What to do across Suffolk and Essex over the coming days - your family days out guide

Lyngo Theatre's production of Puss in Boots. Photo: Alex Brenner

Lyngo Theatre's production of Puss in Boots. Photo: Alex Brenner - Credit: Archant

From pop parties and Easter pantomimes to rocket making and dinosaurs, there is plenty to keep families busy during the second week of the school Easter holidays.

Actress Dani Harmer as Dorothy and the rest of the cast of Enchanted Entertainment's Easter pantomim

Actress Dani Harmer as Dorothy and the rest of the cast of Enchanted Entertainment's Easter pantomime The Wizard of Oz - Credit: Archant

For more ideas, check out our packed Event guide in today’s paper and our entertainment writer @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Easter Pop Party, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, 2pm, Saturday, April 3

The Spa and Dennis Lowe Theatre Company join forces for a concert that will get the whole family on their feet.

Suzie Lowe, director of the theatre company, says: “This show has been written specifically for the Spa Pavilion and will offer families a broad selection of music and dance suitable for everyone. However we recommend little ones are over four-years-old and that everyone joining us brings along their boogie shoes.”

Gaming sessions, Firstsite, Colchester, 2pm-5pm, Sunday, April 3

YAK (Young Art Kommunity) afternoon of old school table-top gaming including role playing games, card games, dice games and board games. Feel free to bring your own along too.

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Creating Currency, Colchester Castle, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm; Monday, April 4

Coins in the ancient world were more than just payment, communicating status, power and influence. Handle some ancient ones and make your own from clay.

The Wizard of Oz, Ipswich Regent, 2pm, 5.30pm, Tuesday, April 5

Dani Harmer, Bobby Davro and company head down the Yellow Brick Road for help for the wonderful Wizard of Oz before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them all. Easter pantomime fun from Enchanted Entertainment. Read entertainment writer Wayne Savage’s chat with Davro in today’s paper and his chat with Harmer in tomorrow’s East Anglian Daily Times.

Mini Mammoths, Ipswich Museum, 10.15am-11.15am, Tuesday, April 5

Activity sessions for under fives which explores a different part of the museum through play, stories, trails and crafts. This month it’s rocks, fossils and dinosaurs.

Rocket making workshops, Chantry Library, Ipswich, 10am-noon, Tuesday, April 5

To celebrate the library’s successful application to join the RHS Rocket Science experiment it’s hosting a fun science workshop for children. Make air-pump rockets and, weather permitting, launch them at Stonelodge Park. Booking necessary.

Magnificent Minibeasts, Beth Chatto, Gardens, Colchester, 10.30am-2pm, Tuesday, April 5

A fun-filled activity day for children at the new Beth Chatto Education Trust wildlife garden. Come and take part in a minibeast safari and make your own wildlife window box to take home. Booking essential.

Puss in Boots, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, 1.30pm and 4.30pm, Wednesday, April 6

Would You Trust A Talking Cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper into a prince like the hero of this story.

Brought to life by Patrick Lynch from CBeebies, he uses puppets, smoke, mirrors and hidden trap doors to show how this sure-footed feline fools the king and the ogre.

Easter Family Fun Day, Essex Fire Museum, Grays, Thursday, April 7

Enjoy a tour round the museum with Roger the Rabbit and Little Bo Peep, followed by some arts and craft. Booking essential.

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