Easter holiday activities for children

Written by MiriamSpall on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 09:09

Ipswich youngsters have a fantastic choice when it comes to finding something to do in the Easter holiday - which is good news for parents, too!

A wide range of activities in museums, parks and sports facilities has been organised by the Borough Council.


Soft play, roller-skating, athletics, football, archery, gymnastics, racquet sports, dance, and arts and crafts are all on offer at the town’s sports centres.

Family float sessions with beach balls and non-stop fun and swim clinics are on at Crown Pools, while Fore Street Pool host swimming lessons.

So, don’t get bored and get fit into the bargain!


Ipswich Museums have a series of Experimental Easter workshops – with sessions on Light in High Street on Tuesdays 4th and 11th April. Get stuck in with our Science Crazy team and even find out how a light bulb works … pre-booking £3.30, age seven-plus.

Experimental Easter Colour takes over at Christchurch Mansion on Thursdays 6th and 13th April. This is a chance to create experimental art works inspired by the Twists & Turns hair through history exhibition. Age: seven-plus. £3.30 pre-booked.

Experimental Easter Sound is on at the Art Gallery in High Street (next to the Museum) on Wednesday 12th. Find out what noise a mammoth made and create your own creatures and noises. Seven-plus, £3.30 pre-booked.

Another firm family favourite is Show & Tell – hosted at the Museum on Wednesday 12th April. Bring along your outdoor treasures (fossils, bones and even bugs) between 10am and 3pm to receive an expert opinion on what you’ve got.


There are lots of exciting events in the great outdoors over Easter, courtesy of the Borough Council and Suffolk Wildlife Trust. All are free but booking is essential.

Wildlife Tracker takes place for unaccompanied children on Wednesday 5th April in Chantry Park  (10.30am to 12.30pm).  Ages 8 to 14.

Wild Parks: Skullduggery (wildlife identification) is in Orwell Country park on Thursday 6th April (10.30am to 12.30pm). For unaccompanied children between 8 and 14.

Young Wardens will be having fun in Holywells Park on Friday 7th April (10.30am to 12.30pm). Ages 10 to 15. Children only.

Wilderness Warriors is on Thursday 13th April in Orwell Country Park (10.30am to 11.45am). Ages 8 to 14. Unaccompanied children.

Don’t forget to book through the Suffolk Wildlife Trust website http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events

If that wasn’t enough, a family activity, Hedgehog EGGStravaganza, takes place in Christchurch Park, near the children’s play area, on Wednesday 12th April (1pm to 3pm). Free and no need to book.

A Wildlife Watch event, Just Bee Cause, organised by the Ipswich Wildlife Watch Group, promises fun and learning in Holywells Park on Saturday 8th April (10am to noon). Children aged between six and 12 – parents are invited to stay.

All the information on Easter fun can be found at www.ipswich.gov.uk/schoolholidays




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