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Things To Do & Days Out near Ipswich

Ipswich
Christchurch Park Plenty of space for traditional play and picnicking, tennis, adventure playground, 400 year old trees and many events and activities held all year round by The Wildlife and Education Rangers.
Crown Pools (< 1 mile)
Ipswich
Crown Pools The leisure pool is the ideal facility for the family and children with a beach area, wave machine and water fountains, which are all set amongst tropical planting. Open for casual use throughout the facilities operational hours you are guaranteed a relaxing fun time.
Holywells Park (< 1 mile)
Ipswich
Holywells Park A beautiful park with 67 acres of rolling grounds, ponds and woodland. There is a large well maintained play area for juniors and a summer paddling pool.
Ipswich
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich Snakes and Ladders is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's our Mini Play Street and toddlers separate safe play area. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfortable leather sofas in our cafe.
Ipswich
The Science Project Discover Centre Hands-on science fun for all the family. Build a body, operate the Crazy Crane and solve the mystery of the Treasure Chest and so much more. Discover over 30 fascinating interactive exhibits illustrating simple scientific principles. Under the same roof as the Indoor Adventure Playground and included in one...
Ipswich
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy Historic pub with indoor play facilities plus patio. All the usual fun features spread over several level with a dedicated toddler zone too.
Chantry Park (2 miles)
Ipswich
Chantry Park Spacious parkland and great adventure play areas with rope and trampoline climbing structure and zip wire, plus nice new swings, slides and roundabouts too!
Ipswich
Namco Funscape Ipswich Kids love bowling, especially Glow Bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards to even the odds! With an arcade, pool tables, a ping pong table and birthday parties too.
Ipswich
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing A variety of age appropriate karts and race formats, as well as parties. Over 4s.
Ipswich
Suffolk Ski Centre Special sessions provided for absolute beginners over 4, general access to slopes is at age 7. Activities include skiing kindergarten, race training, tobogganing, Ringos and parties!
Ipswich
Ipswich Transport Museum A small and friendly museum with a great collection of vehicles to explore inside and out. There are over 90 different including a fire engine and police car, buses, bikes and prams plus lorries, lawnmowers and a hearse!
Jimmys Farm (3 miles)
Wherstead
Jimmys Farm An exciting day out for all the family. We are a working farm and breed rare breed pigs but also have cows, sheep, chickens and more! We have a nature trail, butchery and shop, cafe and playground. We hold farmers markets on 1st Saturday of every month.
Chelmondiston
Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe Come along to paint your own ceramic and textile pieces, also now introducing enamelling jewellery parties and Decopatch. Enjoy some home made cake with a good coffee in a relaxed atmosphere.
Ipswich
Kingpin Bowling Centre Classic family friendly tenpin bowling, plus cosmic bowling area with disco lighting. Gutter guards, light balls and ramps help give the kids a chance.
Ipswich
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre - comprises an Indoor Adventure Play Centre and a Lazer Tag Arena conveniently situated under one roof.
Ipswich
Play2Day Lazer Tag Arena a high-tech fast action lazer game adventure played in a double level arena, conveniently located in the same building as Play2Day Indoor Play!
Woodbridge
Beacon Rally Karts Outdoor off road karting centre for all children aged 5 and over. We have three separate tracks and 4 sets of karts, for complete safety we never mix our karts, Your child will only race children of a similar age. No need for large numbers, minimum booking 1 driver.
Ipswich
Area 25 Skatepark An indoor skate park with facilities for skateboards, BMS, scooter and inline skates. Mini ramp for youngsters and novices. An innovative place to improve your skills, whatever your ability, with a good atmosphere.
Ipswich
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm Working farm breeding endangered farm animals. Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, alpacas and pigs. Children given free bag of animal food. Main area is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
Stutton
Alton Watersports Centre A water sports centre for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. Also a good spot for walking and cycling. Classes available or bring your own craft. Racing and junior events held throughout the year.
Woodbridge
Deben Swimming Pool Offers a 25 metre swimming pool with various sessions, including a Family Fun Session every Saturday 11am to 12 noon, with a large inflatable and rafts in the water, which is Fun for all the Family! We also offer fresh fruit to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Sutton Hoo (8 miles)
Woodbridge
Sutton Hoo Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.
Stonham Aspal
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Meet some owls, meerkats and enjoy other wildlife. Over 80 raptors to see, some flying in display. Woodland walk with bird hide, Raptor hospital and Sensory Garden. Experience days and parties available.
Aspal
Stonham Barns Crazy Golf Fun facilities at the leisure and retail complex include Golf Course and Crazy Mini Golf, Owl Sanctuary and fishing lakes.
Glass and Craft (10 miles)
Hadleigh
Glass and Craft is an indoor family craft workshop providing glass painting, ceramic painting and decopatch crafting for all ages. No booking required, just turn up, get creative and have fun. Kids' craft parties also available!
Dovercourt
Dovercourt Skate Rink is a family friendly outdoor roller skating rink! One of the only ones left in the UK!
Funtasia (11 miles)
Felixstowe
Funtasia Soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features like ball pit, slide, tunnels and more. Great for under 6s!
Woodbridge
Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure is an 82 acre farm with Woodland Wildlife Walks, Riverside Ramble, Pony Paddocks and Camargue Cafe. Meet the farmyard and exotic animals including Camelot the Camel and horse breeds from around the world. Pony rides, riding lessons or activity days can be booked separately. Schools, clubs, individuals and...
Hollow Trees (11 miles)
Ipswich
Hollow Trees Fun Farm Trails to follow. On your walk you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game.
Easton Farm Park (11 miles)
Woodbridge
Easton Farm Park There is always lots to do on the Farm. There are daily pony rides, hug-a-bunny, meeting Star, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel bug and train rides, meet the animals and 2 heated indoor playbarns. A great idea for family days out in Suffolk.
Felixstowe
Felixstowe Museum 14 galleries full of displays about the social and military history of Felixstowe with lots of interesting things to see such a models of aircraft, ships and tanks, uniforms, Roman jewellery and coins plus Victorian toys and fashion.
Stowmarket
Museum of East Anglian Life Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, plus 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Havergate Island (11 miles)
Aldeburgh
Havergate Island A haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds, also a great place to see brown hares at close range. Access is by boat only and pre-booking is essential but membership is not!
Woodbridge
The Suffolk Punch Trust is a 200 acre farm with an array of sights and activities for kids of all ages so families can make a real day out of visiting the Trust. Includes pets paddock, activity room, stamp trail, farm animals and plenty to keep kids happy!
Woodbridge
Bentwaters Cold War Museum An interesting and informative look at the role of the base since World War II until the early 1990s. Great exhibitions in an unusual building including the restored War Operations room and Battle Cabin.
Saxstead Green
Saxtead Green Post Mill Makes an interesting educational addition to your day out in Suffolk and is easily combined with a visit to Framlingham Castle. Note the limited hours.
Stowmarket
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway This is the only railway museum in Suffolk, where the former Mid Suffolk Light Railway is recreated. Many original station buildings and steam locomotives on display along with lots of photographs and memorabilia in the museum.
Blue Owl (14 miles)
Colchester
Blue Owl - is a paint your own pottery studio, coffee and gift shop. You can come in anytime and choose from a wide selection of pottery pieces that you can paint in a variety of colours. Baby hand and foot prints can also be taken. All ages are welcome.
Framlingham
Framlingham Castle 12th century fortress with exciting audio tour, interactive exhibits, themed trails, castle wall walk, and spectacular views.
Naze Tower (15 miles)
Walton-on-the-Naze
Naze Tower An historic 86ft (26.2m) landmark, with several floors exhibiting local artwork and interesting fossils and artefacts. Amazing views of up to 30 miles away from the top with 111 steps to reach it!
Colchester
High Woods Country Park Includes 3 superb adventure play areas plus woodland, open spaces, lakeside and wildflower meadows. Great for fishing, picnicking, hiking, cycling and general exploring!
Walton Pier Bowl (15 miles)
Walton-on-the-Naze
Walton Pier Bowl Set beside the pier's funfair and amusements, this family friendly bowling centre is a refreshing break out of the sun and a great excuse for a few games!
Walton Pier (16 miles)
Walton-on-the-Naze
Walton Pier Take a ride on the Red Baron, be thrilled on the Waltzer, ride into the sunset on the Gallopers, release that road rage on the Dodgems or play some classic tenpin bowling. Fun whatever the weather, it’s all undercover!
Rollerworld (16 miles)
Colchester
Rollerworld Classic family friendly roller skating offering Roller Disco, plus separate sessions for Family, Over 8s and Adults Only. Plus cool laser tag arena for zero contact combat gaming!
Colchester
Rollerworld Quasar Classic laser tag, the no contact combat game played with infra red, plus family friendly roller skating.
Colchester
Colchester Leisure World 16 family fun features including two thrilling flumes, river rapids, crazy river, waves, geysers, still more slides and family spa pools! Also has standard swimming facilities.
Jump Street (16 miles)
Colchester
Jump Street is an indoor trampoline park with 90 +trampolines, dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, The Bag, The Wall, party rooms and a cafe with free wifi.
Colchester
Tenpin Colchester is a bowling centre located in Cowdray avenue, Colchester. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Colchester
Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre Enormous play zone with terrific design and atmospheric play features on top of the usual fare, including vertical drop waterfall slide, bouncy Aztec Ruins and a spooky cavern with smoke machines and light effects! Plus a bigger than implied Tiny Town for the under 4s too. Awesome!
Colchester
Castle Park and Gardens Features include a children's play area, crazy golf and putting green, children's boating lake, cricket ground, traditional cafe, riverside walks, and Hollytrees Museum.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Ipswich as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Christchurch Park and Crown Pools, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Ipswich can enjoy it too!

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