Felixstowe: Tourist season at Landguard gets off to a flying start

Francesca Mann, India Stribbling and Ed Mann having face painting fun at Landguard, Felixstowe.

Francesca Mann, India Stribbling and Ed Mann having face painting fun at Landguard, Felixstowe. - Credit: Archant

IT’S been a good start to the tourist season at Felixstowe – with the attractions at Landguard particularly pleased to see people making the most of their activities.

Kayla Barnes and Ashlyn Watts enjoy Easter fun at Felixstowe Museum.

Kayla Barnes and Ashlyn Watts enjoy Easter fun at Felixstowe Museum. - Credit: Archant

Stephen Rampley, Landguard marketing and events co-ordinator, said: “Easter is the traditional start to the season when we expect to see people getting out and about.

Easter Fun Day at Felixstowe Museum at Landguard Fort.Bertie Bunny, Millie, and Aimee Flack and Grac

Easter Fun Day at Felixstowe Museum at Landguard Fort.Bertie Bunny, Millie, and Aimee Flack and Gracie Mann - Credit: Archant

“The events we held at Landguard were a great success.

“The fort ran a trail throughout the holidays and had a fantastic response with lot of visitors.”

Face painting, crafts, story-telling and a fun trail were all part of an Easter Fun Day at Felixstowe Museum, which attracted more than 80 youngsters and their parents to enjoy a packed afternoon.


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The Easter Bunny Hunt was enjoyed by 64 children and their parents – braving a very cold day on the nature reserve.

Other special events included a living history day at the fort with the 95th Rifles, and guided nature reserve tours with ranger Kate Osborne.

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Mr Rampley said a big programme of special events had been organised for the months ahead, and there would be a further boost with the opening next month of the new visitor centre, which will provide much-needed toilets, exhibition space and a restaurant.

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