It’s officially autumn!
The days are shorter and there’s a distinctive freshness in the air… It’s nearly half term!
Why not snatch the opportunity to take some days out or even a break with the family and escape to The Suffolk Coast? There is so much on offer here – the weather is still beautifully mild, the summer crowds long gone and the out of season accommodation prices are very affordable!
It’s a long winter so make the most of the autumn sunshine and get the kids out in the great outdoors…
Walking in the Suffolk countryside or on the coast is always makes for a great family outing, but if you want something a little more structured why now try ‘The Magic of Minsmere’ weekend walks
With over 5600 recorded species and a wealth of history and archaeological highlights at Minsmere, there is so much to discover. Their friendly and knowledgeable RSPB guides will take you through the sights and sounds to be enjoyed at this time of year.
These walks are on from Saturday 1st to Saturday 29th October starting at 9.15am. They generally last 3-4 hours and are tailored according to the season and visitor knowledge.
Places are limited so booking is essential - Email: email@example.com or phone: 01728 648281.
Staying with the wildlife theme, a visit to Africa Alive! in Kessingland near Lowestoft is always a sure fire way of keeping all the family entertained!
Set in 100 acres and home to more than 80 species of animals from around Africa means you will have more than enough to keep the kids occupied all day.
This half term, as an extra activity, the children will love taking part in a bit of detective work by following the clues to crack the code and find the hidden treasure!
Bring out the artistic side in your little ones by taking them along to The Tack Room, Snape Maltings on 28th October 2016 for a creative workshop of Mexican Shadow Puppets.
The aim of this workshop is to explore the Mexican festival ‘Day of the Dead’. Children will be taught how to make Shadow puppets with a performance at the end of the day.
Workshop Times: 10.00am - 3.00pm and cost £30 per person. You will need to bring a packed lunch for this one.
For more information or to book email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01728 687110
Book worms will love the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest which is taking place during the half term week from Friday 21st to Sunday 30th October and will involve a range of talks and workshops throughout the county by authors and poets with events for younger and older readers.
Events confirmed so far include an afternoon tea with James Runcie, the creator of the Grantchester TV series; a magic act launching the new murder mystery from Elly Griffiths; music and readings with renowned poet Liz Lochhead; and conversation with best-selling novelists including Barbara Erskine, Chris Cleave, Gavin Extence and Erin Kelly.
Celebrate the steam engine at the Long Shop Museum in the Suffolk town of Leiston, which is once again marking the end of the season with a spectacular festival of steam on Sunday 23rd October.
‘Final Fling’ is The Longshop's annual steam and activity day with full size and miniature engines being demonstrated in all their working glory. It runs from 11am to 4pm and highlights how the museum’s site in Leiston’s former Garrett Engineering Works, was a hub of industrial production with the design and manufacture of a prolific and diverse array of magnificent machines.
For a full list of events during half term check out our 'What's On' page!
Whatever day out or activity you choose for the family, It’s safe to say, we’ve got half term on The Suffolk Coast well and truly covered!