What's on in Colchester

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Half Term Fun

Easter Holidays in Colchester

Discover what's on in Colchester during the Easter Holidays. 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 Easter!

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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 theme tours 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 beer festivals to gourmet tasting sessions and much more besides. Colchester is well know for locally produced Tiptree Jam, Mersea Oysters and plenty of other culinary delights. Discover a wide range of mouthwatering food and drink events in the town happening throughout the year. 


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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.

Days Like These

Days Like These

Thu 14 Mar - Sun 26 May 2019

Reclaiming the beauty of Jaywick Sands - Days Like These is an exploration of the beauty of Jaywick Sands using watercolours, sound and virtual reality.

Alfred Munnings

Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist 1918

Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Exhibition of Alfred Munnings' War Paintings

Georgie Roy

7 Galleries - Georgie Roy

Sat 6 Apr - Mon 6 May 2019

Art Exhibition at The Minories Galleries

Easter

4 for 3 all Easter!

Mon 8 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Book here: http://bit.ly/2JJ1C1d

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Mon 8 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Trail

Humpty Dumpty's Easter Trail

Fri 12 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Easter Trail around Colchester Town Centre. With prizes!

Founding Fairies and Troublesome Trolls

Founding Fairies and Troublesome Trolls

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Brightworths School of Magic invites you to come and meet our Founding Fairies and Troublesome Trolls, this April half term at Hedingham Castle.

Ink On The Road

Ink On The Road

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Apr 2019

Back by popular demand INK on the Road returns to The Headgate with a selection of the best new short plays directly from The INK Festival.

Mersea Island Easter Beer Festival

Mersea Island Brewery: Easter Beer Festival

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Beer Festival on Mersea Island

Market Day in Colchester

Market Day on Colchester High Street

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Apr 2019

Market Day in Colchester Town Centre

Easter with Thomas

Day out With Thomas at Easter

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Thomas the Tank Engine at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Easter

Easter Egg Chase

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Join us for the fastest Easter egg hunt in Essex at Rollerworld!

Easter Egg Hunt at Abberton Reservoir

Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Explore the reserve to discover all the hidden eggs and complete our eggcellent crafts. The Easter Bunny might even leave some delicious goodies behind! BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Cressing Chocolate Festival

Cressing Chocolate Festival

Fri 19 Apr 2019

The Cressing Chocolate Festival promises to have something for all chocolate lovers with a great range of stalls. For the serious chocolate enthusiast there will be Artisan stalls, workshops and talks on the history of chocolate.

Tudor Easter Re-creation & Egg Hunt

Tudor Easter Re-creation & Egg Hunt

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

A family friendly Easter event including Tudor Re-creation, Egg Hunt and activities that will entertain you all day.

Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt

Good Friday Afternoon Tea & Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Good Friday Afternoon Tea and Easter Egg Hunt. Prested Hall, Feering. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon eating fresh cakes and hunting for Easter Eggs!

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Grimsby Town

Fri 19 Apr 2019

League 2 fixture at the Jobserve Community Stadium

Easter Holiday Highlights

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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