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Castle Park and Gardens

Parks and Playgrounds, Outdoor
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Location iconColchester
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Attraction Information

Castle Park and Gardens is a town centre oasis: terrific to retreat to with the family for an afternoon, featuring loads of things to see and do with kids under 10.

First, you've got the modern adventure play area with assault course equipment and other sturdy features, then put the pedal to the puddle on the family boating lake with kooky pedal boats available for hire Easter through October.

At varying times throughout the year one can encounter all sorts of merry distractions here, ranging from live musical performances, fireworks shows and guided tree walks to travelling funfairs and charitable fun-runs!

Families with kids who are toilet training will particularly enjoy this park, as it's got 3 full toilet blocks scattered about, so you never have to run very far!

Other things to do in the immediate vicinity include a cricket ground, traditional cafe, riverside walks and a local museum.

Image "Feet Up" copyright tom_bream07 via Flickr.

Opening hours

Open dawn to dusk everyday of the year.

Park locked in the evenings: check gates for details.

Some parts of the park may be closed off during events.

Bouncy Castle and Slide available Weekends, Bank Holidays, and School Holidays until the end of September.



Castle Park, High Street,
CO1 1DN,

Phone number

01206 282962


Free admission

Golf may charge.

Bouncy Castle and Slide (5 minutes): £1

Boating Lake (20 mins): £2.50


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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