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7 things to do in Suffolk this weekend

PUBLISHED: 19:30 06 March 2018

Have you seen the Circus of Horrors yet? Picture: PRINCES THEATRE

Have you seen the Circus of Horrors yet? Picture: PRINCES THEATRE

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Here are seven events happening near you on March 10 and 11.

Learn more about fossils this weekend. Picture: SU ANDERSONLearn more about fossils this weekend. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Evolution and Inheritance British Science Week

Palace House, Newmarket

March 10

Celebrate British science week by attending this event.

Explore and investigate with exciting hands-on activities for all the family.

Find out about horses that lived millions of years ago, handle the fossil cast collection and have a go at crafty camouflage.

For more details call 01638 667314

Prepare to be amazed. Picture: SARAHPHOTOGIRLPrepare to be amazed. Picture: SARAHPHOTOGIRL

Circus of Horrors

Charter Hall, Colchester

March 10

Gather the family and watch the Circus of Horrors this weekend.

The show features bizarre and fantastic circus acts which are all woven into a shock/horror story.

This show has been touring the world for over 22 years - this year they are back with their new incarnation Voodoo.

For more information on the circus visit the website.

How many birds can you spot this weekend? Picture: GLEN MOOREHow many birds can you spot this weekend? Picture: GLEN MOORE

Birding Day

Abberton Reservoir, Colchester

March 10

Can you beat the bird spotting record this Saturday?

Get out and about on the nature reserve to see how many birds you can identify in the day - the record to date is 65 different species.

There will be an expert to help you with basic identification skills but make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

To find out more details visit the website.

Take up a new hobby this weekend. Picture: VIKZATake up a new hobby this weekend. Picture: VIKZA

Adult Art Classes

The Stevenson Centre, Sudbury

March 10

Why not start a new weekend hobby with friends?

Learn how to improve your drawing and watercolour skills at this class with a highly experienced teacher.

All levels of ability are welcome from complete beginner to semi-professional.

Learn more about the class here.

Take a walk through Kentwell Hall with a loved one. Picture: GREGG BROWNTake a walk through Kentwell Hall with a loved one. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Kentwell Hall’s Gardens and Grounds Spring Awakening

Kentwell Hall, Sudbury

March 10 and 11

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall this weekend.

There are so many areas to explore from The Sunken Garden, The Yew Castle, Wildlife Pond and the Ice House.

One area that is not to be missed is the Cedar Lawn with its Sculptured Tree on the theme of the ‘Tower of Babel’ and is one of the largest single wood carvings in the UK today. To read more about the venue visit the website.

Mother’s Day afternoon tea at Milsoms

A traditional English afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream and jam, to celebrate Mother's Day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTOA traditional English afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream and jam, to celebrate Mother's Day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Kesgrave Hall Ipswich /Maison Talbooth, Dedham

March 10 and 11

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall has a special Mother’s Day tea on both Saturday and Sunday, with a glass of fizz and entertainment by singer Casper Clarke.

Sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream are among the teatime goodies served at both Milsoms restaurants.

Tea is served daily at both Maison Talbooth and Kesgrave Hall. Make sure you book in advance.

To find out more, visit the website.



Bury St Edmunds Farmer Market

The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds

March 11

Pick up the ingredients for a delicious Mother’s Day dinner at the farmer market.

There will be lots of local producers supplying customers with homemade pies and savouries, delicious cakes and fudge, Suffolk pork and charcuterie, fresh fruit and vegetables, and so much more.

To read more about the market
visit the website.

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