Communities invited to ‘fun days’ across the districts

Community Fun Days are taking place at six locations across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

Community Fun Days are coming to Babergh and Mid Suffolk this summer, giving people the opportunity to come together and have fun during the school holidays.

Taking place at six locations across the districts, the fun days will provide attendees with a large selection of activities, with everything from climbing walls and axe throwing to arts and crafts and dancing on offer.

There will also be a range of information stalls where attendees can access valuable resources and information from a range of local services, charities and community organisations.

The events are part of the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, with funding coordinated by Suffolk County Council and delivered locally by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils. 

Events are happening in:
•    Stradbroke Playing Field & Community Centre, Wilby Road, Eye, IP21 5JN – Friday, 26 July
•    Stowmarket Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1JT– Monday, 29 July
•    Stevenson Centre, Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0WD – Friday, 2 August
•    Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2PZ – Monday, 5 August
•    Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5BH – Friday, 9 August
•    New Green Community Centre, New Green Avenue, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 3TG – Monday, 12 August
All of the Community Fun Days are free to attend and everyone is welcome – just turn up on the day. However, children that receive free school meals can book their places on select activities and secure a free packed lunch by using the Eequ platform.

Cllr Tim Weller, Mid Suffolk District Council cabinet member for Environment, Culture and Wellbeing, said: “I’m thrilled that the Community Fun Days are returning to our district for another summer.

“Each year, they provide a wonderful opportunity for people to get together, try new things and make some memories. I hope to see as many people as possible at our events in Stowmarket, Stradbroke and Thurston.”
Cllr Daniel Potter, Babergh District Council cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “The Community Fun Days would not be possible without the help of our partners across the district.

“By providing exciting activities as well as valuable information and resources, they all play their part to help make these events special, so I’d like to them all for their continued support.”

More information about the Holiday Activity and Food programme can be found on the Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council websites.

Hadleigh Family Fun Day 2023