Suffolk offers unforgettable days out and this October half-term is no exception! With wild, historical, outdoor and educational events in store, visitors can meet a timelord, hunt for treasure, find out what Ynglingas are or even discover 101 things to do with a stick! offers its Top 20 Events and Activities to do with your Children in Suffolk this October half-term

1.    Meet a Timelord – ‘Dr Who Week’ runs from Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2012 and Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds is holding activities and tours throughout the week. Meet Timelords, Dr Who Characters and one of the original assistants. 10am-5pm. For more information call 01284 757160 or visit

2.    Go Welly Wanging! – How well can you wang? This organised event at Sutton Hoo is great fun and can be tagged on to a trip around the spooky burial mounds – super for Halloween! 1-1.30pm daily from 27th October to 4th November.

3.    Learn about Mythical beasts and see some African ones! – Un-MYTH-able! at Africa Alive takes place on Saturday 27th October. Hear about Mythical legends and beasts, unicorns and dragons this Halloween and see some African Animals –

4.    Get SPILLing – Enjoy five amazing days of experimental theatre, live art, performance in venues across Ipswich from Wednesday 31st October to Sunday 4th November 2012 –

5.    Laugh at some wacky amusements – Have a day out at Southwold and visit the award-winning Southwold Pier, not forgetting the Under the Pier Show – one of the wackiest collections of slot machines on the planet!

6.    Hire a boat and pretend to be a pirate – Take a boat out on The Meare in Thorpeness. The water’s only 3 ft deep so it’s a safe environment where children can go boating.

7.    Visit a famous farm – meet Jimmy Doherty and get hands on with the animals down at Jimmy’s farm –

8.    Learn what to do with a stick – Enrol on 101 Things to Do with a Stick and Adventures in the Woods on Tuesday 30th October 2012 at Foxburrow Farm. 10.30am-12.30pm, booking is advisable.  Children £3.50 & Adults £1.50.

9.    Go round in circles – Visit Pleasurewood Hills, the top theme park in Suffolk with 50 acres of fun filled rides –

10.  Get your binoculars on – Visit the two new family attractions at RSPB Minsmere, the Wild Zone and Wild Wood Adventure. Both are included in the entrance fee to the reserve!

11.  Meet some Ynglingas – Go to Anglo-Saxon Craft Week with Ynglingas at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village and Country Park at Bury from Monday 29th October to Sunday 4th November 2012. Learn about Anglian family life and take part in woodwork, textiles, cooking and much more! 10am to 5pm. Call01284 728718 for details.

12.  Search for treasure – go beachcombing at Bawdsey or Covehithe where you can often stumble across unusual and quirky finds

13.  Pet the Suffolk Punch horses at Easton Farm Park and see this year’s newborn foals –

14.  Ride a camel – Visit the Oasis Camel Centre and ride a camel or play indoors on a rainy day!

15.  Pretend to be a King or Queen for a day – Visit Framlingham Castle, a magnificent 12th Century fortress with a fascinating past –

16.  Be brave – Be prepared to be brave on the Landguard Spooky Trail from Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2012. During the day there will be gentle fun for all the family at the Felixstowe Museum, then in the evening prepare yourself for scary tours of Landguard Fort –

17.  Go for a walk – Suffolk has stunning countryside to explore and crunchy shingle beaches make for a satisfying walk. Can you spot any shells?

18.  Perfect your bushcraft skills – Take part in Dunwich Family Forest Schools at Dunwich Forest on 29th and 31st October and 2nd November. Allowing you to explore, imagine, make, play, get muddy and learn together in the woods, this is a great opportunity to discover wildlife, get creative and learn bushcraft skills.

19.  Learn about Corn and Coal – Join Mid-Suffolk Light Railway for a Corn and Coal day on Sunday 28th October 2012.Take a steam train ride and watch re-enactments –

20.  Fright night – Visit ‘Scaresville, The Haunted Village’ at Kentwell Hall for an after-dark event of thrills and chills. Open on selected days from 12th October to 3rd November 2012 it promises over an hour of pure adrenaline not for the faint hearted.