Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ipswich, Suffolk

There are lots of great things to do in Ipswich, so you'll find plenty of inspiration for you next day out with the kids!

Get hands-on at The Science Project Discovery Centre where the whole family can take part in experiments of their choice. Have a go at building a body, unravel optical illusions, crack the mystery of the treasure chest and find out fun scientific facts to amaze your friends! After working out their minds, kids can get their heart rates up in the Indoor Adventure Playground, Snakes and Ladders, while the parents rest on comfy sofas with a hot drink.

Does your child dream of being a fireman or policeman? Put them in the driver’s seat of their chosen career at the Ipswich Transport Museum. Small and family friendly, children will love exploring the 90 different vehicles from emergency services to buses, prams and even a hearse!

When it comes to outdoor space you’re spoilt for choice on an Ipswich family day out. Holywells Park is spread over 67 acres of woodland and ponds. There’s a large play area and a paddling pool in the summer, which is a huge hit with local and visiting families. Christchurch Park has tennis courts; ancient trees and another play space, as well as year-round activities put on by the The Wildlife and Education Rangers.

For indoor fun take to the slopes at Suffolk Ski Centre or the race track at Anglia Indoor Karting.

Find your perfect day out

Empire Cinema Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas 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...

Superbowl UK Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Ten 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...

Hunt Fun Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get your gang together for a day of code busting and sightseeing on the Hunt Fun Ipswich trail. It’s sure to stretch your grey matter! Begin by getti...

Crown Pools

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Swimming 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...

Ipswich Museum

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Museums 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...

Cineworld Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas 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...

Christchurch Park

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks 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...

Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

Holywells Park

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National 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...

Aqua Park Suffolk

  • Stutton
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Nothing screams summer fun like a giant floating inflatable aqua park! With over 50 exciting obstacles, featuring some of UK’s biggest slides, Aqua P...

Partyman World Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

Chantry Park

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Parks 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...

Suffolk Ski Centre

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing 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...

Anglia Indoor Kart Racing

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If racing gets your kids engine revving then head on down to Anglia Indoor Karting in Suffolk. Let your kid try out racing for the first time, or let...

Ipswich Transport Museum

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Museums 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...

Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wherstead
  • Outdoor
  • Children'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,...

Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe

  • Chelmondiston
  • Indoor
  • Pottery 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...

Play2Day Ipswich3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for indoor entertainment for the whole family? At Play2Day Ipswich you’ll find Adventure Play Centre, Lazer-Tag Arena, and Suffolk's largest...

Tenpin Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Who doesn’t love a good spot of bowling? It’s a classic for a reason, something Tenpin Ipswich makes the most of with all sorts of slidey fun. Whethe...

Area 25 Skatepark

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Area 25 Skatepark is an innovative and well thought out place for kids to skate or scooter safely, whatever their ability level. It has a lot of vari...

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