Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend 2017 – Kids Zone

Posted by Town Hall Staff 26 May 2017

Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend 2017 – Kids Zone

This year’s Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend offers something for all ages… including a free
fun-packed Kids Zone with exciting activities and adventures by the sea.

Hosted by Suffolk Coastal District Council on Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 June, the action-packed weekend will recognise the huge contribution made by our servicemen and women from the past until the present day – it will also mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch attack on Landguard Fort.

During the day on Saturday, the Kids Zone located on the Trim Trail field (next to the Felixstowe Beachside Events Area) will be open from 1000-1600. Admission will be free to everyone.

Alongside special competitions featuring teams of local cadets, young people and their families can join in the fun, with an assault course from the Felixstowe Leisure Centre, a climbing tower and high ropes, an indoor laser tag arena and beachcombing displays and mini walks with Beach Bonkers.

Attention!!! There will also be a chance to join in a drill and parade with Dad’s Army – the Home Guard.

Paul Grant, organiser of Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend in Felixstowe says “Our Kids Zone is packed with fun activities to keep young people entertained. We also have an exciting aerobatics display from the Global Stars and spectacular fireworks on Saturday too.”

“Don’t forget the Kids Zone is free but it is only open on Saturday only from 1000-1600, so come early to enjoy all the fun”.

The SAFW Official Event Guide is also now live at It provides all the information you need to play and enjoy the weekend, including the timetable for each day, useful travel information and much more.

The Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend is a county event, which is being hosted by Suffolk Coastal District Council and being held in Felixstowe.

This is a community event, which is being supported by a variety of organisations such as the Suffolk Armed Forces Community Covenant, Royal British Legion, Felixstowe Town Council, Suffolk County Council, Landguard Fort Trust and the Royal Marines Association, as well as Suffolk Coastal District Council.