Felixstowe is near to Hopton Holiday Park and makes a great day out.
Felixstowe Pier - Great Britain's newest pier, after a multi-million pound redevelopment. Offering you a great experience on this pier with over 100 years of history. With a chippy like no other using hand cut chips and fresh fish mush peas and more. A brand new family entertainment centre including tenpin bowling, arcades, slots and more. Grab a bit to eat in the Boardwalk Café with breakfasts, lunches or just a lite bit. Ice cream and milk shakes can be found at Lorenzo's along with a selection of candy floss, fabulous Italian gelato ice cream and artisan treats.
Ocean Boulevard - is the number one thing to do in Felixstowe with a large number of rides. Mainly for family and kids between 3 and16 a range of food and drink from our traditional seaside refreshment kiosks. Also on site is a gift & souvenir shop selling all sorts of beach style memorabilia as well as a huge selection of Felixstowe rock, Pick 'n' Mix and sweet gift boxes.
Felixstowe Museum - houses 14 galleries displaying the military and social history of this popular seaside resort. An extensive collection of Victorian and Edwardian artefacts. Mammoth tusks, Roman pottery, Medieval coins and cannon balls and learn about the ancient inhabitants of this region.
Landguard Fort - defends the approach to Harwich Harbour. Here is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England, by the Dutch in 1667, who were repulsed by the Royal Marines in their first land battle. The present fort was built in the 18th century however it was modified in the 19th century, with substantial additional 19th and 20th-century outside batteries. This fort was through both World Wars and played an important anti-aircraft role during the Second World War. In 1951 two of the old gun casemates were converted into a 'Cold War' control room. The fort was disarmed and closed in 1956.
Landguard Visitor Centre - is right beside Landguard Fort and the Felixstowe Museum is a visitor centre with exhibitions about the history and nature of the peninsula. Just in front of the visitor centre you can catch a ferry over the estuary to take a tour of Harwich, which has a quaint old town on a grid pattern. Kids can get to grips with hands-on displays and multimedia screens, while there’s also a cafe if you’d like something indulgent, a salad, full meal or just a welcome hot drink in winter.