What's on in Colchester

<November 2019>
Half Term Fun

Half Term Holidays in Colchester

Discover what's on in Colchester during the Half Term 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 Autumn!

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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

Alfred Munnings

Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist 1918

Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Exhibition of Alfred Munnings' War Paintings


Pay & Play - Mersea

Sat 29 Jun - Sat 26 Oct 2019

Essex Outdoors are opening their Danbury and Mersea sites to the public every Saturday! You and your family can experience a fun day out on our zip wires, archery and caving to name but a few.


Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story

Sat 27 Jul 2019 - Sun 16 Feb 2020

Jewellery exhibition at Colchester Castle

The Heritage centre

Long Melford Heritage centre

Sat 31 Aug - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Long Melford Heritage centre showcasing the history of the village, from Neolithic, Romano British, Medieval through to modern day.

The Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Sat 28 Sep - Thu 31 Oct 2019

Pick your own pumpkin at Foxes Farm Produce

Thierry Oussou: Impossible is Nothing

Thierry Oussou: Impossible is Nothing

Mon 30 Sep - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Exhibition at Art Exchange on the University campus


D&D5: The Exhibition

Tue 1 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Exhibition celebrating 5 years of local drawing group at The Minories Galleries

Scaresville - The Haunted Village

Scaresville - The Haunted Village

Wed 2 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Scaresville - The Haunted Village is East Anglia's premier award winning scare attraction.

Super Black

Super Black: Arts Council Collection Programme

Fri 11 Oct 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

What does it mean to be black in England today?

Peter Coker RA

'Peter Coker RA and Friends'

Sat 12 - Sat 26 Oct 2019

Exhibition at The Minories Galleries

Craftsman&#39;s Art and Music&#39;s Measure

South Stour Churches Festival

Mon 14 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 2019

Arts and Crafts Festival - "Craftsman's Art and Music's Measure"

Radiant Vermin

Radiant Vermin

Mon 14 - Sat 19 Oct 2019

A fast-paced, pitch-black comedy, Radiant Vermin is a provocative satire about the housing market, homelessness, and inequality.

Elmstead’s Big Bang Firework Festival

Elmstead’s Big Bang Fireworks Festival

Wed 16 Oct - Sun 3 Nov 2019

A family friendly professional firework display. With live music, fire dance performances, food and drink.

Market Day in Colchester

Market Day on Colchester High Street

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Oct 2019

Market Day in Colchester Town Centre

The dark - The Ultimate Scare Experience

The Dark - The Ultimate Scare Experience

Fri 18 - Thu 31 Oct 2019

Enter the DARK side of Colchester at Rollerworld

Slay Duggee

Angus Rocks with Slay Duggee Live

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Heavy Metal. For Kids. At Colchester Arts Centre



Sat 19 Oct 2019

Firstsite's monthly art & craft market

Colchester Parkrun

Colchester Castle Parkrun

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Colchester's parkrun takes place in the town's iconic Castle Park.

Animal Alphabet

Derek Chambers: Animal Alphabet

Sat 19 Oct - Sun 10 Nov 2019

Art Exhibition at Chappel Galleries

Wivenhoe Market

Wivenhoe Market

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Village Market in Wivenhoe

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