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Amazing spring and Easter days out in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 14:59 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:09 10 April 2017

'Easter Egg Hunt', Lyle, Flickr, CC 2.0

'Easter Egg Hunt', Lyle, Flickr, CC 2.0

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We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best Easter and spring events taking place in the county this year for you to enjoy

See in the spring with a fantastic Suffolk show:

A day at the theatre is great for the whole family, and with a huge variety of shows taking place all over the county there’s plenty to choose from.

Thursday 6 to Friday 7 April

Arabian Nights

Theatre Royal, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, matinee 3.00pm, evening show 7.00pm

Saturday 8 April

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Theatre Royal, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Saturday 8 April

Jubilate! - Great Cathedral Anthems

St Michael’s Church, Framlingham, 7.30pm

Tuesday 11 to Wednesday 12 April

A Midsummer Nights Dream

John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, 7.30pm

Be amazed by the phenomenal talents of the acrobats and Shaolin monks at the Chinese State Circus.

After some time away the Chinese State Circus has returned, taking its performance back to its roots. Prepare to be amazed as thirty world-class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers provide non stop action.

Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 April

Chinese State Circus - DYNASTY

Chantry Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, visit their website for times

Get in a round of golf at Stoke by Nayland’s Open Weekend.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to get into golf, now is your chance. Take part in a free 9-hole round of golf on 9 April or perfect your form at the free driving range clinic.

Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 April

Golf Open Weekend

Stoke by Nayland, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, 10.00am - 3.00pm

Search for rare and collectable books in Bury St Edmunds

Book sellers from all over the UK will be in Bury St Edmunds selling rare, secondhand books in all sorts of genres.

Saturday 8 April

Bury St Edmunds Book Fair

Athenaeum Hall, Angel Hill, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Spend some time exploring the Easter markets; buy some gifts, enjoy the atmosphere, and maybe take part in some craft making.

There’s nothing better then a good craft market. Find the best homemade, local gifts, foodie treats and maybe even take part in some games.

Saturday 8 April

Hartest Art & Craft Market

Hartest, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday 9 April

Giant Easter Craft & Gift Fayre

Ipswich Cameo Hotel, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday 15 April

Easter Fair

Maisebrooke Farm, Shipmeadow, Beccles, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Monday 1 May

Mendlesham Street Fayre

Old Market Street, Mendlesham, 10.30am – 5.00pm

Sit back, relax and enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee…

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea or coffee with friends. Suffolk is home to some of the best cream teas in Britain – from country house hotels to chilled out coffee shops.

Sunday 16 April

Easter Sunday Lunch & Chocoholic’s Afternoon Tea

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, 12.00pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 8 April

Easter Coffee Morning

United Reformed Church, Tomline Road, Felixstowe, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Or get into the competitive spirit and take part in a ‘Bake Off’

Sadly there will be no Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood but it all goes towards raising money for a good cause - The Ipswich Hospital Charity.

Thursday 13 April

Easter Charity ‘Bake Off’

Deli Marche, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, cake drop off 7.30am – 9pm, judging from 9am, cake sale from 10am

Explore the incredible Suffolk Food Hall for all of your Easter produce and foodie delights

As one of the best local food halls in the UK, they provide incredible food and produce from local producers.

Suffolk Food Hall: 10 things you need to try

Flex your green fingers and get your garden ready for spring.

With spring now upon us it is time to start thinking about the garden that you’ve likely been ignoring all winter. Purchase some new plants or flowers and make your garden beautiful again.

Sunday 9 April

Redgrave & Lopham Fen Plant Sale

Redgrave & Lopham Fen Nature Reserve, 10.00am - 3.00pm

Take some inspiration from the Sudbury Open Gardens.

Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 April

Sudbury Open Gardens 2017 in aid of St. Nicholas Hospice Care

Sat 22nd Apr: 1.00pm to 5.00pm, Sun 23rd Apr: 11.30am to 5.00pm

Visit the horses at the Suffolk Punch Trust

Suffolk Punch Trust is now officially open for spring. Explore the stables, farm and gardens, stroll along the footpaths in the sun, or simply relax with a drink in the café.

Easter at Suffolk Punch Trust

Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley, school Easter Holidays 10.30am to 16.00pm

Or enjoy a day at RSPB Minsmere

The coastal nature reserve that’s perfect for a family day out. Explore the trails collect shells on the beach and enjoy a day getting back to nature.

Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 12 April

Living art, Easter crafts & family nature walk

10.00am – 4.00pm

Get nostalgic at the Friston Easter Exhibition

Experience a wide-ranging mix of anniversaries selected by the exhibitors such as London Olympics, Windsor Castle fire, Ella Fitzgerald, Scott Joplin, Battle of Passchendaele and many more.

Saturday 15 to Monday 17 April

Friston Easter Exhibition - A Celebration of Anniversaries

Friston Church, 11.00am - 4.00pm (11.30am Sunday)

Or, if you’re a train enthusiast pay a visit to the Mid Suffolk Light Railway.

Take a ride on a genuine Victorian four-wheel coach on the first opening days of the Middy Railway this year. There will even be a real-ale bar!

Sunday 16 to Monday 17 April

Easter Steam Up

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station, Station Road, Wetheringsett

You could even take part in a traditional Easter activity and go on an egg hunt.

Wednesday 12 April

The Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt

Felixstowe Museum, View Point Road, Felixstowe, session one sold out, session two 2.30pm – 4.00pm (book tickets online)

Friday 14 to Monday 17 April

Easter Egg Hunt - Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge

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