One of the most recognisable buildings in the centre of Ipswich is the Willis Insurance building on Princes Street.
This black, glass building was build in the 1970s and became the first building in the UK from this decade to be given listed status.
Listed buildings in the UK are protected from having there design alternate in order to preserve them
Approx 12.9 miles from Ipswich on the A1141, is Hollow trees Farm, with a shop, cafe, plant shop, working farm and farm trail.
The Farm is a 140 acre mixed farm, and the farm attracts lots of visitors. There is no entrance fee to the farm, trail etc., but they do like you to either purchase from the farm shop, or just buy bags of animal feed at 30p per small bag, which the children love to feed to the livestock.
There are free range chickens (their eggs are on sale in the shop), goats, sheep, pigs, cows, couple of horses, a few birds in an aviary, guinea pigs. In addition to this there is a welli boot throwing area, which is huge fun for the children, and a few picnic tables where you can take your picnic and enjoy. But beware the free range chickens like to come to the party as well !!!!!!
Look at the picture of the goats waiting for their feed, which you place in a little blue box on a contraption that you wind up to them via a handle at the bottom.
Do visit the website and see all that is on offer, and see the third generation of farmers at this site.
Ipswich: Not to be overlooked
My son and I decided to stretch our trip from Cambridge to London into several days, with one stop in Ipswich, mainly because I wanted to see the museum there.
It's not a major tourist town in the UK, but we both liked it there. Especially the waterfront area is really nice.