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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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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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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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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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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Mammal Detectives

MAMMAL DETECTIVES

Gippeswyk Park

A chance to learn how to detect small mammals like mice, voles and hedgehogs!

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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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MAMMAL DETECTIVES

MAMMAL DETECTIVES

Alexandra Park

A chance to learn how to detect small mammals like mice, voles and hedgehogs!

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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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Museum Secrets: Cleaning Wool-I-Am

MUSEUM SECRETS: CLEANING WOOL-I-AM

Ipswich Museum

Join Conservator, Bob Entwistle, and Museum Assistant Will Heppa, as they give our resident mammoth its annual clean.

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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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PLAN YOUR STAY IN IPSWICH

  • Places to stay

    Ipswich has a wide range of places to stay from stunning boutique hotels to quirky B&Bs.

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  • Shopping

    Search the big names and independents that make Ipswich a unique place to shop.

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  • Rich Heritage

    Explore the rich history of Ipswich.

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  • GETTING HERE

    Whether it's by car, bus or train Ipswich is easy to reach and explore.

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