tour and Farnham Maltings

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas. For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

The cast of Enchanted Entertainment's Ipswich Regent pantomime Aladdin. Photo: Simon Parker

Everyone loves a pantomime, even, indeed especially, when things go awry. The stars of Aladdin at Ipswich Regent - which runs until January 2 - reveal their favourite pantomime disasters to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Actress Miranda Raison stops by Aldeburgh Cinema.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas. For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

The official opening of the Ice Rink in the Arc shopping centre in Bury.

The first ever real ice rink in Bury St Edmunds has proven a real success after launching on Saturday, with around 1,000 people getting their skates on.

The Lavenham Christmas market.

The annual Lavenham Christmas Fair has been hailed as the best ever, with around 12,000 people attending the “magical” picture postcard village over the weekend.

Alex McWhirter at Moyse's Hall Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future. Photo Chris Morris

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas. For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

The Snowman will be appearing at Sailmakers this weekend

Festive favourite The Snowman will be flying into the Sailmakers Shopping Centre tomorrow, to help get youngsters in the Christmas spirit.

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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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