Felixstowe: Resort gets ready to launch new season

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. - Credit: Archant

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

The Easter bunny gets ready for the egg hunt and other events to kick-start the new season this East

The Easter bunny gets ready for the egg hunt and other events to kick-start the new season this Easter at Landguard, Felixstowe. - Credit: Archant

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.

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? 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.