Easter holiday fun continues

Written by MiriamSpall on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:59

Arty selfies, ghost prints, trampolining, roller-skating and science in the park are just some of the things on offer during week two of the Easter holiday programme in Ipswich.

The Borough Council’s sports and swimming centres are looking forward to another busy week - soft play, football, racquet sports, dance, swim clinics and family fun sessions are all on offer, too.

There is also a comprehensive free community sports programme – Jumpers for Goalposts is coming to you! Activities include girls’ football, basketball, tennis for all the family and an exciting range of park activities.www.ipswichfit.co.uk/schoolholidays

Over at the Museum in High Street, Fashion Forward on Tuesday 10th April invites youngsters to discover the wonderful world of African design through our World Culture collections and try your hand at block pattern printing.

You can take some Arty Selfies after drawing inspiration from the You Are Here! The Making of Ipswich exhibition on Wednesday 11th April at the Ipswich Art Gallery, which is right next door to the Museum.

Find out what ghost printing is and create a printed portrait at a special workshop on Thursday 12th April at Christchurch Mansion.

There are two sessions of these events per day and all Arty Easter events can be booked through the Regent website, www.ipswichregent.com 

Next week also sees the return of the popular and FREE Ask the Expert day on Wednesday 11th April 10am-3pm at Ipswich Museum. Bring in your own treasured items, share your stories about them and ask questions to a variety of specialists. Collect your fossils, rocks, bones, teeth and small bugs (if well-contained). Just drop in – no need to book.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust, along with the Urban Buzz project, is organising a Create a Wildlife Meadow session in Chantry Park on Sunday 8th April, 10.30am to 12.30pm. This is a free event but please book atwww.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Kinetic Science are returning to Holywells Park on Friday 13th April with a Science Experiments event between 10am and 3pm. Discover if leaves are really green, investigate floating flowers and make a mini-tornado in a jar. Cost: £3 (includes materials). No need to book – just drop in (Stable Block).

The Ipswich Wildlife Watch Group invite youngsters aged six to 12 to a Just Bee Cause morning in Holywells Park on Saturday 14th April between 10am and noon. The group need help maintaining and extending its wildflower plots. Free but book at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Holywells Park is the venue for a Young Wardens event on Saturday 14th April, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. This is practical conservation in action for 11 to 16 year olds. Cost: £3. Book at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

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

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