Whats on in Ipswich

Family Festival

Food For Thorpe Family Festival A GREAT DAY OUT AND FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY The Food for Thorpe Festival will once again be staged in five acres of picturesque countryside by Golden Lane in Thorpe-le -Soken, Essex on 26 and 27 August 2017. With a vast range of delicious foods and delectable drinks on  Continue Reading »

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About Ipswich

Sitting in the heart of East Anglia, surrounded by iconic landscapes, Ipswich is an easy to reach destination for days out, short breaks and longer holidays - and it’s easy to get to! Ipswich is easily accessible by road from both the A12 and A14, and has excellent rail links from London and Norwich. Or, if you are the sailing sort, you can get to Ipswich along the River Orwell, and moor up in the prestigious town-centre marina!

Things To Do In Ipswich

Visitors and residents alike are never short of things to do in Ipswich. It has a wide variety of attractions for all ages, including sites of historical interest, outdoor sports, and indoor leisure activities. Below are just some of the highlights you’ll find in this historical town. If you are looking for a specific thing to do, just jump straight to the category of your choice!

The best for pubs

There are drinking holes a-plenty in Ipswich! It is a town well known for traditional pubs serving craft ales, where historical architecture adds to the ale-soaked atmosphere. There are also lots of contemporary bars and clubs in town where you can drink the night away. If you enjoy a spot of entertainment with your beverage, you’ll be pleased to know that there are several music venues and theatres with engaging events calendars.

Amazing for shopping

Outdoor markets, vintage fairs, indoor shopping centres, and a diverse range of shops on the High Street combine to make Ipswich an amazing place to go shopping. There is a history of arts and crafts in the area, so expect to see local makers and bespoke boutiques alongside the usual High Street stores.

Great for families

Ipswich offers an array of activities for kids all through the year at leisure centres and in the many local parks. The town’s pubs and restaurants are generally family friendly, and you will find a good deal of dedicated family-friendly places to dine both in the town centre and on the outskirts.

Known for nature

This historical market town is nestled in the heart of Constable Country, guaranteeing visitors beautiful vistas. There are nearby Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as Dedham Vale, and the River Orwell offers visitors many places to take in scenic views of the estuary. There are also wildlife and natural history centres, excellent places to explore on a fun day out.

Awesome for outdoor pursuits

Watersports, skiing, hiking, golf, go-karting and yachting are all on the outdoor sports agenda in Ipswich. If spectating rather than partaking is how you have your fun, why not visit the local football stadium for some sporting action instead!