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Looking for something to do in Felixstowe this week – here’s 10 great ideas

PUBLISHED: 18:01 25 October 2018

Pixie, Olivia, Toby and Scarlett having fun with their glow sticks at last year's Felixstowe EACH Glow Walk  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Pixie, Olivia, Toby and Scarlett having fun with their glow sticks at last year's Felixstowe EACH Glow Walk Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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From the resort’s first Steampunk Festival to a seafront glow walk, model railway day to live music, there’s plenty of reasons to get out and about in the Felixstowe area over the next seven days.

Fancy dress is encouraged for the Felixstowe EACH Glow Walk Picture: SU ANDERSONFancy dress is encouraged for the Felixstowe EACH Glow Walk Picture: SU ANDERSON

Friday, October 26

With Halloween approaching, Landguard Fort – possibly the most haunted place in Suffolk – is staging a Spooky Trail.

It’s part of the half-term fun at the fort in View Point Road, Felixstowe, with a quiz trail around the monument from 10am to 4pm each day.

Normal admission charges for the fort apply, plus £1.50 for a trail sheet (including a Landguard Fort pencil).

Graham Elliott and Mike Smith run a layout at a Felixstowe N Guage Society model show Picture: SU ANDERSONGraham Elliott and Mike Smith run a layout at a Felixstowe N Guage Society model show Picture: SU ANDERSON

Saturday October 27 – Sunday, October 28

Landguard Fort is hosting the first ever Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival.

If you’ve never been to a steampunk event before then be ready to expect the unexpected – and you will be in for a treat.

Enthusiast Graham Elliott tinkers with his exhibit at the Felixstowe N Gauge annual model railway show Picture: PAGEPIXEnthusiast Graham Elliott tinkers with his exhibit at the Felixstowe N Gauge annual model railway show Picture: PAGEPIX

The family-friendly event takes place at the fort in Viewpoint Road from 10.30am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a host of steampunk activities, curiosities and eccentricities and more than 20 performers and entertainers – click here for everything you need to know.

Saturday, October 27

Mat Bayfield and David Booth perform as Bayfield Booth. They are part of the line-up for the Coastwatch music night Picture: TONY BELLMat Bayfield and David Booth perform as Bayfield Booth. They are part of the line-up for the Coastwatch music night Picture: TONY BELL

It’s the monthly Record and CD Fair from 9am to 5pm at Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Orwell Road, Felixstowe.

Whatever types of music you are interested in, there will be plenty of choice at affordable prices, both CDs and vinyl, including blues, classic rock, jazz, hip hop, soul and disco, and rarities.

Admission 50p in aid of Crohns and Colitis UK.

Ichabod Steam and his Animatronic Band with the submarine caravan Picture: DAVID SMITHIchabod Steam and his Animatronic Band with the submarine caravan Picture: DAVID SMITH

Saturday, October 27

A variety of locally-made items, including those made from woodturning, alongside paintings, jewellery, stained glass and more will be on sale at the annual Kirton Arts and Crafts Fair.

The event is taking place from 10am to 3pm at Kirton Church Hall, Church Lane, Kirton.

Refreshments will also be available – including cakes, tea/coffee, bacon rolls and light lunches.

Bob the steampunk dog will be meeting children at the Felixstowe Steampunk Festival Picture: STEAMPUNK FESTIVALBob the steampunk dog will be meeting children at the Felixstowe Steampunk Festival Picture: STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

Admission is free, but profits from the day will be donated to charities, including The Blossom Appeal.

Saturday, October 27

Members of the Felixstowe Area ‘N’ Gauge Group are holding a Model Railway Open Day, showing their miniature layouts and encouraging people to take up the hobby.

It takes place at the Welcome Hall, High Road, Trimley St. Mary, from 11am to 4pm. Admission free. Read our full preview here.

Saturday, October 27

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is holding its annual seafront Glow Walk with games and activities along the way and a disco at the end of the two-mile walk along the prom.

The event is for children of all ages starts at finishes at Felixstowe Leisure Centre, Undercliff Road West – the walk gets under way at 4.30pm.

Organisers hope everyone will come in fancy dress and there will be a prize for the best dressed boy and girl.

The cost is £7 for children aged 3-11, £2 for 12-plus and adults – all funds for the work of EACH. (Children under three free.)

Saturday, October 27

Cats in the Kitchen, Kelly Bayfield and Kev Walford, and Bayfield and Booth will be performing at Coastwatch Live at the Ferry!

The evening in aid of Coastwatch kicks-off at 7.30pm at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club.

Tickets £8 - pre-booking essential: call Ian Clarke on 01394 285305 or Alan Peck on 01473 251171.

Monday, October 29

Trained Stepping Out in Suffolk volunteer walk leaders will lead the Sea Front Health Walk from Felixstowe Leisure Centre entrance, Undercliff Road West, at 10.45am.

It will be a walk along the prom lasting around 40-60 minutes (depending on the walkers and weather on the day). Everyone welcome. Admission free. Just turn up.

Wednesday, October 31

The Felixstowe Group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust will be leading a bird watching walk at Bourne Park.

Meet at the car park – map reference TM 159 140 at 9am. Cost is £3 per person. More details from Dave Langlois on 01394 210535.

Thursday, November 1

Walkabout results and August walk images will be announced and viewed, and entries for a competition with the theme ‘From Above’ will be accepted at the Felixstowe Photographic Society’s meeting at 7.30pm at Broadway House, Orwell Road.

The society is open to anyone interested in photography and welcomes beginners in the craft to those with great experience.

Admission free for a maximum of two visits. Annual membership is £25.

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