What will you do tomorrow? Half term fun in Ipswich and Suffolk for Wednesday, February 17

PUBLISHED: 22:20 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:25 17 February 2016

Bird box making events take place in Suffolk tomorrow

Bird box making events take place in Suffolk tomorrow

Here we bring you a list of ideas for family days out that will keep your children entertained on the hump day of the half term break.

Swim Lesson

Starting tomorrow, pupils are needed for three sessions to help Level 1 swimming teachers.

Lessons take place at Fore Street Baths from 9.30am to 10.30am each morning until Friday, with a second class running from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Classes are suitable for four to 12 year olds and the cost is £7.50 for the three days.

Call the pool for more details.

Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie

Take a visit to Ipswich Film Trust and see the latest Snoopy movie for just £3 per person.

The showing starts at 2.30pm.

Book tickets here


Fancy going underwater? Try snorkelling at Crown Pools between 2pm and 3.30pm tomorrow.

Sessions cost £5 per child and no booking is required. A qualified instructor will be on hand during the fun-filled event.

Places can be booked by calling 01473 433655

Animal Invasion Mammals

Animals will be taking over the museum tomorrow - hour-long sessions will run throughout the day and places can be booked by calling 01473 433691.

Meet extraordinary animals and discover more about scaly reptiles.

Cost is £3 per person and it is suitable for children aged three and over.

Bonkers about bones

Visit Kiln Meadow from 10.30am to 12.30pm and join the free wildlife identification session.

Suitable from eight to 14 year olds, the sessions helps youngsters identify skulls and bones, and they can also hunt for signs of animals in the park.

Please book in advance.

Fossil Fun

Drop in workshops take place at Ipswich Art School Gallery between 10.30am and 12.30pm, and again from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

They are open to children aged five to 16, and the cost is £3 per child.

This is a hands-on creative workshop with inspiring artist ranger Lisa Temple-Cox.

Show and Tell drop in

Visit Ipswich Museum between 11am and 3pm and put your questions to members of specialist groups who will try and give you answers about any interesting objects you may have.

Soft Play

Pre-schoolers can take part in a soft play session at Whitton sports centre between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

Entry is £2.10 and children aged up to four can play in the ball pit, slip down the slides, play with the soft toys and ride the trikes.

Family Rollerskating

The whole family can join in with the roller disco at Gainsborough sports centre between 1pm and 2.30pm, or at Whitton from 2pm to 3.30pm.

There is also a session at Maidenhall from 3.30pm to 5pm and two at Northgate - the first from 10.30 am to midday and the second from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Entry is £2.70 per person and there is no booking required. If you have skates, please take them along as there are only a limited number to borrow.

Alternatively, little ones skating is available at Northgate from 1pm to 2pm, for three to seven year olds, costing £2.40.


The family session runs at Northgate sports centre from 10am to midday and is suitable for children aged seven and over, plus parents.

The cost is £8.80 per person, and places must be booked in advance.

Family Fun Session

Grab your swimming costumes and head down to Crown Pools for a family fun session with waves, floats and rafts from 10am to midday.

Entry costs £4.10 per adult and £2.90 per child.

And further afield:

Wild Wednesday at Bradfield Woods

Try tracking, fire making and cooking on an open fire at Bradfield Woods, near Bury St Edmunds.

The event is £6 per person, and is open to eight to 14 year olds. Book places here

Winter Quackers morning

Visit Lackford Lakes for a duck-themed morning of fun, games, trails and crafts.

The activity runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm and is suitable for children aged four to seven.

The cost is £4 per child. Book here.

Bird Box Building

Join Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Redgrave and Lopham Fen from 2pm to 4pm and make a next box and bird feeder that you can take home and use in your garden.

Suitable for families, the cost is £5 per box.

Those aged 11 to 16 can go along to the Young Wardens session at Knettishall Heath in Thetford, also from 2pm to 4pm, and build a box with the rangers.

Book here

Brick City

The Lego exhibition is still running at Moyse’s Hall, Bury St Edmunds.
See some of our great buildings re-created in those iconic bricks, and discover more about some of the world’s greatest cities.
Whilst there, you can also learn more about our rich heritage.

Museum entry is £4 for adults, £2 for children or £10 for a family.


Help save middle Earth at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park .

This event runs through to Saturday, there will be indoor and outdoor activities on offer themed around the Lord of the Rings saga.

Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family.

Heroes and Villains: Magna Carter

Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your side and start your training as you discover the bloody history of the Magna Carta.

Pick up your sword and advance in the drill, hear astonishing tales of your favourite rogues, choose a steed and take part in our junior jousting, and plot your ambush of Framlingham Castle.

Join in the feudal court, was King John a hero or a villain? You decide!

Event runs daily from 11am to 4pm, and entry is £18.70 for a family.

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