7 events to enjoy with the family this weekend

Family Bike Ride which is happening in Felixstowe Sunday. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Family Bike Ride which is happening in Felixstowe Sunday. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Contributed

Thorpefest Thorpeness

Thorpefest is taking place on Saturday. Picture: THORPEFEST/TA HOTELS

Thorpefest is taking place on Saturday. Picture: THORPEFEST/TA HOTELS - Credit: Archant

Saturday, July 8

This Saturday Thorpeness are holding their yearly festival by the sea.

The festival has live music from national and local acts, children’s entertainment, a food market and bars.

There is something for everybody to enjoy.


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Entertainment doesn’t start until midday, so you even have time to hire a rowing boat out at Thorpeness Meare.

For more information click here.Open Air Theatre Pakenham

An open air theatre production. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

An open air theatre production. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Saturday, July 8

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Immersion Theatre presents their open air performance of The Wind and The Willows, taking place on Saturday, July 8 behind St Mary’s Church in Pakenham.

It will be packed with audience interaction, eye-catching costumes and toe-tapping music.

Gates open at 4pm for picnics and craft activities.

The performance will begin at 6pm and finish at 8pm.

For more details click hereGlobal Rhythm Ipswich

Global Rhythm which is happening at Christchurch park Ipswich this Sunday. Picture: JEN O'NEIL

Global Rhythm which is happening at Christchurch park Ipswich this Sunday. Picture: JEN O'NEIL - Credit: Archant

Saturday, July 8

Taking place at Christchurch Park in Ipswich, Global Rhythm is a colourful celebration of world wide music and culture.

The event will have fairground rides, a craft market, workshops and two stages of live music.

If you are after a free family day out this is for you, full details here.

Thomas the Tank engine at Chappel station. Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS

Thomas the Tank engine at Chappel station. Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS - Credit: Clifford Hicks

Summer Steam Gala Colchester

Sunday, July 9

If you and your family enjoy a train ride, the Summer Steam Gala is where you need to be this Sunday.

Head down to Chappel Station in Colchester for unlimited rides on the steam trains.

As well as having the chance to be a guard, a signalman and a crossing keeper.

For more information check out their website

Cycle Felixstowe

Sunday, July 9

A social bike ride, suitable for all abilities and ages so it’s perfect for families.

The 1.5 mile cycle begins at 9am outside Felixstowe Pier and takes you through Martello Park, and then across the Landguard nature reserve.

It is completely free to take part, for more info click here.

Science Discovery Day Chelmsford

Sunday, July 9

Taking place at Sanford Mill in Chelmsford, the science discovery day is packed with activities.

From rope making to bridge building, nature trips, archery and water challenges.

Your Sunday is sorted! To learn more visit their website.

Despicable Me 3

Saturday or Sunday

The film we have all been waiting for, Gru and his minions are back,

Despicable Me 3 is showing in cinemas now and all weekend, a film the whole family will enjoy.

You can watch in 4DX, 3D, and 2D whatever you prefer.

So grab some popcorn and enjoy!

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