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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!

Pleasurewood Chills!

One of Suffolk’s favourite haunts, Pleasurewood Hills theme park near Lowestoft, is pulling out all the stops this year with some spooky fun for all the family from 22 October to 30 October. 

Enjoy the 35 rides, shows and attractions plus a host of free Halloween activities and attractions…

Scream and shout with Woody Bear in a fantastic new show ‘Woody’s Spooktacular’ suitable for all the family. The whole family can get stuck in with the spooky activities including pumpkin carving, trick or treat, mask making, find the witch treasure hunt and, back by popular demand for Halloween, Woody’s Spooky Parade. 

The end of the season wouldn’t be complete without Pleasurewood Hills famous firework spectacular. On Saturday 29 October join them for the famous fireworks – definitely one not to be missed!

Discover Lowestoft's Spooky Day!

Head into the town of Lowestoft itself to join in with a whole host of ghoulish goings on at Discover Lowestoft's Spooky Saturday! There's a trick or treat trail, a live performance from Cantors Theatre School and "Day of the Dead Dress" street theatre, storytelling and crafts, and look out for the naughty goblins searching for the missing princess throughout the town centre! All taking place on Saturday 29th October.

Little Fort of Horrors

Further down the coast at Felixstowe, there's been an unidentified infection outbreak at Landguard Fort! Enter the zombie fortress where the scientists, doctors and military personnel will be on hand to care for your infected family and friends. Walk through the tunnels and rooms of the fort, and join in the freakish, fort fun! The event is only open to adults and young people aged 13-18 years (young people must be accompanied by an adult) and is booking in advance is essential. 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is only open to adults and young people aged 13-18 years only (young people must be accompanied by an adult) and is booking in advance is essential. 

Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror!

Here’s one for the grown-ups; Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft on Friday 28 October. This film still remains to be the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever.  If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this! Although fancy dress is not obligatory, it’s highly recommended!

Halloween Craft Party!

Feeling crafty? Head to The Suffolk Food Hall at Wherstead near Ipswich for a Halloween Craft Party on 26th October 2016. Oodles of creative Halloween activities have been planned including, create your own scarecrow, wrap the mummy, fancy dress competition, spooky trail, carving pumpkins and so much more.

Spooky Goings on at the Museum!

Some spooky things are about to happen at the East Anglia Transport Museum on Saturday 29 October when the late running of the museum's trams, trolleybuses and train into the darkness of the night will be a chilling experience for all as the woods come alive with the spirits of Hallows Eve! Take part in the witch hunt and be sure to wear a blood curdling costume as all children in fancy dress will be given a prize!

The Never-Ending Nightmare!

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare” at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion on Tuesday 25th October at 7.30pm.

The spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland-type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!

Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals throughout the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), the Wacken Festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it became the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia.

PLEASE NOTE: This show is not suitable for small children and all under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Halloween Family Monster Ball!

As dusk falls on Thorpeness, take your pumpkin and meet up with fellow monsters, witches and wizards as you walk through the eerie village to Thorpeness Country Club where the Halloween Family Monster Ball is being held. 

Watch out for ghouls and ghosts as you enjoy a delicious finger buffet dinner in the vaulted function room, which will be spookily decorated for the night. Later, dance into the night as the disco plays toe-tapping favourites including the Monster Mash!

Ghost River Cruise!

The River Orwell has many ghostly stories to its name – Climb aboard Orwell Lady on Sunday 30 October to hear some eerie river tales.

Cruising out of Ipswich at 2.30pm, the boat will drift through the locks, under the bridge passing the wooded stretches of the river before returning to Ipswich at 5pm.

There will be a full commentary, pointing out local landmarks in addition to the local stories with a Halloween themed buffet included. Fancy dress is optional! 

One thing is sure, when you choose a spooky day out on The Suffolk Coast - always expect the unexpected!

Things to see and do


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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Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Whether it's a traditional Victorian park, a fort in the middle of a forest, or a zip wire along the river, the outdoor play areas on The Suffolk Coast are the perfect place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the great outdoors.

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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


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

events


Have a Spooky Halloween!

Have a Spooky Halloween!

Lowestoft | Sat 29th Oct 2016

Join the East Anglia Transport Museum for a spooky night!

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Dog friendly


Suffolk Libraries Bookfest

Suffolk Libraries Bookfest

| Fri 21st - Sun 30th Oct 2016

Suffolk Libraries Bookfest is taking place during the half term week from Friday 21st to Sunday 30th October and will involve a range of talks and workshops by authors and poets with events for younger and older readers. 

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible


Landguard Spooky Day

Landguard Spooky Day

Felixstowe | Sat 22nd Oct 2016

Your kids will love this spooky event at Felixstowe Museum.

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Wheelchair Accessible


Little Fort of Horrors

Little Fort of Horrors

Felixstowe | Sat 29th Oct 2016

Following an unidentified infection outbreak in Felixstowe, the 'URE' (Undead Research Establishment) has been set up at Landguard Fort.

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Halloween Family Monster Ball

Halloween Family Monster Ball

Thorpeness | Sat 29th Oct 2016

A spooky fun, family event at The Dolphin Inn and Thorpeness Country Club!

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Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show

Lowestoft | Fri 28th Oct 2016

The Campest Cult Classic of all time gets the Singalonga treatment it’s been SCREAMING for! 

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Wheelchair Accessible


Ghosts on the River Cruise

Ghosts on the River Cruise

Ipswich | Sun 30th Oct 2016

Do you know how many ghostly tales are associated with the River Orwell?

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Give Nature a Home at Home

Give Nature a Home at Home

Saxmundham | Mon 24th - Fri 28th Oct 2016

Make yourself a home for the nature that visits your garden.

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Halloween Craft Party

Halloween Craft Party

Ipswich | Wed 26th Oct 2016

Head to The Suffolk Food Hall for a Halloween Craft Party on 26th October 2016. Oodles of creative Halloween activities have been planned.

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Final Fling at The Longshop Museum

Final Fling at The Longshop Museum

Saxmundham | Sun 23rd Oct 2016

The Long Shop Museum will once again mark the end of the season with a spectacular celebration of steam on Sunday 23rd October

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Discover Lowestoft at Halloween with Spooky Saturday

Discover Lowestoft at Halloween with Spooky Saturday

Lowestoft | Sat 29th Oct 2016

For 2016 Lowestoft Vision have put together a thriller of entertainment which will take place in the town centre on Spooky Saturday.

The main attraction of Spooky Saturday is the free Pumpkin trick or treat trail which is open to children under 12 years in Halloween fancy dress and under 12’s who are accompanied by an adult.

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Wheelchair Accessible


"Half term fun at Little Rascals" - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 29th Oct 2016

Head to Little Little Rascals, Snape Maltings, Suffolk on 29th October 2016, for a fun filled day of colouring, printing, stencilling and storytelling from Top That Publishing.

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Pleasurewood Chills

Pleasurewood Chills

Lowestoft | Sat 22nd - Sun 30th Oct 2016

Spooky fun for the whole family this half term!

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The Big Draw - Framlingham

The Big Draw - Framlingham

Framlingham | Sat 29th Oct 2016

FlipSide, the Suffolk based arts charity, in association with the FAYAP (Framlingham Area Youth Action Partnership) Big Pencils Project and with sponsorship from Arts Framlingham, is bringing The Big Draw to Framlingham!

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