Fun things to do in Colchester

Looking for fantastic Colchester attractions? Colchester offers every visitor a huge range of great things to see and do and interesting places to visit, whatever your taste or budget. With so many activities, events, places to eat, drink & shop to choose from, you never need to be at a loss for things to do in Colchester and the surrounding area. So why not book your Colchester accommodation and stay a while.


To help you decide on where to go in Colchester we have created a themed section of the website, to hopefully capture your imagination and show you all the local places to visit in and around Colchester.

What's On

What's On

Updated daily with latest events in Colchester. Browse by date or by event type




Sponsor: Charter Hall

Eat, Drink & Shop

Eat, Drink & Shop

Whatever your budget, taste or the occasion, plan your day in & around Colchester here.




Culture & Heritage

Culture & Heritage

Historic buildings, collections and finds, plus contemporary exhibitions and installations – treat yourself in the Colchester area!


Sponsor: firstsite


Great for Kids

Great for kids

Have a go, do new things (some are free!) and meet new friends in Colchester.



Sponsor: Leisure World

Evening Vibe

Evening Vibe in Colchester

Colchester - comedy, theatre, clubbing, gigs, film, concerts & more; they're all here



Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

Landscapes, cloudscapes, seascapes, fresh air, vibrant colours. The Colchester area is a treat for the senses.



Colchester for Groups

Colchester for Groups

Bringing a group to Colchester? Then look here!





Visit Surrounding Areas

Visit Surrounding Area

Local oysters, rolling countryside and a world famous landscape, all within 8 miles of Colchester!



Sponsor: Milsom Hotels

Mind, Body & Soul

Be pampered in Colchester

Chill, pamper, relax in Colchester. Go on treat yourself; you know you're worth it!



Sponsor: Aqua Springs

The information on our site has been supplied by third parties. Colchester Borough Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of inaccuracy or error within these pages. We advise you contact the venue/event organiser in advance of your visit.
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