• Things to Do - Colchester, Essex

Things to Do

Search and discover some great things to do in Essex.

Search and discover some great things to do in Essex.


Blue Owl Pottery Painting Cafe & Gift Shop


Address: Nayland Road, Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex CO6 4AH
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Phone: 01206 271990
Blue Owl is a small family run business based in a converted country pub just outside Colchester in Essex. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, relaxing atmosphere for you to be creative! » More Info

Green Island Gardens


Address: Park Road, Ardleigh, Essex CO7 7SP
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Phone: 01206 230455
Green Island Gardens is 20 acres of private gardens, open for the public to visit in Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex. Nursery, tearoom, local markets and fayre, weddings and special events. » More Info

No Name Bar & Games


Address: 17-33 Long Wyre Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1LJ
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Phone: 01206 981237
​No Name Bar & Games is the bar that's all about the good times with mates, fam & dates. A brand new concept in competitive socialising, with the purpose of bringing people together, old friends and new. It's the place to meet, compete, drink & eat. » More Info

Ultimate Ninja UK


Address: 259 Greenstead Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 2SJ
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Phone: 01206 870700
Test your Ninja skills on a full-sized obstacle course based in the heart of Colchester! Suitable for youngsters aged seven and above, or adults looking for a new fitness challenge, this is great fun for the whole family. » More Info

Colchester Zoo


Address: Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL
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Phone: 01206 331292
During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters. » More Info

Dedham Vale Vineyard


Address: The Vineyard, Green Lane, Boxted, Colchester, Essex CO4 5TS
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Phone: 01206 271136
Dedham Vale Vineyard is set in 40 acres of vines, woods and pasture on the edge of the Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty. » More Info

Stane Retail Park


Address: Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 8AU
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Stane Retail Park is a 15 acre site situated opposite the popular Sainsburys in Stanway, Colchester. Shop at Aldi, B&Q, M&S and more. » More Info

Beth Chatto Gardens


Address: Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex CO7 7DB
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Phone: 01206 822007
World renowned gardens and extensive plant nursery created by award-winning plantswoman Beth Chatto OBE, near Colchester in Essex. » More Info

Odeon Colchester


Address: Head Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NH
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At Odeon Colchester, we have 8 screens of film magic showing stunning RealD 3D. Treat yourself to our Premier seats, cafe culture at Costa and icy indulgences at Ben & Jerry's. » More Info

Charter Hall


Address: Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH
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Phone: 01206 573948
Charter Hall Colchester is a multipurpose events venue in the heart of Colchester and is fast becoming a ‘go to destination’ for the best in live music, comedy, sports and special events. » More Info

Lakeside Theatre


Address: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Square 5, Colchester, Essex CO4 3WA
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Phone: 01206 873261
We are the Lakeside Theatre, the theatre in the heart of the University of Essex’s Colchester campus. We offer live theatre, music gig nights, live comedy, open mic nights, live screens of some of the best theatre available and much much more. » More Info

The Headgate Theatre


Address: 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT
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Phone: 01206 366000
This well-equipped "little gem of a theatre" in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our stage since 2002. » More Info



Address: Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JN
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Phone: 01206 765034
Tymperleys is an oasis of calm in the heart of Colchester. Try the delicious food made by our chef fresh for you. » More Info



Address: Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH
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Phone: 01206 713700
See the world differently - experience the very best art and culture from around the world that inspires, empowers and opens your mind. An international gallery and creative community space, Firstsite is open all year round, for free, for everyone. » More Info

The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie


Address: 75 East Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2TS
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Phone: 01206 973371
Historical building used in the 1648 Civil War. We are a Bar and Restaurant located in Colchester City. We provide lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and use the freshest local produce. » More Info

Colchester Arts Centre


Address: Church Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF
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Phone: 01206 500900
Colchester Arts Centre promotes a wide range of contemporary performing arts. It's the little church with the big attitude deep in the heart of Essex. » More Info

Jobserve Community Stadium


Address: United Way, Colchester, Essex CO4 5UP
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Phone: 01206 755100
The Jobserve Community Stadium is not only the home of the Mighty Us. » More Info

Castle Park


Address: High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1UG
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Phone: 01206 282962
Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst wonderful flowers and trees. » More Info

The Triangle Gallery


Address: Unit 8 Kingsford Business Centre, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex CO2 0HT
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Phone: 01206 738700 Mobile: 07787 503397
The Triangle Gallery is a space for local artists and students to showcase​ their Original artwork. ​We offer competitive commission rates and flexible timescales for our exhibitors. We also offer 0% commission rates for students. » More Info

Bourne Mill


Address: Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RT
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Phone: 01206 549799
A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. » More Info

Putt in the Park


Address: Saint Peter's Street, Lower Castle Park, Colchester, Essex CO1 1HL
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Phone: 01206 579499
Office tournaments, school-trip events, family and friends day-out or a couple's competition, Putt in the Park is fun for everyone! » More Info

Roman River Music


Address: South Green Farmhouse, Fingringhoe, Essex CO5 7DP
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Phone: 07926 623529
A festival for everyone in beautiful coastal Essex and Suffolk. » More Info

Ex Why Zed


Address: 37 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2PQ
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Phone: 01206 766647
Ex Why Zed consists of a team of creatives who transform your ideas into print. We offer excellent creative printing services, including hardback book printing, booklet printing, leaflet printing, and more. » More Info

Jump Street Colchester


Address: 1 Petrolea Close, Mile End, Colchester, Essex CO4 5TU
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Phone: 01206 911035
JUMP STREET Colchester is a massive indoor trampoline park in Essex that provides an adrenaline rush for all ages! » More Info

Fenwick Colchester


Address: 152 High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PN
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Phone: 0800 783 1783
Join us at Fenwick Colchester and discover a West End shopping experience like no other in the region. » More Info

Eastern Quest


Address: Colchester
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Phone: 07484 673101
Eastern Quest creates city exploration games in Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk. Essex-based games are currently available in Mersea and Colchester. Games are available to play in the Questo App. » More Info

Colchester Castle Museum


Address: Castle Park, Colchester, Essex CO1 1TJ
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Phone: 01206 282939
A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure. » More Info

Prettyfields Vineyard


Address: Dead Lane, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex CO7 7PF
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Phone: 01206 231593
Wine tasting, tours, shop, bar, coffee & vineyard trail in the beautiful Essex countryside. » More Info