Nerf gun parties are so much fun for children and parents alike! For the past two years my son Alex (11) has been a fan of nerf guns and loves to play mini battles with his friends. He plays at home, but there isn't enough space to run around, and the bullets get lost and eaten...
Jun
12
Starting on the 13th July, the annual Summer Reading Challenge will be back in full swing, running across all 44 of Suffolk’s libraries as well as the weekly Suffolk Libraries Local sessions in Shotley and Rushmere. Children aged 4-11 are invited to sign up at their...
Jun
11
Reviewed by Hannah Cotton   Yesterday afternoon I took my two boys, aged four and two years old, to see In The Night Garden Live at The Ipswich Regent. We went to the 4pm performance. That’s an interesting time of day in most households with small...
May
31
This April will be the first ever Suffolk Libraries Children’s Month – a brand new campaign to encourage more children and families to use their local library. Children’s Month will launch next week on International Children’s Book Day on 2 April and run throughout the month...
Mar
29
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to present another spring production from its talented Young Company, following 2018’s Treasure Island with Alan Bennett’s delightful and witty adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. “Hang spring cleaning!” and take...
Mar
22
The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio, Sun 7 – Mon 8 Apr Jack and the Beanstalk, Tue 9 – Wed 10 Apr Aliens Love Underpants, Fri 24 – Sat 25 May If All The World Were Paper, Wed 29 May The Gruffalo, Tue 11 – Thu 13 Jun The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Mon 17 – Tue 18 Jun...
Mar
12
Today, I ll talk to my son (10) about women, as “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women” (International Women's Day, official website). And as a starting point, I will ask him if he can name women that have made a difference...
Mar
07
Yesterday, we were invited to the press night of the “The Band” a new musical by Tim Firth and inspired by the music of Take That at the Ipswich Regent Theatre.  This is our review. If you are considering coming along, be prepared to get emotional, relive childhood...
Feb
13
Local writer Shamser Sinha is delighted that his children’s play ‘Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree’ is coming to Ipswich this weekend as part of a UK tour and has spoken of how the play was inspired by visits to Ipswich County Library with his son. The New Wolsey Theatre is...
Feb
08
Suffolk Libraries are hosting lots of events aimed at children and families this half-term. Some highlights include: Harry Potter Night events throughout February, the Sutton Hoo visits at Shotley (Suffolk Libraries Local) and Southwold Library, as well as a Marsh on the Move...
Feb
07
  Throughout February, Southwold Library are hosting activities aimed at families and children in collaboration with partners such as Creative Arts East, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Sutton Hoo. Some events, such as Harry Potter Night and the Sutton Hoo Roadshow, will...
Jan
28
What: Winter Games Fun Day Where: Ipswich Cornhill, Cornhill, Ipswich IP1 1DH When: Jan 5, 10:00 - 17:00 Cost: FREE Head down to the newly refurbished Cornhill and try out some Winter Games right here in Ipswich town centre! Enjoy a...
Jan
04