Discover the varied wildlife in the park
A wide range of wildlife visit Christchurch Park throughout the year - who will you spot next time you visit?
Discover the varied wildlife in the park
A wide range of wildlife visit Christchurch Park throughout the year - who will you spot next time you visit?
Visit Christchurch Mansion for a glimpse back in time
The Mansion welcomes visitors free of charge, six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) from 10am - 5pm and is available to hire for events and functions.
Drop into the Reg Driver Visitors Centre
With exhibitions of relevance to the park and staff on hand to answer questions from 10am-4pm (7pm in the summer), the centre also has toilets and baby-changing facilities.
Fancy a game?
The tennis courts have recently been refurbished thanks to a £142,500 grant from the Lawn Tennis Association. There are at least two courts available for public use at all times and it's free to play!
There's always time for playtime!
Our playground provides a clean, bright and safe area for children up to the age of 14. You can find the Playground more or less in the centre of the Park, at the top of the hill above the Reg Driver Visitor Centre.

The Friends

The Friends of Christchurch Park is a voluntary organisation with about 500 members. We believe that this Grade II listed park is special and try to support it in as many ways as we can.

Every year we run a series of free events, please click here to go to our Events page. For members of the public. Our bird and bat walks in the spring and autumn are led by experts and have proved extremely popular. We also put on a series of Brass on the Grass concerts every summer, making use of the magnificent band stand in the Arboretum. Local brass bands play in front of audiences numbering several hundred people.

We lobby on behalf of the park and try to ensure that the Park’s best interest are considered in planning and other matters.

In addition, we help fund various initiatives throughout the park. Last year we bought a piece of equipment for the new outdoor gym, bat boxes and wildflower seeds for the recently created meadows. We aim to publish a newsletter three times a year.

A small committee makes decisions about what we do with our funds and how we can best help, and we are always on the lookout for more committee members for more information please click here.

We hope that because of our work, the Park flourishes and continues to be one of the town’s treasures.

You will find details of how to become a member of the Friends of Christchurch Park by clicking here.

The Friends of Christchurch Park present Brass on the Grass Summer Sundays

Free band concerts Venue the Arboretum (Henley Road entrance)

Friends of Christchurch Park Brass on the Grass

To see a press release with image of Brass on the Grass, please click here

Christchurch Park in the media

13 fascinating features within Ipswich’s Christchurch Park

The Friends were recently approached by the Ipswich Star to contribute to an article about fascinating features in the Park. We were delighted to provide details, and you can read the whole piece by clicking here. If you would like to find out more about the buildings, monuments and places mentioned in the article do have a look at the more to see page by clicking here. If you’d like to join the Friends and support the Park, you can do so here. It only cost £10 a year.

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