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Summer holiday activities

We’ve got lots of children’s events taking place across our libraries over the summer holidays. Contact your local library to find out about any additional events they have planned.

We’re also running the Summer Reading Challenge for 4-11 year-olds. Why not sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge newsletter or find your next read with our children’s book recommendations?

Event Library Date Time
'Out of this World' art competition for 11-21 year-olds Haverhill Library Wed 17 Jul, 2019 – Sat 7 Sep, 2019
Summer Reading Challenge launch Kessingland Library Fri 19 Jul, 2019 1500
Kinetic science rocket making workshop for ages 8+ Gainsborough Community Library Sat 20 Jul, 2019 1400
Summer Reading Challenge launch Ipswich County Library Sat 20 Jul, 2019 1000
Summer Reading Challenge special launch event Lavenham Library Sat 20 Jul, 2019 1030
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Leiston Library Sat 20 Jul, 2019 1430
Storytime en Français avec Gaelle Newmarket Library Sat 20 Jul, 2019 1030
Summer Reading Challenge launch party: Toy Story morning with Buzz Lightyear Kesgrave Library Sun 21 Jul, 2019 1000
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Bungay Community Library Tue 23 Jul, 2019 1030
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Tue 23 Jul, 2019 1530
Meet children's author Gillian Luckett Haverhill Library Tue 23 Jul, 2019 1030
Craft club: make a rocket ship collage Bungay Community Library Thu 25 Jul, 2019 1030
Lego and active games Gainsborough Community Library Thu 25 Jul, 2019 1530
Stories and activities at the Brandon Festival Brandon Library Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1400
Beach Bonkers - 2pm session Chantry Library Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1400
Beach Bonkers - 3pm session Chantry Library Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1500
Kidz Film Fun: Paddington 2 Southwold Library Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1030
Beach party with the Mermaid Princess Chantry Library Sat 27 Jul, 2019 1000
Lego Club: Moon landing special Lowestoft Library Sat 27 Jul, 2019 1400
Children's crafts: suncatcher planets Beccles Library Sun 28 Jul, 2019 1300
Lego Club: Moon landing special Lowestoft Library Sun 28 Jul, 2019 1400
Children's activity: Kinetic Science solar system roadshow - for 5-7 year-olds Beccles Library Mon 29 Jul, 2019 1030
Children's activity: Kinetic Science solar system roadshow - for 7+ year-olds Beccles Library Mon 29 Jul, 2019 1300
Space-themed storytelling and crafts with the Storytellers of Mildenhall Mildenhall Library Mon 29 Jul, 2019 1030
Bite Size Ballets: Three Little Pigs Southwold Library Mon 29 Jul, 2019 1030
Craft club: make a button moon Bungay Community Library Tue 30 Jul, 2019 1030
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Tue 30 Jul, 2019 1530
Visit to Ipswich Museum: for ages 8+ Gainsborough Community Library Tue 30 Jul, 2019 1400
Children's crafts: planets in glow-in-the-dark jars Beccles Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1000
Craft session Gainsborough Community Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1530
Children's activity: help us decorate the children's library for Space Chase! Halesworth Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1430
Slime workshop with Just Add Kids Creative Workshops Ipswich County Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1030
Mr Stink storytime with the Marina Theatre Lowestoft Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1000
Holiday Xtra: Mr Stink crafts and activities for ages 3+ Lowestoft Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1045
BLOC Lowestoft Mural Project: for 11-25 year-olds - morning session Lowestoft Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1000
BLOC Lowestoft Mural Project: for 11-25 year-olds - afternoon session Lowestoft Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1400
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Southwold Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1030
Space-themed children's crafts Stowmarket Library Wed 31 Jul, 2019 1000
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Thu 1 Aug, 2019 1530
GarageBand workshop: for 11+ year-olds Haverhill Library Thu 1 Aug, 2019 1100
Space rock decorating Lavenham Library Thu 1 Aug, 2019 1430
Summer Japanese for children aged 8-12 with Waveney Languages Tuition Southwold Library Thu 1 Aug, 2019 1000
Children's crafts: planet plushies Beccles Library Fri 2 Aug, 2019 1000
Kidz Film Fun: The Rescuers Southwold Library Fri 2 Aug, 2019 1030
Galaxy slime workshop with Just Add Kids Creative Workshops Stoke Library Fri 2 Aug, 2019 0930
Children's crafts: straw rockets Beccles Library Sun 4 Aug, 2019 1300
Children's activity: make and launch rockets with Rocket Man Rod Beccles Library Mon 5 Aug, 2019 1000
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Tue 6 Aug, 2019 1530
Summer family coach trip to Great Yarmouth - FULLY BOOKED Gainsborough Community Library Tue 6 Aug, 2019 0830
Family Yoga: for all ages over two Newmarket Library Tue 6 Aug, 2019 1430
Children's crafts: paper plate flying saucers Beccles Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1000
Craft session Gainsborough Community Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1530
Children's activity: amazing optical illusions Halesworth Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1430
ZooLab: for 3-11 year-olds - FULLY BOOKED Haverhill Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1515
Digital fun Ipswich County Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1030
Holiday Xtra: commotion with potions for ages 3+ Lowestoft Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1045
Children's crafts: Paper plate spaceships Needham Market Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1400
Circus skills workshop with Mr Bean Entertainments: for all ages Southwold Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1100
Magic workshop with Mr Bean Entertainments: for ages 6+ Southwold Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1400
Space-themed children's crafts Stowmarket Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1000
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Woodbridge Library Wed 7 Aug, 2019 1300
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Thu 8 Aug, 2019 1530
CoderDojo: for ages 7 - 17 Ipswich County Library Thu 8 Aug, 2019 1415
Space Lego Lavenham Library Thu 8 Aug, 2019 1430
Children's crafts: rockets Beccles Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1000
ZooLab Motley Zoo visit Chantry Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1500
ZooLab Motley Zoo visit: for ages 8+ Gainsborough Community Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1100
BLOC Lowestoft Mural Project: for 11-25 year-olds - morning session Lowestoft Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1000
BLOC Lowestoft Mural Project: for 11-25 year-olds - afternoon session Lowestoft Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1400
Stories and crafts from the Blue Cross: for 3-12 year-olds Newmarket Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1100
Kidz Film Fun: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Southwold Library Fri 9 Aug, 2019 1030
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Halesworth Library Sat 10 Aug, 2019 1030
Children's activity: sow your own sunflower Beccles Library Sun 11 Aug, 2019 1300
Family fun day with Beach Bonkers at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearooms Southwold Library Sun 11 Aug, 2019 1000
Children's activity: learn about stars Beccles Library Mon 12 Aug, 2019 1000
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Lowestoft Library Mon 12 Aug, 2019 1130
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Tue 13 Aug, 2019 1530
Summer family coach trip to High Lodge at Thetford Forest Gainsborough Community Library Tue 13 Aug, 2019 0830
Book folding: children's session Lavenham Library Tue 13 Aug, 2019 1100
Children's crafts: stars in a jar Beccles Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1000
Space adventures: for 4-11 year-olds Brandon Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1100
Four-day summer film-making workshop: for 10-18 year-olds Chantry Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 – Sat 17 Aug, 2019 1000
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Felixstowe Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1100
Balloon-themed stories, crafts and messy play: for 2-5 year-olds Gainsborough Community Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1400
Craft session Gainsborough Community Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1530
Marsh on the Move roadshow from Suffolk Wildlife Trust Halesworth Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1430
Slime workshop with Just Add Kids Creative Workshops Ipswich County Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1030
BLOC Lowestoft Mural Project: for 11-25 year-olds - morning session Lowestoft Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1000
BLOC Lowestoft Mural Project: for 11-25 year-olds - afternoon session Lowestoft Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1400
Holiday Xtra: space crafts and activities for ages 3+ Lowestoft Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1045
Children's crafts: Handprint alien fridge magnets Needham Market Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1400
Magic show: for 4-7 year-olds - 2:30pm session Newmarket Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1430
Magic show: for 4-7 year-olds - 3:30pm session Newmarket Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1530
Mini Monsters Creepy Crawly Roadshow: for ages 5+ - morning session Southwold Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1100
Mini Monsters Creepy Crawly Roadshow: for ages 5+ - afternoon session Southwold Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1400
Space-themed children's crafts Stowmarket Library Wed 14 Aug, 2019 1000
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Thu 15 Aug, 2019 1530
Children's crafts: star dream catchers Beccles Library Fri 16 Aug, 2019 1000
Kidz Film Fun: Frozen Southwold Library Fri 16 Aug, 2019 1030
Dramatic Impact Wild About Writing workshop: for 7-13 year-olds Chantry Library Sat 17 Aug, 2019 1430
Stories and drawing with children's author Rebecca Patterson: for 3-11 year-olds Newmarket Library Sat 17 Aug, 2019 1030
Children's crafts: bubble wands Beccles Library Sun 18 Aug, 2019 1300
Children's crafts: junk modelling Beccles Library Mon 19 Aug, 2019 1000
Space-themed storytelling and crafts with the Storytellers of Mildenhall Mildenhall Library Mon 19 Aug, 2019 1030
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Tue 20 Aug, 2019 1530
Children's crafts: sun catches Beccles Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1000
Craft session Gainsborough Community Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1530
Children's activity: stargazing telescopes Halesworth Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1430
Children's activity: space travel Halesworth Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1430
Lego workshop: for children aged 6+ Ipswich County Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1015
Holiday Xtra: 'animals in the ice' crafts and activities for ages 3+ Lowestoft Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1045
Children's crafts: Space rockets Needham Market Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1400
Space-themed children's crafts Stowmarket Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1000
Lab in a Library: space-themed workshop for ages 5-12 - 11am session Sudbury Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1100
Lab in a Library: space-themed workshop for ages 5-12 - 1pm session Sudbury Library Wed 21 Aug, 2019 1300
Nest box building and activities with Suffolk Wildlife Trust Chantry Library Thu 22 Aug, 2019 1400
Summer family coach trip to Great Yarmouth - FULLY BOOKED Gainsborough Community Library Thu 22 Aug, 2019 0830
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Thu 22 Aug, 2019 1530
CoderDojo: for ages 7 - 17 Ipswich County Library Thu 22 Aug, 2019 1415
Storytelling with Sara Green: for 3-7 year-olds Newmarket Library Thu 22 Aug, 2019 1115
Bird-themed stories and crafts with Reydon Community Gardeners Southwold Library Thu 22 Aug, 2019 1200
Children's crafts: upcycled magazine art Beccles Library Fri 23 Aug, 2019 1000
Balloon modelling with Mr Bean Entertainments Chantry Library Fri 23 Aug, 2019 1030
Stories and crafts from Cats Protection: for 3-12 year-olds Newmarket Library Fri 23 Aug, 2019 1100
Kidz Film Fun: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Southwold Library Fri 23 Aug, 2019 1030
Saturday Fun: Storytime with mermaid Briney Zingala Lowestoft Library Sat 24 Aug, 2019 1045
Children's crafts: paper plate alien spaceships Beccles Library Sun 25 Aug, 2019 1300
Children's crafts: alien slime Beccles Library Mon 26 Aug, 2019 1000
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Tue 27 Aug, 2019 1530
Children's activity: Kinetic Science pop up planetarium - various sessions Beccles Library Wed 28 Aug, 2019 1000
Craft session Gainsborough Community Library Wed 28 Aug, 2019 1530
Slime workshop with Just Add Kids Creative Workshops Ipswich County Library Wed 28 Aug, 2019 1030
Holiday Xtra: crafts and activities with Suffolk Wildlife Trust Lowestoft Library Wed 28 Aug, 2019 1045
Children's crafts: Flowerpot aliens Needham Market Library Wed 28 Aug, 2019 1400
Space-themed children's crafts Stowmarket Library Wed 28 Aug, 2019 1000
Family board games Gainsborough Community Library Thu 29 Aug, 2019 1530
Summer family coach trip to High Lodge at Thetford Forest Gainsborough Community Library Thu 29 Aug, 2019 0830
Mama G's Space Chase: for ages 3+ Haverhill Library Thu 29 Aug, 2019 1100
Make your own marvellous magical minibeast mobile with Meraylah Southwold Library Thu 29 Aug, 2019 1400
Children's crafts: astronaut space suits Beccles Library Fri 30 Aug, 2019 1000
Stories and crafts from the Dogs Trust: for under-12s Newmarket Library Fri 30 Aug, 2019 1330
Kidz Film Fun: The Smurfs Southwold Library Fri 30 Aug, 2019 1030
Mama G's Space Chase: for ages 3+ Stowmarket Library Fri 30 Aug, 2019 1100