Felixstowe: Resort gets ready to launch new season

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 March 2013

95th Rifles re-enactment group will be setting up camp at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe this Easter.

95th Rifles re-enactment group will be setting up camp at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe this Easter.


EASTER traditionally heralds the start of a new tourist season at Felixstowe – and there is plenty for people to enjoy.

Landguard has four family events lined up for the school holiday with the fort, museum and nature reserve offering special activities.

Resort events co-ordinator Stephen Rampley said: “There is lots going on for all the family and it should be a fantastic start to the season.

“I am sure everyone wants to get out and enjoy themselves after the long, cold winter.”

At Landguard, the key events are:

■ Good Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 14: Landguard Fort Easter trail for children with a chocolate treat prize; daily 10am to 5pm.

■ Wednesday, April 3: Easter Bunny Hunt – children’s tour of the nature reserve; 2pm to 3pm.

■ Wednesday, April 10: Easter Fun Day – face painting, crafts, story-telling and a fun trail at Felixstowe Museum; noon to 4pm.

■ Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14: Living history weekend with the 95th Rifles at Landguard Fort; 10am to 4pm.

There will be a funfair on Pier Bight from Good Friday to Easter Monday, daily 11am to 10pm, with a range of rides and a sideshows.

On Saturday, March 30 Manning’s Amusement Park is hosting a craft, gift and food fair from 10am to 5pm, and on The Triangle from 10am to 4pm the Felixstowe Lions will have a sale of collectables, including ornaments, pictures, and crockery.

The Lions will also sell entry sheets for their window fun contest.

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