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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!


Halloween and Paint a Pumpkin at the Suffolk Punch Trust

When: Friday 19th to Sunday 28th October

Where: Suffolk Punch Trust, St Davids Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge IP12 3JR

A family fun day to celebrate Halloween with a ghostly hunt and painting of pumpkins! You can, of course also visit the magnificent Suffolk Punch horses, watch live demonstrations, take a tractor-trailer ride and meet the farm residents including rare large black pigs, Red Poll cattle, Suffolk Sheep, Ixworth Chickens and Silver Appleyard Ducks.

For more information visit http://suffolkpunchtrust.org/

Halesworth Scarecrow Festival

When: Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th October 

The Halesworth Scarecrow Festival is in its 9th year and is a free and fun activity for children (and adults!) which runs through the half-term break. Shops and businesses in the thriving market town of Halesworth get into the spirit (get it?) of things, showcasing their creative skills with a cavalcade of scarecrows through the town. 
There is also a Treasure Trail for the children and letters hidden in shop windows make up the name of well-known films.
Entry forms can be found in Halesworth Library and Edwards restaurant (£1 per form). There is a cash prize for the winner and runners up and the winner will be able to switch on the Halesworth Christmas lights! 

For further information, contact Karen on 01986 873763 or karen@edwardshalesworth.co.uk 

Scaretacular at Southwold Maize Maze

When: Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th October, 10am – 5.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Where: Southwold Maize Maze, Old Hall Farm, Halesworth Road, Reydon, Southwold. IP18 6SG

Southwold Maize Maze invites you to venture into the scary maize maze where you can encounter 10 spooky but very cute (and child-friendly) characters. If you can find all ten of them (and make it out the other side) you can claim your prize. And if that doesn’t test your navigation skills, why not endeavour further into the Trick or Treat Maze where you can pursue the finger stamps and fulfill the eerie forfeit that awaits you!

You can also enjoy a ride on the ghoulish pedal go-karts and discover your fate at the fortune teller witch’s cauldron. The haunted marquee also offers ghostly entertainment and if that wasn’t enough, visit the Halloween themed face painting hut to accompany your dressing up efforts for the fancy dress parade (at 2pm each day – a prize for best costume)

Tickets are £7 for adults and children (under 3’s are free). For further information visit www.southwoldmaizemaze.co.uk, email info@southwoldmaizemaze.co.uk or phone 07801 065845

Easton Farm Park - Wands & Witches

When: Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th October, 11am – 4pm

Where: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0EQ

Wands and Witches is a spooky week of fun and mayhem at the popular family venue, Easton Farm Park.
Join in for a fun-filled half term with lots of slightly spooky and eerie activities. 
You can make your own broomstick, learn some spooky magic tricks and visit the spooky maze as well as lots more seasonal fun on the farm. 

The entry fee for the week is half price at £4.60 and includes half hourly activities which offer exciting experiences for young ones, including Hug a Bunny, Pony and Cart Rides, the (ever popular) Barrel Bug, Family Train Ride and the chance to meet the farm’s resident Suffolk Punch horses.

For further information, visit www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk, email info@eastonfarmpark.co.uk or phone 01728 746475

Spooky Tales for Half Term at The Red House

When: Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th October, 1-5pm 

Where: The Red House, Golf Lane, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ

Once home to Suffolk’s most famous composer Benjamin Britten, The Red House in Aldeburgh is getting into the Halloween atmosphere with some spooky Suffolk ghost stories. You can even get the chance to create your own ghostly (and ghastly) sound-effects to accompany the stories.

Admission to the Red House is £5.50 (under 16s free) and includes admittance to the story-telling. For further information, visit www.brittenpears.org, email info@brittenpears.org or phone 01728 451700

Frankenstein's Freaky Experimentation at Holywells Park, Ipswich

When: Wednesday 24th October, 9.30am – 5pm

Where: Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich IP3 0PG

Head on over to Holywells Park during half term week where Kinetic Science are holding some free Halloween themed science activities called ‘Frankenstein’s Freaky Experimentation’

Sessions run for 90 minutes starting at 9.30am, 11.15am, 1.45pm and 3.30pm and are free to attend but have limited spaces so must be booked in advance.

Suitable for ages 4+ (parental supervision required). To book call 01473 433990 or email Holywells.Reception@ipswich.gov.uk or science@kineticscience.co.uk 

Please note: the event may be canceled at short notice if there are any circumstances beyond the control of the organisers.

Jazz Up your Jungle Pumpkin

When: Thursday 25th, 10am – 4pm

Where: Urban Jungle Plant Nursery & Cafe, London Road, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8TT

Returning for 2018 by popular demand, Urban Jungle are repeating their ‘Jazz Up Your Jungle Pumpkin’ event for children and families!

For just £5, you will be given a pumpkin and paints and accessories, as well as the supervising help of Claree Fairy who will be on hand to help design and decorate your pumpkin.

The Jungle will be festooned with beautiful Autumnal colours, fruits and foliage and seasonal specials and hot warming drinks will be available in the café too. Drop in anytime (fancy dress encouraged) between 10am and 4pm.

For further information, email media.events@urbanjungle.uk.com or phone 01502 219110

Family Halloween Disco at Ufford Park

When: Friday 26th October, 6.30-11pm 

Where: Ufford Park Woodbridge IP12 1QW

Back by popular demand the annual family Halloween disco at Ufford Park will ensure everybody has a FANGtastic time as you dance the night away. Great music from Thriller to the Monster Mash as well as kiddy favourities and good old disco songs will be played and food will be available in the form of nachos and chips.

Tickets are £9.50 for adults, £3 for children ages 5-12 years old (under 4s are FREE) but you are urged to book in advance as the event is expected to be a sellout.

For further information, visit www.uffordpark.co.uk, email events@uffordpark.co.uk or phone 01394 383555

Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Spectacular

When: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

Where: Landguard Fort & Felixstowe Museum, View Point Road Felixstowe Suffolk IP11 3TW

The Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival promises something for all ages (child friendly) and also promises to be a spectacular event – chocablock full of  Steampunk curiosities and eccentricities and also a spooky Halloween twist or two.

Saturday and Sunday daytime will offer great live music and entertainment, family fun and activities (Victorian magic shows, High Noon shoot-outs ‘Wild West style’ with Nerf guns; traditional tea dueling and wheelchair jousting!), a Steampunk marketplace and fabulous food and drink.

On Saturday evening, between 7pm and 11.30pm, you are advised to prepare yourself for the weird, wacky, spooky and scary. If you dare enter the haunted Landguard Fort after dark for the ‘Night of the Macabre’ you can watch a cabaret show including music and eccentric entertainment by The Retro Clones, The Wattingers and Captain of the Lost Waves, Steampunk scarers, spooky lighting, special effects and plenty of surprises! (No admittance to the evening event for anyone under the age of 14)

You are encouraged to attend any part of the weekend in your best Steampunk finery.

For further information and to book tickets, visit www.discoverlandguard.org.uk, email landguardenquiries@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or phone 01394 675900

Hocus Pocus at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

When: Saturday 27th October 

Where: The Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 2DX

Hocus Pocus is a ghoulishly spooktacular parody production for half term which will leave you spellbound as the three witches you love to hate are back. Flying high in this wicked Halloween Pantomime which is suitable for all the family, the show offers magical illusions, pop songs and plenty of things that go bump in the night. 

Tickets are £12.50 for adults and £10.50 for children under 16 or a family ticket at £40 covers two adults and two children. 

For further information, visit www.spapavilion.uk, email Sophie.kennelly@felixstowespa.co.uk or phone 01394 284962

Hauntingly Grusome Halloween Walk

When: Wednesday 31st October, 6-7.30pm

Where: Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephen's Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP 

Join this walk of ghastly stories of dreadful diseases, foul stinks, overflowing graveyards, murder, execution, ghosts and witchcraft. Dressing up isn’t compulsory, but it’s a lot more fun!

Ipswich's Hauntingly Gruesome Halloween Walk is ideal for children aged 8 to 12 years and their well-behaved adults. Children must be accompanied by a responsible and live adult, no zombie adults allowed!

Places are limited and should be booked in advance to guarantee your place on the tour. Tickets are £4 and suitable for children aged between 8 – 12 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult). 

To book, contact tourist@ipswich.gov.uk or phone 01473 258070

Halloween Rocks at The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe 

When: Wednesday 31st October, 8pm

Where: The Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 2DX

Halloween Rocks is a very unique theatrical event which features bespoke costumes, special effects, incredible makeup and a fantastic mix of some of the greatest rock and pop anthems ever performed by a cast of leading performers. This is one Halloween party you don’t want to miss! 

If you want to enjoy a Halloween themed dinner, book the special Halloween Treat 2 course Platter which will be served to your table for just £12 per person (the meal by advance reservation only).

Tickets cost £24 (Concessions £21.50). For further information, visit www.spapavilion.uk, email Sophie.kennelly@felixstowespa.co.uk or phone 01394 284962



Things to see and do

Suffolk Museums

Suffolk Museums

There are more than 50 museums in Suffolk. Each one is unique, and they are all packed with fascinating stories and objects. 

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The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud, is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. It is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses, to find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia and helped to develop farming throughout the Eastern Counties.

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Dog friendly

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

Felixstowe Museum

Felixstowe Museum

Explore the fascinating artefacts and collections of Felixstowe Museum, which brings alive the military and social history of this seaside town.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

Africa Alive! - explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent, a great adventure for all the family.

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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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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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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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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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The Red House

The Red House

Aldeburgh

The music of Benjamin Britten is the soundtrack of the Suffolk coast. Britten (1913-1976) was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

Suffolk Libraries

Suffolk Libraries

All of the county's 44 libraries provide a wide range of services including traditional library loans (books, DVDs etc) access to the internet and a range of information materials, free Wi-Fi and activities for people of all ages throughout the year.


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Free wifi

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

Events

October Half Term - Wands & Witches

October Half Term - Wands & Witches

Woodbridge | Sat 20th - Sun 28th Oct 2018

A brilliantly spooky week at the park!

Join in for a fun-filled half term with lots of slightly spooky and magical activities. Try your hand at making broomsticks, learn some magic tricks and visit the spooky maze as well as lots more seasonal fun on the farm. Half price entry!

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Halloween and paint a pumpkin at The Suffolk Punch Trust

Halloween and paint a pumpkin at The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge | Fri 19th - Sun 28th Oct 2018

A family fun day to celebrate Halloween with a ghostly hunt and painting of pumpkins

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Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival

Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival

Felixstowe | Sat 27th - Sun 28th Oct 2018

A weekend not to be missed at both Landguard Fort and Felixstowe Museum - packed with Steampunk curiosities and eccentricities with a spooky Halloween twist or two.


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Hocus Panto at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

Hocus Panto at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

Felixstowe | Sat 27th Oct 2018

The three witches you love to hate are back and more magical than ever, flying high in this wicked Halloween Pantomime. 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.

Read more >

Halloween Rocks at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

Halloween Rocks at Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

Felixstowe | Wed 31st Oct 2018

This is one Halloween party you cannot afford to miss! A heart stopping mix of some of the greatest rock and pop anthems ever performed by a cast of leading performers. Halloween Rocks is a truly unique theatrical event featuring bespoke costumes, special effects and incredible make up. This show will take your breath away… all of it!

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Jazz Up Your Jungle Pumpkin

Jazz Up Your Jungle Pumpkin

Beccles | Thu 25th - Fri 26th Oct 2018

Back in 2018 by popular demand (for adults and families!), Visit Urban Jungle on Thursday 25th October at Beccles, Suffolk and Friday 26th October at Costessey, Norfolk and Jazz up your Jungle Pumpkin.

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Halesworth Scarecrow Festival and Treasure Trail

Halesworth Scarecrow Festival and Treasure Trail

Halesworth | Sat 20th - Sat 27th Oct 2018

Fun activity for the children at half-term

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Scaretacular - Southwold Scary Maize Maze

Scaretacular - Southwold Scary Maize Maze

Southwold | Sat 20th - Sun 28th Oct 2018

Southwold Maize Maze are already looking forward to our 3rd Halloween event - following on from 2 very successful ones.

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Spooky tales for half-term at The Red House

Spooky tales for half-term at The Red House

Aldeburgh | Tue 23rd - Sat 27th Oct 2018

Join The Red House for some spooky half-term fun!

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Family Halloween Disco at Ufford Park

Family Halloween Disco at Ufford Park

Woodbridge | Fri 26th Oct 2018

Have a FANG-TASTIC night with the family this Halloween! Dance the Night away.

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Frankenstein Freaky Experimentation at Holywells Park Ipswich

Frankenstein Freaky Experimentation at Holywells Park Ipswich

Ipswich | Wed 24th Oct 2018

Spooky Science in the Park at Holywells Park in Ipswich, Free but booking essential

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