Easter Holidays Have Arrived

Easter Holidays Have Arrived

So, the Easter Holidays have arrived and you have got plans for the kids for every day?  If not there is quite a lot going on that you can tap into, the following have been collated from the Colchester Events Company’s guide to events between now and September:

Meet The Romans

4 April • 10am-4pm • Colchester Castle • Free

Join us at the Castle and meet characters from Colchester’s Roman past. Try your hand at mosaic making and handle objects buried beneath the city from nearly 2000 years ago.

  • Booking: 01206 282939

Bug Man Science Show

5 April • 12pm-3:30pm • Natural History Museum • £3 Ages 2 and under free

Come to the Natural History Museum to meet Martin Rapley, the Bug Man. His amazing science shows feature live bugs and other animals.

  • Shows at 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm.
  • Booking: 01206 282941

Grand Designs

6 April • 10:30am-4pm • Hollytrees Museum • £3

Be inspired by our Victorian doll’s house and make your own room in miniature.

  • Sessions at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm.
  • (Minimum age 5 years)
  • Booking: 01206 282941

Naomi Wilkinson

7 April • 2pm • Charter Hall • £15.50

Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson comes to Charter Hall during her Spring tour. The show will be packed full of fun
and surprises as Naomi is joined on stage by ‘Animal Mark’, and some of his scariest creatures.

  • (Age recommendation: 5+)
  • Booking: 01206 573948

Spring and Bounce

8-9 April • 10am onwards • Charter Hall • From £5 – £7

Our indoor inflatable fun day returns to Charter Hall this Easter! Come along to ‘Spring and Bounce’, where your
children can enjoy a 3-hour session.

  • Sessions run from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.
  • Booking: 01206 573948

Anglo-Saxons versus Viking Invaders

11 April • 10pm-4pm • Colchester Castle • Free

Edward the Elder freed Colchester from Viking occupation 1,100 years ago. Join us in a fun-packed day of activities – meet the King and his soldiers and see them battle Viking invaders.

  • Booking: 01206 282939

Natural Colchester

12 April • 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm • Natural History Museum • Free

Meet members of Colchester’s Natural History Society and find out how you can get involved with local wildlife. Bring along your nature finds for identification: bones, teeth, plants and insects – but keep them contained!

  • Booking: 01206 282941

Magnificent Millinery

13 April • 10:30pm-3:00pm • Hollytrees Museum • £3

Make like a Victorian milliner and create a wonderful hat to wear at Easter.

  • Bookable sessions 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm.
  • (Minimum age 5 years old)
  • Booking: 01206 282941


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