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Tuesday 29 May to Wednesday 30 May – Childrens Festival
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT
New to Stonham Barns this year is a fantastic Children’s Festival being held for two days during the May half term week.
The ticket gives children a packed day of fun and creative workshop participation including a silent disco, puppet making, theatre, sports, music, art, circus skills and dance classes. An inflatable world will keep all ages busy with inflatable games and bouncing fun.
In addition to exploring new games, hobbies, crafts, tomfooleries, and kids and teens open mike, the festival will have some great demonstrations and performances from some amazingly talented artists and local arts providers.
There will also be gifts, books and clothes available to buy from a specially commissioned family and children’s market. Hot food options, picnic packs, ices and drinks available at the event and throughout the day.
Children (3-15 year olds) £10.00 per day Accompanying Adults, Over 16’s and Under 3’s FREE

Wednesday 30 May – Pottery for Kids
Sudbury Pottery Class, Room 6, Unit 4, Stour Valley Business Centre, Brundon Lane, Sudbury, CO102TY
Pottery for Kids – An hour long lesson where they can build and play with clay.
£10 (Booking Essential)
Tel: 07572 574763

Thursday 31 May – Kings and Queens
11.00am – 5.00pm
Framlingham Castle, Framlingham
Discover your ultimate curtsey, bow like a pro at Framlingham Castle. You’d better watch out though, as get it wrong and it will be off with your heads!!

Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June – Mini Barn Bash
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT
Sunday 3rd June will be the main event of the weekend with the first ever Suffolk Mini Show for the public to come and enjoy the hundreds of Mini’s on display. Lots of exciting events are planned throughout the day but below is an idea of what you can expect.
Club Displays
Mini’s For Sale Area
Traders & Auto Jumble
Food & Drink Concessions
Show & Shine and Club Games
Music In The Barn
Children’s Activities
Sunday 3rd June Pay on the gate entry Adult £7.00 4-15 year olds £3.00

Saturday 2 June – Summer Light – Glass Workshop
11am, 2pm, 4pm
National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Palace House, Newmarket, CB8 8EP
Participants are invited to create individual pieces with glass slides to take home. This event will explore ‘Summer Light’ and how the different colours in nature inspires artists. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, not recommended for children under 5.

Saturday 9 June to Sunday 10 June – Wool Weekend and All things Sheep
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA
This is an exciting journey from sheep shearing to seeing the wool spun and in the traditional Tudor way, watch dyers and cloth being made.
The sheep shearer will be hard at work all day in the stable yard, shearing Kentwell’s rare breed Norfolk Horn Sheep. See Kentwell Hall for venue details.

Saturday 10 June to Sunday 18 June – Ring Quest!
10am-5pm (last entry 3:30pm)
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HG
The popular ‘Lord of the Rings’ themed family challenge is back at West Stow!
Enjoy the Ring Quest trail around the Country Park and the Anglo-Saxon Village, see the huge spiders of Mirkwood and the dragon guarding its treasure. Complete the Quest to save Middle Earth! See the Hobbit Hole, meet Halbarad the Ranger and maybe try your hand at archery.
Adults £6, Children ages 5+ £3, other concessions £4, family ticket £16
Email: [email protected]

Monday 12 June to Friday 16 June – Holiday Clubs with Inspire Suffolk
Standard day 9am-3.30pm / Extended day (Ipswich & Woodbridge) option from 8.30am-5.30pm
Venues across Suffolk
Inspire Suffolk’s Holiday Clubs are returning this February Half Term!
From £12 a day, our fun-packed clubs for 5-13 year olds offer your child/children the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports and crafts, with a big emphasis on having fun, keeping active and making new friends during the school holidays! We are now running extended days in Ipswich and Woodbridge (St Mary’s) with options from 8.30am – 5.30pm and will also have dance sessions with Ipswich School of Dancing in Ipswich and Woodbridge all week. All of our courses are inclusive of all children, including young people with disabilities and/or learning difficulties and will have dedicated coaches to adapt sessions for your child’s needs. Please get in touch with our team to discuss further.
Our Holiday Clubs will be in Ipswich, Woodbridge, Kesgrave, Bury St Edmunds, Hadleigh & Lowestoft, with Specialist Football and Goalkeeping camps in Ipswich too.
Find out more on our website here and book your place: https://inspiresuffolk.org.uk/sport/holiday-clubs/ or get in touch on 01473 353 194.

Tuesday 13 June – Nest Box Building
10-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Lackford Lakes, Lackford Lakes Visitor Centre, Lackford, IP28 6hx
Family nest box building and we will also be running a bird trail around the reserve to do after making your kit and making bird feeders! £6 per a kit

Thursday 15 June – Jungle Art with Chloe Dominique
Urban Jungle Suffolk, London Road, Beccles, NR34 8TT
Visit the Jungle during February half-term and get creative with some of our craziest plants.
Norwich University of the Arts graduate and illustration tutor at ‘Arts 4 Youth’, Chloe Dominique will provide all the materials and professional techniques to create marvellous masterpieces with the children. They’ll paint and draw cacti, succulents and carnivorous beasts, all with the strangest colours, spikes and shapes. “Children are empathetic, curious beings, who can see the beauty in the monstrous, which makes them perfect for viewing the world from a different perspective.” Chloe Dominique It’s not just for kids… Both adults and children will benefit by being taught to pay attention and notice the subtleties that gives a plant it’s unique characteristics. Observational drawing indulges natural curiosity and helps with concentration, relaxation and will quiet your mind from restless thoughts. Relax in Cafe Jungle whilst the kids get creative. Each painting or illustration is just £2.50.

Pennies From Heaven at Manning’s Amusement Park
Stay dry while having fun at the most traditional of seaside activities. Manning’s Amusement Park offers an indoor arcade with old favourites such as the penny pusher and casino area plus the latest in video games to keep children entertained this half term. Crazy golf and children’s rides are great fun – whatever the weather.
Open every day from 10am Mannings Amusements

Puzzle Rooms
Perfect for older children over half term. The Suffolk Food Hall is delighted to provide two enigmas: to Escape the Gamekeeper’s Bothy or solve the mystery of Prof Campbell’s disappearance. Our room challenges combine authentic props and unique Suffolk themes. Based in farm buildings at the Suffolk Food Hall, underneath the Orwell Bridge, the adventures encapsulate the heritage and farming background of the site and surrounding area and are suitable for ages 9 to 90. To find out more see: Puzzle Rooms