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FRESH focus on Ipswich

By FreshSocial 27 Dec 2018

You're all settled into your flat and found your feet with your course, the only thing left to do now is to see what Ipswich has to offer!


Want to shop till you drop?
Ipswich has almost 600 listed buildings throughout its medieval Town Centre, where you will find a mixture of independent shops and cafés along with the popular clothing retailers everyone loves.

Fancy doing something a little different?
Visit Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm! This is a small independent livestock farm - they were once common but are now very rare. Here you can meet the pigs, feed the goats, and at Easter, cuddle the lambs. Aww!

Fancy a flat-family outing?
Perfect for getting your mates together when the weather isn't great - an Escape Room. With a number of different themed rooms to choose from, test yourself to see if you can break out in time or even beat the record time.

Want to see the views?
Enjoy a walk along Ipswich Waterfront; it has recently become the place to visit for food, drink, live music and trips on the river. Watching the sunset whilst grabbing a bite to eat is a must, just don't forget to take a picture of the beautiful scenery while you're there.

Like being wowed?
Ipswich has two theatres - Regent Theatre, and The New Wolsey Theatre. Offering theatre productions, comedy shows, music performances and many more, there is something for everyone. Keep an eye out on their websites for any upcoming shows to get your hands on some tickets to see your favourite shows/artists.

Want to live like a local?
On Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday the small traditional Ipswich Market sets up its stalls selling a wide range of goods, from clothes and bags to fresh fruit and veg, and everything in between. Ipswich also has a new Food Quarter located in Queen Street selling amazing street food including tasty burgers and delicious vegan and vegetarian delights, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Are you into football?
If so, go and cheer on your (new) local team. Ipswich's Football Stadium is located in the town centre just a short walk from the train station. If you're a football fan or just want to go watch a game, you can get tickets from as cheap as £10 so it's definitely worth a try if you're there.

Want some peace and quiet?
Christchurch Park is a great to place to enjoy a relaxing walk around the lake and gardens with plenty of space to get some peace and quiet in the middle of the town centre. Along with a café, the park offers an interesting museum to keep you occupied and in summer is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with your flatmates.

So what are you waiting for? You've got Ipswich to explore!

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