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12 great days out in Ipswich for all the family to enjoy

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 August 2017

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With only a few weeks left of the summer holidays, you may have started to run out of ideas of what to do with your children. Our guide of the best days out in Ipswich is here to help.

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Ipswich Escape Rooms

Visit the first live escape room in Ipswich for an afternoon of adventure. In teams of two to five, you have 60 minutes to escape from a locked room.

You will need to use logic, communication and common sense in order to escape. The Escape Room is located on White House Road. For more details visit their website.

Christchurch Park and Mansion

Spend a day at Christchurch Park, play games on the green, feed the ducks and tackle the climbing frames. Why not visit Christchurch Mansion as well? The mansion is free entry and full of unmissable sites. From the Tudor kitchen to the Victorian wing, there is something to impress everyone.

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For more details check out their website.

Ipswich Museum

What better way to spend a morning than looking round Ipswich Museum. Prepare for a trip through time visiting the Iron Age, the Romans and the Saxons.

Have your picture taken with a woolly mammoth and stop off at the souvenir shop on your way out. It is the perfect family day out and can be found on High Street. For more details visit their website.

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Ipswich Transport Museum

Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything that features in the museum was either made or used around Ipswich from buses to engineering. With around 100 major exhibits you won’t know what to look at first! For more details visit their website.

Flux Freestyle Trampoline Park

Jump for joy at Flux this summer! Whether it’s your first time on a trampoline or you are a bouncing expert, Flux has something for you. From freestyle jumping, wall running and dodgeball you are bound to leave the trampoline park exhausted! Make sure you book your time slot before arriving. Book here.

Opening day at Flux Freestyle trampoline centre, Cardinal park, Ipswich.Opening day at Flux Freestyle trampoline centre, Cardinal park, Ipswich.

Jimmy’s Farm

Enjoy a day of walks, animals and food with the family at Jimmy’s Farm. Meet the ponies, donkeys, cows and the various other residents of the farm but don’t forget to pick up a bag of food for them to enjoy. Be amazed by the beautiful butterfly house which is full of tropical butterflies, exotic plants and flowers. For more details visit their site.

Anglia Indoor Karting

On your marks, get set, go! Get your adrenalin pumping at the Anglia Indoor Karting Centre. Challenge your friends and family to a race around the tracks. The karts are easy to drive as they have no gears or clutch pedal, you simply accelerate and brake. There’s a kart for everyone over the age of five, check out their site and book your thrilling day out now!

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Some of the pigs at the farm Barley Beestro event at Jimmys Farm Ipswich Some of the pigs at the farm

Suffolk Ski Centre

Have you always wanted to learn how to ski or snowboard? The Suffolk Ski Centre can help. You can also try tobogganing, golfing, and a high rope climb. Whatever you fancy it is all available here! The centre also hosts birthday parties and has a restaurant next door.

For more information on all the activities you can take part in and how to book them visit their website.

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm

This farm specialises in breeding farm animals which were once common but are now rare. The animals are raised slowly and live in stress free conditions which means they are very friendly. Meet the piglets, feed the goats, and watch your little ones enjoy themselves in the play area. Check out the Cosy Café which serves homemade cakes, home baked rolls, hot drinks and lots more. For more details visit their website.

Grassroots

Youngsters get to grips with new track for electric karts at Anglia Indoor Karting in Ipswich as drivers fly past on the main track below

Photograph Simon Parker 7/9/08

MyPhotos24 Ref - SP 08 Electric Karts 1Grassroots Youngsters get to grips with new track for electric karts at Anglia Indoor Karting in Ipswich as drivers fly past on the main track below Photograph Simon Parker 7/9/08 MyPhotos24 Ref - SP 08 Electric Karts 1

Wild Raspberry Ceramic & Textile Cafe

This is the perfect place to relax with the family, spend an afternoon painting your own ceramics to use at home.

If that’s not your style, you can have a go at mosaic making, textiles silk making or printing. You don’t need to have any artistic qualities to enjoy yourself at this cafe! Book yourself in now on their website.

Orwell Lady River Tour

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Take a tour down the River Orwell, one of the most scenic and historic rivers in the country. It was also voted by the RYA as the second most beautiful river in England. Enjoy the picturesque sites while aboard the Orwell Lady. You can go on a variety of different cruises from sightseeing, catered and musical. For more information visit their site.

Hollow Trees Farm

Take part in the farm trail and come face to face with the animals that live there from friendly alpacas to clucking chickens. Keep an eye out for goat mountain, mini tractors and roly poly pole. The children will definitely want to visit Pogal’s pit before you leave as it is full of fun with slides, swings and a den! Plan your visit with the help of their website.

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