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Vanlife UK - 25 Things To Do In Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

25 Things To Do In Ipswich, Suffolk. Grumpy Git's Road Trip. Bucket List. Travel ideas. Travel blog. Travel blogger. Things to do. Website design. Website designer. Web designer. Digital Nomad. Vanlife. Vanlifer. Haverhill. Cambridge. London. United Kingdom

Are you planning a trip to Ipswich? Or perhaps you're just looking for a day out with the family?

In this post, I will list all the places I would like to see during my visit to Ipswich.


Please note that the key driver for this road trip is photography. Therefore, many places listed below will consist of many locations that you may not consider to be 'bucket list' items. But if you are a photographer, or plan a long term road trip, then these may well be places you'd like to check out.

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Places to see in Ipswich

  1. Christchurch Park - Christchurch Park is a historical area of rolling lawns, wooded areas, and delicately created arboreta close to the town centre in Ipswich, Suffolk. The park hosts various facilities such as a children's play area, tennis courts, table tennis, bowling greens and outdoor gym equipment. The distinguished Tudor house, Christchurch Mansion, is located at the parks southern entrance and holds a public museum and art gallery. The park belonged to various noble families as private land throughout its history but was purchased by the Ipswich Borough Council in 1894 and opened as the town's first public park in 1895

  2. Ipswich Waterfront - The Ipswich Waterfront is a cultural and historically significant area surrounding the marina in the town of Ipswich, Suffolk.

  3. Ipswich Transport Museum - The Ipswich Transport Museum is a museum in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, devoted principally to the history of transport and engineering objects made or used in its local area.

  4. Christchurch Mansion - Christchurch Mansion is a substantial Tudor brick mansion house built in Ipswich, Suffolk by Edmund Withypoll around 1548-50. The Grade I listed building is located within Christchurch Park and sits by the southern gates close to the town centre of Ipswich.

  5. Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm - Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is in the middle of the beautiful county of Suffolk in Eastern England and is a small livestock farm breeding farm animals that were once common but are now very rare.

  6. Ipswich Museum

  7. New Wolsey Theatre

  8. Holywells Park

  9. Chantry Park - Chantry Park is a park located west of Ipswich town centre, in the Ipswich district, in the county of Suffolk, England. It is the largest park in Ipswich and extends over 124 acres. Chantry Park was opened to the public on 17 May 1928 and was designated a Conservation Area in 2005.

  10. Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park - This rare breed's farm is home to ponies, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, cows, pigs and much more. Visitors can feed all the animals using the bags of food available and get even closer with special animal encounters every weekend and during the school holidays.

  11. Noah's Ark

  12. HMS Ganges Museum

  13. Ancient House - 30 Butter Market, Ipswich IP1 1BT England -

  14. Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum -

  15. Anglia Indoor Karting - Anglia Indoor Kart Racing has been established for more than 25 years. During that time we have earned a reputation for providing the finest high-speed entertainment in the area.

  16. Orwell Country Park

  17. The Old Custom House - 33 Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1BZ England - Built-in 1844 by JM Clark, this classical building is now fully restored.

  18. The Cornhill

  19. St Mary-le-Tower - 17 Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE England

  20. Wherstead Park

  21. St. Margarets Church, Ipswich

  22. Ipswich Skatepark - Skate park along the waterfront

  23. Orwell Bridge, Ipswich

  24. Hilly Ridge Alpacas - We have a small farm with about 50 alpacas. Walk with alpacas through beautiful countryside and walk around the farm and meet the babies and possibly bottle-feed a baby alpaca.

  25. St. Mary at the Elms Church, Ipswich

Have your say

Have you been to any of the above? How was your experience?

Somewhere in Ipswich I should add/check out? Let me know in the comments 😊

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