What's on inColchester

Welcome to Colchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Colchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Colchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Colchester

Essex Bead Fair
Great Bromley Village Hall, UK

.Beads for making great jewelleryr. Many new semi precious beads and pearls just imported by MrBead and seed beads and findings by Southampton Bead Shop and Other traders. Free entry and refreshments Easy free parking outside hall. Combine with a day out…

Category: Miscellaneous

Colchester Food and Drink Festival
Lower Castle Park

.Experience the excitement of the Colchester Food and Drink Festival Dates: Saturday June 29th ‐ Sunday June 30thLocation: Lower Castle Park ColchesterTime: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm‐ Single‐day Tickets Adult £6 ‐ Two‐day Tickets Adult £12‐ VIP ticket £30‐ Kids under 14:…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07852 121263
Essex Property Show
Charter Hall,

.A mini Ideal Home Show for the local communityThis jam packed two‐day spectacular event will feature a whole host of expert speakers who will deliver LIVE talks and demonstrations that will offer helpful insider tips on the industry including but not limited…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07944 443843
Nearly new sales market from maternity to 11yrs
Marks Tey Parish Hall,

.Declutter or bag a bargain and help the environment too Fantastic eco friendly goody bags for the first 50 customers. Crafts and refreshments available. To book a stall head to Greenkidstreasuretrove.com. Only £5 a stall.Category: Kids Family…

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TEL: 07917 763991
Colchester Careers Fair | 4th September 2024
JobServe Community Stadium

.Are you looking for a new Job or CareerThe Colchester Careers Fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds experience and education levels the opportunity to speak to representatives from an abundance of local employers all in one place.Why should you attendBy participating…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01252 983140
Lee Mead 'The Best Of Me' - Colchester
Mercury Theatre

.Lee shot to fame in 2007 on the BBC reality TV show Any Dream Will Do. Beating 10000 other hopefuls in the live finals to be crowned as Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.Lee…

Colchester Comedy Club
Mercury Theatre.

.The Comedy Club As Seen on TV Returns to Colchester Dont Miss it Celebrating 28 years of bringing Laughter to LifeThe Comedy Club is one of the most recognised and respected names in the comedy Industry and over the years has worked…


Tourist Attractions

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo has some of the best cat and primate collections in Europe. See a White Tiger eye to eye in White Tiger Valley, or get closer to the Zoo's Chimpanzees at Chimp World. The Zoo received special recognition for its work on projects across the board…

Paycocke House

A fine 16th century timber‐framed house, and one of the jewels among the many interesting buildings in Coggeshall and is a legacy from the town's prosperous Wool Age.Coggeshall was also famous for its lace, examples of which are displayed inside Paycocke's House. There is a very attractive…

Colchester Castle

A visit to Colchester Castle Museum takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British History. At the museum you can see real mosaics, go inside the foundations of the Roman temple that once stood here and take part in a story tour…


Kings Nightclub in Colchester, Essex. Contact venue on telephone number 01206 210531 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…


Route Nightclub in Colchester, Essex. Contact venue on telephone number 01206 366377 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…


Bowling at Megabowl in Colchester, Essex. Contact venue on 01206 560500 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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