Things to do this February Half Term in Suffolk

Written by MiriamSpall on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:14

If you are anything like me, you will already be planning activities and days out with the children this February half term 2018. It is the perfect time for catching up with friends and taking the children to the many family friendly attractions Suffolk has to offer.

We have hand picked our favourite days out and events, take a look!

Do you have an aspiring ballerina at home?

The Ipswich Regent is hosting two classic stories “ Cinderella” (Feb 9th at 19.30) Book now, followed by “The Nutcraker” ( Feb 10th at 14.30 & 16.30) Book now, both performed by the Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia who has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth.

Enjoy walks with the whole family, spring flowers will start blooming all around Suffolk very soon!

It is the perfect time for family walks,  daffodils starts making an appearance by the hundreds in the Suffolk countryside,  and growing in abundance at English Heritage houses and National Trust properties.  

Daffodils symbolise rebirth and new beginnings, and are virtually synonymous with spring. Bring the family to enjoy these beautiful flowers blooming in the grounds of Kentwell hall. The children's trails and paths will be opened for an outdoor adventure and the Stable Yard Tea Rooms for a tasty lunch.

Ickworth House invites you to a snowdrop walk Feb 14th & 21th, have a stroll around their stunning grounds and picnic anywhere you like, but their walled garden and seasonal meadow are especially magical!

Do you have a Lord of the Rings fan at home? Join West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and their  Ring Quest 2018 with many family friendly activities including; archery, special guides and talks, see the huge spiders of Mirkwood and the dragon guarding its treasure. To book call 01284 758000 Tickets: Adults £6, Children ages 5+ £3, other concessions £4, family ticket £16 *Please note Ring Quest trail packs cost an additional £2.

Framlingham castle is one of my favourite places to go, as it makes for the perfect opportunity for your budding princesses, knights and heroines to dress up and participate in fun activities. This half term the castle is hosting two events;  Early Man Quest from Feb 10th -18th Tickets are £1 and will be available to purchase at the event site on the day and not in advance. Explore Framlingham Castle in search of Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe, and Knights and Princesses Feb 12th -16th. Ticket price: Adults £8.90 child: £5.30 Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

Fancy a Family stargazing evening ?

Escape the demands of a busy life and enjoy this unique experience with the whole family. Astronomers from DASH Astronomical Society will set up telescopes so that you can have a close up view of the moon and stars, meet them at Dunwich Heath and Beach Jan 19th -20th and Feb 16th - 17th from 5.30- 8.30pm. Booking not needed.

If you didn’t get the chance to see a pantomime doing the Christmas holidays you still can!

Company of Four is bringing Cinderella to life at Riverside Theatre from Feb 09 - 17th.  Book now

Click your heels and visit the land of the Wizard of Oz, playing at

Dance East Feb 15th -17th. Book now, and at

Seckford Theatre Feb 16th -17th. Book now.

Are you looking for more family friendly shows near you? Visit our calendar of events/ Family shows & pantos

Visit the Ipswich Museum

The Ipswich museum has organized a few fun activities for the children this February Half Term. Learn more about reptiles, insects and mammals from all over the globe. Tickets cost £3 per person over 5 years, including adults Children aged 4 and under are free. 

Animal Day - The Americas, Feb 13 - 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 & 14:00 Book now

Animal Day - Africa and Madagascar Feb 14,  10.30, 11.30, 13.30 & 14.00 Book now

Animal Day: Australia and Asia  Feb 15, 10.30, 11.30, 13.00 & 14.00 Book now

Ask the Expert - Bring in your treasures! Feb 14 - 10:00 to 15:00 Have you ever found something interesting and wondered what it might be? Whatever your treasures bring them along to our Ask the Expert day to discover more! No booking needed

If you are running out of ideas you will find loads of fantastic ideas on our calendar of events!


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