Six things happening in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend
Do you run out of things to do at the weekend? Check out our guide for inspiration, here is what’s happening on December 9 and 10.
Christmas Market with Cats
Catastrophe Cat Cafe, Needham Market
Head down to the Cat Cafe and re-homing centre to enjoy festivities and raise money for the rescue cats.
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There will be Christmas themed treats, home made cakes, mulled wine, cider and mince pies.
There is also children’s face painting, name that cat, a tombola, raffle and home made jewellery.
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All money goes towards re-homing, cat food or vet treatment of the cafe cats.
For more information call 07388 522942.
Bury St Edmunds Farmers’ Market
The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds
Over 30 of the region’s finest local producers will be gathering in Bury town centre for the market.
Browse organic meat, Suffolk coffee, homemade pies, freshly bake bread, spices, honey, cakes and desserts, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
You will also be able to see some work from the best crafters in the area.
To make it even better entry is free.
Father Christmas comes to Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge
December 1 - 23
Take the little ones to see Father Christmas at Easton Farm Park.
The magical experience includes a sleigh ride to meet the animals, a gift from Father Christmas and children’s Christmas party food.
There are also two heated soft play areas and an outdoor adventure play area for your children to play in.
There are limited spaced so make sure you book tickets online.
The Room at Melton
Get creative this weekend with this clay workshop.
Explore a variety of techniques and create your own masterpieces.
It could be a great opportunity to make someone’s Christmas present.
You will be working in a small and friendly group alongside a qualified tutor.
Riverside Ice and Leisure, Chelmsford
Every weekend from December 2 - December 24
Get into the Christmas spirit at the Riverside Winter Wonderland.
There will be an ice rink, a Santa’s grotto, festive food and drink and appearances from Pops the penguin.
Skate amongst the beautiful decorations, sing along to Christmas carols and enjoy a great time out with friends and family.
Please note spaces for Santa’s Grotto are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.
Demon Xtreme Ice Slider
Castle Park, Colchester
December 1 - January 3
Who needs snow when you can go sledging this weekend without it.
The DX Ice Slider is a 35 metre long ride with five lanes, four lanes are to be used with a plastic sled and the other is for more adventurous riders.
Each person gets 25 minutes to slide down as many times as you can fit in, so the quicker you get up the slope the more rides you have.
Please note the sleds are designed for all ages but height restrictions do apply.