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Autumn in Ipswich - Things To Do

Autumn in Ipswich - Things To Do

This Autumn season there is a whole range of things to do in Ipswich

As the nights draw in, leaves fall and kids gear up for Halloween trick or treating it’s time for this year’s autumn in Ipswich blog. We’ve put a fantastic list together of all the great things to do in Ipswich and surrounding areas.

Autumn is a time of year where some people may be reluctant to leave the house as the temperature drops. With our great list of activities and blogs we will convince you to leave the nest this Autumn Season and check out what Ipswich has to offer.

Spend an evening at the theatre

We're jolly lucky to live in Ipswich. Not only is a beautiful county town, it is also a town that has more theatres than average when compared to other towns. So if you love live theatre, then Ipswich is THE place to be. And because you'll be spoilt for choice, we've pulled together the list of local theatres with details of their upcoming performances:

New Wolsey Theatre: Click here for what's coming up at the theatre this autumn and beyond, including times and dates, offer and all information you will need to know for upcoming events. Headline performances this season are The Ladykillers and Red Riding Hood. Click on the link to see what's available should you purchase an Autumn Season Ticket

Red Rose Chain: This autumn, the Red Rose Chain have some great shows for everyone to enjoy. There are Jazz and Pizza nights, a murder mystery, a comedy dinner and more! If you enjoyed this year's Theatre in the Forest, make sure you visit the Red Rose Chain soon, and get your next fill of great local entertainment. Click here to see what's on! 

Eastern Angles: This autumn, the Eastern Angles Touring Theatre Company are bringing Everything Must Go to the Sir John Mill's Theatre as well as care homes and schools across the country. 

These are just some of the great performances coming to Ipswich this Autumn. For a complete listing of all local theatre productions make sure you head over to our Events Page.


Activities for the whole family

There are hundreds of great facilities for indoor activities around Ipswich from Go-karting to Swimming! Whether you are looking for an afternoon of fun with you children or a whole day of activity, our guide for families will give you plenty of ideas on how you can keep your young ones entertained this autumn.

Click here to access our Ipswich Guide to Activities for Children.


Explore our heritage during the Heritage Open Weekend

The weekend of 9th and 10th sees many of Ipswich's building which are often closed to the public, open so that you can go behind the scenes and discover more about the heritage, architecture and fascinating people who lived - and sometimes died -  there. From churches to schools, barges to swimming pools, Ipswich has a wealth of history, so make time to discover more about our town.

Click here for more details.


Get out in our many parks & open spaces

Autumn really is wonderful time of year. The time when everything bursts with the last of its beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. The parks in Ipswich really are a spectacle this time of year, we’ve listed some of the great Parks to visit in Ipswich.

Click here to discover more about the beautiful parks in Ipswich.


Take up a dance class

DanceEast, located on the Ipswich Waterfront, is a world class dance house, and throughout the year it offers a programme of dance performances, including world premieres. DanceEast is also a place which offers dance classes to those interested in training to become a professional dancers, and for the general public they also offer a range of dance and fitness classes aimed at adults and children. From ballet to belly dancing, yoga to Pilates, there is a class to suit everyone, regardless of age and ability.

Click here to discover the full range of dance classes, and get booked in today.


Try somewhere new to eat out with the family

There's a great mix of places to eat and drink in Ipswich. From real Ale pubs, such as The Dove Street Inn, traditional pubs serving great roast dinners, such as The Station Hotel, to the specialist restaurants such as Maharani Indian Restaurant, our Eating Out will have something to please everyone palette - click here and start planning your next family evening out.

Finally don’t forget, the clocks go back on 29th October! Good news for sleep lovers out there relishing an extra hour’s sleep in the morning. As the nights get darker and the weather gets cooler, staying at home may sound like the best option for many this autumn in Ipswich.

Hopefully this blog will give you lots of ideas of what to do now you’ve seen all the great things going on Ipswich this autumn season

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