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

Holywells Honey
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.

26th July 2018
Family Fun Day – Wildlife

1st August 2018 – Family Fun Day – Cinema
Pop up Cinema (The Lion King) – 2 August

Pop up Cinema (Grease) – 3 August
Pop up Cinema (The Greatest Showman) – 4 August

Friday 3 August 2018
Kinetic Science – Science Demos & Slime
Science Demos and Slime Making
PDF details here

8 August 2018
Family Fun Day – Active

Friday 10 August 2018
Kinetic Science – Air Rockets @ Holywells
Make and launch air rockets
PDF details here

Bat Walk – August 11. 8pm-9.45pm
This is a very popular event, so this year we have had to make it a Bookable Event.
Please contact Park Reception by either calling in at the Stable Block, emailing holywellsreception@ipswich.gov.uk or by phoning reception on 01473 433990 to book your place.
Suitable for ages 4+

Friday 17 August 2018
Kinetic Science – Wacky Races @ Holywells
Make and launch air fired cars; balloon car making, car racing, flag making
PDF details here

22nd August 2018, 11 – 3pm
Pirates and Princesses Picnic
Location: The Orchard, Holywells Park
Games and crafts provided, also face painting.

29 August 2018
Family Fun Day – Vehicles

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

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.
Please book

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)
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