What's on in Colchester

<February 2021>
Cudmore Grove Country Park by Visit Essex

Half Term in Colchester

Discover what's on in Colchester this February Half Term. You'll find a whole host of special family events and things to do especially programmed for the holidays. 

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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

Field for the British Isles

Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles

Fri 15 Nov 2019 - Sun 8 Mar 2020

Experience this vast and iconic artwork at Firstsite

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year

Thu 2 Jan - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Marks Hall Estate is delighted to be hosting the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition between 29th November 2019 and 23rd February 2020. This is an outdoor exhibition.

Something Fierce

Something Fierce

Thu 23 Jan - Fri 20 Mar 2020

Exhibition at The Hexagon

Afro Futures UK

Afro Futures_UK: Unravelling New Futures

Sat 25 Jan - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Kevin Howbrook: Colour Coded

Kevin Howbrook: Colour Coded

Sat 25 Jan - Sun 22 Mar 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Unboxing Alex Frost

Unboxing Alex Frost

Sat 8 Feb - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Marks Hall&#39;s Snowdrop Grove

Children's Snowdrop Trail

Fri 14 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Greet Spring this February half term by completing our fun and informative Snowdrop Trail.


McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Folk Music at Colchester Arts Centre


Feathered Friends Trail

Mon 17 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Look for the clues and have fun finding the answers to our Feathered Friends Trail



Mon 17 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Snowdrop dates: February 9th, 22nd & 23rd March 1st In late Winter and early Spring, the ancient landscape around Hedingham Castle is blanketed with magnificent drifts of snowdrops

Wellie Walk Nature Hunt

Wellie Walk Nature Hunt

Mon 17 Feb 2020

A fun family expedition - bring your little explorers for a fun outdoor adventure!

Memory Afternoons

The Warm & Toasty Club presents Memory Afternoons

Mon 17 Feb 2020

A wonderfully positive FREE afternoon for people over 60 at Colchester Arts Centre

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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