Solo routines from an award winner dancer, 3D effects, and a cheeky cow are our highlights of this years Regent Theatre pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Fee Fi Fo Fum… It’s panto fun for everyone! The Regent Theatre panto got off to a great start with a packed audience of...
Dec
17
Shopping for gifts can be quite stressful at any time of the year, whether it's Christmas, Easter, birthdays, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day... or just a thoughtful little extra. And whilst it's pretty easy to shop on line, it's nice to also support local small businesses...
Dec
12
Be part of the magic this Christmas,  join Red Rose Chain's, The Shoemaker and The Elves at the Avenue Theatre from the 7th - 31 st Dec 2017 and be prepared to be transported to a world of timeless innocence and fairy tales. Comments such as “ I've never seen anything...
Dec
11
Let's face it, Christmas shopping can be a chore. Gazillions of presents to choose and wrap, never knowing what to get for Auntie Mabel and Uncle Phil... sometimes it can (almost) take the fun out of Christmas. Well luckliy, as curators of all things family-orientated across...
Dec
05
It's time to meet Father Christmas at Suffolk Libraries! I do love to visit my local library throughout the holidays. Their friendly staff and “Friends of The Libraries” (non-profit, charitable groups formed to support libraries in their community) organize events...
Nov
28
The Mayor of Ipswich, Sarah Barber, will be joining in all the fun at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s “Wild Christmas Party” at Holywells Park. The celebrations take place on Saturday 2nd December between 11 am and 3 pm and include family-friendly nature activities, quizzes and...
Nov
20
Meeting Father Christmas is one of the most popular activities for families during the holiday season. Local attractions, museums, farms, garden centres, shopping centres and even parks join in the festive spirit by holding their own Santa's Grotto experience in the hope of...
Nov
17
Old houses and Mansions in Suffolk are not only full of interesting facts and history, but they also make the perfect setting to recreate a fantastic vintage Christmas experience.  Keeping this in mind, we have put together our favourite Christmas events taking place in...
Nov
15
There's no denying there's something magical about Christmas lights. Being there for the switch-on in the town center marks the start of Christmas for many of us, and offers a perfect opportunity to soak up the festive atmosphere and get into the Christmas spirit. From tiny...
Nov
07
 Music, comedy, songs and audience participation, pantomimes have all of the ingredients for a fun family day out and a fantastic Christmas tradition that never fails to entertain regardless of the weather! The origin of the panto dates back to the middle ages,  it...
Nov
06
Back again to jingle your bells and get you in the spirit of the season is the Ipswich Christmas Market. This annual highlight of all things festive will again have scores of stalls selling yuletide food, drink, decorations and presents as well as a bar, hot food stands and...
Nov
03
So many things to do around Suffolk this Christmas, just thought we'd share a few. We'll add more as the big day gets closer, so do check back for updates. We'll be adding lots of family Christmas events to our calendar too, so if you're looking for something to do on a...
Oct
31