Half-term fun ahead
There is a lot going on to keep youngsters happy and occupied over the half-term holiday –thanks to Ipswich Borough Council’s progamme of events.
Ed, machines and a circus act
The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Trail gives families a chance to walk in Ed’s shoes and discover some of the places most closely associated with his journey to stardom, including Ipswich Town FC and Christchurch Park. From Tuesday, you can take part in a family quiz, draw your own Ed-themed selfies and can stop in at the FREE and unique Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition at the Mansion to pick up clues and also pick up some unique Ed Sheeran merchandise.
Booking for the exhibition: www.made-in-suffolk.co.uk
The Marvellous Machines exhibition is running at Ipswich Art Gallery (next door to the Museum in High Street) and gives youngsters of all ages the opportunity to unleash their inner inventor. It’s very hands-on and blends engineering and story-telling in a unique and creative way.
Ipswich Museum is hosting some Strong Women Science sessions on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th. A fun-packed circus performance revealing scientific secrets behind some astounding tricks awaits. Performances and workshops available – a charge applies.
Our popular Spin Painting sessions are already sold out – sorry.
All the details are at www.ipswich.cimuseums.org.uk
Sports fun and more
Sporty youngsters won’t feel left out – activities at the Council’s sports centres and pools include a Thriller Dance, Hallowe’en family roller-skating, Little Pumpkin arts and crafts sessions (there is a theme developing here!) along with Xtreme bubble football, junior jet skis and sea scooter activities and musical shake and play.
The best way to access our half-term programme is via the iCard young person membership for just £14.50 per month.
More details on this and much more can be found at www.ipswichfit.co.uk
Green fingers wanted
This half-term, the team at Christchurch Park is already thinking about making the park colourful and vibrant for next spring. You can help them plant a sea of tulips – and see the fruits of your labours in April. Just put on some old clothes and gloves and meet up at the Reg Driver Visitor Centre at 11am on Wednesday 23rd October. Everyone is welcome – don’t forget your green fingers!
Looking ahead to 31st October, the Ipswich Tour Guides are staging a Hallowe’en Walk for Families. This evening event will cover gory tales of foul stinks, dreadful diseases, murders, ghosts and witchcraft. If you dare join them on this Spooktacular history walk book now as places are limited. Dressing up is not compulsory but it’s a lot more fun! Suitable for children aged eight to 12 and well-behaved adults. It’s £4 per person and a 6pm start from the Tourist Information centre in St Stephen’s Church. Book now at www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk