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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Harkstead

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 464 fun things to do in Harkstead for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 275 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Harkstead day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Harkstead with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

  1. Girl bowling at Superbowl UK Ipswich Top Pick

    Superbowl UK Ipswich

    Ipswich

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Experience the best of indoor fun at Superbowl UK Ipswich! Practice your bowling skills on 12 state-of-the-art ten pin bowling lanes. Bumpers, ramps...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.1 miles from Harkstead
  2. Mums painting at Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe in Chelmondiston

    Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe

    Chelmondiston

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    At Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe you can sit and paint a ceramic or textile piece, with plenty of guidance. This is a perfect activity for children and...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.8 miles from Harkstead
  3. People participating in watersports at Alton Watersports Centre in Stutton

    Alton Watersports Centre

    Stutton

    Water SportsWater Sports

    Alton Watersports centre is an excellent place to get active with the kids whatever your fitness and ability level. If you want to keep it low intens...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 2.5 miles from Harkstead
  4. Girl on Harwich Harbour Ferry

    Harwich Harbour Ferry

    Harwich

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Harwich Harbour Ferry makes for a fabulous day out on the water. Harbour Tours are a great way to get outdoors and breathe in that salty sea air! Or...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 4.3 miles from Harkstead
  5. Bear mascot at festival at Jimmys Farm in Wherstead

    Jimmy's Farm

    Wherstead

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    You might recognise Jimmy Doherty’s farm from the BBC documentary. This rare breed's farm is home to ponies, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs,...

    2 star rating Rating 2/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.4 miles from Harkstead
  6. Sunrise at Dovercourt Bay Beach in Harwich

    Dovercourt Bay Beach

    Harwich

    BeachesBeaches

    Catch some sun, enjoy strolling along the sea and play in the water at Dovercourt Bay Beach near Harwich. This sand and shingle beach is a family-fri...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.5 miles from Harkstead
  7. Ski slope at Suffolk Ski Centre in Ipswich

    Suffolk Ski Centre

    Ipswich

    Skiing and SnowboardingSkiing and Snowboarding

    At Suffolk Ski Centre there's so much fun to be had with a great confidence building activity that develops the mind as well as the body. It's also a...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 4.5 miles from Harkstead
  8. Roller skaters at Dovercourt Skate Rink

    Dovercourt Skate Rink

    Dovercourt

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Dovercourt Skate Rink premier outdoor roller skating rink and one of the only ones left in the entire UK! The roller skate rink is suitable for all a...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 4.5 miles from Harkstead
  9. Trolley busses at Ipswich Transport Museum

    Ipswich Transport Museum

    Ipswich

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Ipswich Transport Museum will show kids how people used to travel with an amazing selection of different modes of transport. You can see a fire engin...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 4.7 miles from Harkstead
  10. Partyman World Ipswich

    Partyman World Ipswich

    Ipswich

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Partyman World Ipswich has got all the ingredients for a day stuffed to the brim with family fun, like face painting, air cannons and so much more. K...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 5.6 miles from Harkstead
  11. Families arriving at Holywells Park in Ipswich

    Holywells Park

    Ipswich

    National ParksNational Parks

    Holywells Park has a lot to offers visitors for a day's family entertainment, from lots of green to plenty of wet! There's a paddling pool (summertim...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 5.7 miles from Harkstead
  12. Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse Punch and  Judy in Ipswich

    Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy

    Ipswich

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy is a great little multi level adventure play structure suitable for kids under 4ft9 in height and 10 years. All the us...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 5.9 miles from Harkstead
  13. Outdoor seating area at Felixstowe Museum

    Felixstowe Museum

    Felixstowe

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Felixstowe Museum will probably surprise you when you discover the significant military history of somewhere that is now a peaceful coastal resort. Y...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 5.9 miles from Harkstead
  14. Cineworld Ipswich

    Cineworld Ipswich

    Ipswich

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld Ipswich. Share the magic of the big sc...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 5.9 miles from Harkstead
  15. Empire Cinema screen

    Empire Cinema Ipswich

    Ipswich

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    With a whopping 14 screens, Empire Cinema in Ipswich is packed to the brim of excitement and adventure. Jump into the latest blockbusters at Empire C...

    Suitable for Indoor 6.1 miles from Harkstead
  16. Cottage at Christchurch Park in Ipswich

    Christchurch Park

    Ipswich

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Christchurch Park facilities centre around a well equipped children's play area; but extend to tennis courts; bowling greens and croquet lawn plus sp...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 6.2 miles from Harkstead
  17. Outside view of hall at Chantry Park in Ipswich

    Chantry Park

    Ipswich

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Chantry Park The super modern play area, designed by well known play area manufacturer Kompan, has replaced the teeny older playground which was clos...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 6.2 miles from Harkstead
  18. Families in swimming pool at Crown Pools in Ipswich

    Crown Pools

    Ipswich

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Come and swim in a pool fit for royalty. Let your little prince or princess dive into Crown Pools soothing waters. Swim with your family in a giganti...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.3 miles from Harkstead
  19. Kids make butterfly hats at Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Calling all time travellers! Ipswich Museum has an adventure with your name on it, spanning thousands of years from all over the globe. The exhibits...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 6.4 miles from Harkstead
  20. Inflatable course on swimming pool at Funtasia Felixstowe

    Funtasia Felixstowe

    Felixstowe

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Funtasia offers a haven for kids within the leisure centre, a soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features li...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 6.6 miles from Harkstead

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