Holywells Park 2018 Events

Holywells Park EventsKeep an eye on the notice boards in the park or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more information on these events. You can contact Park Reception on 01473 433990

Visiting Holywells Park – Buses & Parking information

FoHP = Friends of Holywells Park events. For details of FoHP meetings click here
SWT = Suffolk Wildlife Trust events. For further information on SWT events, contact 01473 890089

Sketch Book Strolls
March – October
(last Sunday of the month)
March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug 26, Sept 30, Oct 28 

Develop a skill, increase fitness and make new friends. Guided by a local artist.
See PDF poster for more details – click here

Holi Festival of Colour – now taking place on Sunday 29 April, 1pm – 4pm
All communities are welcome to celebrate Holi.
Come with your families and friends and cover them with coloured paint! Plus, Bollywood entertainment, singing, dancing and Indian Food Stalls – see this PDF for more details

12 May Saturday 1.30 – 3.30 
Teens: Young Wardens (SWT) 
Location: Holywells Park
Age: 11-16 year olds
Cost: £3 Please Book

1 June Friday 7.30 – 9.00
Families: Night Safari  (SWT) 
Location: Holywells Park
Age: Families
Cost: child £4/adult £2 Please Book

23 June Saturday 2 – 4 
Scarecrow Tea Party (FoHP)
Location: The Orchard, Holywells Park
Age: Families

August 2018 (Date to be confirmed) 
Bat Walk – Further information to follow (FoHP)
Location: Holywells Park
Age: Families

13 October Saturday 11 – 2
Apple Day (FoHP)
Location: The Orchard, Holywells Park
Age: Families

Christmas Fayre. Date to be confirmed (FoHP)
Age: Families

Visiting Holywells Park


The park is about 10 minutes walk from Ipswich Central which is served by numerous buses. There are also bus routes that pass directly by the park

Bishops Hill
Routes 3, 4, 60, 61, 61A (inbound to town centre), 76, 76A, 77, 77A

Nacton Road aka Allen Lane
Route 3, 60, 61, 61A (inbound to town centre)

Cliff Lane (by Margaret Catchpole)
Route 2

Cliff Lane (Kissing Gate entrance, near junction with Holywells Rd. and Landseer Rd.)
Routes 1, 2, 61A (outbound from town centre)

Myrtle Road
Use Cliff Lane (Kissing Gate) routes and walk up from stop near Myrtle Road roundabout, or use Bishops Hill routes, take Cavendish St. stop. Walk short distance up Bishops Hill, then right in to Myrtle Road.

For timing on routes 60 and above, consult First Bus Norfolk & Suffolk at www.firstgroup.com/norfolk-suffolk.

The car park at the Cliff Lane entrance can only be used by blue badge holders.
Visitors are advised to use public transport or the car park at Athena Hall off Duke Street, which is only a few minutes walk from the Myrtle Road and Cliff Lane entrances to the park. It is open from 8am to midnight.

Events Archive

2016-17 Holywells Park events here