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Summer fun for youngsters in Ipswich

Published22nd July 2019

The long school summer holiday is almost upon us and Ipswich Borough Council is making sure youngsters have plenty to keep them occupied.

The Council is again offering free iCards for five to 16 year olds living in Ipswich. This is their passport to more than 400 sports activities – including roller-skating, football, swimming and racquet sports - all for FREE!

If parents or carers have not applied for one already, they can do so now at www.ipswichfit.co.uk/summerholidayicard

The Council is also extending the summer holiday sports and leisure programme in local parks. As well as football and basketball there is also a climbing wall, bubble football, battlezone archery, bazooka ball and xtreme dodgeball. To find out more go to www.ipswichfit.co.uk/summer-holiday-programme.

Ipswich Museums have another full fun programme in addition to its permanent treasures on display in Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion. Entry is FREE to all three venues although there is a charge for some events.

A series of Summer of Science events takes place from 28th July and gives youngsters the opportunity to put together the final parts of the Marvellous Machines exhibition, enjoy learning about outer space in the Planetarium sessions, meet some engaging robots, discover fossils and build automata.

Ipswich’s parks are a favourite place to go in the sunny weather and the water features and play area in Holywells Park and the paddling pool in Bourne Park are both popular destinations. This summer, there is a range of activities on the Cornhill – along with those fountains!

Holywells Park is again hosting a Summer Cinema on 25th July and a Holywells Fun Day on 31st July. This is followed by a Bourne Park Fun Day on 7th August.

For a full round-up of events go to www.ipswich.gov.uk/schoolholidays

Issued by the IBC press office, tel: 01473 432219