52 Best and Fun Things To Do In Ipswich, Suffolk

The 52 Most Popular Things To Do In Ipswich, Suffolk

52. Pykenham’s Gatehouse

3.0 ★★★☆☆ (1 review)

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Location: Northgate Street Ipswich

Web Address:   http://ipswichsociety.org.uk/heritage-icons/pykenhams-gatehouse/

51. Ipswich Blackfriars

3.0 ★★★☆☆ (1 review)

Location: Foundation Street Ipswich Foundation Street Ipswich

50. Buttermarket Shopping Centre

2.3 ★★☆☆☆ (3 reviews)

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49. Unitarian Meeting House

4.4 ★★★★☆ (5 reviews)

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Location: Friars Street Ipswich

Tel:  1473-728498

Web Address:   http://unitarianipswich.com/

48. Tattingstone Wonder

4.2 ★★★★☆ (6 reviews)

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Location: Tattingstone Ipswich

47. Shrubland Hall

4.5 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

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Location: Barham Ipswich

46. Loompit Lake

4.8 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)

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45. Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter

4.8 ★★★★★ (17 reviews)

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Location: Clifford Rd. Primary School 5 Clifford Rd Ipswich

Tel:  1473-251605

Web Address:   https://cliffordroadschool.org.uk/air-raid-shelter-museum/

44. Nacton Picnic Site

4.7 ★★★★★ (17 reviews)

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Location: Church Road Nacton Ipswich

43. Trimley Marshes

4.7 ★★★★★ (18 reviews)

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42. Broomhill Pool, Ipswich

3.0 ★★★☆☆ (21 reviews)

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Location: Sherrington Road Ipswich

Web Address:   http://savebroomhillpool.org/

41. Major’s Corner Public Toilets

2.9 ★★★☆☆ (22 reviews)

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Location: Old Foundry Road Ipswich

40. River Gipping

4.4 ★★★★☆ (22 reviews)

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39. Hadleigh Railway Walk

4.6 ★★★★★ (23 reviews)

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Location: Hadleigh Railway Walk Ipswich

38. Orwell Country Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (24 reviews)

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Location: Gainsborough Ln Ipswich

Tel:  1473-433512

Web Address:   https://ipswich.gov.uk/content/about-orwell-country-park

37. Suffolk Water Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (25 reviews)

36. Martlesham Heath Aviation Society

4.5 ★★★★★ (25 reviews)

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Location: Martlesham Heath Martlesham Ipswich

Web Address:   http://mhas.org.uk/

35. Ipswich Art School Gallery

4.5 ★★★★★ (32 reviews)

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Location: 1 Upper High Street Ipswich

Tel:  1473-433681

Web Address:   https://cimuseums.org.uk/visit/venues/ipswich-museum/

34. Martlesham Heath Control Tower

4.7 ★★★★★ (38 reviews)

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Location: Martlesham Heath Martlesham Ipswich

Web Address:   http://mhas.org.uk/

33. Levington Lagoon

4.7 ★★★★★ (41 reviews)

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Location: Levington Ipswich

Web Address:   https://suffolkwildlifetrust.org/levingtonlagoon

32. Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (56 reviews)

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Location: Foxhall Road Kesgrave Ipswich

Web Address:   https://suffolkmuseums.org/museums/suffolk-aviation-heritage-museum/

31. St Mary-le-Tower

4.7 ★★★★★ (60 reviews)

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Location: Tower Street Ipswich

Tel:  1473-225610

Web Address:   http://stmaryletower.org/

30. Twisted Oaks Bike Park and Trails

4.8 ★★★★★ (62 reviews)

Location: Brightwell Road Ipswich

Tel:  7856-983198

Web Address:   https://twistedoaks.simplybook.it/

29. RSPB Wolves Wood

4.3 ★★★★☆ (77 reviews)

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Location: A1071 Ipswich

Tel:  1206-391153

28. The Cornhill

4.2 ★★★★☆ (84 reviews)

Location: Ipswich

Tel:  1473-432000

27. Newbourne Springs

4.7 ★★★★★ (85 reviews)

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Location: 48 The St Newbourne Woodbridge

Web Address:   https://suffolkwildlifetrust.org/newbournesprings

26. Pipers Vale

4.5 ★★★★★ (89 reviews)

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Location: Gainsborough Ln Ipswich

Tel:  1473-432000

Web Address:   https://ipswich.gov.uk/services/orwell-country-park

25. National Trust – Kyson Hill

4.5 ★★★★★ (93 reviews)

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Location: Broomheath Woodbridge

Web Address:   https://nationaltrust.org.uk/kyson-hill

24. St Peter’s by the Waterfront

4.6 ★★★★★ (98 reviews)

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Location: College Street Ipswich

Tel:  1473-225269

Web Address:   http://stpetersbythewaterfront.com/

23. Alexandra Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (140 reviews)

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Location: Ipswich

Web Address:   https://ipswich.gov.uk/content/park-locations-and-opening-times

22. Needham Lake

4.6 ★★★★★ (157 reviews)

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21. Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm

4.6 ★★★★★ (233 reviews)

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Location: Baylham Ipswich

Tel:  1473-830264

Web Address:   http://baylham-house-farm.co.uk/

20. Suffolk Ski Centre

4.4 ★★★★☆ (254 reviews)

Location: Bourne Hill Wherstead Ipswich

Tel:  1473-602347

Web Address:   http://suffolkskicentre.co.uk/

19. Alton Water

4.7 ★★★★★ (265 reviews)

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18. Landseer Park

4.3 ★★★★☆ (365 reviews)

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Location: Landseer Road Ipswich

Web Address:   https://friendsoflandseerpark.yolasite.com/

17. Superbowl UK

3.9 ★★★★☆ (398 reviews)

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Location: Buttermarket Centre Street Streetephens Ln Ipswich

Tel:  1473-552963

Web Address:   http://superbowluk.co.uk/ipswich

16. Alton Water Sports Centre

4.5 ★★★★★ (437 reviews)

Location: Holbrook Road Streetutton Ipswich

Tel:  1473-328408

Web Address:   https://anglianwaterparks.co.uk/alton-water

15. Anglia Indoor Karting

4.4 ★★★★☆ (482 reviews)

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Location: 12 Farthing Road Ipswich

Tel:  1473-240087

Web Address:   http://angliakarting.com/

14. Play2Day, Ipswich

4.2 ★★★★☆ (493 reviews)

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Location: 11 Gloster Road Martlesham Heath Martlesham Ipswich

Tel:  1473-611333

Web Address:   http://play2day.biz/

13. Tenpin Ipswich

4.1 ★★★★☆ (578 reviews)

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Location: Gloster Road Martlesham Heath Martlesham Ipswich

Tel:  871-222-3675

Web Address:   https://tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/ipswich/

12. Crown Pools

4.0 ★★★★☆ (665 reviews)

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Location: Crown Street Ipswich

Tel:  1473-433655

Web Address:   http://ipswichfit.co.uk/crown-pools/

11. Bourne Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (809 reviews)

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Location: Ipswich

Tel:  1473-432000

Web Address:   https://ipswich.gov.uk/content/park-locations-and-opening-times

10. Needham Lake Play Area And Walks

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,676 reviews)

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Location: 4 Coddenham Road Needham Market Ipswich

Web Address:   https://m.facebook.com/needhamlake/

9. Sutton Hoo

4.4 ★★★★☆ (2,583 reviews)

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Location: Tranmer House Woodbridge

Tel:  1394-389700

Web Address:   https://nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo

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8. Ipswich Transport Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (401 reviews)

Location: Old Trolleybus Depot Cobham Road Ipswich

Tel:  1473-715666

Web Address:   http://ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk/

7. Christchurch Mansion

4.7 ★★★★★ (616 reviews)

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Location: Soane Street Ipswich

Tel:  1473-433554

Web Address:   https://ipswich.cimuseums.org.uk/visit/christchurch-mansion/

6. Ipswich Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,013 reviews)

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Location: High Street Ipswich

Tel:  1473-433551

Web Address:   https://ipswich.cimuseums.org.uk/visit/ipswich-museum/

5. Chantry Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (1,139 reviews)

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Location: Hadleigh Road Ipswich

Tel:  1473-433512

Web Address:   https://ipswich.gov.uk/content/chantry-park

4. Holywells Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,616 reviews)

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Location: Cliff Lane Ipswich

Tel:  1473-432000

Web Address:   https://ipswich.gov.uk/content/about-holywells-park-0

3. Ipswich Waterfront

4.5 ★★★★★ (2,359 reviews)

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Location: Neptune Quay Ipswich

Tel:  1473-226082

2. Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (2,860 reviews)

Location: Pannington Hall Ln Wherstead Ipswich

Tel:  1473-604206

Web Address:   https://jimmysfarm.com/

1. Christchurch Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (3,085 reviews)

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Location: 33 Bolton Ln Ipswich

Tel:  1473-433512

Web Address:   https://ipswich.gov.uk/parks

Final Words:

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