What’s on in Ipswich

Find out what’s on in Ipswich with our comprehensive guide to getting out and about in this lively city. If you’re in the city overnight and are looking for places to stay, there’s a wide range of affordable and luxury hotels to choose in the city centre and on the outskirts.

With hundreds of places to eat, great value family activities and unique places to shop, make your visit to Ipswich a memorable one.  

 

Ipswich is a vibrant county town with a strong heritage. Its University, University Campus Suffolk, is on course to be independent in 2016.

Its Waterfront brings a marina-side café culture; its vibrant arts and culture offer includes numerous festivals and events. Three heritage parks and lots of open spaces make the town one of the greenest in the country. Good transport links, including just over an hour to London by train, make Ipswich a great place to live, work and study.

Where to eat in Ipswich

Thriving with all kinds of restaurants, pubs and cafes, eating in Ipswich is always a satisfying and rewarding experience. If you just want a quick snack whist your out and about there’s plenty of places to eat including, cosy cafes and brunch spots, boasting hearty home-cooked meals.

Places to shop

With a whole exciting range of family activities to choose from, there will never be a dull moment in your visit.

No matter what time of year you plan on coming, there are broad range of fun-packed activities, from Horse riding, a trip to the theater or art gallery, or maybe for the history enthusiast in you, an outing to the Museum of science and industry.

Geoff Tucker

Geoff Tucker
Tandem Skydiving is the ideal way to experience the exhilaration of freefall. Following a short briefing session, and securely attached to your instructor, you board the aircraft for the flight to 10000 ft. Together you exit the aircraft for a breathtaking 30...

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Mariners Restaurant
 
Mariners Restaurant
French Brasserie on 100 years old Dutch ship moored at Ipswich marina. 'Definitely one of the best 3 restaurants in Ipswich...classic Gallic cooking and great service in a beautiful setting.'

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 TONI&GUY
 
TONI&GUY
TONI&GUY Ipswich has a well-established team with Christine as an original member. Working hard to ensure all our clients get the best possible service, the salon manager Sarah has been with TONI&GUY since 2003 working closly with the Franchisees Charlotte and Dean Spearing.

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The Veggie Red Lion

The Veggie Red Lion
The Red Lion in Great Bricett is East Anglia's first and only exclusively vegetarian pub. Created and controlled by a passionate proprietor, the Red Lion has become the destination for all vegetarians and vegans county wide...and far beyond. As for their meat eater guests they aim to surprise and delight them even more! ...

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Alpine Villa Guest House

Alpine Villa Guest House
Looking for an Ipswich Bed & Breakfast? Alpine Villa Guesthouse offers you a relaxed, warm atmosphere, their B&B is set in a quiet, leafy street, only a 5 minute drive, or a 15 minute walk, from Ipswich Town centre. Ideally located for business guests needing a quiet stay in central Ipswich. They are within easy walking distance of Ipswich Borough ...

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Ufford Golf Club
 
Our 18 hole, Par 71 (SS 71), golf course in Suffolk is generally regarded as an enjoyable yet stern test of golf. This is testified to by the players involved with the prestigious events held here such as the PGA Europro Tour as televised on Sky Sports, and the Best Western Senior Masters.

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Shopping Malls

Shopping Malls
Indoor shopping centre for high-street fashions and health and beauty goods, plus food and drink. The fully enclosed Centre is situated in the retail core of Ipswich and features many familiar High Street names

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Water Park

Water Park
Set in 400 acres of beautiful countryside, Alton Water Park provides the perfect location for walks, cycle rides, wildlife spotting and family picnics. The site offers a range of services including a cafe and visitor centre. In Autumn 2014 plans were approved for a new caravan and campsite at ....

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Aqua Eight

Aqua Eight
Winners of the Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2014 'Best Restaurant in the UK'. Runners Up in The Observer Food Awards in Best Restaurant & Best Places to Drink 2011. Aqua Eight redefines destination dining with its ultra-stylish design and innovative fusion of cuisine from across East Asia.

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Belstead Brook Hotel

Belstead Brook Hotel
located just off the high street in the town centre of Woodbridge, within the heart of beautiful Suffolk. You can enjoy a range of treatments with us, from beauty services, to full body massages. They offer a professional yet relaxing environment, where you will leave feeling refreshed and revitalised! Their trained .....

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What's On in Ipswich