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Half Term Fun

February Half Term

Discover what's on this February Half Term in Colchester. There's a whole host of special childrens' events and things to do especially programmed for the school holidays. There's plenty to keep the kids entertained in North Essex this February!

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Discover our new season of Guided Tours. Running every Saturday at 11am with a qualified Blue or Green Badge guide, plus special them etours throughout the year. The best way to discover Colchester's history is to walk the streets where the events happened.

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Seafood Platter on Mersea Island, by Visit Essex

Food & Drink Events

From winter beer festivals to gourmet tasting sessions and more. Colchester is well know for Tiptree Jam, Mersea Oysters and plenty of other culinary delights. Discover upcoming Food & Drink events in the town. 

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What's On in Colchester Today

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Sun 12 May 2019

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

House in the garden

Garden Open

Thu 10 Jan - Sat 30 Nov 2019

20 acre private garden, tearoom and nursery open to the public

susan pui san lok | A Coven A Grove A Stand

susan pui san lok | A Coven A Grove A Stand

Sat 9 Feb - Sun 21 Apr 2019

Art Exhibition at Firstsite rediscovering the persecution of witches.


Wild - Art Textiles:Made in Britain

Sat 9 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2019

Art Exhibition at The Minories Galleries


Snowdrop Sundays

Sun 10 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

In late Winter and early Spring the ancient landscape around Hedingham Castle is blanketed with magnificent drifts of snowdrops, planted with at least thirteen different varieties in the nineteenth century.

Introduction to Design

Introduction to Garden Design 6 week course

Mon 11 Feb - Mon 25 Mar 2019

The 6 Week Garden Design Course is a great way to achieve a beautifully designed and landscaped garden without having to hire a professional.

Selfies (2018)

flyingleaps: Art on the streets II

Tue 12 Feb - Sun 24 Mar 2019

Following the success of the initial presentation in 2018, Firstsite present a second collaboration with 'flyingleaps', an organisation that commissions artists to create posters in response to contemporary politics, events and ideas.

Firstsite Holiday Fun

Firstsite Holiday Fun | February Half Term 2019

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Get moving and making this February Half Term with Firstsite's Holiday Fun!

Snowdrop & Garden Walk

Snowdrop Walks & Spring Bulbs Gardens Open

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

The gardens and grounds open on the 16th February, and with spring in the air it is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy a walk and fresh air and wander through the carpets of snowdrops around the estate.


Half Term at Rollerworld

Mon 18 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

School Holiday rollerskating


The Mousetrap

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Classic Whodunnit at the Mercury Theatre

Snowdrop Grove

February Half Term Trail

Mon 18 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

Learn more about the trees, shrubs and delicate flowers which are beginning to come to life following the cold winter months, as we welcome the Snowdrops back this February Half Term.

Little Mix Tribute

Little Mix Tribute - February Half Term Special Ev

Wed 20 Feb 2019

February Half Term Special Event! Our Tribute to Little Mix returns to the JobServe Community Stadium for an afternoon of singing and dancing along to the ultimate Girl Power Tribute!

Diesel Fun

Half Term Diesel Days

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Half Term fun at the East Anglian Railway Museum



Wed 20 Feb 2019

Come down to the East Anglian Railway Museum in half-term for unlimited rides on one of our classic diesel trains….

Out of Hat

Out of Hat

Wed 20 Feb 2019

A Long Nose Puppet Magic show.

Paula Varjack: The Cult of K*nzo

Wonderful Wednesday: Paula Varjack - Cult of K*nzo

Wed 20 Feb 2019

THE CULT OF K*NZO is a solo performance combining storytelling, videography, sound design and choreography, to playfully explore one woman’s life long desire for luxury & the ways in which luxury brands create that desire.

Bring Back Chainmail and Boom Busters

Bring Back Chainmail and Boom Busters

Wed 20 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Two brand new pieces of theatre. Bring Back Chainmail - devised theatre featuring live combat, music, home-made costumes, and gingerbread knights. Boom Busters - a new one act play presented ahead of the INK Festival in Suffolk.

The Cult of K*nzo by Paula Varjack

The Cult of K*nzo

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Why do we want the things that we want? A playful critique of consumer culture through the lens of high fashion

February Half Term Highlights

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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