Things To Do In Ipswich

Holywells Park is a 67-acre area of parkland just to the east of the Waterfront. This very special environment has an amazing variety of habitats including ponds, fields, woodland, orchard and formal gardens making it a real oasis for wildlife.

If you have never visited the park then you may be surprised at how much there is to do. There are wildlife and heritage walks, two fitness 'trim trails', a walled garden and Victorian conservatory. Families come from all over Ipswich and beyond to enjoy the large play space which includes an I'Play facility for teenagers and an area incorporating outdoor gym equipment, table tennis tables and kick wall. Near the main Cliff Lane entrance there is a visitor centre which will help you to find out more about Holywells and what there is to see, while the charming Stable Block café offers a range of refreshments. 

The Friends of Holywells Park (FoHP) is a volunteer group who aim to increase local knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Holywells Park. The park hosts numerous family orientated events organised by FoHP, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and many others. 

One of the most popular events held each year is 'Apple Day' where you can come along to the orchard in Holywells Park and have a go at activities like apple bobbing or pumpkin carving. There are also a variety of apple-based refreshments such as freshly pressed apple juice, toffee apples, apple fritters and other products plus sales of honey and fruits from the orchard.

To find out more about this year's Apple Day plus other activities and events being held in the park, please visit