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

Wild Tots (SWT) runs throughout the year every week on Fridays in Holywells. Info & bookings available here

Saturday 23rd March 2019, 11:00am – 2:30pm
Welcome Spring (FoHP)
Location: The Orchard, Holywells Park
Age: Families
Come and join The Friends of Holywells Park at their free event in Holywells Park. Enjoy: numerous craft activities, planting seeds, making homes for wildlife, listening to springtime stories from the storyteller and more! Plus Refreshments. See Events poster here (PDF)

Ipswich Wildlife Watch for 6-11s (SWT) runs on every second Saturday of the month in Holywells Park 10.00am-12.00pm. Click on the month for info & booking: March | April | May

Young Wardens for 11-16s (SWT) is on every second Saturday of the month as well in Holywells Park and 1.30pm-3.30pm. Click on the month for info & booking: March | April | May

Wild in the week activity day (SWT) for home educated children aged 6-10s in Holywells Park  – Info & Booking here
Wild in the week activity day (SWT) for home educated children aged 11-16s in Holywells Park  – Info & Booking here

Sunday 7th April 2019, 12-3pm
Holi (Festival of Colour) – IBC event
Location: Holywells Park
Age: Families

Friday 12th Apr 9.30am – 3.30pm
Wild Holiday Club (SWT)
Discover Holywells Park’s wild side through exploration, games and wild activities.
Location: Holywells Park, Age: 6 – 11, Cost: £15, Book / Unaccompanied

Saturday 13th Apr 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Young Wardens (SWT)
Hands on practical conservation skills, surveying techniques and citizen science projects.
Location: Holywells Park, Age 11 – 16, Cost: £3

Tuesday 16th Apr 9.30am – 3.30pm
Wild Holiday Club (SWT)
Discover Holywells Park’s wild side through exploration, games and wild activities.
Location: Holywells Park, Age: 6-11, Cost: £15, Book / Unaccompanied

Thursday 25th April 2019, 
FoHP AGM
Location: Stable Block
All welcome. Details of the Friends of Holywells Park Annual General Meeting to be confirmed.

Saturday 11 May 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Young Wardens (SWT)
Hands on practical conservation skills, surveying techniques and citizen science projects.
Location: Holywells Park, Age 11 – 16, Cost: £3, Book / Unaccompanied

Friday 31st May, 9.00pm – 10.30pm
After dark in the park
Discover urban wildlife after sunset in the park. (SWT)
Age: Families, Cost: £4 Child, £2 Adult, Location: Holywells Park, Book / Unaccompanied

Saturday 22nd June 2019 14:00 – 16:00
Scarecrows/Blossoms event (FoHP)
Details to follow.

Saturday 10th August 2019, 20:00 – 21:45
Bat Walk (FoHP)
Suitable for ages 4+
This is a very popular event so we will again make it bookable

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

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

Visiting Holywells Park

Buses

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.

Parking
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