Ipswich Borough Council announces the first confirmed summer events in its parks

Published22nd March 2021

Ipswich Borough Council’s summer events programme is due to make a long-awaited return this August, with a series of small events suitable for the whole family.

The programme will start with a Pantaloons Open Air Theatre performance of Pride and Prejudice on Wednesday 4 August at Christchurch Park. Gates will open at 6pm, with the performance running from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets will be available to book from the Ipswich Theatres website from Monday 29 March.

The popular free Family Fun Days in our parks will return during August – starting with Bourne Park on Friday 6 August, Holywells Park on Wednesday 11 August, and Chantry Park on Wednesday 25 August. These events will include numerous attractions, market stalls and activities to keep the children entertained all day long.

Big screen blockbusters will be coming to a big screen in Christchurch Park during a three-day outdoor cinema extravaganza starting on Friday 13 August. Films are yet to be confirmed but genres will include kids, romantic comedy, cinema classics and a horror spectacular.

Councillor Sarah Barber, Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for the Town Centre, says:

“Ipswich residents and their families have missed out on so much over the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic and we are delighted to be able to give them something to look forward to this summer. We continue to work on bringing events to our parks this summer to ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy, while continuing to follow the guidelines in accordance with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.”

For more information about these events, visit the Ipswich Entertains website – www.ipswichentertains.co.uk

Further announcements about other summer events will be made at a later date.


Issued by the IBC press office press.office@ipswich.gov.uk