Seven things to do in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend
PUBLISHED: 08:19 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24 16 October 2017
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Is your diary empty for this weekend? Check out our guide for inspiration on what to do on October 14-15.
Paws with a Cause Charity Dog Walk
Glemham Hall will be holding a sponsored dog walk for the third year running this weekend.
Sponsoring and hosting the event is the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Head down with your canine and enjoy an autumnal walk in the Suffolk countryside while raising money for the charity.
There will also be dog agility and pet photography. For more details check out the website.
Scaresville, Kentwell Hall and Gardens
October 4-November 4
Find yourself full of adrenaline, walking through creepy dark rooms, forests and gardens. Get ready to scream and laugh like never before.
Your scary tour around the grounds will last about an hour - to maximise your scare experience it is best to come in groups of eight or more.
Scaresville is not for those who are squeamish, pregnant, claustrophobic, frail or faint-hearted.
Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival
October 13-October 15
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Harwich Shanty Festival.
Head down to Harwich to take advantage of all the activities the festival has to offer, from concerts, barge trips, street theatre and lots more.
Enjoy a ride on the Shanty train with your family - the train travels from Harwich Town to Manningtree station.
The festival takes place at venues all over Harwich. To learn more visit the website.
Colchester Comedy Festival
October 13-October 22
Are you ready to laugh? Colchester is holding its annual comedy festival for 10 days.
From stand up comedy, theatre, fun workshops for adults and children, and so much more.
Your entertainment for the next two weekends is sorted!
To book tickets and take a look at the line up, visit the website.
Apple Day and Autumn Plant Sale
Redgrave and Lopham Fen in Diss is holding an Apple day and Autumn plant sale this weekend.
There will be a range of plant and craft stalls for you take a look at. As well as family games, trails and crafts to make.
Dogs are welcome but they will need to be on leads.
Pick a Pumpkin at Undley Pumpkin patch
Every weekend for the rest of October
Why not have a weekend of pumpkin picking and carving with the family?
Pick your pumpkin at the Undley 50-acre Pumpkin Patch and then head home to get creative.
There is also giant inflatables and a pumpkin shaped bouncy castle to enjoy.
Limitless dance class for 7-10 year olds
Do your children spend too much time staring at screens? Here is a chance for them to have an active weekend instead.
A dance class for children aged 7-10 is being held this Saturday at the Henry Samuel Hall in Chelmsford.
The classes hope to build confidence, enhance co-ordination skills and improve concentration.