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

The Sound of  Colchester

The Sound of Colchester Festival

Colchester

Sun 28 May 2017

Festival celebrating local music, in Castle Park.

Transport Extravaganza

Transport Extravaganza

Colchester

Sun 28 - Mon 29 May 2017

Classic Cars and more at teh East Anglian Railway Museum

Hospital Radio Fun Day

Hospital Radio Colchester Family Fun Day

Colchester

Mon 29 May 2017

Hospital Radio Fun Day in Lower Castle Park

Layer Marney Village Fete

Layer Marney Village Fete

Colchester

Mon 29 May 2017

Held in the grounds of the Tower, the Layer Marney Village Fete is for everyone,young and old, who is searching for a village fete “just like they used to be”. Bring a picnic. The Layer Marney Tower Tea Room will be open.

Nayland Church Fete

Nayland Church Fete

Colchester

Mon 29 May 2017

A traditional village fete supplying bank holiday fun.

Stopmotion Animation

Animation Camp, 9+

Colchester

Tue 30 May - Fri 2 Jun 2017

Discover a world of animation techniques including stop motion, drawn and digital animation.

Beth Chatto

Butterfly Bonanza!

Colchester

Tue 30 May 2017

All about beautiful butterflies, test yourself on a trail, try the caterpillar hunt challenge and make your own butterfly flower pot to take home.

Lion Walk Sprtacular

Half Term Sportacular

Colchester

Tue 30 May 2017

Sportacular Activites in Lion Walk Shopping Centre

Beth Chatto

Pond Detectives

Colchester

Tue 30 May 2017

Enjoy a cool summer afternoon dipping for wild water creatures and make your favourites in clay.

Beachcombing

Beachcombing

Colchester

Wed 31 May 2017

Come along and explore the shore! Shells, sand and more. Suitable for all ages.

Den Building

Den Building

Colchester

Wed 31 May 2017

Could you survive overnight in the woods? Have a go at building a sturdy den in our woodland!

Natural History Museum

Discovery Day

Colchester

Wed 31 May 2017

Childrens' Activity Day at The Natural History Museum

Freshwater Friends

Freshwater Friends

Colchester

Wed 31 May 2017

Pond Dipping at Highwoods Country Park

Story Seekers

Story Seekers

Colchester

Wed 31 May 2017

Storytelling and Percussion at Firstsite

The Suffolk Show

The Suffolk Show

Ipswich

Wed 31 May - Thu 1 Jun 2017

The Suffolk Show is a day out like no other – a unique celebration of food, farming and the countryside plus as much all round family entertainment it’s possible to pack into two days. Relax and enjoy a great day out during half term!

Den Building

Den Building

Colchester

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Could you survive overnight in the woods? Have a go at building a sturdy den in our woodland!

Beth Chatto

Mini-beasts Rule!

Colchester

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Go on a bug safari, plant a snack stop for bees and make a beetle.

Story Seekers

Story Seekers

Colchester

Wed 7 Jun 2017

Storytelling and Percussion at Firstsite

Story Seekers

Story Seekers

Colchester

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Storytelling and Percussion at Firstsite

Story Seekers

Story Seekers

Colchester

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Storytelling and Percussion at Firstsite

Story Seekers

Story Seekers

Colchester

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Storytelling and Percussion at Firstsite

Castle Park Trees

Tree Tour

Colchester

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Guided walk through the trees in Castle Park

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