Crowds enjoy Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Children and parents came face-to-face with all manner of creepy crawlies at the Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich today.

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Dozens of families attended the free event, from 12pm to 4pm, exploring the hidden wildlife a Myrtle Meadow.

Those who came were treated to bug hunts, pond dipping, bird box building as well as donkey rides and a host of stalls and attractions.

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said: “We were delighted to see so many people here this afternoon – a spot of rain did not dampen the spirits at all.

“We had a lot of attractions on offer at the summer’s first family fun day – donkey rides, bug hunts and interesting displays from the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary and Greenways.

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

“We want to thank the Friends of Holywells Park, the Rangers and others for playing such a big part in making this day a success.

“Next Wednesday we’ve got a free family day at the movies as the cinema comes to Holywells.”

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

For more free activities on offer in Ipswich this summer see here.

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Wildlife Family Fun Day at Holywells Park in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown