20 Best Things To Do In Ipswich Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ipswich

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

 When it comes to outdoor space you’re spoilt for choice on an Ipswich family day out. Enjoy a relaxing day at Christchurch Park,combine it with a visit to Christchurch Mansion, or discover over 67 acres of woodland and ponds at Holywells Park. There’s a large play area and a paddling pool in the summer, plus tennis courts, ancient trees, as well as year-round activities put on by the The Wildlife and Education Rangers. What’s not to love?

Does your kids dream of becoming a fireman or policeman? Put them in the driver’s seat at the Ipswich Transport Museum - this small and family-friendly museum has 90 different vehicles from emergency services to buses, prams and even a hearse! For some more cultural adventures, check out Ipswich Museum and dive into local history.

Love farm animals? Who doesn’t! Hollow Trees will be amongst the most exciting places to visit in Ipswich for you and your kids. One of the best 

Up for some indoor action? Take to the slopes at Suffolk Ski Centre, race around the track at Anglia Indoor Karting, or simply enjoy a swim at Crown Pools

If you like planning, we’ve got a little something to help you organise your family days out schedule - here’s a list of the UK school holiday dates. Handy right?

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Empire Cinema screen

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...

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK Ipswich

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...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

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...

Families in swimming pool at Crown Pools in Ipswich

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...

Kids make butterfly hats at Ipswich Museum

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

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...

Cottage at Christchurch Park in Ipswich

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...

Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse Punch and  Judy in Ipswich

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...

Families arriving at Holywells Park in Ipswich

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

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

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...

Outside view of hall at Chantry Park in Ipswich

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...

Ski slope at Suffolk Ski Centre in Ipswich

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...

Go kart racing at Anglia Indoor Kart Racing in Ipswich

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...

Trolley busses at Ipswich Transport Museum

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...

A man holding a baby lamb at Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park in Suffolk

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,...

Mums painting at Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe in Chelmondiston

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 Ipswich

Play2Day Ipswich4 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...

Dad helping son to bowl at Tenpin

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...

Indoor skating ramps at Area 25 Skatepark in Ipswich

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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