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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

Still image from Regina José Galindo, Raíz, 2015.

Gone to Ground

Tue 15 Jan - Sat 16 Feb 2019

Artists from Latin America explore the challenge of reconnecting with the earth beneath our feet in an era of unprecedented change to the environment generated by human activity.

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.

Market Day in Colchester

Market Day on Colchester High Street

Fri 15 - Sat 16 Feb 2019

Market Day in Colchester Town Centre



Sat 16 Feb 2019

Firstsite's monthly art & craft market

Colchester Parkrun

Colchester Castle Parkrun

Sat 16 Feb 2019

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

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!

The Little Audrey Company - Ethical Events

Wellbeing Day

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Chase away the winter blues and feel positive about yourself with this free event - open to all.

Camulodunum to Colchester

Guided Walk: From Camulodunum to Colchester

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Guided Walking Tours of Colchester

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.

Vegan Fish & Chips

Vegan Fish & Chips with BATTERED

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Vegan Fish & Chip Trailer

Rekovered QUEEN special

Rekovered LIVE at Stock Street Farm Barn

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Doors open 6.30pm Rock DJ Band on around 9pm

Valentine's Roller Disco

Valentines Roller Disco

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Over 14's Valentines Roller Disco with Live Band

Colchester Symphony Orchestra - concert

Colchester Symphony Orchestra

Sat 16 Feb 2019

'Star-crossed lovers' is the theme for our concert of romantic and sometimes tragic music.


F.O.X + UP

Sat 16 Feb 2019

“It’s a synth-tastic slice of pop – rather like The Gossip might sound if all guitars were suddenly outlawed” – BBC Radio 1

February Half Term Highlights

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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