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Christmas and trains, The Santa Special, have long held a special relationship, particularly since Robert Zemeckis' animated film The Polar Express captured the imaginations of young and old alike. There is something magical about families clambering aboard a steam train and heading off for an adventure together.

Hundreds of dachshund owners will be heading for the coast to take part in the Southwold Sausage Walk, Round Two - and hoping for good weather after the event was rained off last month.

National Trust Ickworth will be launching a brand-new sound and light-based experience this winter within the historic grounds of the Italianate Garden and Victorian Stumpery.

Ice skating during the run-up to the Christmas holidays used to be the sole preserve of the Scots and Canadians but it seems that skating has become a 'thing' in the maritime climes of Suffolk.

Fancy exploring a magical illuminated landscape in the run-up to Christmas? Then Helmingham Hall has just the event for you. This year it is bigger and better than ever and families are being invited to explore an illuminated garden trail which has been adorned with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.

Light up your life this festive season! Here are some of the places where Christmas light switch-ons will be taking place in 2019.

Santa is coming to Stowmarket, and alongside his helpers from the Stowmarket Lions Club, he will be trying to visit as many children in the area as possible this Christmas.

A brand new soft play centre is opening inside Clip 'n Climb on Ransomes Europark next week - and mums and dads who take their children along will be able to get a free Paddy and Scott's coffee.

Looking for things to do this weekend? Events include major firework displays, a youth music festival, and poignant events to mark Remembrance Day.

Nicola Warren looks ahead to some of the county's most popular festive events.

Are you looking for things to do this weekend? Choose from spooky Halloween events, fireworks, a retro games day, a herring festival and much more.

Ipswich's brand new mini golf course is receiving its final lick of paint ahead of its opening at Alton Water.

A brand new sound and light experience will be held over 15 nights in the run-up to Christmas at the stunning grounds of Ickworth House.

Years after the sitcom first aired in 1994 it is still as popular as ever - and now in Essex and Suffolk you can have the chance to celebrate 25 years of the award-winning TV show Friends.

We seem to be weighed down with bad news at the moment. The Pyre Parade in Ipswich offers a welcome opportunity to rid yourself of those negative thoughts and have some fun into the bargain

Crowds flocked to Ipswich's Buttermarket Shopping Centre to meet a baby T-Rex made famous by television appearances.

This half term families visiting Colchester Zoo will be in with the chance catching a rare glimpse of twin Amur leopard cubs who are now starting to explore their outdoor enclosure.

Were you at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday to celebrate England's Rugby World Cup quarter-final triumph?

The all-important timings, ticket prices, travel arrangements and what to expect from this year's fireworks in Christchurch Park - the biggest display in Suffolk.

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