Family Fun

Indoors or outdoors, there’s fun for children of all ages in and near Bury St Edmunds.

Well-equipped play areas can be found at the Abbey Gardens, Nowton Park and Ickworth Park and Gardens – alongside acres of parkland for playing, walking and cycling.  

Themed events and activities add to the fun. At Nowton Park, rangers lead family bushcraft days and bug hunts. 

Over at Ickworth House, craft activities and games can be enjoyed in the West Wing gallery, and children can learn to become nature detectives in the grounds.  

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park gives children the chance to dress up as Anglo-Saxons and meet rare breed pigs and chickens. 

At West Stow they can also master archery on Beginners’ Bow Shoot days, take part in the Lord of the Rings-inspired Ring Quest event to help save Middle Earth or celebrate myths and monsters during Dragon Fest.

In town, Moyse’s Hall Museum brings history to life. Looking for family entertainment? Check out the Abbeygate Cinema, Cineworld, the Theatre Royal or The Apex. 

Once Upon a Festival held is the theatre's annual children's festival held every June with productions and performances especially for children which take place in Theatres, Schools and Communities.

The Whitsun Fayre, Christmas Fayre and Bury St Edmunds Science Fiction and Action Festival are always great fun for children too. And, if it’s raining, there’s roller-skating, bowling and laser tag to let them run off some steam

View all

Featured Places

Abbeygate Cinema

A beautifully modernised yet perfectly original 1920's cinema showing everything...

VIEW DETAILS

Blackthorpe Barn

Blackthorpe Barn is a vast thatched sixteenth century timber framed...

VIEW DETAILS

Related blog posts

Meet Santa This December in Bury St Edmunds!

Santa and his elves will be bringing his festive Grotto to the arc shopping centre...

READ MORE

Christmas What's On Guide!

From craft fairs and markets to concerts, parties and pantomime across Bury St Edmunds &...

READ MORE

Chocolate Festival First For Bury St Edmunds

Join arc shopping centre for a weekend of delicious chocolatey fun on the 8th and...

READ MORE

Directory Listings

  • 1
  • 2