Colchester Castle with a Jester's hat photoshopped on to a turret.


This half term, treat the kids to a fun filled activity trail in Colchester's historic Castle. Solve the clues, reveal the riddles and find your way around the museum to beat the resident Jester.

Participants get to take home a special goody bag!


£5.00 per child after Castle admission (includes the goody bag)

How To Book

For your safety and comfort, we are asking visitors to book a ticket in advance for a timed entry to visit Colchester Castle.

You will be able to book your visit up to 14 days in advance by calling our booking line on 01206 282939 between the hours of 10am – 4.30pm (11am – 4.30pm on Sundays)

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

Situated in the Town Centre in the Grounds of the Magnificent Castle Park.Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0 miles away.

Jolly Jester Trail

Type:Children's Activity Event

Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Tel: 01206 282939

Fax: 01206 282925

Opening Times

Season (31 May 2021 - 6 June 2022)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Last admission is at 16:30

Call 01206 282939 to secure your booking.

If you hold a Castle Resident or Membership Pass you will still be required to book a timed slot to visit.