Holywells Park 2019 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 or visit suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events

September 24th 2019
Meadow Creation (SWT)
9.00am – 4.00pm in Holywells Park. Adults
David Dowding will go through various different methods and techniques for creating a wildflower patch such as scarifying, turf stripping and rotovating; plus cover different seeding techniques as well as the planting of established plug plants.
More details and booking on SWT website

September 25th 2019
Meadow Management (SWT)
9.00am – 4.00pm in Holywells Park. Adults
Covering topics such as cutting and grazing techniques to manage grassland for wildlife and learn about the importance of cutting in a mosaic will be covered as well as how to recognise naturally rich grassland and how to increase the value of anthropogenically ‘improved’ grassland for wildlife.
More details and booking on SWT website

Saturday 12th October 2019, 11:00 – 14:00
Apple Day (FoHP)
Enjoy fruit, fresh apple juice, apple fritters, homemade soups and more. Have a go at apple bobbing and pumpkin carving. Also enjoy story telling from the hammock, Apple quiz and making the longest peel. Sales of honey and fruits from the Orchard.
Location: The Orchard, Holywells Park
Age: Families
Apple Day Poster

Saturday 7th December 2019
Christmas Fayre
Holywells Park Conservatory & Garden, 11am – 2:30pm
Includes craft stalls, craft activities for children, warming refreshments

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