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

Kentwell Hall Historic Tudor House & Gardens

Tudor House, Gardens & Farm

Sat 6 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

This is a wonderful time of year to visit Kentwell Hall, an historic Tudor house that is completely moated and has over 30 acres of gardens and grounds.


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!

Bottle Feeding

Bottle Feeding the Lambs

Sun 14 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Bottle feed the lambs at Layer Marney Tower



Mon 15 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Join us for 4 days of fun! Learn singing and drama skills in a safe, supportive environment.

Easter Crafts

Easter Crafts @ Hollytrees Museum

Tue 16 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Children's craft activity in Hollytrees Museum

Sir Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen on Stage

Wed 17 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Sir Ian McKellen at the Mercury Theatre

Family Fun Day

Mayor's Charities Family Fun Day

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Family Fun on behalf of the Mayor's Charities

Chiqutita LIVE

Chiquatita LIVE at Stock Street Farm Barn

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Kick start your long Bank Holiday weekend with us and Chiquitita! You know and love the music You'll love the Chiquitita harmonies, moves and costume changes Doors open and fun starts at 7pm!

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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