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Half Term Fun

February Half Term

Discover what's on this February Half Term in Colchester. 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 February!

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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 them etours 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 winter beer festivals to gourmet tasting sessions and more. Colchester is well know for Tiptree Jam, Mersea Oysters and plenty of other culinary delights. Discover upcoming Food & Drink events in the town. 

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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.


Wild - Art Textiles:Made in Britain

Sat 9 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2019

Art Exhibition at The Minories Galleries


Snowdrop Sundays

Sun 10 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

In late Winter and early Spring the ancient landscape around Hedingham Castle is blanketed with magnificent drifts of snowdrops, planted with at least thirteen different varieties in the nineteenth century.

Introduction to Design

Introduction to Garden Design 6 week course

Mon 11 Feb - Mon 25 Mar 2019

The 6 Week Garden Design Course is a great way to achieve a beautifully designed and landscaped garden without having to hire a professional.

Selfies (2018)

flyingleaps: Art on the streets II

Tue 12 Feb - Sun 24 Mar 2019

Following the success of the initial presentation in 2018, Firstsite present a second collaboration with 'flyingleaps', an organisation that commissions artists to create posters in response to contemporary politics, events and ideas.

Firstsite Holiday Fun

Firstsite Holiday Fun | February Half Term 2019

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Get moving and making this February Half Term with Firstsite's Holiday Fun!

Snowdrop & Garden Walk

Snowdrop Walks & Spring Bulbs Gardens Open

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

The gardens and grounds open on the 16th February, and with spring in the air it is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy a walk and fresh air and wander through the carpets of snowdrops around the estate.


The Mousetrap

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Classic Whodunnit at the Mercury Theatre

Winter Beer Festival

Winter Beer Festival

Thu 21 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Beer Festival at Three Wise Monkeys

Aggregate Flows

Aggregate Flows

Fri 22 Feb - Sat 23 Mar 2019

Aggregate Flows showcases a new body of work by Peruvian artist Alejandro Jaime that responds to the geology and extractive industries located around the River Colne, which runs alongside the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

Market Day in Colchester

Market Day on Colchester High Street

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Market Day in Colchester Town Centre

Colchester Parkrun

Colchester Castle Parkrun

Sat 23 Feb 2019

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

Optics Day

Optics Day

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Come along to Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre and let our friendly Optics Team help and advise you.

Camulodunum to Colchester

Guided Walk: From Camulodunum to Colchester

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Guided Walking Tours of Colchester



Sat 23 Feb 2019

Magic at Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Carlisle United

Sat 23 Feb 2019

League 2 fixture at the Jobserve Community Stadium

Wivenhoe Town

Wivenhoe Town v Coggeshall United

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Non-league football, in the Eastern Counties Football League



Sat 23 Feb 2019

Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes.

February Half Term Highlights

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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