• Children on the beach at Felixstowe

What's On this February Half Term

The first school holiday of the year is here, and you may be wondering where to go and what to do to keep the kids entertained. 

We've rounded up the best of what's happening across The Suffolk Coast From outdoor adventures and trails to children's theatre, film screenings and yoga - there's something for all ages! 

Riddlequest Escape Game at National Trust Sutton Hoo - 11& 12, 17 & 18 February

Riddlequest

Can you return a mysterious object to its rightful place in an exciting new game at Sutton Hoo? Complete the challenges along the way, including solving real early medieval riddles to unlock the secrets of the past.

Riddlequest is Sutton Hoo's exciting new escape game experience. Can you solve the riddles and complete the challenges in one hour to return an object formerly belonging to King Raedelulf?

Find out more and book at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/sutton-hoo/events/38c29ddf-7f72-4284-a017-5c1c10e69107

Half Term Fun at Dunwich Heath - 11-19 February

Family at Dunwich Heath

Wrap up and head outdoors to National Trust Dunwich Heath for some family fun this half term!

From 11-19 February, have a go at Dunwich Heath's 50 Things Trail and enjoy your time out in nature. Don't forget to pick up a 50 things to do before you're 11 & 3/4 scrapbook from the Visitor Information Centre and start ticking off some great outdoor activities.

Dunwich Heath is open daily, with plenty of other things to do including Geocaching and Den building, or why not borrow a tracker pack and see what wildlife you can discover?

Find out more and book at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/dunwich-heath-and-beach/events/11b31a8a-cb4e-4833-a242-022eaa0b8554

Winter Wildlife Trail at Landguard Fort - 11-19 February

Landguard Fort - Inner of fort

Join in the half-term fun with the children's trail around Landguard Fort. Explore the fort searching for the illuminated creatures, from magnificent deer to bats and bugs!

Find out more and book at https://www.landguard.com/whats-on/winter-wildlife-trail

Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail - 11 February - 31 March

MOntogomery Bonbon museum trail - Aldeburgh Museum

Will you make a good detective? Do you ever get the toe-tingling feeling that a mystery is about to unfold? 

Visit Aldeburgh Museum, grab an activity sheet and test your detective skills by answering questions about what you can see in the museum, solving puzzles and trying out some playful prompts.

Pick up a free moustache bookmark to get in the mystery-solving mindset! 

Find out more and book at https://www.aldeburghmuseum.org.uk/

The Little Mermaid Family Panto - 12 February

Little Mermaid - Felixstowe Spa Pavilion

Head under the sea for an amazing underwater adventure in 'The Little Mermaid' at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe!

Will Melody the magical mermaid find her voice, which was stolen by the Evil Sea Witch, in order to ensure she can be with her one true love and live happily ever after? 

Find out more and book at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/spapavilion/event/view/169432

The Amazing Bubble Man - 12 February

Bubble Man at Marina Theatre

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. On stage at The Marina Theatre, he will be exploring the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized.

From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

Find out more and book at https://www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whatson-event/the-amazing-bubble-man/

Half Term Free Events at East Point Pavilion - 12 - 19 February

Family at East Point Pavilion

There's a whole host of family events to enjoy at East Point Pavilion this Half Term - all free to enjoy!

Visit this Sunday and watch the family classic 'Jumanji' on the big screen, have a go at gymnastics with Waveney Gymnastics Club on Monday, watch a Mad Science Show followed by an afternoon of crafts on Tuesday, on Wednesday there's kids yoga and meditation, on Thursday there's storytelling with local authors and a fun music workshop, Friday a host of special guests will be coming along and rounding up the week on Saturday there's cupcake decorating with Slice!

Find out more at https://www.eastpointpavilion.com/events

National Nestbox Week - 13, 15, 17 February

Nestbox - Sutton Hoo

Visit Sutton Hoo this February half-term and make a cosy home for nature by constructing a bird nest box in one of their led workshops and discover more about the wildlife at the historic National Trust site.

Find out more and book at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/sutton-hoo/events/047c64fb-3fc3-4785-b316-744b9dfafc9b

The Jungle Book - 18 February

Jungle book - Marina Theatre

The perfect treat for the whole family!

Filled with original music, audience interaction, and bags of comedy, The Marina Theatre invites to join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on a madcap jungle adventure as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys, and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan!

Funny, exciting, and wildly entertaining, this original, larger-than-life musical will have you howling with laughter, ‘The perfect treat for the whole family!

Find out more and book at https://www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whatson-event/the-jungle-book/

Pop Princesses - 19 February

Pop Princesses - Spa Pavilion

Head to the Spa Pavilion and enjoy this magical show where beautiful Princesses become Pop Stars@

This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous Fairytale Princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix.

Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals. Come and join the fun!

Find out more and book at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/spapavilion/event/view/164633


And don't forget, there's a whole host of attractions and museums to visit too! Not forgetting our fantastic beaches - great fun, whatever the weather!

Take a look below for more information!



Things to see and do

Bawdsey Radar

Bawdsey Radar

Closed for the winter, reopens April 2024. Bawdsey Radar tells the story of the first operational radar station in the world where radar was developed that helped win the Battle of Britain. 

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

Waveney River Tours

Waveney River Tours

Lowestoft

Conducted river tours and day boat hire through the Waveney Valley and the Broads National Park.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Deben Cruises

Deben Cruises

Enjoy a two-hour river cruise along the River Deben with Deben Cruises.

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Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold

Pick up bikes from the beachside hut in Southwold or get cycles delivered to you!

Unlike a larger town, there aren’t any major roads in Southwold, meaning it’s a far safer environment for anyone on two wheels. Plus it only takes a few minutes pedalling in any direction before you are taking in scenic views, whether it’s a breathtaking coastal panorama or Suffolk’s rural landscape.

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Jet Adventures

Jet Adventures

An independent family business running boat trips along East Anglia's 'sunrise coast'.

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Dog friendly

The Red House, Aldeburgh

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears' home in Aldeburgh offers a charming snapshot into the couple's life. The farmhouse, nestled in a beautiful five-acre garden, is home to their collections and archive, alongside a gallery space, museum shop and outdoor café.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

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 British Seaside and Mediterranean-style fish, meat, pizza, pasta & grill menu. 


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National Trust Dunwich Heath

National Trust Dunwich Heath

Dunwich Heath and Beach is a precious landscape on the Suffolk coast where you can experience a true sense of being at one with nature. 

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Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion is a magnificent Tudor building packed with fascinating history, located in the heart of Ipswich within the stunning Christchurch Park. 

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Wheelchair Accessible

Cycle Breaks

Cycle Breaks

Ipswich

Supported, gentle cycling & walking holidays along the Suffolk Coast as well as in Constable Country, the Wool Towns and Norfolk plus quality bike hire too!

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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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Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

The restored Felixstowe Seafront Gardens sit on cliffs between the town centre and beach.

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Suffolk Museums

Suffolk Museums



There are more than 60 museums in Suffolk. Each one is unique, and they are all packed with fascinating stories and objects. If you want to know more about the past and how it has affected the present, just come and take a closer look.

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Eezybike 

Eezybike

Eezybike are an independent E-bike rental company, with three hubs in Suffolk: Aldeburgh, Bury St Edmunds and Orford.

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High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

If you are looking for a place to try out a diverse range of activities then look no further than High Lodge which is home to an array of first-class sporting activities. Suitable for individuals, groups or businesses for corporate activities.

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings sits on the bank of the River Alde, surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just five miles from Aldeburgh.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Woodbridge Tide Mill 

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

The Tide Mill has stood here, on the bank of the River Deben, for over 850 years.

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Easton Farm Park 

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Fun family day out on the farm. Home to plenty of farm 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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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum 

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, located at Flixton near the market town of Bungay, is recognised as East Anglia's Aviation Heritage Centre.

The aim of the aviation museum is to preserve and promote the region’s aviation history and is home to a wide range of exhibits featuring 60+ aircraft and cockpits, 1000's of artefacts including equipment, uniforms, engines, models, records and a myriad of other items, providing a fascinating day out for the whole family.

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Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre

The Marina Theatre is proud to be Lowestoft’s not-for-profit professional theatre. Their charity number is 1149133. 

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Wheelchair Accessible

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 & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape

Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape

The Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape is a stunning landscape packed full with wildlife and exciting places to explore and discover. 

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Dog friendly

Africa Alive Zoological Reserve

Africa Alive Zoological Reserve

Kessingland

Make your day out an adventure with a visit to Africa Alive Zoological Reserve.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

Suffolk Escape Room

Suffolk Escape Room

Suffolk Escape Room is situated in the unique location of  original war time Nissen Huts in the Suffolk countryside.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Discover Landguard

Discover Landguard

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

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Dog friendly

Beach Street Felixstowe 

Beach Street Felixstowe

EAT. DRINK. SHOP!   A unique and vibrant destination on the seafront of upcycled shipping containers. Discover independent boutiques, artisan producers and street-food eateries.

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National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

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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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Suffolk Wildlife Trust 

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felixstowe

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the nature reserves extend all the way along the Suffolk Coast from Trimley Marshes at Felixstowe to Lound Lakes north of Lowestoft and are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places. 

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Hippersons Boatyard 

Hippersons Boatyard

Some of the best ways to see and experience the river! Hippersons Boatyard offers day boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards (SUPs) and pedal boat hire on the southern reach of the Norfolk Broads in Beccles. 

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Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park 

Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park

Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park is an award winning wildlife park, rare breeds farm, restaurant and wedding venue based in the heart of Suffolk.

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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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Anglia Indoor Karting 

Anglia Indoor Karting

With indoor racing karts and their professionally designed, exhilarating multi-level circuit, Anglia Indoor Karting brings the thrill of motorsport to all adrenaline-seekers!

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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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