Places of Interest in and around Ipswich

Ipswich Waterfront

The Port of Ipswich has been in operation since Saxon times but has recently become the place to visit for food, drink, live music and trips on the River Orwell. Read more

Christchurch Park

Ipswich is extremely privileged in having some of Suffolk’s largest and most majestic veteran/ancient trees in Christchurch Park within easy walking distance of the town. Read more

Ipswich Town Football Club

Ipswich Town were formed as an amateur club in 1878, but it was not until 1936 when they turned professional. After winning the Southern League at the first attempt and finishing third the following season, they were elected to the Football League on May 30th, 1938. Read more

The Wolsey Theatre

Our mission is to create, develop and produce a vital and dynamic programme of theatre, and other live performances and projects, for all the people of Suffolk and surrounding areas. Read more

Ipswich Transport Museum

The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk. Read more

Jimmy's Farm

Our Farm Park is the perfect place to visit for all the family.  If you would like to get up close to many farmyard favourites, this is the place to do it! Read more

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society

The Museum is open every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm until the end of October. Read more

 

Holywells Park

Holywells Park is a beautiful open space near the heart of Ipswich, Suffolk. There are 4 entrances to the park, they are Cliff Lane, Myrtle Road, Bishop’s Hill and Nacton Road. Blue Badge parking is available at the Cliff Lane entrance and public parking at Athena Hall off Duke Street, IP3 0DT. Read more

Suffolk Food Hall

Suffolk Food Hall is delighted to be the best Local Food venue in the UK & Ireland as judged in the Countryside Alliance rural oscars comparing all winners from the last 10 years! Read more

The Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre Ipswich opened in 1929 as a cine-variety hall. Regent Theatre is a theatre and concert venue located at St Helen's Street in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. The auditorium was recently refurbished and now holds 1,551 people, having lost around 150 seats. It is East Anglia's largest theatre. Read more

The Ipswich Museum

The Ipswich Museum was originally founded in 1890 as the Ipswich Historical Society. Today, our collection reflects more than 100 years of acquisition and preservation by these early visionaries. Read more

 

Christchurch Mansion

This beautiful Tudor Mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich’s historic past, boasting over 500 years of history. Explore period rooms including the Tudor kitchen, sumptuous Georgian saloon, beautifully detailed Victorian wing and much more! Read more

Trinity Park

Trinity Park is home to the Suffolk Agricultural Association. Formed as a charity in 1831, the Association’s main purpose is to advance and promote agriculture and allied industries. This it achieves principally through the Suffolk Show, a two day event which attracts in the region of 80,000 – 90,000 visitors from across the region and is recognised as a premier event in the UK. Read more

Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter

Hidden beneath a Suffolk school playground, among quiet residential streets, the shelter provides a vivid picture of life during World War Two. The shelter was built in Ipswich during the first three months of the war, and was unusually robust compared to other public provisions.  This was partly due to the efforts of the controversial local MP, Richard Stokes, who campaigned for massive public air-raid shelters to be built under Alexandra Park. Read more

Suffolk Ski Centre

We offer a range of outdoor experiences, including Snowsports such as:- Skiing, Snowboarding, Tobogganing, Ringos, Climbing Wall and High Ropes Experience. We also offer Golf with the Ipswich Golf Driving Range, Mini Golf Course, and putting green. Read more

What is Bounce?

Bounce is the 1st and original Indoor Trampoline Park in the UK! Read more

Going Further Afield...

Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort defends the approach to Harwich Harbour, a safe haven for shipping. It was the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England, by the Dutch in 1667, who were repulsed by the Royal Marines in their first land battle. Read more

The Museum of East Anglian Life

The Museum of East Anglian Life is where town and country meet. Set within 75 acres of beautiful Suffolk landscape, located just a few minutes from Stowmarket Town Centre. Read more

Flatford Mill

Early records describe a mill involved in fulling cloth and it was called Flotfordmelle. For nearly 100 years from 1742 to 1846 Flatford Mill was owned by the Constable family. It continued as a working mill untill 1900 when it became a private residence. In 1943 the mill was acquired by the National Trust and leased to the Field Study Council. Read more

Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park sits on the edge of the stunning Victorian village of Easton. Read more

Framlingham Castle

Once a fearsome fortress, muster your courage and explore Framlingham Castle's towering walls. It was behind these walls that Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England.  Read more

Southwold Pier

Decked out across the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Southwold, this pillared walkway has a magnetic attraction and something for everyone to enjoy! There’s so much to do a whole day can drift by while you walk the planks and explore this historic icon.  Read more

Woodbridge

An historic riverside market town boasting some of the very best restaurants, pubs and shopping in the coastal area. The working tide mill is a major attraction.  Read more

Aldeburgh

A wonderful mix of family fun, music and drama, fine eating and drinking, sailing and shopping - something for everyone in the friendliest atmosphere you'll wish to find on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.  Read more

Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere is a nature reserve owned and run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Minsmere in the English county of Suffolk. Read more

Bressingham Steam Museum

Bressingham Steam & Gardens is a steam museum and gardens located at Bressingham, west of Diss in Norfolk, England.  Read more

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is an arts complex on the banks of the River Alde at Snape, Suffolk, UK. It is best known for its concert hall, which is one of the main sites of the annual Aldeburgh Festival.  Read more

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is a zoological garden situated in Colchester, England. The zoo opened in 1963 and celebrated its 50th anniversary on 2 June 2013.  Read more

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is the cathedral for the Church of England's Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. It is the seat of the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and is in Bury St Edmunds.  Read more

Felixstowe

Everybody loves a great day by the sea, and Felixstowe has great days for everyone. From playing on the seafront amusements, building sandcastles on the beach, walking the promenade and exploring the Edwardian gardens, to shopping in our bustling town centre, eating in one of the many restaurants, bird watching at the nature reserve or uncovering history at the magnificent fort and museum, there really is so much to see and do.   Read more

Newmarket Races

Newmarket is truly special. It is a town with a rich, royal history where the thoroughbred racehorse is king. It is the town where horse racing, the "sport of kings", was born some three and a half centuries ago and from where it was exported around the world. Read more

Hedingham Castle

The 900 year old Norman keep of Hedingham Castle stands in 160 acres of spectacularly beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland where the Lindsay family, descendants of the original owners, the De Veres, still live. Read more