1. Suffolk Wildlife Trust Carlton Marshes
Carlton Marshes is located just outside the seaside town of Lowestoft. Here kids can enjoy structured fun activities which are rich in educational values too! Here’s what they have lined up over half term…
Monday 15th February – Family Bird Box Building 10.30am-12.30pm - A fab activity for children from 3 years old. The cost is £5 per child which includes all materials.
Wednesday 17th February – Woodland Adventure Family Morning 10.30am-12.30pm - Build dens, climb trees, explore the wood and play in the mud! Suitable for children from 3 years upwards. The cost is £2.50.
Friday 19th February - Young Wardens at Oulton Marshes 10.30am-12.30pm - This event is probably best suited for slightly older children and based at nearby Oulton Marshes. Cost is £4
All these activities must be booked via the Carlton Marshes website (places are limited)
2. Beach Combing
Make the most of Suffolk’s glorious beaches this school holiday! Give the kids a checklist of items to find on the beach… from various colours and shapes of pebbles, to seaweed, birds, boats… the list is endless! Once everything is ticked off the prize is a well-earned ice cream!
A perfect way to blow away those winter cobwebs! There’s a whole host of great cycle trails along The Suffolk Coast. Find out more about cycling on the coast and download a series of 'Explorer' guides to help you get around here! If you don’t own bikes for all the family, they can be hired from Southwold Cycle Hire or Suffolk Cycle Hire, based in Rendlesham near Woodbridge. The daily cost is £13 for adult bikes and £8 for children’s. A delivery and collection service from various locations can also be arranged.
4. Framlingham Castle
Children of all ages will love the Heroes and Villains themed days throughout the half term week (10am-4pm). Deadly enemies and bitter battles, children can choose their side and start their Knight's training as they discover the castle's bloody history with the Magna Carta. Listen to astonishing tales of your favourite rogues, choose a steed and take part in the junior jousting!
Admission is £7.20 for adults and £4.30 for children with an extra charge of £1 per child for the activity.
5. Felixstowe Seafront Gardens
Stretching for almost a mile along Felixstowe’s seafront, these grade II listed gardens are perfect for wandering through with the family, and best of all it’s completely FREE! Get the kids to complete a tick list with things to find and then indulge in a tasty treat from South Kiosk at Martello Park famed for it's sausage rolls, hot chocolate and hot water bottles to help keep the wind at bay!
6. Easton Farm Park
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. Children will love the pony and train rides and cuddling some of the smaller farm residents and running around in the outdoor play area.
Best of all, during half term admission is half price at just £4 for children, £4.50 for adults and £16 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.