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  1. A child wears a replica Roman Helmet
    Browse our specially selected events listings for the perfect family activity that's right for you.
  2. #ColchesterForFree - Graphic of a family on the beach
    Find out how you can entertain the family without breaking the bank. From beaches to free festivals - it's all here.
  3. Rainy Day Activities for Families
    Don't let the rain ruin your holiday with our quick guide to easy solutions of what to do in a downpour.

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  1. Address

    Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

    Telephone

    01206 331292

    Colchester

    Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.

  2. Address

    Colchester Castle, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282939

    Colchester

    Join us this summer for our spectacular new exhibition, Gladiators, A Day at the Roman Games! Featuring the incredible Pompeii Murmillo gladiator helmet on loan from the British Museum.

  3. Address

    Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

    Telephone

    01206 282939

    Colchester

    Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

  4. Address

    St Osyth Road, Alresford, Essex, CO7 8AS

    Alresford

    Introducing Wyvernwood, an Enchanted Lost Kingdom that has existed for many centuries in a peaceful and beautiful setting near Colchester, in Essex.
    This extraordinary world has only recently been discovered by the outside world and provides the…

  5. Address

    Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve, South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Fingringhoe, Essex, CO5 7DN

    Telephone

    01206 729678

    Fingringhoe, Fingringhoe

    Enjoy an afternoon of exploration, creativity, and fun in Fingringhoe’s wonderful woodland.

  6. Address

    Northern Gateway, Off of Junction 28 of the A12, Colchester, Essex

    Colchester

    A 76-acre sport and leisure facility providing indoor and outdoor facilities.

  7. Address

    East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

    Telephone

    01206 242524

    Wakes Colne, Colchester

    Join Thomas & Friends for family fun at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement. Don't forget Santa too!


    There will be lots to…

  8. Address

    Colchester Town Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1AA

    Colchester

    Come along and enjoy impressive installations, workshops, and activities in this month long event celebrating the environment, green spaces, and gardening.

  9. Address

    High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN

    Telephone

    01206 282941

    Colchester

    Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today.Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition.

  10. Address

    West Mersea, Essex

    West Mersea

    West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838

  11. Address

    East Mersea, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8UE

    Telephone

    01206 383868

    East Mersea

    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.

  12. Address

    Visit Colchester Information Centre, Hollytrees Museum, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    One of the best things about Colchester is that there's so much to explore that's completely free. Download a Family Heritage Treasure Trail, follow the map, and discover some of the town's historical highlights. With the choice of two routes; a…

  13. Address

    Leisure World Colchester, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH

    Telephone

    01206 282000

    Colchester

    Leisure World Colchester is one of East Anglia's largest sports, leisure, recreation and entertainment venues and offers year round fun for all the family. The leisure pool includes outside river rapids ride, water cannons and flumes.

  14. Address

    Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton, Essex, CO2 0EU

    Telephone

    01206 738172

    Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton

    Celebrate National Nest Box Week with activities at Abberton Reservoir Nature Discovery Park

  15. Address

    Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton, Essex, CO2 0EU

    Telephone

    01206 738172

    Abberton

    Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nesting cormorants, common terns and nightingales. Nature trails for all the family and bird hides. Shop selling gifts, optics and…

  16. Address

    Head Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NH

    Colchester

    The ODEON Cinema in Colchester is a fully digital eight screen cinema showing RealD and 3D films. It includes a large Costa Coffee shop and a Ben and Jerry's ice cream parlour.

  17. Address

    37 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PQ

    Telephone

    07719 468125

    Colchester

    Dice and a Slice, where you can play board games and enjoy wonderful food and drink.

  18. Address

    Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve, South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Fingringhoe, Essex, CO5 7DN

    Telephone

    01206 729678

    Fingringhoe, Fingringhoe

    Our Bushcraft drop off day is aimed at children aged 11-18.

  19. Address

    Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

    Telephone

    01206 242524

    Colchester

    For over 50 years the East Anglian Railway Museum has been transporting visitors of all ages back in time to discover the unique history of the region’s railways.

  20. Address

    JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP

    Telephone

    0845 437 9089

    Colchester

    Colchester United was formed in 1937 and the club currently plays in League 2.

    In August 2008 the club played their first match in their new stadium, now the JobServe Community Stadium, which is situated to the north of Colchester.

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