One of the best things about living in Ipswich – yes there are good things! – is the fact that we are only a 10 minute drive from Jimmy’s Farm. Come rain or shine it’s the perfect place to take the little one to run around and use up some energy and learn more about animals. That and they’ve got great shops and even better food there!
We’ve been numerous times over the years, even before we had children. The highlight is the Wildlife Park section. It’s not just a place for family outings although we’ve certainly found it more rewarding since we’ve had a small one to watch get excited and grow up with the animals. She seems to have a different favourite every time and you can certainly tell how much she’s grown up the more she knows about the animals.
Personally I’m all about the feeding. Goats, horses and whatnot. It’s a nice opportunity to get up close to the animals and they’re usually friendly – although the goats do tend to fight each other over who gets to eat the food. Can’t blame them really. Beyond the expected farm animals Jimmy has been expanding in recent times to have zoo-like parts including Meerkats and Coatis to name a few. It’s really good to see that they’re always looking to improve and offer visitors something different.
Jimmy’s Farm has also recently introduced new membership options which are well worth checking out if you’re going to be a regular. Have a look HERE if you’re interested!
If you’ve got any money left then there’s a restaurant, a butchers shop and numerous other places to spend your money. Clothes and gifts are all tempting especially if you’re looking to get something a bit different for someone’s birthday or Christmas. The best thing about Jimmy’s Farm is that a visit can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be. It doesn’t have to be a costly day out at all.
So whether you’re an Ipswich local or close enough to Suffolk to make the trip I can highly recommend Jimmy’s Farm for a visit, especially now the sun has finally started to shine on us. Find those wellies you’ve got hidden somewhere and have a great day out.