Top Ten Things To Do In Ipswich
1. Explore Ipswich on foot
Regular walks take place from May to September, and there are seasonal (Halloween, Christmas and afternoon tea) walks at other times of the year.
2. Sail down the River Orwell and savour the views
3. Explore the artworks at Christchurch Mansion
Christchurch Mansion feels huge inside with layers of different rooms and collections, a striking china and glass gallery and a fascinating collection of Victorian toys and games. Entry to the museum is free and many events take place in the grounds throughout the year.
4. Take a stroll in one of the town's glorious parks
5. While away an evening on the Ipswich Waterfront
6. Take a trip to the theatre
What about a Halloween production laid on by the Red Rose Chain theatre company? Taking place at Gippeswyk Hall, a grade II listed Tudor manor house (thought to be haunted!) the spooky event is a “promenade site-specific experience that will lure you into a theatrical world of the supernatural”.
7. Delight in dance at Jerwood Dance House
8. Taste your way around Ipswich
A smorgasbord of tasty treats, the 'champion of champions for local food' showcases some of the best local produce the county has to offer: meat from their own Red Poll cows and pigs; locally grown vegetables and bread which is baked on site every morning. There's a delicatessan, cheesemonger, chocolatier and foodie workshops are on offer too.
Within the town is a wide choice of world foods to enjoy. From modern British cuisine at Aurora on the waterfront, to Asian dishes at Aqua Eight and Chinese cuisine at Trongs. The list of great places to experience wonderful food in and around Ipswich is endless.
9. Visit Jimmy's Farm
10. Shop for a Suffolk souvenir