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Take a guided walking tour around Colchester to discover its history and heritage with an expert…

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Throughout February Half Term, we will be celebrating the Zooper Heroes at Colchester Zoo and their…

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Children's Trail at Colchester Castle!

Holiday Fun: February 2024

Get making, moving and munching with Holiday Fun in Colchester over the February holidays! Our…

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Designed for children aged 2 1/2 to 4, along with their parents, grandparents, and carers, these…

Lust For Life

“Puckrik leads a performance of riotous energy and no mean volume.” - Chris Roberts, Classic Rock…

Chappel Winter Beer Festival 2024

The popular beer festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum returns for its winter edition.

The importance of being earnest

A production of the famous play at the Mercury Theatre

Folk & Bespoke Craft Fair

Handmade shopping day for gifts and crafts at Firstsite Art Gallery.

Colchester Farmers Market

Every month we now have a wonderful line up of nearly 30 stalls joining us selling a fantastic…

Colchester First Thursdays

A free monthly event with fantastic performances, workshops and interactive experiences

murder mystery at Colchester Castle

Murder Most Horrid at Colchester Castle!

Mother's Day Steam

Mother's Day Steam Unlimited Steam Train Rides Come along  for Steam Train Rides, where one of our…

Ed Gamble

“Mesmerically funny and original…consistently eye-wateringly hilarious”★★★★ Rachel Aroesti, The…

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'In-between Us' seeks to examine identity and masculinities, challenging social constructs and…

the comedy network

Live comedy at the Mercury Theatre

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons. A 21st Century Space Odyssey

Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is…

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Dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom this Easter with our Egg-Cellent Creatures fun…

Wooden puppet and toy rocket

Embark on a nostalgic journey through the enchanting world of puppetry with our exhibition,…

High Woods Easter Trail

It’s the perfect time of year to get out and about in the woods and take part in our ‘Signs of…

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Over the past few months, you may have noticed some BIG new arrivals! This Easter, journey around…

Day Out With Thomas

Join Thomas & Friends for family fun at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Take a train ride with…

Welcome to Salary Brook - Local Nature Reserve

Join the Ranger for a morning pond dipping at Salary Brook

2 boys looking at bugs in a container after pond dipping

Discover what bugs and creepy crawlies lie in the ponds at High Woods Country Park.

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