What's on in Colchester

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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


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!

Mersea Island Easter Beer Festival

Mersea Island Brewery: Easter Beer Festival

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Beer Festival on Mersea Island

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 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.

Tudor Easter Re-creation &amp; 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.

Bottle Feeding

Bottle Feeding the Lambs

Sun 21 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Bottle feed the lambs at Layer Marney Tower

Of All Time

Of All Time with special guest DJ Gilly

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Twisters Bar regular night returns with a special guest DJ


Easter Joust! – Knights of Middle England

Sun 21 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

It’s jousting season once again and the grounds of Hedingham Castle are set to ring to the clash of steel on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday – a medieval spectacular you won’t want to miss!


Mad about Mini Beats

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Come and explore the weird world of minibeast!

Egg and Spoon Races

Easter Sunday

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Toddler Easter Egg Hunt, Egg and Spoon Races, Easter Quiz, Bottle Feed the Lambs

Tudor Roost Open Garden

The National Garden Scheme Open Garden

Sun 21 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Tudor Roost Colchester An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden. Well manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds. Refreshments: Home-made teas. Large conservatory to sit in if inclement weather.

Easter Holiday Highlights

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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