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Christchurch Park, Ipswich

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Christchurch Park is a historical area of rolling lawns, wooded areas, and delicately created arboreta close to the town centre in Ipswich, Suffolk. The park hosts various facilities such as a children's play area, tennis courts, table tennis, bowling greens and outdoor gym equipment. The distinguished Tudor house, Christchurch Mansion, is located at the parks southern entrance and holds a public museum and art gallery. The park belonged to various noble families as private land throughout its history but was purchased by the Ipswich Borough Council in 1894 and opened as the town's first public park in 1895.
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  • A lovely spacious park in the heart of the City. Simple, enjoyable stuff with the Mansion available also.  more »
  • I keep coming back to this park as it is so good! It is friendly with parks, places to eat and toilets. There is plenty of grass and there is a big pond.  more »
  • Personally i think this park is one of the nicest in Ipswich area. There are lots of places you can relax and have a nice picnic with friends and family. If you are a dog owner, there are lots and lots of open fields in the park for your little friends to sprint around and play catch. This park is also known to host large events like amusement parks, music festivals and other celebrations. Also worth noting that, just like all of the parks in Ipswich, it is prohibited to operate drones within this area. Overall, great place to visit and feed ducks and squirrels. If you are in the area, make sure to visit it and enjoy some great nature right at the heart of the town.
  • A large, lovely and diverse park in the center of Ipswich. Every Sunday, the park has a Park Run for every age group just for the fun of it. The children's playground is fantastic. Lots of unusual equipment for all ages and skill building. The park is very old and has a variety of wonderc trees, some over 500 years old. On one side of the park is an education building with really interesting information about nature, the park and local history. Then there is the museum with both local artists and artifacts, as well as Gainsborough and Sargent painting, old toys, rooms set to different time periods, etc. in an old mansion. The laundry room is especially interesting and educational. And it is all free! There is also a coffee shop with small meals and ice cream cones. We went for an hour and stayed 5 hours. I highly recommend it.
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