Ipswich and the surrounding area has a range of activities and places to explore for the whole family. From energetic sporting venues to art and craft workshops for all to take part in.

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Ipswich County Library

Come and visit Ipswich County Library in Northgate Street. COVID-19 NOTICE We are open for browsing and computer use Items can also be reserved using our catalogue or the Select and Collect...

Ipswich Transport Museum

The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk....

Jimmy's Farm

At Jimmy's Farm, we produce traditionally reared, expertly matured meat for sale online or directly from our Farm Shop. All of our animals are rare breed, free range and raised to the strictest...

Museum of East Anglian Life

With 17 historic buildings set in 75 acres of beautiful countryside, the Museum of East Anglian Life is the largest independent museum in Suffolk.  The museum is an educational charity...

Nancy Blackett

Nancy Blackett is a familiar sight, sailing on the River Orwell, the favourite yacht of author Arthur Ransome.  ‘Swallows and Amazons’ author Arthur Ransome bought her when he moved to this...

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Cruise the River Orwell, one of England most beautiful and historic rivers. Board the Orwell Lady and cruise through the Port of Ipswich, under the Orwell Bridge and out onto the open...

Pennikkity Pots

The only ceramics painting studio in the heart of Ipswich. Open 7 days a week & no need to book. Fun for all the family plus a great little cafe too! We stock good quality bisque at competitive...

Premier Camps

Premier Holiday Camps. Premier Camps are the ultimate healthy choice for your child this holiday! You can rest assured they'll have the best time, trying all sorts of activities, sports and...

Punch and Judy

The Punch and Judy pub in Ipswich is a well located Fayre & Square family pub restaurant where you can escape the hassle of cooking and enjoy time with your family and friends. All of the family is...

Sailing Barge Victor

A majestic and historic sailing vessel. Sailing Barge Victor is a 19th-century barge with comfortable, modern facilities for boat trips and river cruises down the Orwell.  A sailing trip on...