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Seven things to do this weekend in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 12:08 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:25 30 October 2017

Easton Farm Park is half the price this weekend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton Farm Park is half the price this weekend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Your weekend inspiration is here - these events are all taking place this weekend October 28 and 29 near you.

Learn all about potions and make your own wands at Kentwell Hall. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM Learn all about potions and make your own wands at Kentwell Hall. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Halloweenies - Kentwell’s School of Sorcery and Magic

Kentwell Hall, Sudbury

October 28 and 29

Calling all witches and wizards, are you ready for magic, mystery, enchantment and fun?

Head to Kentwell Hall for fun filled magical learning as you meet various interesting characters who will set you Halloween inspired challenges.

From wand making, spell school, potion class and raven class there is so much to enjoy.

For the full details visit the website.

Enjoy the log flume at Pleasurewood Hills this weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Enjoy the log flume at Pleasurewood Hills this weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Pleasurewood Chills

Lowestoft

October 28 and 29

Put your best Halloween costume on and head to Pleasure Wood Hills this weekend.

End the half term on a high note by enjoying the rides and free spooky activities.

Attractions include Woody’s Spooktacular Shows in the Castle Theatre, trick or treat, mask making, pumpkin carving and Woody’s Spooky Parades.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website.

Take part in archery this weekend at a zombie apocalypse.  Picture: LUCY TAYLOR Take part in archery this weekend at a zombie apocalypse. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Archery Adventures Halloween Spooktacular

Sweffling

October 29

Zombies, air rifle shooting and archery - what more could you want?

Prepare yourself for the zombie apocalypse on Sweffling Hall Farm.

A day packed with adventure and fun for all the family.

To see a list of the activities and to book tickets visit the website.

Enjoy roasting marshmallows with your family this weekend. Picture: ALTRENDO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES Enjoy roasting marshmallows with your family this weekend. Picture: ALTRENDO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES

Haw Wood Farm Autumn Party

Saxmundham

October 28

Spend a dark autumn night with family and friends gathered around a campfire.

Haw Wood Farm will be lighting a fire and serving pulled pork, local beer and cider and sticky toffee apples.

There will also be marshmallow toasting, glow sticks and crafts on offer.

Guitars are welcome for a sing-along by the campfire. You can book your space on the website.

Come and pet the piglets this weekend at Easton Farm Park. Picture: SIMON PARKER. Come and pet the piglets this weekend at Easton Farm Park. Picture: SIMON PARKER.

Half Term Fun at Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

October 28 and 29

Take the family for a fantastic day out to the Easton Farm Park this weekend for half the normal price.

Enjoy a family train ride, hug a bunny, horse rides, meet their Suffolk Punch horse and other animals and so much more.

You can either sit down and enjoy a meal at the farm park’s Barmy Barn Cafe, or bring your own picnic and relax in the sheltered picnic barn.

Tickets cost £4.50 per person. For more information visit the website.

Crowds of runners enjoying the Colchester Park Run. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Crowds of runners enjoying the Colchester Park Run. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

Colchester

October 28 and 29

Join in with the popular pumpkin hunt at Beth Chatto Gardens.

Find the hidden pumpkins around the gardens, complete the hunt and collect your reward.

See how well you do at guessing the weight of the pumpkin and enjoy the amazing displays.

For more details visit the website.

The entrance to the Beth Chatto Gardens in Essex. Picture: LINDA RICE The entrance to the Beth Chatto Gardens in Essex. Picture: LINDA RICE

Colchester Park Run

Colchester

October 28 - other dates available

Take part in a 5k timed run, for fun or as part of a training plan.

Enjoy the picturesque park while staying active and getting fit.

The event is open for everyone of all abilities and best of all it is free to take part.

To find out more go to the website.

A new charity has launched in Suffolk tonight – and what they are hoping to do has attracted the support of Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber and the county’s gaming community.

An investigation is due to begin into the cause of a fire which broke out in a high rise block of flats in Ipswich.

At least two people have been injured in a blaze which broke out in a high rise block of flats in Ipswich this evening.

Police have officially stood down their response to an incident in central London.

Ipswich council’s executive is set to confirm the compulsory purchase of two homes in the town on Tuesday.

Two children witnessed a man committing a lewd act in an Ipswich park, police have revealed.

Witnesses are being sought after cash and jewellery were stolen during a daytime burglary in Capel St Mary.

Beloved family pet dog Toby, a four-year-old black sprocker spaniel, has been missing in the Kersey area of Suffolk for over a week.

Suffolk police are appealing for help from the public to find a missing Ipswich teenager.

Police have named a 23-year-old man from Ipswich who died in a crash in Long Melford on Wednesday.

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