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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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...

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...

Newton Hall Equestrian

Newton Hall Equitation offers beginner, novice, intermediate and advanced horse riding lessons for all ages including specialist lessons for those returning to ride after a break. We have weekend...

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Cruise the River Orwell – voted one of the most beautiful and historic rivers in England – aboard the motor vessel Orwell Lady. Cruises depart Ipswich Waterfront, passing through the lock gates, and...

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

Is your child ready for some fun-filled action packed adventure?Premier camps are the perfect mix of exciting activities and action-packed sports and dance themes, plus much, much more. Our camps run...

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...

RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch

Last year we celebrated our 85-year anniversary, having had our first meeting in May 1932! Created to help animals in need in our local area, we now rehome and rehabilitate around 500 animals per...

Sailing Barge Victor

Enjoy the beautiful River Orwell in a style and pace of a bye gone era aboard the Sailing Barge Victor. Victor was built in Ipswich in 1895 and is now fully restored and equipped to high standard for...

Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an outstanding landscape along the Suffolk and north Essex coast, including the wildlife-rich estuaries of the Stour and Orwell...