What's on in Colchester

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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

Mark Titchner

Mark Titchner: Some questions about us

Fri 23 Aug - Sun 13 Oct 2019

In this exhibition, Mark will present a number of works exploring the notions of displacement and belonging in connection to migration and national identity.

Siobhan Coen Unknown Knows

Siobhan Coen: Unknown Knowns

Fri 23 Aug - Sun 13 Oct 2019

English artist Siobhan Coen has been looking into the effect of RGB lights on different paint colours.

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

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

South Stour Churches Festival

Tue 1 - Sun 13 Oct 2019

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


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?

Quilt Show

Essex & Suffolk Quilters Quilt Show

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct 2019

Craft Show at Ardleigh Town Hall

Peter Coker RA

'Peter Coker RA and Friends'

Sat 12 - Sat 26 Oct 2019

Exhibition at The Minories Galleries

Super Black

Super Black

Sat 12 Oct 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Autumn Colour Event

Autumn Colour Event

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct 2019

20 acres of professionally designed gardens. Special weekend to show autumn colour and texture in the gardens.


Do You Think That's Wise?

Sun 13 Oct 2019

A one man tibute to John Le Mesurier at Colchester Arts Centre

Guided Early Morning Walk

Guided Early Morning Walk with the Arboretum Manag

Sun 13 Oct 2019

A robust walk to explore this rich season at Marks Hall with our Arboretum Manager. Learn about the changing palette of colour, explore signs of wildlife and learn some of the secrets of developing and maintaining this ancient landscape.

BGT Open Auditions

Britain's Got Talent Open Auditions

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Auditions will be taking place on Sunday 13th October at The Lion Walk Shopping Centre between 10am – 4pm. All potential hopefuls need to do is come down on the day and audition!

Model Railway

Model Railway Show & Steam Day

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Model trains and more at the East Anglian Railway Museum

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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