Explore our interactive woodland route at the final Welly Walk!

Sign up today for a fun-filled adventure on Saturday 13 July!

The Welly Walk is back at Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park for a fourth and final year!

The 5km stomp will take you on an interactive walk inside Jimmy’s Farm, guiding you through the Wildlife Park for an activity packed family day out. After the walk enjoy free entry to Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park to enjoy at your leisure.

Continue the fun with exclusive access to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity's Family Fun Day to celebrate the end of The Children's Appeal and the completion of the Children's Department transformation at Ipswich Hospital. 

Not only does each ticket give you all the above, but it also gets you 10% off all onsite catering outlets for the day! This includes the restaurant & coffee house, field kitchen, and snack shack. The voucher can be used as many times as you like for food and soft drinks (excludes alcoholic drinks) during your visit. The perfect excuse to treat the gang to ice creams! 

Funds raised from the event will be supporting The Children’s Appeal, and will help to finish transforming the Children’s Department at Ipswich Hospital into the light, airy and welcoming space that patients and their families deserve. Find out more about The Children's Appeal. 

  • £12 could help us buy new items for the play areas throughout the new department to encourage happiness and healing
  • £25 could help us fund new furniture and equipment within spaces such as the dedicated teen spaces or to enable parents to stay
  • £55 could help us provide additional outdoor play and sensory equipment to relax anxious children before surgery

Get fundraising and get your ticket today for a great day out!


Date: Saturday 13 July 2024

Time: 9.30am

Location: Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park, Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Distance: 5km off- and on-road route

Age: Open to all ages (however please be advised the terrain may be tricky for some pushchairs) – Under 2’s go FREE

Staff Entry: Free for a limited time only (for ESNEFT staff, ESNEFT students, ESNEFT volunteers and OCS Staff)

Adult Entry Fee: £10

Child Entry Fee: £7.50

Family (2As, 2Cs) Entry Fee: £30

Entry Fee Includes: Free event parking, free entry into Jimmy’s Farm for the day and our Family Fun Day, 10% of food and drink at the onsite catering outlets, certificate and badge on completion

Fundraising Target for The Children’s Appeal (Individual): £50

Fundraising Target for The Children’s Appeal (Family): £100

Not joining in the Welly Walk? Join us for the Family Fun Day! Find out more here.  

Please be aware children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times, including during the walk.

Any Hospital Hero t-shirts purchased during checkout will be handed out on the day of the event, at the registration desk. 


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The Childrens Appeal Help us transform the Children's department at Ipswich Hospital. We were delighted to open the children's outpatient's department as the first phase of the project in December 2022 but we are continuing to raise additional money in 2023/24 so that the Children’s Department at Ipswich Hospital can be completely redeveloped transforming the experience for young patients and their families. Find out more