The County Town of Suffolk has a huge range of family days out and places to visit and explore. From a stroll in one of the picturesque parks to an afternoon spent in the glorious sunshine at the Marina, there is something for all to enjoy.
Beginning at the beautiful waterfront, there are a huge range of restaurants, bars and eateries to visit, put your feet up and relax with a beverage or two. Whilst at the Waterfront, check out the cruises with both Orwell River Cruises and Viking Mariners – a fantastic opportunity to discover the surrounding area on water.
Ipswich is home to many famous artists and has a number of galleries; the most prominent of which can be found at Christchurch Mansion inside the glorious Christchurch Park. It houses a fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the largest collections of work by Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable outside London.
Whilst on your walk around the town, don’t forget to visit both the charming and unique Saints and Blackfriars, two great locations of Ipswich bursting with shops, cafes and independent boutiques that cannot be found anywhere else in the county.
Moving into the night, Ipswich boasts a collection of evening venues from real-ale pubs to vibrant bars. Make sure you check out our nightlife section to find out more.
Don’t just take our word for it – come and explore Ipswich and the County for yourself. Book a seat at one of our theatres, visit the museums and parks, visit the renowned football club or follow the Blue Plaque Trail around town and absorb the history we are so proud of and which is so evident in much of our architecture.