Fun activities for young people in Ipswich this Easter holidays

Activities are being held at Ipswich Museum for children this Easter. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Activities are being held at Ipswich Museum for children this Easter. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

Special events have been planned for young people over the Easter holidays at Ipswich’s museums, swimming pools and parks.

Ipswich Borough Council has announced details of events covering sport, science, art and nature.

Activities including soft play, roller-skating, football, archery, trampolining and racquet sports, as well as dance and drama workshops, will be held at Gainsborough, Northgate and Whitton sports centres.

Family float sessions will be held at Crown Pools, while Fore Street Pool is hosting swimming lessons.

Activities at Ipswich Museum include butterfly printing on April 3 and Fashion Forward, discovering the world of African design on April 10.


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Ipswich Art Gallery is inviting people to “Stencil Your Street” on April 4, while on April 11 visitors can produce their own “Arty Selfies”

The museum is also hosting its popular and free “Ask the Expert Day” on April 11, when visitors can ask questions about their own treasured finds.

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Christchurch Mansion is hosting “Totally Toys” on April 5, offering visitors to sketch, design and create mono prints of its vintage toy collection, while on April 12, people can find out more about what mono ghost printing involves.

Science is coming to Holywell Park for Kinetic Science’s “Kitchen Chemistry” on April 6, showing children how to make chocolate slime and other experiments. There will be further science experiments on Friday, April 13.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Urban Buzz prject are organising a “Create a Wildlife Meadow” session in Chantry Park on Sunday, April 8.

The Ipswich Wildlife Watch Group is also inviting youngsters to a “Just Bee Cause” morning in Holywells Park on Saturday April 14, when the group will be seeking help maintaining its wild flower plots.

Holywells Park is hosting a Young Wardens event on Saturday April 14 to undertake practical conservation for 11 to 16 year olds.

Visit www.ipswich.gov.uk/schoolholidays for details about costs and where to book.

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