Half Term Events at Suffolk Libraries

If you’re struggling for ideas to keep the children entertained this half term, Suffolk Libraries have you covered with their children and family events. Most are free to attend or cost as little as £1. 

Here’s what’s coming up at Suffolk Libraries: 

Saturday 16 February to Sunday 24 February – Sudbury Library – Harry Potter activity packs

Pick up your Harry Potter activity pack containing a sticker, word search and craft material, plus you can find hidden Horcruxes in the library for a chance to win a Harry Potter stationary set.

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Wednesday 20 February 10.30am-12pm – Lowestoft Library – Marsh on the Move roadshow from Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Families are invited to find out all about Carlton Marshes with activities including “That Stinks!”, “Poo Power!” and “Be a Marsh detective.” Tickets are £1 and booking in advance by contacting the library is recommended.

Wednesday 20 February 11am-3pm – Southwold Library – Sutton Hoo roadshow

Handle historical objects from Sutton Hoo and learn all about the site from the experts who work there. Session includes lots of activities for children.

Wednesday 20 February 2-4pm – Gainsborough Community Library – Family art session

Families are invited to get creative at this family art session.

Wednesday 20 February 2.30-3.30pm – Beccles Library – Make your own Chinese tangrams

Children are invited to make their own Chinese tangrams. Contact the library to book in advance. Tickets are £2.

Wednesday 20 February 3-5pm – Kesgrave Library – Harry Potter Lego afternoon

Come and enjoy a Harry Potter themed Lego session. Have a go at creating Hogwarts or a Fantastic Beast! Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win Harry Potter themed prizes. All funds to the library. Advance booking by contacting the library is essential.

Thursday 21 February 10:30-11:30am – Beccles Library – Make your own boomerang and dot art

Children are invited to make their own boomerangs and dot art. Contact the library to book in advance. Tickets are £2.

Thursday 21 February 1-5pm – Gainsborough Community Library – Games afternoon

Drop in to the library and have a go at some boredom-busting games this half-term.

Thursday 21 February 2-3pm – Gainsborough Community Library – Basic first aid for under 8s

Accompanied children under 8 are invited to learn basic first aid techniques.

Thursday 21 February 2.30-4pm – Thurston Library – Half-term crafts for 5-11 year olds

Accompanied children aged 5-11 are invited to make some crafts at the library this half-term.

Thursday 21 February 3-5pm – Kesgrave Library – Harry Potter Lego afternoon

Come and enjoy a Harry Potter themed Lego session. Have a go at creating Hogwarts or a Fantastic Beast! Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win Harry Potter themed prizes. All funds to the library. Advance booking by contacting the library is essential.

Friday 22 February 10:30am-1pm – Southwold Library – Kidz Film Fun: The Lion King

Children are invited to watch The Lion King (1994) and make their own lion mane, hanging monkey, pop-up meerkat or squeaky trunked elephant whilst enjoying some slimy yet satisfying worms, lion cupcakes, lion cheeses and edible warthog poo! Under-8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday 22 February 11am-12pm – Newmarket Library – Music & Puppets for 4-9 year olds

Children up to the age of 9 are invited to make dancing puppets this half-term.

Friday 22 February 3.30-4.40pm – Beccles Library – Make your own Aztec headdress and dragon

Children are invited to make their own Aztec headdresses and dragons. Contact the library to book in advance. Tickets cost £2.

Friday 22 February 4-6pm – Gainsborough Community Library – Family craft session

Families are invited to get creative with various crafts.

Saturday 23 February 10:45am-12pm – Lowestoft Library – Beach Bonkers

Join the library in their regular Saturday Fun slot to find treasures in Beach Bonkers’ mini-beach, handle objects discovered on the beach, play the giant beachcombing board game and make some crafts.

Event bookings are made through the individual library you wish to attend. You can also find more event listings at https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/events-activities/


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