Eight events you need to attend in Suffolk and north Essex

A picture from Fastlove, a George Michael tribute. Picture: ENTERTAINERS/PAWELSPOLNICKI

A picture from Fastlove, a George Michael tribute. Picture: ENTERTAINERS/PAWELSPOLNICKI - Credit: Archant

Fill your weekend with fun things to do with your family, here are eight things happening on April 7 and 8.

Take your little one on a picnic this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Take your little one on a picnic this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Kids Craft and Picnic Day

Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping, Darsham

April 7

This is a great day out for children to keep them entertained this weekend.


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The children will have the opportunity to make giant flowers, cress heads, butterfly feeders, and window decorations.

They will also be able to hunt for wildlife and plant seeds. It will run from 11am - 2pm and a picnic lunch will be provided.

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Tickets can be purchased on arrival and cost £10 if you would like a picnic or £6 without.

Enjoy your favourite George Michael songs. Picture: ENTERTAINERS/PAWELSPOLNICKI

Enjoy your favourite George Michael songs. Picture: ENTERTAINERS/PAWELSPOLNICKI - Credit: Archant

Fastlove A Tribute to George Michael

Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

April 7

Do you have a George Michael lover in your life? If so this is the perfect event for them.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems featuring careless whisper, freedom, faith, father figure, outside, Jesus to a child and many more.

Enjoy a night of singing and dancing.

For more information visit the website.

Visitors to last year's country show. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Visitors to last year's country show. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Framlingham Country Show

Trinity Park, Ipswich

April 7 and 8

Due to flooding the annual Framlingham Country Show will take place this weekend at Trinity Park instead.

The show, which is in its ninth year, is packed with things to do from children’s entertainers, dog breeders, animals, hot food vendors and over 100 trade stands. Highlights include a visit from The Great British Bake Off winner, Sophie Faldo, who hails from Suffolk and will be demonstrating in the cookery tent. Jonathan Marshall, who has worked on the hit TV series Game of Thrones, will be bringing his dancing horses and birds of prey display. To read more about the show click here.

Wild Things at Easter

RSPB Lakenheath Fen

Easter continues at RSPB. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Easter continues at RSPB. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

April 7 and 8

It’s the Easter Holidays so go and take part in the Wild Things trail around the Brandon Fen family trail.

There will be four challenges to take part in and the chance for participants to “go wild”.

The trail will involve pond dipping and bug hunting along with a few other surprises on the way round.

To read more visit the website.

50 Ways To Save The World

Africa Alive! Lowestoft

How many animals can you spot this weekend at Africa Alive! Picture: PHILIP JONES

How many animals can you spot this weekend at Africa Alive! Picture: PHILIP JONES - Credit: citizenside.com

April 7 and 8

If you and your family enjoy going to the zoo you will love this event. Give your little ones Easter holidays they wont forget by becoming a superhero at Africa Alive this weekend.

The day is dedicated to teaching you what you can do to help save the world. While you are there see how many species of animals you can spot, it is home to over 80. You can attend the event between 9.30am and 5pm. To find out more visit the website.

Family Easter Fun

The Red House, Aldeburgh

April 7 and 8

Easter may be over but the events continue throughout the Easter holidays.

Enjoy a series of giant games to play and an adventure around the gardens. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/IST

Enjoy a series of giant games to play and an adventure around the gardens. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTOS - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Inspired by Benjamin Britten’s operetta “Paul Bunyan” The Red House have a variety of themed activities which are fun for the whole family.

You can expect a series of giant games to play and to go on an adventure around the gardens.

The garden trail is musical themed and you can claim a reward once it is completed. Read more here.

Comic Hero Run

Castle Park and Gardens, Colchester

April 8

Calling all super heroes! Get your superhero outfit on and raise money in aid of St Helena Hospice.

Comic Hero run in aid of St Helena Hospice on Sunday at Colchester Castle Park. Comic Hero run in

Comic Hero run in aid of St Helena Hospice on Sunday at Colchester Castle Park. Comic Hero run in aid of St Helena Hospice on Sunday at Colchester Castle Park. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

The Comic Hero Run offers 1k, 5k and 10k course options and will be held in Colchester’s Castle Park. T

his event was originally due to be held on March 18 but due to the yellow weather warning it got moved to this Sunday.

You will need to register before and can do so at www.sthelenahospice.org.uk/event/comic18/ prices to join are between £5 - £20.

Vintage Market

Snape Maltings, Snape

April 8

Spend the weekend at a vintage market.

Head down to the vintage market this weekend. Picture: RICHARD GINGER

Head down to the vintage market this weekend. Picture: RICHARD GINGER - Credit: Archant

Deben Events is bringing a hand-picked choice of vintage traders and local makers and artisans to Snape Maltings.

There are 50 traders lined up to take part who will be selling a wide range of vintage furniture, timeless fashion and unique home wares, alongside handmade jewellery, art and fabrics. To find out more visit the website.

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