Holywells Park 2018 Events
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.
Friends of Holywells Park Calendar 2019 is now on sale (£5) at the Reception in the Stable Block – details here (PDF)
Our bees have been working hard so we now have Honey for sale in the Park Reception. It’s really delicious, so go on, treat yourself to a jar (£5). All proceeds go back to Friends of Holywells Park, to enable them to continue to hold free events on the Park and to support the bees.
Wednesday 26 September 2 – 4pm
EqualiTeas are part of the year celebrating 100 years since (some) women got the vote and are a government initiative. On offer – Tea, coffee, cake and conversation! More details here (PDF)
The Orangery, Holywells Park
13 October Saturday 11am – 2pm
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
Monday 22nd October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Children: Hog the hedge
Join us for hoggy activities and to learn all about our prickly friends and how you can help them.
Friday 26th of October 10.00am – 12.30pm
Teens: Foraging and campfire cooking
Learn how to forage responsibly, have a go at fire lighting and cook up a storm over our campfire.
Please book, 11 – 16’s.
Sunday 18th November
Teens: Advanced Wildlife Photography
Join Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Kevin Sawford, an award winning photographer, to learn how to capture wildlife at its best. Whether you bring your camera, smart phone or tablet, Kevin will guide you through different advanced techniques and explain different processes in more detail in order to capture the perfect wildlife shot.
Please book, 11-16s
Christmas Fayre. Date to be confirmed (FoHP)
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
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)
Cliff Lane (Kissing Gate entrance, near junction with Holywells Rd. and Landseer Rd.)
Routes 1, 2, 61A (outbound from town centre)
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/
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.
2016-17 Holywells Park events here