The 10 Best Things to do in Colchester this Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend in Colchester

Whether you're on a daytrip to Colchester, holidaying nearby, or a resident looking for things to do, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained in Colchester during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

All of the usual attractions will be open, including the ever-popular Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, and as ever there are plenty of great food and drink and shopping experience to enjoy in the town centre.

Plenty of local attracions are putting on something special for the long weekend though, so if you're looking to make the most of a few days off work, or simply find something to keep the kids entertained we've picked ten of our best suggestions of things to do in Colchester this Easter weekend.
Colchester United
Colchester United host Grimsby Town on Good Friday and with the U's still in with a chance of reaching the playoffs they'll be hoping for a good crowd to help turn around the recent run of poor form.
Mersea Easter Beer Festival
Mersea Island Brewery host an Easter Beer Festival over all four days of the Bank Holiday weekend. Featuring 35 real ales, entertainment, and hot food.
A Day Out With Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine.
Bazaar at Firstsite
Firsite host their monthly art, craft and food market. See what's on offer this month and don't forget to check out the galleries at firstsite whilst your their, with three highly acclaimed exhibitions on display.
Lambs at Layer Marney
The lambs at Layer Marney Tower need bottle feeding, and you can help! The impressive Tower, out in Colchester's Beautiful Borough is open on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
Discover special deals and an Easer Egg chase at Europe's finest roller skating rink during the Easter weekend. You'll also find laser tag at Quasar, retro arcade games and more!
Alfred Munnings, War Artist
The new exhibition "Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918" is currently on dispay in Sir Alfred Munnings' former home in Dedham. Furniture, objects and personal items are also on display as they were left.
Camulodunum to Colchester
Join a qualified Blue or Gree Badge guide on an enteraining and informative walking tour of Colchester. Enjoy a double helping this weekend with tours on both Saturday and Easter Monday
Humpty Dumpty's Easter Trail
Pick up a Humpty Dumpty trail fom the Visitor Information Centre, follow the clues around the town, and win a prize when you return the completed trail. (Note the Visitor Information Centre will be closed on Easter Sunday)
Of All Time
Twisters Bar has been playing great music in Colchester for 20 years, and on Easter Sunday original resident DJ Gilly returns to play the hits. A highlight of Colchester's Easter Weekend nightlife.
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Of course there's plenty more going on in Colchester and it Beautiful Borough during Easter and beyond. Check out our What's On guide or use the calendar above to find out more.