Ipswich Family Trail

Ipswich Family Trail
Go on an exciting adventure exploring Ipswich and hunting for cute animals and mythical creatures within historic buildings, statues and landmarks across Ipswich!

Ipswich is one of the oldest towns in England and is home to several amazing buildings, some of which are decorated with animals and creatures that you may have never noticed before...

From Saturday 22nd July, leaflets will be available at a selection of location across Ipswich: full list here.

Your Family Trail leaflet includes clues, questions and fun facts about the animals across the town, a special certificate which you can complete with an IPSWICH EXPLORER sticker at the Tourist Information Centre PLUS exclusive Family Trail offers!

Tweet and Instagram your Family Trail pictures to @allaboutipswich with #IpswichFamilyTrail to be entered into our prize draw to win a fantastic family entertainment hamper full of fun in the run-up to Christmas!





PIZZAEXPRESS RESTAURANT AT IPSWICH REGATTA QUAY RECEIVES STYLISH MAKEOVER

PIZZAEXPRESS RESTAURANT AT IPSWICH REGATTA QUAY RECEIVES STYLISH MAKEOVER

The revamped restaurant now has a specialist theme and a new summer menu coming your way!

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Looking for child-care over the summer holidays?

LOOKING FOR CHILD-CARE OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS?

Let us help you find sports, dance or craft classes with Inspire Suffolk or Premier Sports.

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Where to pick-up your Ipswich Family Trail leafet...

WHERE TO PICK-UP YOUR IPSWICH FAMILY TRAIL LEAFET...

Find out which shops and businesses you can collect your Ipswich Family Trail from...

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DanceEast 12-18yrs Summer School

DANCEEAST 12-18YRS SUMMER SCHOOL

Dance through Summer with DanceEast's Summer School for 12 to 18 year olds

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Holiday Activities boost children’s fitness

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES BOOST CHILDREN’S FITNESS

Research carried out last summer by UKactive shows that school holidays can have a negative impact on children’s fitness levels.

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Ten things to see in Ipswich Museum

TEN THINGS TO SEE IN IPSWICH MUSEUM

Wool.i.am the Mammoth - It would be rude not to start with the Mammoth, as it is in the entrance, and is enormous ...

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Bouncing, but not as you know it

BOUNCING, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT

We went trampolining after school this week - so much fun!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING?



Exhibition: Bagpuss, Clangers & Co

EXHIBITION: BAGPUSS, CLANGERS & CO

Ipswich Art Gallery

Entertain your inner-child and induldge your imagination with family favourites such as the Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine.

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NCS with Inspire Suffolk this Summer

NCS WITH INSPIRE SUFFOLK THIS SUMMER

Ipswich & Lowestoft

If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to come together and achieve amazing things this Summer!

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Ipswich's first ever beach

IPSWICH'S FIRST EVER BEACH

Christchurch Park

Prepare for a beach summer this year in Ipswich!

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Summer Holiday Clubs with Inspire Suffolk

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUBS WITH INSPIRE SUFFOLK

Various locations across Suffolk: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Castle Hill, Woodbridge and Rendlesham

Join us across Suffolk for a Summer of fun!!

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Ability Counts Holiday Sports Camps (5-18 Years)

ABILITY COUNTS HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMPS (5-18 YEARS)

Ipswich, Castle Hill, Bury St Edmunds & Lowestoft

Fun and inclusive sports sessions for all including children and young people with physical and/or learning disabilities this Summer!

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Summer Holiday Sports & Dance Courses

SUMMER HOLIDAY SPORTS & DANCE COURSES

Venues across Ipswich and surrounding areas

Themed Sports & Dance holiday courses running at a venue near you throughout the Summer holidays

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Paddington Power!

PADDINGTON POWER!

Waterstones

Join us in store for themed storytime, activities & general Paddington appreciation....

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Wildlife Family Fun Day

WILDLIFE FAMILY FUN DAY

Holywells Park

A day of wildlife family fun and a chance to discover all the wildlife of Holywells Park for FREE.

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IFT Family Matinee - My Life As A Courgette

IFT FAMILY MATINEE - MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE

Ipswich Film Theatre

A beautiful new animated film.

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Musical Hairs

MUSICAL HAIRS

Christchurch Mansion

Create hair decorations that are inspired by music - this workshop will be full of bells, whistles and bows!

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Mammal Morning at Christchurch Park

MAMMAL MORNING AT CHRISTCHURCH PARK

Christchurch Park

Join Ali North, Ipswich Hedgehog Officer for a morning of mammal surveying!

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Suffolk Fun Festival

SUFFOLK FUN FESTIVAL

Easton Farm

Come along and join their 5th annual action-packed fun festival for the whole family to enjoy.

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DANCE SUMMER SCHOOL (7–11YRS)

DANCE SUMMER SCHOOL (7–11YRS)

Jerwood DanceHouse

A fun-packed, energy-filled week of dance where friendships are made and new skills are learned.

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Knights and Princesses

KNIGHTS AND PRINCESSES

Framlingham Castle

Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it’s time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day.

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Explore Parents

EXPLORE PARENTS

Quay Place

A five week course for new parents to promote wellbeing.

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Movie Family Fun Day

MOVIE FAMILY FUN DAY

Holywells Park

Come to Holywells Park for a family fun day complete with a family movie.

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Hair Story

HAIR STORY

Christchurch Mansion

Come and hear how Mrs Kilderbee got painter Thomas Gainsborough to restyle her hair.

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Wild parks: Weird & wonderful wildlife

WILD PARKS: WEIRD & WONDERFUL WILDLIFE

Chantry Park

Discover the strange creatures that live on your doorstep.

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Beach Combing

BEACH COMBING

Felixstowe

You will get to explore Felixstowe beach while you discover your own beach treasures and learn the stories they tell.

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Family Fun Day

FAMILY FUN DAY

Foxhall Community Centre

Come for a day of fun with an outdoor disco, BBQ, face painting and much more!

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Inflated Inspirations - The Popping Event!

INFLATED INSPIRATIONS - THE POPPING EVENT!

The Waterfront Building

A fun evening of mayhem and destruction!

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Pop-Up Salon

POP-UP SALON

Christchurch Mansion

Join Betty’s Rock and Rollers at the vintage salon to find out how to create the perfect pin curl.

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LushTums Picnic in the park

LUSHTUMS PICNIC IN THE PARK

Christchuch Mansion

Bring friends, partners, babies and children... and of course a blanket and some yummy food and drink.

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Bubble Rush

BUBBLE RUSH

Christchurch Park

The 5k fabulously frothy event features five coloured ‘bubble stations’.

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The Cooking Club Summer workshop

THE COOKING CLUB SUMMER WORKSHOP

Suffolk Food Hall

Come and join The Cooking Club's workshop for children and create two delicious dishes from scratch.

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Tractor Ted Day!

TRACTOR TED DAY!

Hollow Trees Farm

The UK's favourite little green tractor will be stopping by the Farm Trail, for a day of summer farm fun!

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Maritime Family Arts

MARITIME FAMILY ARTS

Quay Place

A magical mix of maritime themed arts activities sail into Quay Place!

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Wild parks: Awesome amphibians & remarkable reptiles

WILD PARKS: AWESOME AMPHIBIANS & REMARKABLE REPTILES

Holywells Park

Find out all about the reptiles and amphibians that live in Holywells park.

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Pop-Up Puppets

POP-UP PUPPETS

Ipswich Art Gallery

Be inspired by Clangers, Bagpuss & Co and build a pop-up puppet with the help of our friendly artist.

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Active Family Fun Day

ACTIVE FAMILY FUN DAY

Holywells Park

Get your sports shoes ready for a day of activities in Myrtle Meadow at Holywells Park at this active family fun day.

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A Cut And Colour

A CUT AND COLOUR

Christchurch Mansion

Have fun re-designing the portraits at Christchurch Mansion. Create new styles and then model them for your own masterpiece.

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FolkEast Festival

FOLKEAST FESTIVAL

Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge

The three-day festival returns for the 6th year for a family fun experience!

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Wild parks: Water bugs and beasties

WILD PARKS: WATER BUGS AND BEASTIES

Chantry Park

Go pond dipping and find out about the amazing creatures that live in and around the pond.

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Celebrate Maritime festival at Quay Place

CELEBRATE MARITIME FESTIVAL AT QUAY PLACE

Quay Place

Bring the whole family along for boat making, flag decorating and a Heritage trail!

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Summer Theatre School 2017 Workshop

SUMMER THEATRE SCHOOL 2017 WORKSHOP

Ipswich Regent

A week-long series of workshops aimed at improving 8-16 year old's musical theatre skills.

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Explorer Afternoon

EXPLORER AFTERNOON

Quay Place

Come and join an afternoon packed full of explorer activities!

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Touching the Tide at Ipswich Art Gallery

TOUCHING THE TIDE AT IPSWICH ART GALLERY

Ipswich Art Gallery

Discover more about coastal debris and create a masterpiece with mixed media.

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Petting Zoo Family Fun Day

PETTING ZOO FAMILY FUN DAY

Holywells Park

Come to Myrtle Meadow in Holywells Park for a Petting Zoo family fun day.

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Wild skills: Incredible Invertebrates

WILD SKILLS: INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES

Holywells Park

Learn all about invertebrates with local enthusiast Hawk Honey.

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Tractor Fair

TRACTOR FAIR

Suffolk Food Hall

Suffolk Food Hall presents it's own Tractor fair where you can learn to drive a tractor and much more!

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Wild parks: Going underground

WILD PARKS: GOING UNDERGROUND

Christchurch Park

Investigate soil and the creatures that live underground for free.

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Magical History Tour

MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR

Holywells Park

Join this magical history tour and learn about the history and heritage of Holywells Park, for FREE

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ROALD DAHL DAY

ROALD DAHL DAY

Waterstones

Join us in store to celebrate the wonderful Roald Dahl and all of his characters.

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THE NIGHT PIRATES

THE NIGHT PIRATES

The New Wolsey Theatre

The Night Pirates tells the tale of a group of little girl pirates who descend on a young boy called Tom at bedtime.

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Red Riding Hood Rock n' Roll Panto

RED RIDING HOOD ROCK N' ROLL PANTO

The New Wolsey

This brand new adaptation of the classic tale is brimming with fun, frolics… and flour!

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