Red Riding Hood – Rock’n’Roll Panto The New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS   SHOWING FROM THU 23 NOV — SAT 27 JAN    Based on the classic tale of Red Riding Hood, the story is given a pantomime twist...
Nov
29
It's time to meet Father Christmas at Suffolk Libraries! I do love to visit my local library throughout the holidays. Their friendly staff and “Friends of The Libraries” (non-profit, charitable groups formed to support libraries in their community) organize events...
Nov
28
GET COSY THIS CHRISTMAS WITH DANCEEAST’S THE BORROWERS – MUSIC, MAGIC AND ANIMATION AWAITS A DanceEast season would not be complete without something magical for children. This Christmas Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse will welcome a festive exclusive, from Wednesday 13 – Sunday...
Nov
28
Teaching our children to swim is one of those skills that can save their life.  A third of children in England cannot swim by the time they leave primary school, according to research from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). The reasons include; parents that did not...
Nov
28
Swimming birthday parties can be a great alternative to traditional celebrations, especially if you have young ones that can’t get enough of splashing and sploshing everytime you go swimming! Ready to start planning?! If you are a very enthusiastic parent you can take on the...
Nov
24
The Mayor of Ipswich, Sarah Barber, will be joining in all the fun at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s “Wild Christmas Party” at Holywells Park. The celebrations take place on Saturday 2nd December between 11 am and 3 pm and include family-friendly nature activities, quizzes and...
Nov
20
Come and celebrate Christmas at Flatford on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November and Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, between 10.30am – 3.30pm. Each year Flatford hosts a traditional Christmas celebration to get you in the mood for the festive season.  This year, the...
Nov
20
Written by Clare Jessup I was so looking forward to an evening of Whitney Houston songs but wasn’t sure whether they would live up to my expectation. I used to sing on cruise ships and we always stayed clear of singing Whitney songs for fear of falling short of her...
Nov
20
Meeting Father Christmas is one of the most popular activities for families during the holiday season. Local attractions, museums, farms, garden centres, shopping centres and even parks join in the festive spirit by holding their own Santa's Grotto experience in the hope of...
Nov
17
Old houses and Mansions in Suffolk are not only full of interesting facts and history, but they also make the perfect setting to recreate a fantastic vintage Christmas experience.  Keeping this in mind, we have put together our favourite Christmas events taking place in...
Nov
15
Ipswich’s Christmas lights switch-on take place this Thursday – and this year it will be twice the fun. For the first time for six years, a real tree takes pride of place on the Cornhill but fans of the ‘bauble tree’ can see it in all its splendour on the Waterfront outside...
Nov
13
So much has been written about how to make a party enjoyable for children and thinking of every little detail to make it as memorable as possible, but... what about us parents? Is there a magic formula to create a stress-free party? The fact is, many of us might feel inspired...
Nov
13