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Ipswich's Christchurch Mansion to host murder mystery events for children this half term

PUBLISHED: 15:28 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:28 27 September 2017

Christchurch Mansion will be hosting a trio of spooky murder mystery events for children this half term. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Christchurch Mansion will be hosting a trio of spooky murder mystery events for children this half term. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Christchurch Mansion is set to be transformed into the setting of a gruesome crime as a series of murder mystery events for children comes to the historic venue this half term.

Annual Apple Day at Holywells Park. Isabelle Lipscombe and Isabella Smart pictured. Picture: NIGEL BROWNAnnual Apple Day at Holywells Park. Isabelle Lipscombe and Isabella Smart pictured. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

The Tudor mansion will come alive with young detectives on Thursday, October 26, where three murder mysteries will task youngsters with trying to find out who committed the deadly deed.

The story will centre around the murder of Lady Catherine Killigrew, with youngsters taking part having to join up the dots and solve the clues to find out if it was her mysterious husband, the enigmatic Friar Philip or another who committed the macabre crime.

The event will be open to children between the ages of seven and 11, with sessions at 10.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

The event will be £3.30 per child, with booking online at the Ipswich Regent website.

Lord Apple, Andy Smuk at the 2015 Holywells Park Apple Day. Picture: NIGEL BROWNLord Apple, Andy Smuk at the 2015 Holywells Park Apple Day. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

The murder mystery day is headlining a host of fun activities lined up for youngsters during half term, with walks, crafts and sports among other entertainment on offer.

On Saturday, October 21, Holywells Park will be hosting the traditional Apple Day fun featuring apple bobbing and pumpkin carving.

On Tuesday, October 24, children can hunt for mammal trails looking at footprint tunnels, nests and food stores for the likes of mice, voles and hedgehogs.

Elsewhere, other free events include the mammoth eco event at Ipswich Museum, an upcycling fun day and ask the expert on all things fossils, bones and bugs.

The council’s sports centres will be laying on the usual mix of sports activities including swimming, football, gymnastics and soft play.

Bryony Rudkin, deputy leader at Ipswich Borough Council, said: “We pride ourselves on putting on the best possible range of things to keep children happy and amused during the holidays.

“This half term is no exception and we hope to welcome youngsters from all over the town and county to our sports facilities, museums and parks.”

To find out more about what is on offer during the half term, and how much events cost, visit the Ipswich Borough Council events website here.

To book on the murder mystery event, visit the Ipswich Regent box office online here or call the box office on 01473 433100.

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