Gallery: Be happy, it’s holiday time in Suffolk says photographer Andy Abbott

March 2006 - Children at Springfield Junior School in Ipswich hold an Easter Bonnet Parade. Say che

March 2006 - Children at Springfield Junior School in Ipswich hold an Easter Bonnet Parade. Say cheese...Eight year old Andrew Carmichael - Credit: Archant

Suffolk really does have it all in spring, writes photographer Andy Abbott.

Holywells Park hosting a Bird fest where the public could learn about the birdlife and take part in

Holywells Park hosting a Bird fest where the public could learn about the birdlife and take part in craft activities. Foxy lady: Five year old Eloise Albins looking out for birds - Credit: Archant

From east to west there are activities and venues to satisfy every demand and experience – from daring enterprise to play, recreation and amusements.

With the two-week school break not yet over my family has already enjoyed the delights of Go Ape at High Lodge in Thetford Forest, Easter egg hunts and archery at Ickworth Park, canoeing at Thorpeness Mere and medieval activities at Framlingham Castle.

Holidays are really a time for family togetherness and children, and while I have enjoyed recent days out I also fondly remember decades of travelling the county capturing and documenting pictures for this newspaper of the goings-on and excitement at weekends and bank holidays.

Here are just a few timeless images but they sum up the high spirits of young people at local functions.


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Soon months of preparation will offer the South Suffolk, Hadleigh and Suffolk Shows, all the activities over the two May bank holidays and onwards to the summer holidays.

Spring is enjoyably upon us and we are now cantering through the year, when there will be no shortage of opportunities to entertain us all.

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Here Andy shares his favourite spring time photos.

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