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  1. Rainy Day Activities for Families

    What to do when the weather's blue? Here's your guide to keeping the kids entertained on a rainy visit to Colchester.

    26 Jul 2021

Number of results: 32

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Address

    Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282940

    Colchester

    An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume, clocks and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.

  4. Address

    Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR

    Telephone

    01206 853588

    Highwoods, Colchester

    Download a map, including three walking trails of different lengths, of High Woods Country Park to best discover this scenic Country Park situated to the north of Colchester town centre.

  5. 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…

  6. Address

    Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

    Telephone

    01206 282962

    Colchester

    Six walking trails of Castle Park - each aimed at a different age group

  7. 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.

  8. Address

    Colchester Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

    Telephone

    01206 501785

    Colchester

    The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built in the early 2nd century CE and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.

  9. Address

    High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

    Telephone

    01206 282962

    Colchester

    The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.

  10. Address

    Eastgates, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TJ

    Telephone

    01206 868868

    Colchester

    DX's Rollerworld - internationally recognised as the finest roller-skating rink in Europe. DX's Rollerworld has got the lot! 25m x 50m maple floor, spectacular sound and light show. Laser Quest - Laser tag at it's best. And our BRAND new Karaoke…

  11. 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.

  12. Address

    Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

    Telephone

    01206 713700

    Colchester

    Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery and winner of the Artfund Museum of the Year, 2021.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. Address

    Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex,, CO1 1YH

    Telephone

    0871 222 36 75

    Colchester

    Tenpin Colchester is an exciting venue for your day, or evening out, with 24 lanes, there is plenty of fun to be had for everyone. As well as bowling there are arcade games, American pool and air hockey.

  16. Address

    Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR

    Telephone

    01206 853588

    Highwoods, Colchester

    High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's best-loved beauty spots, with plenty of opportunities to relax, play and explore the large grounds.

  17. Address

    South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Fingringhoe, Essex, CO5 7DN

    Telephone

    01206 729678

    Fingringhoe

    Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair access, bird hides, gift shop and visitor centre with tea room. Friendly atmosphere. Regular events for adults and children.

  18. Address

    The Old Sainsburys Site, Tollgate West, Tollgate, Colchester, CO3 8RG

    Telephone

    0203 9833383

    Tollgate, Colchester

    Catch some movies from your car at a drive-in cinema

  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

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

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    Take a walk through Colchester Town Centre and discover fascinating facts about the Roman history right under your feet!

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