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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... 14:01 - May 18 with 2842 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

Aged 13 and 12.

Does anyone have any great suggestions for things we can do or visit in Ipswich that the girls might enjoy please?

I'm not local and don't know the area well and would appreciate any pointers.

Many thanks indeed!

PS We'll probably go to the Suffolk Show on one of the days.
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:09 - May 18 with 2411 viewsSlambo

Take them on the Orwell Lady i'd say. Departs down on the Watefront. Takes you right up the Orwell to Felixstowe, where you can see the cranes stacking the containers right up close. Quite something. Ipswich museum is surprisingly good. Otherwise, i'm not sure what 12/13 girls find fun! Maybe take them to Kream's up in the Buttermarket. It's sort of an ice cream parlour/dessert specialist place, they should enjoy that...

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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:19 - May 18 with 2391 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:09 - May 18 by Slambo

Take them on the Orwell Lady i'd say. Departs down on the Watefront. Takes you right up the Orwell to Felixstowe, where you can see the cranes stacking the containers right up close. Quite something. Ipswich museum is surprisingly good. Otherwise, i'm not sure what 12/13 girls find fun! Maybe take them to Kream's up in the Buttermarket. It's sort of an ice cream parlour/dessert specialist place, they should enjoy that...


Thanks for the tips friend, I'll add those to the list of options!

Appreciate your help!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:19 - May 18 with 2394 viewslinhdi

Head to Felixstowe (20 mins drive, or you can bus or train it). The prom is close on 2 miles long,and you're within 50m of the sea the whole time. All the usual seaside facilities, incl very good ice-cream, and a refurbed pier. Parking is cheap, free if you're prepared to walk 5 mins. The sea is a bit chilly though.
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:29 - May 18 with 2370 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:19 - May 18 by linhdi

Head to Felixstowe (20 mins drive, or you can bus or train it). The prom is close on 2 miles long,and you're within 50m of the sea the whole time. All the usual seaside facilities, incl very good ice-cream, and a refurbed pier. Parking is cheap, free if you're prepared to walk 5 mins. The sea is a bit chilly though.


Sounds great, thanks for the suggestion, appreciate it!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:32 - May 18 with 2365 viewsJohnWarksTash

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:29 - May 18 by Bad_Boy_Mark

Sounds great, thanks for the suggestion, appreciate it!


Take a trip to Colchester Leisure World. Went their at the weekend and it's got flumes, outdoor rapids and a cute lazy river thing!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:43 - May 18 with 2351 viewsGeoffSentence

Skiing o r boarding at snoasis, western Europe's largest indoor ski facility,followed by a nostalgic trip on the Underground

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:52 - May 18 with 2326 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:32 - May 18 by JohnWarksTash

Take a trip to Colchester Leisure World. Went their at the weekend and it's got flumes, outdoor rapids and a cute lazy river thing!


That's an excellent shout! I've had a quick read of the website and it looks very good.

Thank you so much for your help, appreciate it!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:54 - May 18 with 2319 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:43 - May 18 by GeoffSentence

Skiing o r boarding at snoasis, western Europe's largest indoor ski facility,followed by a nostalgic trip on the Underground


Another great suggestion, thanks very much, appreciate your help!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 15:56 - May 18 with 2275 viewsGeoffSentence

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:54 - May 18 by Bad_Boy_Mark

Another great suggestion, thanks very much, appreciate your help!


You could round it off with a look round The Mint Quarter, always worth a look.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
Poll: Who has been our greatest Dane?

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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:10 - May 18 with 2258 viewsBlueinBrum

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 14:54 - May 18 by Bad_Boy_Mark

Another great suggestion, thanks very much, appreciate your help!


For a Bad Boy you're awfully polite, Mark
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:12 - May 18 with 2253 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 15:56 - May 18 by GeoffSentence

You could round it off with a look round The Mint Quarter, always worth a look.


Excuse my lack of knowledge, but what is the Mint Quarter please?
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:18 - May 18 with 2238 viewsBurwell_Blue

https://www.jumpstreet.co.uk/locations/colchester - always goes down well

Colchester Zoo is another option.

Anything but stay in Ipswich really.
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:45 - May 18 with 2210 viewsGeoffSentence

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:12 - May 18 by Bad_Boy_Mark

Excuse my lack of knowledge, but what is the Mint Quarter please?


Ipswich's attempt at state of the shopping cntre. Like Snoasis it never got beyond the grand ideas stage

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
Poll: Who has been our greatest Dane?

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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 17:05 - May 18 with 2177 viewsCageyblue

I was in the UK at Christmas and took my daughters aged 13 and 15 to see Framlingham Castle. Depends if they like Ed Sheeran I suppose ! It’s about a 30 minute drive from Ipswich. It was a bit cold but they enjoyed it and seeing the area referred to in the song.
[Post edited 18 May 2018 17:15]
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 17:51 - May 18 with 2144 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:10 - May 18 by BlueinBrum

For a Bad Boy you're awfully polite, Mark


I guess you are right friend!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 17:53 - May 18 with 2141 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:18 - May 18 by Burwell_Blue

https://www.jumpstreet.co.uk/locations/colchester - always goes down well

Colchester Zoo is another option.

Anything but stay in Ipswich really.


More great suggestions, thank you so much!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 17:56 - May 18 with 2136 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 17:05 - May 18 by Cageyblue

I was in the UK at Christmas and took my daughters aged 13 and 15 to see Framlingham Castle. Depends if they like Ed Sheeran I suppose ! It’s about a 30 minute drive from Ipswich. It was a bit cold but they enjoyed it and seeing the area referred to in the song.
[Post edited 18 May 2018 17:15]


That's another good shout! Thanks for the suggestion!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 20:32 - May 18 with 2090 viewsSlambo

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:18 - May 18 by Burwell_Blue

https://www.jumpstreet.co.uk/locations/colchester - always goes down well

Colchester Zoo is another option.

Anything but stay in Ipswich really.


Brilliant input, thanks for bigging our home town up...

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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 20:39 - May 18 with 2078 viewsSlambo

Bear in mind also the Ipswich Fringe Festival starts up that week, so keep an eye on the Wolsey theatre website for stuff going on...

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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 22:02 - May 18 with 2024 viewsHennikerBlu

Chill out down the Marina on a nice day is great, Isaacs is the hot spot, Cardinal Park with Cine World is not bad for food and movies, Nice hot day try Christchurch Park, Ipswich has some fine parks, including Alexandra and Holywells and Christchurch mansion. Check out the theatres New Wolsey has Our Blue Heaven on. Also Regent Theatre.

Ipswich was renowned for its Churches, more per square mile than anywhere else (I believe?), our links to Cardinal Wolsey, the burning of witches, there is a monument in Christchurch park, some wonderful architecture, including the Ancient House, the old Croydons building, the Insurance Willis building that once was the largest all glass exterior building in the UK.

The monument to Giles the famous cartoonist is found in the town centre, my mother's sister used to play with his niece as he had no children of his own.

There is probably a lot more but that should get you going, oh the Cosy Club seems a nice place for a meal/beer etc.
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 22:11 - May 18 with 2016 viewsHennikerBlu

Just to add, if you are driving Woodbridge is a pretty town not too far and on the Deben and Sutton Hoo is not far from there. so you could do the museum and treat the girls in Woodbridge 'if' they have been bored silly :))
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 23:30 - May 18 with 1972 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 20:39 - May 18 by Slambo

Bear in mind also the Ipswich Fringe Festival starts up that week, so keep an eye on the Wolsey theatre website for stuff going on...


Thanks for this Slambo, I had no idea there was a fringe festival in Ipswich!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 23:33 - May 18 with 1965 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 22:02 - May 18 by HennikerBlu

Chill out down the Marina on a nice day is great, Isaacs is the hot spot, Cardinal Park with Cine World is not bad for food and movies, Nice hot day try Christchurch Park, Ipswich has some fine parks, including Alexandra and Holywells and Christchurch mansion. Check out the theatres New Wolsey has Our Blue Heaven on. Also Regent Theatre.

Ipswich was renowned for its Churches, more per square mile than anywhere else (I believe?), our links to Cardinal Wolsey, the burning of witches, there is a monument in Christchurch park, some wonderful architecture, including the Ancient House, the old Croydons building, the Insurance Willis building that once was the largest all glass exterior building in the UK.

The monument to Giles the famous cartoonist is found in the town centre, my mother's sister used to play with his niece as he had no children of his own.

There is probably a lot more but that should get you going, oh the Cosy Club seems a nice place for a meal/beer etc.
[Post edited 18 May 2018 22:13]


Excellent stuff, some great suggestions in there, thanks for taking the time to post this, really appreciate your help!
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 23:36 - May 18 with 1962 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 16:45 - May 18 by GeoffSentence

Ipswich's attempt at state of the shopping cntre. Like Snoasis it never got beyond the grand ideas stage


Is it open or just a building site?

Same question, but for Snoasis?
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I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 23:40 - May 18 with 1955 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

I'm Going To Be In Ipswich For A Day Or 2 Over Half-Term With My 2 Daughters... on 22:11 - May 18 by HennikerBlu

Just to add, if you are driving Woodbridge is a pretty town not too far and on the Deben and Sutton Hoo is not far from there. so you could do the museum and treat the girls in Woodbridge 'if' they have been bored silly :))


That sounds great, thanks for the tip - a pretty town is something that Ms BBM would really enjoy! Appreciate your help friend!
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