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Spooky Fun on The Suffolk Coast this Halloween!

The Suffolk Coast is renowned for its ghoulish ghost stories, ancient legends and tales of witchcraft so we really don’t have to try very hard when it comes to getting all spooked up for Halloween!

Prepare yourselves for a veritable fest of creepy capers taking place throughout The Suffolk Coast this October that are guaranteed to get you into the spirit of All Hallows Eve!

Halesworth Scarecrow Week

21st - 28th October 2017

Ghosties, and ghoulies, and things that breath fire! Now in its 8th year, the Halesworth Scarecrow Festival goes from strength to strength, with shops and businesses vying to produce the most eye-catching and ingenious scarecrow.

Free Entry

Harry Panto and the Chamber Pot of Secrets

21st October 2017

Abracadabra! With a wave of their wand Felixstowe Spa Pavilion brings you this wizard production of Harry Panto and the Chamber Pot of Secrets.
Join young magicians as they fight the dark lord in this spellbinding tale of good versus evil. Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot sure to delight youngsters and adults alike.

A ghoulishly spooktacular parody production for this October half term that will stop you just Pottering about and leave you wanting Volde-More!

See website for ticket prices

https://thelittleboxoffice.com/spapavilion/event/view/69435

Hocus Pocus

21st October 2017

Just in time for Halloween, pop along to The Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge to the 10.30am Kids Club Film - the classic 'Hocus Pocus'.

After moving to Salem, Massachusets, teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

Ticket price: £3

http://www.theriverside.co.uk/

Pleasurewood Chills

21st - 29th October 2017

Join Woody and friends for a chillingly great time at Pleasurewood Chills. Free activities and attractions include Woody’s Spooktacular Shows in the Castle Theatre daily, pumpkin carving, trick or treat, mask making and Woody’s spooky parades.

Why not dress up in your best spooky attire they will be picking winners for the best scarily dressed!
On Saturday 28th October join Woody the famous fireworks; the most spectacular in the area – definitely one not to be missed!

See website for ticket prices.

http://pleasurewoodhills.com/

Art Island 2: Shadow Puppets

24th October 2017

Aimed at children aged 8-12 years, Art Island will teach you how to make animal shadow puppets and perform with them at the end of the session. The group will be making shadow puppets using traditional & contemporary techniques,and will design and make animals inspired by Philip Pulman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy.

Participants will perform a show for each other at the close of the day.

£10 per child

https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/shadow-puppets-workshop/

The Black Shuck: Halloween Play in a Day

26th October 2017

The Black Shuck is an immersive Halloween theatre experience for young people aged 12-17 taking place at The Seagull Theatre; exploring the legend of Suffolk's Black Shuck.
At the start of the workshop, participants will listen to a short excerpt of the script which depicts the ‘The Black Shuck’. They will then have the opportunity to produce and perform the short Halloween play, working with three theatre leaders specialising in three theatre disciplines; Performance, wardrobe and make up and technical. 

At the end of the evening, the groups will come together to perform the play in front of a live audience on The Seagull Theatre's stage.

Free to attend (spaces are limited so booking is essential).

Tel: 01502 589726

Halloween at the Aquarium

27th October 2017

Live performances from Bloodshake Chorus and Fat n furious at The Aquarium in Lowestoft.
The Bloodshake Chorus are a rumbustious band of the undead, unearthing the classics of the fifties and sixties with a horrific twist, in a way you've never heard them played before.
Performers with heart and soul (not all of them originally theirs) their relentless advance has seen them spread terror throughout the region and even infect the international airwaves. 

Ticket price £6.66

http://www.aquariumlive.co.uk/

Halloween at the East Anglia Transport Museum

28th October 2017

Join in with the spooky happenings around the East Anglia Transport Museum on Saturday 28th October from 2pm - 7pm. 
As the East Anglia Transport Museum opens longer into October, there are some spooks around their site as the woodland area is just the place to attract the creatures of the night.

There's a free witch hunt for the children with a prize for every child, as well as the late running of the trams trolleybuses and train into the evening for a chilling experience for all as the woods come alive with the spirits of All Hallows Eve when it gets dark! 

For admission prices see website.

http://eatransportmuseum.co.uk/visit-us.html

Landguard Spooky Day

28th October 2017

A fun-packed afternoon of gentle chills and thrills at Landguard Spooky Day; with spooky puppet show 'Three Silly Witches', balloon-modelling with Miraiker, spooky disco room, spooky crafts and colouring-in and spooky quiz trails around the museum. See the museum decorated spooky-style with plenty of surprises and treats.

Ticket price £7

http://www.discoverlandguard.org.uk/attractions/felixstowe-museum/events/landguard-spooky-day

Halloween Party at The Alex Cafe Bar

28th October 2017

Join in and have fun with this spook-tacular party night with DJ Lloyd in The Alex Café Bar, right on the seafront in Felixstowe! Fancy dress is encouraged and there will be a boo-tiful prize for the best/scariest/most original costume.

Bar staff will be concocting and mixing some scary cocktails  (Morgue-a-Rita and Witch's Brew) especially for the weekend.

Free Entry

http://www.yeogroup.co.uk/the-alex-cafe-bar/

Frankenstein & The Dunwich Horror

29th October 2017

The Old Time Radio Club perform authentic vintage radio dramatisation under “broadcast” conditions, using voice actors, live music, live sound-effects and a live studio audience.
They will be returning to The Seagull Theatre for Halloween 2017 with an original adaptation and double bill of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and “The Dunwich Horror” by H.P. Lovecraft.

Ticket price £7

http://www.theseagull.co.uk/event/frankenstein-and-the-dunwich-horror/

Radio Play in a Day

29th October 2017

A unique theatre experience for 11-14 year olds, join The Old Time Radio Club to produce and perform your own Halloween themed radio play. 

During the day you will learn how to write your own script, create live sound-effects and compose creepy music and then perform your play to an invited family audience at the end of the workshop.

Suitable for ages 11-14. Places are limited so booking is advised.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Ticket Price £15

http://www.theseagull.co.uk/event/a-radio-play-in-a-day/

Catastrophe Cat Cafe Halloween Celebration

31st October 2017

Spend a spooky evening at Catastrophe Cat Cafe to celebrate everything spooky about Black Cats!
Themed quiz at the Cat Cafe. Compulsory fancy dress for humans! Spooky food included & a ghastly drink, gory music and deadly decorations.

Ticket price £20 per person

https://catastrophe-cat-cafe.fwscart.com/


Things to see and do


Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Home to plenty of animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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Dog friendly


Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

At Africa Alive!, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent.

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Discover Landguard

Discover Landguard

The Landguard Peninsula is located at the southerly most point of the town of Felixstowe. 

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Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Long Shop Museum

Long Shop Museum

Leiston

Located at the heart of the original Richard Garrett and Sons Town Works, The Long Shop museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavor through its stunning collections, hands-on displays and the remarkable family behind the factory.

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Wheelchair Accessible


East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum

Lowestoft

The only museum in East Anglia where you can ride on working trams, trolley buses and narrow gauge railway!

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Dog friendly


Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre is situated in between Lowestoft's Award winning beaches in South Lowestoft. 

It's a hive of activity and entertainment, from traditional fruit machines and video games, to roller skating, fantastic live music, perfect party venue, great fish and chips and fabulous brasserie dining with the best sea views in town!

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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

A glorious seafront theatre and restaurant complex, with stunning views, an art deco auditorium for up to 900 people and a fabulous Mediterranean-style pizza, pasta & grill menu. Food served all day includes home-made cakes and pastries, lunch and dinner menus, with tapas, sandwiches and takeaway also available. 


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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Cinema: the very best of world cinema at the heart of the local community since 1919. Providing a programme of film screenings, live shows and special event;  independent, inspirational, meaningful, fun.

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Free wifi

events


Art Island 2: Shadow Puppets

Art Island 2: Shadow Puppets

Snape | Tue 24th Oct 2017

Learn to make animal shadow puppets and perform with them at the end of the session. 

Read more >


Halloween at the East Anglia Transport Museum

Halloween at the East Anglia Transport Museum

Lowestoft | Sat 28th Oct 2017

Join in with the spooky happenings around the East Anglia Transport Museum on Saturday 28th October.

Read more >


Halloween at the Aquarium

Halloween at the Aquarium

Lowestoft | Fri 27th Oct 2017

The Bloodshake Chorus are a rumbustious band of the undead, unearthing the classics of the fifties and sixties with a horrific twist, in a way you've never heard them played before.

Read more >


Landguard Spooky Day

Landguard Spooky Day

Felixstowe | Sat 28th Oct 2017

A fun-packed afternoon of gentle chills and thrills!

Read more >


Halesworth Scarecrow Week

Halesworth Scarecrow Week

Halesworth | Sat 21st - Sat 28th Oct 2017

Ghosties, and ghoulies, and things that breath fire!

Read more >


Halesworth Half-Term Treasure Trail

Halesworth Half-Term Treasure Trail

Halesworth | Sat 21st - Sat 28th Oct 2017

Find the letters hidden in shop windows, make them into titles of children's books and you could win the chance to turn on the Christmas lights in Halesworth and meet Father Christmas!

Read more >


Catastrophe Cat Cafe Halloween Celebration

Catastrophe Cat Cafe Halloween Celebration

Ipswich | Tue 31st Oct 2017

Spend a spooky evening at Catastrophe Cat Cafe to celebrate everything spooky about Black Cats!

Read more >


Harry Panto & The Chamber Pot of Secrets

Harry Panto & The Chamber Pot of Secrets

Felixstowe | Sat 21st Oct 2017

Abracadabra! With a wave of their wand Felixstowe Spa Pavilion bring you this wizard production.

Read more >


Hocus Pocus(PG)

Hocus Pocus(PG)

Woodbridge | Sat 21st Oct 2017

Just in time for Halloween - 10.30am Kids Club Film.

Read more >


Pleasurewood Chills

Pleasurewood Chills

Lowestoft | Sat 21st - Sun 29th Oct 2017

It’s back! This Halloween, enjoy spooky fun for all the family!

Read more >


Half Term at Easton Farm Park

Half Term at Easton Farm Park

Wickham Market | Sat 21st - Sun 29th Oct 2017

Amazing half term activities, come along and enjoy the animals, let your children run free in the play areas and soak up the delights of the Farm Park.

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Dog friendly


The Black Shuck - Halloween Play in a Day Workshop

The Black Shuck - Halloween Play in a Day Workshop

Lowestoft | Thu 26th Oct 2017

The Black Shuck is an immersive Halloween theatre experience for young people aged 12-17 taking place at The Seagull Theatre; exploring the legend of Suffolk's Black Shuck

Read more >
Wheelchair Accessible


Frankenstein and the Dunwich Horror

Frankenstein and the Dunwich Horror

Lowestoft | Sun 29th Oct 2017

The Old Time Radio Club perform authentic vintage radio dramatisation under “broadcast” conditions, using voice actors, live music, live sound-effects and a live studio audience.

Read more >
Wheelchair Accessible


A Radio Play in a Day

A Radio Play in a Day

Lowestoft | Sun 29th Oct 2017

A unique theatre experience for 11-14 year olds, join The Old Time Radio Club to produce and perform your own Halloween themed radio play.

Read more >
Wheelchair Accessible