The school summer holidays have swung around again! Your little ones have six weeks off to fill – if you have no idea where to start, then we have some options for you. Here’s a guide to some fun summer holiday ideas in Suffolk:
20th July – Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Live, Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Take your kids to see their friends Ben and Holly on stage. The BAFTA award winning children’s television show comes to the stage, giving your little ones a chance to get outside somewhere new and dance along. It is a lively and entertaining show perfect for all the family.
30th July – Planetarium, Ipswich Museum
Head to the beautiful Ipswich Museum and take a step into the inflatable star dome to learn more about the solar system and constellations. This is such a unique event and definitely one to remember especially if you are interested in space and the solar system. Tickets are £3.50 per person and each session is 45 minutes starting from 10:30am.
31st July – Africa Alive- The Gruffalo
Head to Africa Alive and see over 80 species of animals for a great day out. On the 31st July there is a chance to meet the beloved fictional friend, The Gruffalo! This event is such a cute treat for your little ones and fits in perfectly with the venue.
17th – 26th August – Tudor High Summer, Hands on History Days, Kentwell Hall and Gardens, Long Melford
Try something different and educational with your kids. There will be 200 costumed Tudors who will be recreating Tudor activities within the Kentwell Hall, gardens and farm which gives everyone an opportunity to get involved with the fun activities. Most people spend the entire day there, looking around the house and gardens.
27th August – Super Hero Day at Easton Farm Park
Come down to the farm dressed as your favourite superhero and join in so many different activities. This includes speed games, strength challenges and more. Enjoy a day at the farm as your favourite superhero and meet all the animals.
Places to visit
Beccles Lido (open until 8th September)
On those long hot days this summer head to Beccles to the open-air swimming pool to cool off. With picnic tables, sun-loungers and a café, the Beccles Lido is a great day out for the whole family. The main pool has a springboard and slide for the adventurous youngsters and a small separate toddler pool with a paddling area. After taking a dip you can visit the children’s adventure play area and family picnic area.
Studio Scribbles, Newmarket
Feeling crafty? Take your little ones to Studio Scribbles, a cute, cosy pottery painting studio in Newmarket. Choose an item of pottery and create a beautiful design on it, then they will glaze it and you can collect in a week. You can keep this unique piece and have some fun painting it!
Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead nr Ipswich
The popular farm and wildlife park is one of the top choices for trips out. Get up close and personal with animal encounters around the park or go on the outback safari where you can get closer to the wallabies and emus. After exploring the farm, take you little ones to the play areas and the bouncy pillow.
Curvemotion, Bury St Edmunds
Keep the kids entertained on those rainy days over the summer by heading to Curvemotion in Bury St Edmunds. This fun and energetic indoor venue has roller skating, soft play, slides and a bistro. Join in the popular skating time called ‘Skatelove’ where you can skate to an amazing, fun soundtrack; all ages/abilities are welcome.
Planet Laser, Bury St Edmunds
Want a fun and fast action activity for you and your kids? Grab a minimum of four people and head to Planet Laser. Each game is 20 minutes, so two games is more than enough. Run through the arena and point your laser at your opponent to win! After that you can head to the mini bowling lanes and then grab a bite to eat at Café Lunar.
Pleasurewood Hills, Lowestoft
Are you a family of thrill seekers? Pleasurewood Hills is the perfect place for you and your family. They have a range of rides from small family fun rides to the huge thrill rides. Go to the sea lion show and/or the parrot show. Take a break from the rides and relax on the chairlifts that transport you from one side of the park to the other at a very slow four miles an hour. There’s something for everyone.
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