Halloween

Halloween in Colchester

Come and celebrate Halloween with some spooktacular entertainment!

 

There are great things happening for Halloween 2016 in and around Colchester for all the family.

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October the East wall of Colchester Castle will be lit up with with a spectacular cutting edge projection light show called ‘Back At The Future’. Tales from Colchester's long and sometimes dark history will be told, and we hear, that both Boudica and the Witchfinder General will be making an appearance.Please note this event is ticketed.

During the day on both Saturday and Sunday there will be the Light and Shades family event in Castle Park and along the High Street, Activities on offer will include a fun fair, craft activities, forest school and lots of street entertainment including acrobats, a chance to try out your circus skills and drummers.

On the evening of Halloween, you can join characters from Colchester's rather grizzly past as they take you on a tour through the spooky lanes of Castle Park and the Dutch Quarter. Along the way you will hear tales to make your hair curl as you walk through the dark (and maybe misty) streets of the Dutch Quarter and make a visit to the churchyard of St. Martins

Other Halloween activities to entertain the whole family include Fright Night at Colchester Zoo, a Horror Film Camp at Signals Media and Halloween Night Life at the Beth Chatto Gardens. You can find lots more Halloween events on our October events pages. 

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Halloween Pumpkins Wild Buds
Halloween Pumpkins Wild Buds

What's On for Half Term and Halloween

Scream Park

Doomsday – Fear The Past

Colchester

Fri 20 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Halloween Scream-park in the Castle Bailey

Great Odds

Great Odds

Colchester

Fri 20 - Sat 21 Oct 2017

Children's Theatre at the Mercury

Fright Nights at Colchester Zoo

Fright Night

Colchester

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Late Night Half-Term Halloween Fun at Colchester Zoo

Gloomsday

Gloomsday

Colchester

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Free Halloween Festival in Castle Park

Pumpkins

Half Term Halloween Hunt

Colchester

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Treasure Hunt at Marks Hall Gardens

Shriek Week at Colchester Zoo

Shriek Week

Colchester

Sat 21 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Half-Term Halloween Fun at Colchester Zoo

abberton visitors centre by Mark Draper

Stargazing

Colchester

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Astronomy at Abberton Reservoir

The Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch

Colchester

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

The Pumpkin Patch is back for Halloween - at Foxes Farm Produce.

Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre by Mark Draper

Appletastic Adventurers

Colchester

Mon 23 Oct 2017

Wildlife activity at Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre by Mark Draper

Autumn Fun

Colchester

Mon 23 Oct 2017

Wildlife activity at Abberton Reservoir

Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World

Colchester

Mon 23 - Tue 24 Oct 2017

Dinosaur Adventure at the Mercury

Halloween EAR

Half Term Halloween

Colchester

Mon 23 - Fri 27 Oct 2017

Half Term fun at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Horror Green Screen

Horror Film Camp, 14+

Colchester

Mon 23 - Tue 24 Oct 2017

Two days of fiendish filmmaking fun. Work in crews to make a short film, with the chance to use makeup and special effects.

Bikeability

Bikeability Ride - Greenstead

Colchester

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Come and join us on a family ride from your libraries in the October half term.

Abberton Reservoir visitors centre by Mark Draper

Brambly Hedge Autumn Story Session

Colchester

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Wildlife activity at Abberton Reservoir

Fright Nights at Colchester Zoo

Fright Night

Colchester

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Late Night Half-Term Halloween Fun at Colchester Zoo

Halloween Cakes

Halloween Pumpkin Party

Colchester

Tue 24 - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Pumpkin Party at Layer Marney Tower

Prehistoric Colchester

Prehistoric Colchester

Colchester

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Family activity day at Colchester Castle Museum

Halloween Pumpkins

Pumpkin Carving

Colchester

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Wild fun at Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre, by Mark Draper

Wizardy Walk

Colchester

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Wildlife activity at Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre by Mark Draper

Autumn Bug Hunt

Colchester

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Wildlife activity at Abberton Reservoir

Fright Nights at Colchester Zoo

Fright Night

Colchester

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Late Night Half-Term Halloween Fun at Colchester Zoo

Lanterns

Halloween Lanterns

Colchester

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Family Activities at Hollytrees Museum

Firstsite at Night

Museums At Night

Colchester

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Late Night Opening at Firstsite

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