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 instructors, try hacking or enjoy a pony ride. Those that fall in love with their new hobby can even hold their birthday party here.
Tickets: From £18 for a 30-minute group lesson
EXPLORE NATURE
EAST COAST ADVENTURE DAYS
Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge
Monday 11 July - Friday 12 August, 10am - 4pm East Coast Adventures has again partnered with Easton Farm Park to provide more fun-filled and educational day camps this summer. Each ‘Adventure Day’ kicks off with team games and introductions before a trip to meet the animals on the farm. In the afternoon, your fledging adventurer will then learn a new skill. This changes daily but options include archery, axe throwing, bushcraft, geotagging, campfire cooking and paddleboarding. There are no hidden costs and the park entrance fee, animal feed and an Adventurers Completion Certificate are all covered. All your child needs to do is come dressed for the outdoors, bringing along a packed lunch and
water bottle.
Tickets: £39 per day with a discount for two and four day tickets, suitable for ages 7+
WILD KIDS: NATURALLY ART
Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve
Saturday 23 July, 10am - 12pm
Head to the beautiful nature reserve at Lackford Lakes for a fun-filled morning of creativity. You’ll be able to use found and foraged natural materials to make your very own artistic masterpiece, which you can then take home with you at the end of the session.
Tickets: £5, suitable for ages 6 - 11
PETAL POTIONS
Cambridge University Botanic Garden Saturday 6 August, 10am - 1pm
Learn how to combine scented plants from Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden to create a petal potion to use at bath time. To have a go, simply drop in to the Schools Garden between 10am-1pm on the 6 August. Like all First Saturday activities at the Botanic Garden, potion making is free but normal garden admission applies for accompanying adults.
Tickets: £6.80 (adult)
EXPLORE ICKWORTH WITH A NATURE EXPLORER Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds
Every Thursday from 21 July - 25 August, 11am / 1:30pm
Throughout the summer holidays, curious young ones will be able to explore nature and learn more about the past through an exciting programme of events at the National Trust’s Ickworth House. Activities will include going on a nature trail, finding out about Ickworth’s wildlife, taking part in a geocaching adventure and meeting a 1930s estate worker and dressing up in costumes from the era. There is no charge for the sessions but non-National Trust members will need to purchase a ticket for the estate, which will also allow them to visit the hall, parkland and play area.
Tickets: £11 (adult), £5.50 (child)
TRY SOMETHING NEW
MAGIC WEEKEND
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 July
From sorcery and trickery to alchemy and fairies, you’ll find magic waiting around every corner at Kentwell Hall this summer. Enjoy a fully interactive experience as you explore the gardens, farm, house and woodland and come face to face with over 50 magical characters. There’s so much to see and do that you’ll want to arrive early and stay for the full day. You can even add to the fun by dressing your own little witches, wizards, elves, pixies and fairies up for their visit.
Tickets: £17.80 (adult), £17.00 (senior), £13.45 (child 8-15), £6.50 (child 3-7), Under 3s free
THE VIKINGS RETURN TO WEST STOW
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 July, 10am - 5pm
Learn more about how the Vikings lived at this enthralling weekend with renowned re-enactment group Wuffa. There will be demonstrations of crafts and daily life activities, including leatherwork, spinning, weaving and textile dyeing. You’ll also be able to watch weapon demonstrations and witness exciting duels between warriors, fueling young imaginations and bringing history to life.
Tickets: £7 (adult), £6 (concessions), £4 (child 5- 16), Under 5s free
FUN WITH TRAINS
Kesgrave War Memorial Community
Centre, Ipswich
Saturday 6 August, Various times available
If your little one likes playing with a train set, they’ll absolutely love Fun With Trains. With over 100 different trains and carriages to choose from and 500 feet of train track, including a giant Thomas the Tank Engine set, young railway fans are guaranteed to be enter- tained for hours here. There are different time slots to suit all, with limited places at each one to ensure t hat everyone has plenty of space to play. And the
best bit? You won’t be the one who has to tidy it all away afterwards.
Tickets: From £7 (child), free entry for accompanying adults
THRILLS AND GRILLS
Food Museum, Stowmarket
Every Tuesday and Wednesday in August, 9:45am - 4pm If you know a budding chef, why not let them test their abilities and gain some new skills at this culinary- themed summer camp? They’ll spend half a day cook- ing with professional chef and cookery tutor Jake Barwood, followed by an afternoon of fun activities. Making full use of the wood-fired oven, fire pit and outside cooking area, your youngsters will work as part of a team to prepare tasty food from scratch and will also have the chance to participate in the creative Crest awards.
Tickets: £35 (lunch is included), suitable for
ages 7-12
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