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Highlights

Olly Murs Summer Tour 2021
29 August 2021 - Colchester Castle Park
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Tickets on Sale - 9am Friday 09 October

Local lad Olly Murs rounds off his 25 date UK tour with the final show in Colchester's Castle Park…

Colchester Orbital

The Colchester Orbital  is a 15 mile picturesque walk and cycle route, which follows existing…

Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

*Temporarily Closed* Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a…

Visit Santa At The Castle

Father Christmas himself comes to Colchester Castle.

Screenshot of St Botolph's Priory from teh Ancient Colchester App

The Ancient Colchester App developed by Colchester & Ipswich Museums allows you to wander around…

Beth Chatto Gardens

* Temporarily Closed* World renowned gardens planted by the late Beth Chatto to the mantra of…

Silhouette of a family watching a sealion

*Temporarily Closed* Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!…

Firstsite Winter Scene with Snowflakes and Christmas Tree

Grab your skates and enjoy Firstsite's first ever pop-up skating rink and festive fun activities.

Colchester Castle

*Temporarily Closed* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's…

Walton Bridges by JMW Turner

Walton Bridges, painted by J.M.W. Turner goes on display in Colchester Castle.

Wivenhoe Quayside

Wivenhoe Quayside

Enjoy a drink by the river

Discover Constable Country

Discover Constable Country

The River Stour in The Dedham Vale

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Explore West Mersea Beach

The Chappel Viaduct

The Chappel Viaduct

Explore the Beautiful Borough

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

Oysters

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Town Centre Shopping

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

The Balkerne Gate

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

Jumbo and The Town Hall in Silhouette

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Copford Church

Le Talbooth Restaurant on the River Stour near Dedham

Le Talbooth Restaurant on the River Stour near Dedham

Enjoy a meal at this scenic location

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

Discover what remains of Britain's first Augustinian priory.

More Highlights

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Catch some classic Christmas movies from your car as a spectacular drive-in movie experience come…

A letter to Sanat
#ChristmasinColchester
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This year, send your Christmas wish list to Santa with In Colchester

@background_bob artwork

An uplifting exhibition featuring artworks from artists across the world, brought together by…

Popcorn Movies presents Skyrocket Drive-In Fireworks

New December Dates! Skyrocket Drive-in fireworks Display Colchester event set in an idyllic…

Festive Steam at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Hop aboard for some Festive Steam this Christmas at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Colchester Zoo Magical Light Illuminations Zebras

Join us at Colchester Zoo for 'The Magic of Christmas' and the chance to see our Magical Animal…

A record fair takes place in Firstsite amongst the artwork

Regular record fair in Colchester's landmark contemporary art gallery

Cinderella: Online

Online Screening of the famous Pantomime from the Mercury Theatre

Festive Steam at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Hop aboard for some New Year's Steam at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

10cc posed with drumkit

70s Legends at Colchester's Charter Hall

Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’…

Invasion Colchester Logo

*Back in 2021* Invasion Colchester returns to town for its tenth year

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good…

Ben Fogle

Thrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben…

Jo Whiley's Anthems 90s Anthems - 2020 Uk Tour. Friday 1st October - Colchester Charter Hall

Superstar DJ, Radio & TV presenter ‘Jo Whiley’ is coming to Charter Hall, Colchester

Colchester Zoo Stampede

A unique chance to run the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon at Colchester Zoo

John Bishop World Tour 2021/22
Right Here Right Now

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Colchester Charter Hall with his highly anticipated…

John Bishop

Stand Up Comedy at Colchester Charter Hall

The World's Greatest Explorer - Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Living Dangerously. Fane.co.uk/fiennes

The world's greatest living explorer finally ticks Colchester off his bucket list.

"Chambers Touring Proudly presents - Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler. 2021/2022 Tour" [Image of Sarah Millican]

Stand up comedy at Colchester Charter Hall

A photo of Katherine Ryan

Stand Up Comedy at Charter Hall

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