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Adizone
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Monckwick Open Space, School Road, Berechurch, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8NN, Tel: 01206 282332

 
 
 
Bourne Mill
National Trust

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, Tel: 01206 549799, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bourne-mill

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is still intact and working.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Castle Park

Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DN, Tel: 01206 364007

Kiosk & Self Service outdoor Cafe. Inside cafe - table service including daily specials, drinks, ice-cream, cream teas, cakes, sandwiches, bagettes, salads & pasta.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Castle Park and Gardens
VistEngland VAQASGreen Flag Award

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282962, Email, www.colchester.gov.uk/castlepark

Colchester's Castle Park provides a perfect setting for a huge range of events including shows, festivals and concerts.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0.5 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Childsplay Adventureland

Clarendon Way, North Station, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1XF, Tel: 01206 366566, www.childsplayadventureland.com

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Colchester Castle Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, Email, www.cimuseums.org.uk

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. The Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Roman circus by Peter Froste
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ, Tel: 01206 282920, Email, www.romancircus.co.uk/

The Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2005. It was built in the early 2nd century AD and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (St Botolph's) (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Zoo
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, Tel: 01206 331292, Email, www.colchesterzoo.org

Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes and are proudly listed as in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colne Valley Railway
VistEngland VAQASEssex Tourism AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ, Tel: 01787 461174, Email, www.colnevalleyrailway.co.uk

One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cressing Temple Barns
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Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD, Tel: 0333 0132738, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cressing-temple/

Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.

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  • Rail station: Witham Railway Station (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cudmore Grove Country Park
Green Flag Award

East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE, Tel: 01206 383868, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cudmore-grove/

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea Island. The park includes a sandy beach and open grassland, perfect for picnics and great views.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
East Anglian Railway Museum
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS, Tel: 01206 242524, Email, www.earm.co.uk

Celebrating the changing role of railways in the Eastern Counties since they arrived in the early 19th Century, through their glory days of the early 20th Century to the disappearances of the Beeching era.

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  • Rail station: Chappel (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN, Tel: 01206 729678, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick

Stunning 125 acre nature reserve situated on the banks of the River Colne. It has a diverse range of habitats and 8 nature watching hides
The visitor centre: includes gift shop, Tearoom, toilets and baby changing facilities

 
 
 
firstsite, photo Richard Bryant arcaidimages.com
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH, Tel: 01206 577067, Email, www.firstsite.uk.net

A spectacular new venue for contemporary visual arts, Firstsite offers a changing programme of exhibitions by international artists, creative events and activities for the whole family, plus talks, films, workshops and more. Entry is free.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gnome Magic

Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HU, Tel: 01206 231390, Email, www.gnomemagic.co.uk/

Gnome Magic is an unusual treat. Enjoy the delightful garden which blends into an amazing wood where the growing number of 500 gnomes and their friends live. Guaranteed to bring a little sunshine.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Go Bananas Tiny Town
VistEngland VAQAS

9-10 Mason Road, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1BX, Tel: 01206 761762, Email, www.go-bananas.co.uk

Go Bananas is one of the largest indoor adventure play centres in the South East of England with over 20 years of experience in entertaining children and Adults.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hedingham Castle

Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ, Tel: 01787 460261, Email, www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Hedingham Castle is not just one place. Romantic, beautiful, ancient, historic and wild, it is somewhere to set your imagination free.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
High Woods Country Park
Green Flag AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR, Tel: 01206 853588, Email, www.colchester.gov.uk/countrypark

370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy access trail. Visitor centre and interactive displays, rangers organise a range of activities throughout the year.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access