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  • AndrewYew
    Singapore, Singapore4,708 contributions
    Visited the park in the morning and had a nice walk. The two ponds are nice and there are many ducks in the bigger pond. There is a bit of a nature trail on the left which is a good experience.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • AndrewYew
    Singapore, Singapore4,708 contributions
    The waterfront is filled with yachts and sail boats. It gives a totally different feeling to this maritime town. It is a nice place to take a walk or have a cruise. There are many restaurants and pubs here. There is even a restaurant boat to have a nice meal.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • Chris H
    4 contributions
    This is a wonderful gem of a museum. It's run by volunteers and has a vast collection of Trolley buses, trams and much, much more all beautifully restored. Anyone with the slightest interest in transport, in local or social history will be spellbound by this museum. The low entry fee and knowledge of the staff as you wonder round is exemplary. Most of the exhibits allow visitors to enter (unlike many museums) This makes it an even better experience. Thoroughly recommend
    Written November 8, 2021
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  • AndrewYew
    Singapore, Singapore4,708 contributions
    I thought it was just a mansion so I was very surprised when it is filled with art work and antiques like a proper museum. You needed to spend at least 2 hours at this place to properly see all the exhibits quickly. Wonderful visit.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • Gemma M
    1 contribution
    Wonderful day out, highly recommend Baylam Farm. Reasonably priced. Beautiful location. Friendly staff. Excellent food.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • Benedict22
    Rufford, UK15 contributions
    3rd visit to this farm park each visit approximately 10 years apart.
    Ample well laid out parking.
    Good signage through the grounds
    Very attractive farm shop and restaurant.

    The farm park.
    We hadn’t booked before our visit but we’re able to enter strait away. It was £20 for two adults and a toddler to access the park with a bag of animal food which we felt was very reasonable.
    The farm park is huge but compartmentalised which works well. So many play areas and loads of equipment, all well maintained. Loads of animals to meet and feed.

    The restaurant.
    The food was excellent, the choice for the toddler was perfect and well presented. Staff were pleasant and helpful and the wait was minimal.

    The Farm shop
    Light, airy and filled with delicious fresh and exotic foods that seem very reasonably priced when compared to other similar establishments nearby.

    The maintenance of the site, the massive amount of tree planting and clever development points to owners who have a long term plan to make this one of the best farm parks in the area and we believe they are already there.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • chrissym1959
    2 contributions
    An old theatre. A gem in Ipswich, show was fabulous, most staff helpful, lack of toilets but again an old place.no photos or videos aload. Could of had a photo oppo at end of show
    Looking forward in going again
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • 205jeanniem
    United Kingdom206 contributions
    I am writing to show how much this museum means to me. I have been many times over the years taking small family members, school parties and friends. The main entrance hall at the back is the most amazing part of the museum. It is a museum within a museum. The Victorian architecture and display is breath taking. The calm ambience will make you go back in time.
    The museum will be shut from the end of this month for redevelopment. Over 5,000 people have signed the petition to encourage the powers that be to carefully consider any changes to this wonderful place.
    Sadly the wonderful collection of birds will be going into store although the bird cliffs might be staying. We have been told the Victorian animal display will remain and hopefully not modernised. The Second W war exhibition is to be returned to people who lent items. The Anglo Saxon diaramaa may also go from their present form also. Hopefully as plans are made locals can be informed.
    There is much that needs refurbishing, such as toilets, new cafe, education room, accessibility, repairing roofs and damp etc.
    The thematic approach to new displays will cause aspects to be dismantled and replaced with updated labelling. History needs to be seen in context of the time and artefacts rightly should be talked about and questions asked .(Hopefully not removed)
    I just hope there are people with influence out there who will listen to what is being said about this wonderful place.
    Go and see it before it closes and say what you love about it.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Mrs Lloyd
    13 contributions
    The entertainment at the Wolsey is by far superior to the regent, panto especially is absolutely amazing. I absolutely adore coming to see the shows put on by the Wolsey and other companies that visit.
    Staff are always friendly and the theatre is always clean.
    If you have a chance I’d definitely recommend seeing what’s on, there’s something for all age ranges.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Matthew peck
    Ipswich, UK422 contributions
    this park is very good for the kids as there is a playground with a lot to do, also if you just want to go for a walk you can and this park is beautiful
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • shaggyrogersmademedoit
    66 contributions
    Very picturesque, and a peaceful place to go. It is usually clean with hardly any litter, and people seem to use the bins which is nice. I wish there were more toilets, sometimes when you are at the wrong end of the park, it is a real pain in the butt to go all the way to the other end just to use them. I like that there are ducks and moorhens and woodpeckers in the park, it is clearly a safe haven for local nature and that is nice to see. Dog walkers are a mixed bag here. Many don't keep their dog on the lead, which has caused me problems in the past - once, a dog even ran up to me and s tole my entire pizza which I had just carried for 45 minutes from the nearest pizza takeaway....!!! So just beware if you're having a picnic, that most dogs are not on leads here
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Tanya B
    Ipswich, UK57 contributions
    I live fairly locally to Jimmy's and thought it would be a nice day out for a friend and her two young's children who aren't so local. The park wasn't overly busy on the day we visited which was great. There are some new additions to the farm since I last visited. The Hair of the Hog drinks shack in the woods is a really fab idea, especially when the weather is very warm as it's a nice cool place to stop and have a drink and some food. Plenty of seating and bins, the piglets were penned nearby so the kids could watch them whilst having a break. The zebra and Monkey enclosure were also a nice new feature.
    There are plenty of play areas which were popular and places to buy drinks/ice creams etc which actually weren't too badly priced. All in all a good day out for younger kids who love animals. My favourites are the donkeys, they were wonderful.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • foodfootballbeer
    Ipswich, UK1,303 contributions
    We went for the banger racing and caravan destruction derby. There was plenty of parking, the racing was fun, the caravans were crazy, the kids loved it. The toilets were clean, there was food available and shops to buy merchandise. A really good experience all round
    Written October 20, 2021
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  • Caroline Wishart-Young
    Colchester, UK71 contributions
    Suffolk show is a brilliant agricultural show for family, friends and couples. We tend not to go every year as sometimes it is the same thing. They have something for everyone from farm animal interactions, displays in the arena, equestrian competitions and sports activities.
    It is a really good day to spend with your other half or family. They have amazing stalls where you can buy anything from clothes to hot tubs! Very easy to spend money that you currently do not have! They also have a wide range of food stalls and vans to choose from, you will have a hard time choosing what you want.
    I would highly recommend buying a ticket and going as it is an amazing day out!
    Written June 5, 2019
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  • Patricia B
    22 contributions
    We had a good visit to the arc with our 3&4 year old girls. Some bit they found a bit scary and the eeiry music playing in the background and the statues are very abstract but we soon got over this and they still telling family and finds about the arc a few weeks later.
    There is a one way system in place and loos are open. Kids are given a quiz to do and get a treat at the end for completing their quiz. Lots to see and learn and a very bespoke experience. They unsure how much longer they will be in Ipswich so hurry and book!
    Written August 4, 2020
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