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G et to know all about our creepy crawly friends and try our latest themed Challenge - Minibeasts! Available to download at the bottom of this page. 

Suffolk Learning Destinations
With a number of Suffolk Schools about to become part of the Children's University, we've been validating some brand new Learning Destinations across the County.

  • This weekend sees the start of the week long  Bury Festival.  We have validated the Comedy Workshops for children aged 7 years upwards.   These workshops,on Sunday 20 May and led by the Comedy 4 Kids team, will help you to find the funny in your experiences and turn it into stand-up and sketches.  On Saturday 26 May children can earn a 1 hour learning credit by taking part in an Hysterical Bury St Edmunds Walk.  A nasty Norseman (called Boneless), a saintly Saxon (with a big nose), the riotous rabble and many mean old monks make up the story of Bury St Edmunds - talk a couple of grown-ups into booking the family on to this activity trail around the heart of our very old town.
  • Experience activities involving printmaking, painting, drawing, designing, experimenting and exploring in a Tom’s Tuesdays session at Gainsborough House.
  • At the Museum of East Anglian Life you can find out about how Suffolk people lived in the past.
  • Learn about the Gentle Giant Suffolk Punch Horses, how they are cared for and how they work for us at the Suffolk Punch Trust.
  • Ipswich Museum will be running a number of activities for children during the summer holidays with an Around the World Theme.
  • Kinetic Science run holiday science clubs and events all over the East of England including our “Lab in a Library” where a two hour workshop costs as little as £3 per child. They’re getting ready to open our interactive STEM centre in Bury St. Edmunds  in the Summer.
  • Make a visit to Kentwell Hall -  this truly magical venue for a great family day out with Tudor house, gardens & rare breeds farm.  Children can earn up to 3 hours in their Passport for a general visit and self-guided tour and an additional hour for the Story Book Trail.  A number of re-creation days run throughout the summer and these really bring history to life.

Try one or more of the activities in our  Dinosaur and Fossil Challenge and a ' Thunk!' Challenge .  Please download them from the bottom of this page.
Don't forget to check out the range of activities taking place at Essex Wildlife Trust sites too.

Other News Snippets

  • Thursday 17th May 2018 - 11:14

    Bury Festival begins this weekend and we have the bees knees of a challenge for you.

  • Tuesday 17th April 2018 - 09:43

    For our latest news, see the Bulletin page....

  • Tuesday 27th February 2018 - 15:55

    Here's just a taster of activities where you can earn CU hours....

Relevant Files for Download:

Here are some resource documents for download, to accompany the information on this page.