Halloween

Halloween in Colchester

Come and celebrate Halloween with some spooktacular entertainment!

 

There are great things happening for Halloween 2016 in and around Colchester for all the family.

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October the East wall of Colchester Castle will be lit up with with a spectacular cutting edge projection light show called ‘Back At The Future’. Tales from Colchester's long and sometimes dark history will be told, and we hear, that both Boudica and the Witchfinder General will be making an appearance.Please note this event is ticketed.

During the day on both Saturday and Sunday there will be the Light and Shades family event in Castle Park and along the High Street, Activities on offer will include a fun fair, craft activities, forest school and lots of street entertainment including acrobats, a chance to try out your circus skills and drummers.

On the evening of Halloween, you can join characters from Colchester's rather grizzly past as they take you on a tour through the spooky lanes of Castle Park and the Dutch Quarter. Along the way you will hear tales to make your hair curl as you walk through the dark (and maybe misty) streets of the Dutch Quarter and make a visit to the churchyard of St. Martins

Other Halloween activities to entertain the whole family include Fright Night at Colchester Zoo, a Horror Film Camp at Signals Media and Halloween Night Life at the Beth Chatto Gardens. You can find lots more Halloween events on our October events pages. 

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Halloween Pumpkins Wild Buds
Halloween Pumpkins Wild Buds

What's On for Half Term and Halloween

Beth Chatto Gardens

Amazing Garden Art Day

Colchester

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Craft activity at the Beth Chatto Gardens

The First Hippo On The Moon

The First Hippo On The Moon

Colchester

Tue 14 Feb 2017

From Number One bestselling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?

Hollytrees House

Toys!

Colchester

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Making and discovering for children in Hollytrees Museum

Beth Chatto Gardens

Birds & Bugs

Colchester

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Craft activity at the Beth Chatto Gardens

Fantastic Fossils

Go Live! Fantastic Fossils

Colchester

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Meet the fossil experts from GeoSuffolk and discover more about amazing fossils to find in this area. Bring along your own fossils to find out about them.

The First Hippo On The Moon

The First Hippo On The Moon

Colchester

Wed 15 Feb 2017

From Number One bestselling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?

Castle Archery

Castle Archery

Colchester

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Hit the bulls eye this half term at Colchester castle. Discover why English bowmen were so effective and test your sharp shooting skills.

Kids Crafts

Kids Crafts

Colchester

Thu 9 Mar 2017

Recycled craft activities in Colchester Library

Hollytrees House

British Science Week: Still & Moving Images

Colchester

Sat 11 Mar 2017

A day of free activities celebrating British Science Week, in Hollytrees Museum

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