With Christmas coming, families across the county are looking for things to do with all the family - including four-legged friends. 

Here are five ways to include your dog in events in Suffolk this Christmas.

1. Santa Paws

Where: Suffolk Dog Town, Sterling Complex, Farthing Road, Ipswich, IP1 5AP

When: December 16

Back by "pupular" demand, good dogs can meet Santa at the Santa Paws Grotto and Christmas Fair. 

All dogs will receive a gift and a photo of them with Santa for a £5 donation. 

2. Illuminated Light Trail

East Anglian Daily Times: The trail is one of the biggest winter events in SuffolkThe trail is one of the biggest winter events in Suffolk (Image: Beckie Egan Photography)

Where: Helmingham Hall, Helmingham Estate, Stowmarket, IP14 6EF

When: November 16 until December 17

Dogs on leads are welcome to step into a magical world of light, colour and sound.

Helmingham Hall will be adorned with thousands of lights with the trail taking you across the grounds. 

3. Santa Paws

Where: Dobbies Woodbridge, Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6HX

When: Select dates from December 2

Furry friends can meet Santa alongside the rest of the family and receive a special treat to take away. 

It costs £6.99 and full dates and times can be found on the Dobbies webstite.

4. Yule at Sutton Hoo

Where: Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Woodbridge, IP12 3DH

When: Weekends from November 25

Find out how the Anglo Saxons may have celebrated during the festive season in an immersive exhibition which also includes a free family trail.

Dogs are allowed to explore all the state walks at the National Trust site.

5. Christmas Fayre

Where: Suffolk Rehoming Centre, Bourne Hill, Wherstead, IP2 8NQ

When: November 25

Pick up some treats from a selection of second-hand goods stalls and even take part in a raffle. 

Meet Santa paws and receive a selection box alongside your dog.