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Alton Water Sports Centre

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Address: Holbrook Road, Ipswich IP9 2RY, England
Phone Number: +44 1473 328408
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Great place for a family gathering and just relaxing in the noon day sun. You can walk forever and not get tired of the scenery. A placevto let the children run wild ( under... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mustanggt05
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Ipswich, England
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Ipswich, England
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a family gathering and just relaxing in the noon day sun. You can walk forever and not get tired of the scenery. A placevto let the children run wild ( under supervision of ciurse and away from the lake.) Very relaxing day and parking cists are reasonable.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alton Water Sports Centre is at a great location in Suffolk not to far from the A14 and easy to get to. The toilet and shower facilities are in need of an update.. The water quality of the lake is fantastic and has a great setting. The unfortunate this is that now Fisherman are sitting on the side which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My personal experience with the cycle hiring has been a good one. I found them to be helpful and accommodating. I had intended to hire two double go carts but was warned that they would be hard work. My husband ended up on the go cart with our youngest (5) and had to turn back after about a mile as... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go for a walk (can walk for miles). Nice little cafe ..Ample parking, quiet, clean area. We visit often!

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Diss, United Kingdom
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543 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately it was raining when we arrived here and the cafe was shut. We braved the rain and went for a short walk and promised ourselves we would come back to either walk the 8 miles round the beautiful site or bike round - can't wait!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely water park. Fantastic fo all ages. Beautiful picnic areas, walks and bike paths around the lake. The country side was very well maintained and so clean. Everyone was respectful of keeping off cycle tracks, keeping dogs on leads and the atmosphere was beautiful. I'm disabled and used an electric wheelchair on all the routes even the grass paths and... More 

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Stowmarket
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A lovely outdoor centre with a selection of things to do and a very nice cafe. Cheap as either free parking if your are using and paying for the water sports or only £3 per day if parking near the cafe and just enjoying the venue for walks, go kart hire, dog walking and the lovely cafe food and drink.... More 

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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Went on Bank Holiday Monday to do 2 hours standby up paddling. Had 1 hour paddle boarding at £12 an hour each comes with all equipment and buoyancy jackets, which are a requirement to use the reservoir and a car parking ticket that saves you £3 ..After boarding we had a picnic by the lake and little wonder around. Cafe... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Hired two go-carts today: one double and one single seater. £16 total for 1 hour. Ten minutes into our time the double seater go-cart broke. The pedals no longer functioned. So in the rain we began the 20 minute walk back to the hire shed. The staff were unhelpful, unhappy to reimburse me. When I explained that I couldn't call... More 

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Thank stuartonthemove
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The centre provides lots We have often parked hear and cycled around the resivoire - about 6-7 miles. My daughter learnt to ride in the clear and smooth road in front of the centre. Each summer we book in for one of the really good RYA courses run from the centre, although book early as they are mostly oversubscribed. If... More 

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