Chaos & Other Events this August
A selection of some activities that are coming up that are suitable for family days together at Holytrees Museum, Colchester Castle and the Natural History Museum.
Chaos Science Roadshow
This summer, the CHaOS Roadshow will be heading across the country with free science events including one in Colchester on Monday 8th August. Just turn up between 12 – 5pm at Hollytrees Museum to be enthralled.
Have you ever wondered what music looks like? What’s inside your body? What creepy-crawlies do all day? (apart from all the creeping and crawling, that is!) Discover the answers to all of these puzzles, and more!
The CHaOS Roadshow brings you fun, hands-on experiments, each with a friendly, enthusiastic student volunteer who will answer all of your questions about why the world is the way it is!
Find out more about them on their website.
CHaOS is Cambridge Hands-On Science, a voluntary student group based in Cambridge. We believe that science is fun, and relevant to everyone! CHaOS take our wide range of hands-on science experiments to a variety of venues around the country, with our enthusiastic student demonstrators explaining what each experiment shows and why it’s interesting!
Also at Holytrees Museum
Vintage in the Park
On Saturday 20th August visit Hollytrees Museum for a fantastic summer’s day celebrating Colchester’s beautiful collection of Vintage items.
10am-4pm | Some activities require booking please view www.cimuseums.org.uk/vintage for further information.
A Wardrobe Divided
On Friday 26th August find out whether you are a butler, housemaid, footman, scullery maid, or valet? Print your own upstairs or downstairs t-shirt to take home.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30am, 2pm, and 3pm |£3 per child | Bookings required, please call 01206 282941| Minimum age 5 years old.
At Colchester Castle
On Wednesday 10th August try to hit the bull’s-eye Colchester Castle. Learn why the English bowmen were so effective and test your own skills.
Sessions at: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm | £2 per person after castle admission | Bookings required, please call 01206 282941 | Minimum age 6 years old.
On Wednesday 17th August meet Eudo, learn how he built Colchester Castle, and make your own Norman tapestry.
Drop in: 10am-2pm | Free after normal admission to the castle | Bookings not required | All ages.
On Wednesday 24th August Aesop’s Touring Theatre Co. in association with Colchester Castle presents TimeLine! Travel from the Stone Age to the age of the internet in this interactive theatre production.
Shows at: 11am and 2.30pm | £4 per person after castle admission | Bookings required, please call 01206 282941.
At the Natural History Museum
Go Live! Big Bug Experience
On Thursday 11th August join in with a Big bug experience at the museum. Meet tarantulas, scorpions, giant millipedes and more!
Shows at: 12pm, 1.15pm, and 2.30pm | £3 per person, ages 2 and under free | Bookings required, please call 01206 282941 | All ages.
Go Live! Fantastic Fossils
Are you fascinated by fossils? Come and meet the fossil experts on Thursday 18th August, have your own fossils identified and learn more about the fossilised creatures that are found in this area.
Drop in: 10am- 12pm and 2pm-4pm| Free | Bookings not required | All ages.
Go Live! Brilliant Bees
On Thursday 25th August come along to the Natural History Museum to meet members of Colchester Beekeepers Association and learn more about these fascinating insects.
Drop in: 12pm-4pm| Free | Bookings not required | All ages.