What's on in Colchester

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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

Afro Futures UK

Afro Futures_UK: Unravelling New Futures *CLOSED*

Sat 25 Jan - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Unboxing Alex Frost

Unboxing Alex Frost *CLOSED*

Sat 8 Feb - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Gillian Wearing

Tell me the story of all these things *CLOSED*

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 28 Jun 2020

Exhbition featuring artworks made by some of Britain’s best-known artists - selected by radical women of Colchester. *CLOSED*

An Explosion of Colour

An Explosion in Colour by Steve Downey *POSTPONED*

Sat 28 Mar - Sat 18 Apr 2020

Solo Art Exhibition at The Minories Galleries

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank *POSTPONED*

Wed 1 - Sat 4 Apr 2020

Anne Frank was thirteen when she went into hiding in a secret apartment in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in 1942

Art Is Where The Home Is

Art Is Where The Home Is - Artist Activity Pack

Sat 4 Apr - Thu 4 Jun 2020

Downloadable Activity Pack to help you stay creative at home

Camulodunum to Colchester

CANCELLED - Guided Walk: Camulodunum to Colchester

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Guided Walking Tours of Colchester departing from the Visitor Information Centre

Online Studio

Firstsite Online Studio

Sat 4 Apr - Thu 4 Jun 2020

Online Art Space


Knightzzz at the Museum *CANCELLED*

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Sleepover at Colchester Castle

Museum From Home

Museum From Home

Sat 4 Apr - Sat 6 Jun 2020

Activities from the Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service to enjoy at home

Rollerworld - Payday Skate, Open Late

Rollerworld - Payday Skate, Open Late *CLOSED*

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Every First Saturday Of The Month - 7:00PM to 1:00AM! Roller Disco is a fun active session for Adults and young people combined. These sessions aim to have more of a party/club atmosphere.

RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden

Wildlife Gardening Day Course *CLOSED*

Sat 4 Apr 2020

A fascinating and inspiring day spent with the head gardener: learn how to turn your own garden into a haven for garden wildlife.

Rotten Romans and Naughty Normans

Rotten Romans and Naughty Normans *CANCELLED*

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Guided Walk for families of gruesome Colchester history

Show Me Love

Show Me Love *POSTPONED*

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Club Night at Charter Hall

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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