Ten things to do this weekend

March 25, 2022

Great Days By the Sea start with Great Breakfasts
Try Gulliver’s Wife, opposite the Leisure Centre. Classic breakfast plates and rolls. Lunches include fresh fish and chips too. Why is it called Gulliver’s Wife? Pop in, you might see Delphine and you can ask her! 


Meet the artist
142 Gallery Our independent gallery with a rolling roster of new and established artists throws up fresh talent every week. A calm space in the town centre, open every day, 10-4, this week sees Carol Lawrence’s ‘Fruits of the Earth’ exhibition.  



It’s a Beach Street Weekend
Beach Street is a new, award winning collection of shipping containers developed into a boutique shopping, eating and drinking village. Holiday vibes amid the Vietnamese Street food, vegan food cafes, waffles, burgers, chicken, pizzas, coffees and this Friday 25th and Saturday 26th, a craft beer festival hosted by Hopsters.


Love Landguard, Love Nature

More sedate excursion lovers? This week sees the cordons go up at Landguard Nature Reserve to protect potential nesting sites. Dogs on leads can enjoy the sea air at the town’s southernmost tip. Why not learn a little about the space and read The Ranger’s Blog. Find out the kinds of birds you might glimpse, like the plover, and learn why rabbits are a keystone species here, essential to the management of the reserve.



We do like to be beside The Seasiders Fresh from the FA Cup women’s quarter final and international fame, our Felixstowe and Walton FC are hosting a free non league football day at the Goldstar Ground when they host Romford in the Isthmian League. Free entry to all, although voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted in the 3G Development Fund buckets. A choice of entertainment after the match, with England v Switzerland on the outside screens or a Race Night inside from 5.30.


Tea by the sea Afternoon Tea. Try Ruby’s at the top of Bent Hill for classic afternoon teas as well as Sunday Roasts. The Café on The Corner: sit and watch the world go by at the end of Hamilton Road with fish and chips, soup of the day, or a baguette.


Beyond The Prom It’s looking like a weekend for a wander. We are famous for our prom but look further afield for a walking trip past the historic and imposing Martello Towers, that once protected our shores from invasion, or the ancient Grove Woods and Woodland Trust Abbey Grove to the north of the town. Wonderful for dogs to stretch their legs, as well as you.    



Seaside? There’s got to be Ice Cream Artisan Ice Cream makers since 2003, made within mooing distance of the Little Ice Cream Company, right opposite the Pier. The vegan dark chocolate sorbet is velvety heaven. Stop for a classic Sundae (on any day of the week) or take away a cornet from the selection that includes every flavour you can think of from classic vanilla to salted caramel or bubblegum. Fairtrade coffee and speciality teas and freshly prepared snacks served with smiles right by the sea.


Later seaside eats The Alex Café Bar is open all weekend, all day menu with innovative dishes, such as tempura battered fresh hake and chips and Alex favourites like ‘The Café Burger’. The Alex terrace is a Felixstowe essential.


Boogie at The Boardwalk Head to Felixstowe Pier this Saturday for a boogie at The Boardwalk. Over 21’s retro disco will have you dancing through the decades. Cocktail offers, a great menu and the backdrop of Felixstowe’s iconic pier.