9 ideas of what to do in the summer holidays in Suffolk
- Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND
The school summer holidays are just around the corner - and with sunnier weather hopefully on the way, it is time to start planning the best things to do with your children in July and August.
We have tried to find the best child-friendly events and activities for all ages and budgets - from cooling off at splash parks in Ipswich, to family fun on the trail of Felix the seagull in Felixstowe. .
So sit back, relax and decide what you and your children will get up to in Suffolk over the next six weeks.
Cool off at a splash park
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If you are looking for a spot to cool off in Ipswich, head on down to one of the splash parks at Holywells or Bourne parks.
The splash parks are free to use but there are currently Covid-19 guidelines in place, meaning the length of sessions may be limited at peak times.
Up-to-date information on guidelines can be found on the Ipswich Borough Council website.
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Hula hoop, dance and football sessions
The P.H.O.E.B.E centre is making sure there are lots of fun activities for girls in Ipswich to try this summer.
Included in the line-up of events at Christchurch Park during the summer holidays are free dance and Zumba workshops, as well as a soccercise session.
On Wednesday, August 4, hula hoop instructor Abby Close will be at the park teaching girls aged six to 12 some tricks to try with a hula hoop.
More information on all of the Christchurch Park sessions can be found by visiting https://phoebecentre.org.uk/events/
If you are looking for online youth events taking place in the summer holidays, the Superhero Disco arranged by Ipswich Museums is perfect for burning off some energy.
The disco, which children are being encouraged to dress up for, will be live-streamed on YouTube on Tuesday, August 3.
Details can be found on Ipswich Museum's social media channels.
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Hunt for Felix the Seagull
Whilst you are enjoying a beach day at Felixstowe, get involved with the new Felix the Seagull and Friends trail around the town.
The trail runs from Wednesday, July 21 and there are 10 seagulls to find.
Maps for the Yarnbomb event can be picked up from the Wool Baa and the Visit Felixstowe hut, as well as other shops in Felixstowe.
Adventure golf at Stonham Barns
There are lots of places where you can try adventure golf in Felixstowe but if you are looking for somewhere inland, try Stonham Barns near Stowmarket.
Alongside the pirate-themed adventure golf course, there is also foot golf and a mini nine-hole course on site - perfect if you love a bit of healthy competition.
Find out more about the Stonham Barns golf park at www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
If you are keen to get your children out in the fresh air during the summer holidays, take a look at the outdoor 'B-Wild' events organised by the Museum of East Anglian life in Stowmarket in July and August.
The sessions will teach children how to make a camp fire, bow or shelter.
Booking details can be found on the museum's Facebook page.
Get creative with pottery painting
If your children love arts and crafts but you aren't too keen on the mess, head to Coffee Craft and N Moore, in Needham Market High Street.
The paint your own pottery café lets adults and children get stuck into crafts and, most importantly, cake.
You can even book for one of the special summer holiday events.
Are you running activities in the summer holidays? Or do you want to share ideas of things-to-do in Suffolk?
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