Seven things to do in Ipswich over the Easter weekend

All About Dogs will be at Trinity Park on April 1 and 2. Picture: ALL ABOUT DOGS

All About Dogs will be at Trinity Park on April 1 and 2. Picture: ALL ABOUT DOGS - Credit: All About Dogs

The long Easter weekend is nearly here. Here are some suggestions for events in Ipswich and the surrounding area.

Chocolate eggs are spotted on an Easter trail. Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER

Chocolate eggs are spotted on an Easter trail. Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER - Credit: citizenside.com

Easter Speggtacular, Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, near Ipswich

March 30 to April 2

Hunt for Easter treasure during this fun event, with a special treat for children who solve the clues.

There’s also the chance to cuddle bunnies and lambs, and possibly even see a lamb being born.

The event runs from 10am to 5pm daily. For more details, see the website.

Youngsters can join an Easter trail at Landguard fort in Felixstowe. Picture: PETER WILES

Youngsters can join an Easter trail at Landguard fort in Felixstowe. Picture: PETER WILES - Credit: citizenside.com

Easter Trail, Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

March 30 to April 15

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If you want to get out in the open air and enjoy some Easter fun, this quiz trail could be the answer.

Normal admission charges to the fort will reply, plus a small charge for a trail sheet.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm daily. For more details, visit the website.

Kim Wilde is appearing at the Ipswich Regent on Friday. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Kim Wilde is appearing at the Ipswich Regent on Friday. Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

Kim Wilde Here Come the Aliens Tour, Ipswich Regent

March 30

Rock’n’roll star Kim Wilde brings her tour to Ipswich for Easter, performing with her band.

The 80s icon has returns with her first full UK tour for 30 years, as well as a new album.

Her concert will include new songs as well as classic hits. For details, visit the website and see our Kim Wilde interview.

Our Country's Good is part of the New Wolsey's spring season. Picture: NEW WOLSEY THEATRE

Our Country's Good is part of the New Wolsey's spring season. Picture: NEW WOLSEY THEATRE - Credit: Archant

Our Country’s Good, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

March 30-31

Blending comedy and powerful drama, this play by Timberlake Wertenbaker is a tale of convicts heading for Australia in 1787.

It’s the remarkable true story of a group of convicts and a young officer who rehearse and perform a play.

This is a touring co-producton between Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Ramps on the Moon. For details, visit the website.

Me & My Bee, a children's show by ThisEgg, will be at HEG High Street Exhibition Gallery in Ipswich

Me & My Bee, a children's show by ThisEgg, will be at HEG High Street Exhibition Gallery in Ipswich on Saturday. Picture: NEW WOLSEY - Credit: New Wolsey

Me & My Bee, HEG High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

March 31

If you’re looking for family entertainment, try this fun children’s show from theatre company ThisEgg.

Our fuzzy little friends need our help, so this show invites you to save the world, one bee at a time!

There will be two performances, at 11am and 1.30pm. For details and to book, visit the New Wolsey website.

Join in with an Easter egg hunt at the Blue Cross in Wherstead.

Join in with an Easter egg hunt at the Blue Cross in Wherstead. - Credit: Getty Images

Easter Egg Hunt, Suffolk Blue Cross Centre, Wherstead

April 1

Take your family along to a woodland Easter egg hunt at the Suffolk Blue Cross centre near Ipswich, from 11am to 2pm.

The pet charity’s event will include craft activities and face painting. Dogs on a lead are welcome to join the day.

All proceeds will go the charity. For more information, visit the Blue Cross Facebook page.

All About Dogs Show. Picture: ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW

All About Dogs Show. Picture: ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW - Credit: Archant

All About Dogs Show, Trinity Park, Ipswich

April 1 and 2

Created by dog lovers for dog lovers, this event is the ultimate weekend of canine fun,

There will be a programme of interactive talks and demonstrations, as well as live performances and fun dog show classes.

There will also be have-a-go activities and stalls. To find out more about the show, visit the website.