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Things to do this February Half Term

There's plenty for the whole family to see and do this February half term; feed baby animals, follow a trail of clues, watch a show, make a nestbox or visit some of Suffolk's top attractions. We've put together a few ideas for you, guaranteed to make your visit to The Suffolk Coast a memorable one!

1. Follow the trail at Landguard Fort

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Head to Landguard Fort in Felixstowe and discover one of the country's oldest fortifications with this fun half term trail. Children will love exploring the many tunnels and rooms whilst looking for clues.

9th - 18th February, admission is £1.50 plus usual ticket prices (adults £5.50, concessions £4.50, children 5-15 years £2.50, children under 5 years free. English Heritage Members free).

2. Cinderella at The Riverside Theatre

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Join Cinderella and a host of fun characters at The Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge this half term for a magical theatre treat that the whole family will enjoy. There are 13 performances from 9th - 17th February including matinees at 2.30pm. 

Why not combine your trip with a meal in The Riverside's restaurant, or, pop along to the Kids Film Club on Saturday mornings, where on Saturday 10th you can watch the smash-hit Frozen!

Ticket prices for Cinderella are £15 for adults, £13 for concessions, £10 for children and £45 for a family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)

3. Half Term Fun at Easton Farm Park 

TTDA - Half Term Fun at Easton Farm Park

There's so much to see and do at Easton Farm Park this February half term; children can ride around the farm in specially modified barrel carts, hop on a pony or the train for a trip around the park, have a go at the Air Canon Adventure, meet a whole host of animals including the magnificent Suffolk Punch, bunnies, baby lambs and baby goats, visit the animal enclosures along the farm trail and let the kids run riot on both the indoor soft play and outdoor adventure play area.

Open from 10th - 18th February, there's a special half-term entry price if just £4.60 per person!

4. Step back in time at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo Family Day Ticket

Discover the burial site of anglo-saxon kings with a visit to Sutton Hoo this February. The National Trust site is hosting children's activities throughout the week including shield making and a Gruesome Graves Tour where the time travelling Anglo-Saxon guide Coote will tell you gory stories of those who found their final resting place at Sutton Hoo.

The events are included in the usual admission prices if £8.90 for adults, £4.50 for children or a family ticket for £22.30.

5. Build a Nestbox at RSPB Minsmere

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Head to the Discovery Centre at RSPB Minsmere throughout half term, which coincides with National Nestbox Week to build a nestbox! Children must be accompanied by an adult, and together you can take wood, nails and a hammer to create a nestbox for your own garden. 

The activity runs daily from 12th - 16th February and costs £5 plus the normal entry fees of £9 for adults and £5 for children (first child goes free and under 5's are also free!)




Things to see and do

Pakefield Riding School

Pakefield Riding School

One of the oldest and best-known horse riding centres and stables in East Anglia.

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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 Riverside

The Riverside

The Riverside Cinema may be over 100 years old but the films and live broadcast events that are on screen are totally up to date. 

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Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager is the perfect activity for all ages ranging from families with children to work groups.


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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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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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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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Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre

It plays host to major West End productions, top comedy, orchestral concerts, touring drama and musical productions, opera, ballet, music, dance and celebrity concerts as well as operating a successful cinema operation - boasting the largest screen and cinema auditoria in the town. 

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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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Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape packed full with wildlife and exciting places to explore and discover. There's something for everyone with 155 square miles of tranquil and unspoilt landscape including wildlife-rich estuaries, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.

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Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.

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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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National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

Sutton Hoo, including the estate walks, is now closed whilst an exciting transformation of the site takes place!

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Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements have been providing traditional family fun on Felixstowe Seafront since 1946!

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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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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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Deben Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips

Join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield.

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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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Sailing Barge Cruises

Sailing Barge Cruises

Ipswich

Relaxing Orwell River Cruises on board the vintage sailing barges, Thistle, Hydrogen and Kitty.

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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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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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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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Events

National Nestbox Week at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

National Nestbox Week at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Saxmundham | Mon 12th - Fri 16th Feb 2018

Make a nestbox for your garden.

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February half term fun at Easton Farm Park

February half term fun at Easton Farm Park

Wickham Market | Sat 10th - Sun 18th Feb 2018

Things are super busy at Easton Farm Park, getting things ready for half term, they will be opening their doors for you at 10.30 am on Saturday 10th February with a full, fun day of activity.

Open each day from 10.30 am until 4.00 pm. (activities start from 11am)

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Otter Tracks and Signs at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Otter Tracks and Signs at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Saxmundham | Tue 13th Feb 2018

Something interesting for February Half Term

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Bird Watching for Beginners at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Bird Watching for Beginners at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Saxmundham | Wed 14th Feb 2018

Something Interesting for the February Half Term

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Shield Making - February Half Term Craft at Sutton Hoo

Shield Making - February Half Term Craft at Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge | Sat 10th - Sun 18th Feb 2018

Fend off your foes with an Anglo-Saxon shield!

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Gruesome Graves Tours at Sutton Hoo

Gruesome Graves Tours at Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge |

Journey back in time with Sutton Hoo's Gruesome Graves tour.

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Cinderella - Company of Four Pantomime at the Riverside Theatre

Cinderella - Company of Four Pantomime at the Riverside Theatre

Woodbridge | Fri 09th - Sat 17th Feb 2018

Company of Four present their latest version of the classic fairy story at The Riverside Theatre this half term.

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