Seven things to do in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend

Here are the events you need to attend this weekend. Picture: SUSAN CAREY

Here are the events you need to attend this weekend. Picture: SUSAN CAREY - Credit: Archant

Fill your weekend with fun things to do with your family, here are eight things happening on April 14 and 15.

Woolpit Drama Club. Picture: GAYLE WADE

Woolpit Drama Club. Picture: GAYLE WADE - Credit: Archant

Comedy Tonight

Woolpit Village Hall

April 14

Are you ready for an evening of laughter, singing, and dancing? The Woolpit Drama Club is putting on a musical production called Comedy Tonight.


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The songs will be interspersed with comic sketches, drawing on classic favourites mixed with a more topical glance at the world today.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for under 16’s, they can be brought at Elm Tree Gallery in Woolpit or online.

See Cinderella on ice this weekend. Picture: CHELMSFORD CITY COUNCIL

See Cinderella on ice this weekend. Picture: CHELMSFORD CITY COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Cinderella on Ice

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Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Chelmsford

April 14 and 15

This weekend you have the chance to watch the tale of Cinerella on ice at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre.

Will Cinderella get her prince or will her wicked stepmother stand in her way?

The show is packed with colourful costumes, catchy songs and a talented local cast. You can purchase tickets on the Chelmsford City Council website.

Rogue Shanty Buoys will be performing �A Fateful Night� at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh. ROGUE SHAN

Rogue Shanty Buoys will be performing �A Fateful Night� at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh. ROGUE SHANTY BUOYS - Credit: Archant

Singing The Sea

Aldeburgh Beach

April 14

Professional sea shanties group, The Rogue Shanty Buoys, are returning to Suffolk where they will perform at Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.

They will be delivering a singing workshop which will see some of the group teaching sea shanties and other styles of maritime songs, offering participants the chance to learn more about the songs and how they were used and created by the fishing communities.

The workshop is suitable for everyone, no matter what your abilities and experience is - total beginners and veteran singers will find something that interests and challenges them. For more details click here.

Foundry Plant Centre giant plant sale at Trinity Park.

Foundry Plant Centre giant plant sale at Trinity Park.

Plant Sale

Low Common Road, South Lopham

April 15

This plant sale is now in its seventeenth year due to its popularity.

You will be able to get your hands on a wide variety of plants from bulbs, cacti, campanulas, ferns, hostas, perennials, shrubs, soft fruit bushes and lots more. Plants aren’t the only thing on sale, exhibitors will also be selling a range of gardening equipment some vintage, some used, and some new.

For more details visit the website.

Children's world

Children's world - Credit: Archant

Children’s World Fun Fair

Abbey Fields, Colchester

April 14 and 15

Give your children an active weekend of fun with the Children’s World fun fair in Colchester.

The fun fair is designed for children aged 2-10 years old and has roundabouts, inflatables, a fun park and more.

To go on the rides you will need to purchase a wristband which costs £7.50 this will allow your child to have unlimited rides on the equipment. For more information visit the Facebook page.

Bumble Bee and Optimus Prime posing with a Transformers fan. Picture: LEE HALL

Bumble Bee and Optimus Prime posing with a Transformers fan. Picture: LEE HALL - Credit: Lee Hall

Comic-Con

Ipswich Town Football Club

April 15

May the force be with you on this family-friendly fun day!

Special guests include Peter Davison, from Doctor Who, Terry Molloy, from Doctor Who, and Pam Rose, who appeared in Star Wars, Space 1999, Superman and Batman. The event will be spread over two floors, with a whole range of attractions, a kids’ art and craft area, and cosplay competitions,

There will also be traders with tons of geeky toys, comics, collectables, art and jewellery. For more details visit the website.

Africa Alive!

Africa Alive! - Credit: Archant

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Africa Alive! Lowestoft

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.

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