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What's On In Suffolk This Easter

Written by Aimee Anderson on

What's On In Suffolk This Easter

The Suffolk countryside is vast and varied and if you're lucky enough to be visiting the area over the Easter holidays this year, then there is a wonderful array of EGG-citing activities for the whole family! Get some inspiration with our CRACKING pick of the best events taking place around the Easter period:

STEAM UP AT THE LONG SHOP MUSEUM

SUNDAY 31ST MARCH 2019

The Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4ES

A celebration of steam power and family activity day held at the historical Long Shop Museum. Enjoy the sounds, smells and sights from the era of steam combined with activities for all the family to enjoy.Spring may feel like it’s been a long time coming but the Long Shop Museum in Leiston will reopen in style by launching the 2019 season on Sunday 31st March with a fantastic steam and activity day from 10am-4pm. There will be large and small engines in steam, including their very own 10 ton steam roller Consuelo Allen and not forgetting the unique Garrett Suffolk Punch Steam Tractor “The Joker”. The last one of her kind.

THE FRAMLINGHAM COUNTRY SHOW

SATURDAY 13TH - SUNDAY 14TH APRIL 2019

Framlingham College, College Road, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EY

Go along to The Framlingham Country Show for it's 10th anniversary! With some amazing new main ring acts, brilliant and interesting attractions, beautiful shopping, celebrity chefs in the cookery kitchen, a new and improved drinks area selling locally crafted drinks, a festival of cars area, a bigger and better children's area and so so much more! This is the event with something for everybody. Tickets are £7.50 for adults, £3 for children, uner 5's go FREE.

HAVE A GO AT CLAY SHOOTING AT HIGH LODGE LEISURE

SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 2019

High Lodge Leisure, Haw Wood, Hinton, Nr Darsham, Suffolk. IP17 3QT

Want to try Clay Shooting but don't know where to start? Book onto the Have A Go at Clay Shooting Sessions at High Lodge Leisure. Want to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting but not sure where to start? The High Lodge 'Have A Go at Clay Shooting Sessions' are the perfect way to simply 'have a go' under complete supervision with the fully qualified instructors. The High Lodge 'Have A Go at Clay Shooting Sessions' take place on the second Saturday of every month, and are suitable for adults and children 10yrs+. The sessions are suitable for those who have not tried clay shooting before and want to 'have a go' under complete supervision. It's a great activity for friends and family to try together with a maximum group size of 6, all shooting a package of 20 clays and cartridges each. Pre-booking is advisable on 01986 784347 to avoid disappointment on the day. A fantastic activity to do whether you're on holiday in the area or live locally and looking for something different to do.

WILDERNESS SCHOOL AT DUNWICH HEATH

MONDAY 15TH APRIL 2019

National Trust Dunwich Heath, Minsmere Road, Dunwich IP17 3DJ

Wilderness School is coming to Dunwich Heath! It’s a fantastic opportunity to go on an adventure and learn about bush craft, survival and wilderness living with survival expert, Ray Chin, from ‘Back to Wilderness’. Knowing how to build a simple but effective shelter to protect you from the elements can be crucial to surviving in the wilderness. With a little knowhow it’s possible to build a surprisingly strong & cosy shelter without the need to use any rope! If you can also make fire, you can cook food, purify water, make tools, create light and feel centred. Remember, knowledge you can carry everywhere, a lighter you can’t! The event is suitable for children aged 7+ years, but all children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Pre-booking is advisable 01728 648501. Tickets ae £10 per adult, £25 per child. 10.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm.

CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT AT DUNWICH HEATH

FRIDAY 19TH - MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2019

National Trust Dunwich Heath, Minsmere Road, Dunwich IP17 3DJ

Spring into action and start the Easter holiday with our fabulous Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt! Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is a seasonal family favourite. Explore the heath and discover wonderful spring wildlife while you follow the trail and claim your delicious Cadbury chocolate prize! 10.30am - 3.30pm 19th - 22nd April 2019. Tickets are £2.50 per trail.

AMAZING EASTER EGG HUNT

WEDNESDAY 17TH - THURSDAY 18TH APRIL 2019

Nowton Park, Bury Road, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP29 5LU

Wide open spaces, broad trees and avenues of cheery daffodils await at this park on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds. On April 17 and 18 help the Easter Bunny find his eggs, which he’s lost (hidden) inside the Nowton Park Maze. Try not to lose your bearings as you hunt for the eggs, and you’ll get a chocolate treat when you find your way out. Sessions run at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm, costing £4 per child. Booking is essential on 01284 758000.

EASTER SPEGGTACULAR

FRIDAY 19TH - MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2019

Baylham House Farm, Mill Lane, Baylham, Suffolk, IP6 8LG

There are loads of opportunities to meet and cuddle newborn lambs at Baylham Farm near Ipswich during its special spring event, daily from April 19 to 22. You might even spot one of the newcomers being born. Open from 10am each day, as well as an Easter Treasure Hunt with prizes, the Speggtacular offers activities such as pig and goat grooming, cuddling bunnies, den building and face painting. All children will get a free bag of feed for the animals on entry during the weekend. Entry is £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children aged four to 16. A family of two adults and up to three children is £22. Any child wearing an Easter-themed costume on Easter Sunday gets in free.

EASTERTIDE AT KENTWELL HALL

FRIDAY 19TH - MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2019

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA

Visitors come from far and wide to Kentwell Hall in Long Melford each Easter, hoping to crack the mind-boggling Impossible Quiz – a real test of your powers of observation. Designed with adult egg heads in mind, the prize for those who complete the challenge, is the chance to win a ginormous Easter egg. More suited to families is the Storybook Trail this year, which runs through the gardens, and the Childrens’ Easter Egg Trail – hunting for wooden eggs with a code to crack. As ever there will be costumed Tudors across the grounds, and the house and farm will be open. Take your camera to capture the stunning spring bulbs in bloom. The event runs from April 19 to 22. Usual entry prices apply.

CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT AT SUTTON HOO

FRIDAY 19TH - MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2019

Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ

Be a nature detective at this historic Suffolk site and look out for the animals, made by children at Melton Primary School. Complete the challenges to earn a chocolate reward. Usual entry prices apply and the hunt (from 10am, April 19 to 22) is an additional £2.50 per child.

EASTER ADVENTURE QUEST AT FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE

SATURDAY 6TH - MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2019

Framlingham Castle, Church Street, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9BP

From April 6 to 22 (11am to 5pm) you can join the quest to hunt for dragon eggs at Framlingham Castle. Those who crack the clues and find it will earn a certificate, sticker and chocolate. Usual entry prices apply and the activity is an additional £1 per child.

NOWTON PARK FORAGE

THURSDAY 11TH & SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 2019

Nowton Park, Bury Road, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP29 5LU

Enjoy a walk around Nowton Park and learn some of the things you can eat and some of the things to avoid, discover a whole variety of wild food. Tickets are £20 each. Pre-booking advised.]

CRAFTS & GIFTS AT THE APEX

SATURDAY 13TH & 27TH APRIL 2019

1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 3FD

Local exhibitors offer a great selection of handmade crafts & unique gifts at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. A warm and friendly craft & gift shopping experience!

THELNETHAN WINDMILL OPEN DAY

MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2019

Thelnethan Windmill, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JT

The mill will be open 11am-4pm on all days and wind permitting the sails will be turning. There will be guided tours throughout the day. Additional attractions include the opportunity to view a vintage Ruston & Hornsby diesel engine and the neighbouring wild flower meadow. Visitors can also enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake whilst sitting in the maintained grounds of the mill. We have wheelchair accessible toilet facilities on site.

THE EAST ANGLIAN GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR

SATURDAY 27TH - SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2019

Euston Hall Estate, Thetford, IP24 2QH

The East Anglian Game & Country Fair will take place in April at the prestigious Euston Estate, home of The Duke & Duchess of Grafton. Some of the Main Arena displays confirmed for the 2019 include; The Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team, UK Horseboarding Team, The British Scurry & Trials Driving Championships, Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display, Harvey’s Heavy Horses, Mid Norfolk Gundog Team and The Suffolk Hunt. 

There are over 350 shopping stands with a wide variety of products from fashion and footwear to gun makers & fishing products. Children’s activities, food hall, craft and gift marquees and much more. Feast Norfolk will be running this year’s Cookery Theatre with a full timetable of award-winning chefs, showcasing their signature dishes using seasonal, local produce. Have breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the new street food pop-ups and stay on to enjoy the evening bar and live music! Gates open 8am-6pm both days. Adult tickets are £15, children's tickets are £6. Under 5s go free.

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