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Kids’ Days out in Bury St Edmunds this Summer

Posted on Monday, 10th July, 2017

Looking for kids’ days out in Bury St Edmunds this summer? Read on to find out all the very best things to do with the whole family during the holidays!


Times: Standard opening hours (Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4)
Tickets: Standard museum admission (Adults £4, Concessions £2, Children (5-16) £2
Venue: Moyse's Hall Museum
Price: Additional £2 per participant on top of standard admission

Moyse’s Hall Museum has been over-run by pirates this Summer holiday! Explore the ‘Lost Property’ exhibition and take part in a range of pirate-themed activities.

There will be a variety of pirate-themed activities including trails, story telling and more, offering families the opportunity to explore the riches throughout the museum… See how many doubloons your booty would be worth as you explore the antiquities on display!

Drop-in workshops: Every Tuesday from 25 July – 22 August 2017, 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm

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Starts: Mon 31st July 2017
Times: 10:00am-3:00pm
Tickets: £80 per child
Venue: Theatre Royal Youth Centre
Ages: 6-11

A look at The Odyssey, written down 3000 years ago. The mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of epic battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants, angry Gods and powerful magic.

This summer there are two 3 day workshops run by a small team of theatre-makers. You will create, rehearse and perform a piece from scratch.

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Starts: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Times: 10:00am-3:00pm
Tickets: £80 per child
Venue: Theatre Royal Youth Centre
Ages: 6-11

A look at popular characters from Marvel exploring what makes a hero and how, through our choices, we can help save the day.

This summer there are two 3 day workshops run by a small team of theatre-makers. You will create, rehearse and perform a piece from scratch

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Date: Saturday 5th August 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults £10, Child (12 & under) £8, Family Ticket £34 (Max 2 Adults + 2 U12's)
Venue: Abbey Gardens

Blunderbus Theatre company bring the funny tale of a small dog with big dreams based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie to the Abbey Gardens.

This fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog! This hilarious new story for ages 3+ tells the very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! 

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Dates: 27th-28th August 2017
Entry: Free
Venue: Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

If you are a foodie, then you will love the Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival. This event is a celebration of the renowned food and drink scene in the town with some seriously tasty treats on offer!

Once again, the street entertainment, fairground rides, mini farm and Beach return to the town, but this time they are accompanied by a farmers market, Mad Hatter’s tea party, loads of food and drink stalls, tutorials and even appearances from celebrity chefs, Jack Stein and Paul Rankin! 

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Date: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Times: 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Tickets: £12 Adult, £10 Concessions
Booking: Strongly advised
Venue: Abbey Gardens

Heartbreak Productions proudly present this outdoor adaptation of David Walliam’s ‘Billionaire Boy’ in the Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds.

Bring your picnics, blankets and fold up chairs and come to the helicopter pad outside at Bumfresh Towers to hear the story of how Mr Spud made his billions and lost it all... and how Joe became the richest boy in the world.

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Dates: 2 & 3 September 
Times: 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets: £10 first performance, then Adult £15, Child £12
Venue: The Apex

The award-winning performers of The Voice Squad bring to The Apex another vibrant and joyful musical.

Just So is a classy, energetic and colourful setting of the stories of Rudyard Kipling, which won the first ever Vivian Ellis Prize for new musicals, and was written by the composers of the new Mary Poppins Score, Stiles and Drewe. 

Come with us on a journey down the great grey-green greasy Limpopo River, and enjoy this toe-tapping, heart-warming show - summer fun for all the family!

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Times: Monday-Saturday 7.30am-7.30pm, Sunday 9am-7.30pm
Entry: Free

The internationally acclaimed Abbey Gardens is located in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, with the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral as its backdrop.

This six hectare site is filled with fantastic things to do throughout the year, but the summertime is the prime time to enjoy this wonderful space. You can admire the Appleby Rose Garden, stroll the central area with its amazing display of flowers, explore the Sensory Garden, or relax on the bank of the River Lark.

If you’re looking for something a little more energetic, you could try your hand at tennis, be bowled over by bowls or practice your putts at the putting green. Alternatively, if you need to take the kids somewhere to let off some steam, head to the play area, woodland tree houses, willow maze or just go wild on the crazy golf course!

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