What to do in Ipswich and around Suffolk this weekend. Family days out to enjoy no matter what the weather

Why not take your mum to Flux Freestyle for Mother's Day. Picture: Gregg Brown

Why not take your mum to Flux Freestyle for Mother's Day. Picture: Gregg Brown - Credit: Gregg Brown

Are you stuck for what to do to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend?

Our weekly days out guide brings you suggestions of what to do entertain your children or grandchildren throughout the weekend.

See our guide for Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26, here:

The Magic Paintbrush - New Wolsey Studio, St George’s Street, Ipswich - Saturday, 11am

Once upon a time in a grey, colourless world, someone is scribbling. Follow our brave young heroine as she leaps, splatters, swirls, boogies and paints her world into a brighter place. Can our imaginative young artist vanquish the mighty shadow of greed?


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It is made for everyone aged three and above and will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Tickets sessions cost £8 for adults and £5 for children. Book here.

Our Story: Neanderthals and Us at West Stow - The First English Village, Saturday, 12pm

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Find out about the people who looked and behaved just like us but were not us in this illustrated talk introducing the very latest discoveries on the people who lived here 30,000 years ago.

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for children.

Alde Estuary Walk for Early Birds at Wild Adventures Under Suffolk’s Skies, Snape - Sunday, 7.30am

Join David Fairhurst for a leisurely morning stroll on the banks of the River Alde to listen to and see some fantastic birds which are coming to the estuaries’ shores to feed, sing, breed, and stay for a couple of weeks, months or all year round.

This walk is suitable for children over the age of eight.

It costs £15 per person and booking is essential.

Visit here to book.

Mother’s Day at Flux Freestyle, Ipswich - Sunday, 10am-8pm

Bring your mum along to bounce for Free at Flux to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Call 01473 231426 to book your session in advance.

It costs £10 per person while mums go free.

Lambing Days at Kentwell Hall and Gardens, Long Melford - all weekend, 11am-5pm

Kentwell’s flock of rare-breed Norfolk Horn sheep begin lambing in mid-March, one of the best times to explore Kentwell with spring bulbs, flowers and welly walks through the gardens and grounds.

Tickets cost £9.50 for adults and £6.50 for children or £31 for a family of four.

Mothering Sunday St Edmundsbaby and Sunday Brunch at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds - Sunday, 11am-1pm

Bring your family along to Sunday Brunch in the Apex Lounge.

Children can join in with the themed activities and entertainment in association with St Edmundsbaby while you unwind with the weekend papers.

Entry is free.

Movies for Juniors, Cineworld, Ipswich - Saturday and Sunday, from 10am

If your children have yet to try out the big screen then this could be the perfect introduction and for older children, it is a chance to see movies you may have missed last year.

Moana, Sing, Kung Fu Panda 3 and The LEGO Batman Movie are all playing this weekend and tickets are just £2.50 when you buy in advance online.

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