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    Things To Do & Days Out In Colchester

    1. Colchester Leisure World

      Colchester Leisure World

      Colchester

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.6 mile from Colchester
    2. Colchester Castle Museum

      Colchester Castle Museum

      Colchester

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor 0.3 miles from Colchester
    3. Natural History Museum Colchester

      Natural History Museum Colchester

      Colchester

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from Colchester
    4. The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail

      The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail

      Colchester

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 0.3 miles from Colchester
    5. Mercury Theatre

      Mercury Theatre

      Colchester

      Cinemas and Theatres Cinemas and Theatres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.3 miles from Colchester
    6. Castle Park and Gardens

      Castle Park and Gardens

      Colchester

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.4 miles from Colchester
    7. Hollytrees Museum

      Hollytrees Museum

      Colchester

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 0.4 miles from Colchester
    8. Tenpin Colchester

      Tenpin Colchester

      Colchester

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.6 mile from Colchester
    9. Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre

      Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre

      Colchester

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 0.7 mile from Colchester
    10. Jump Street

      Jump Street

      Colchester

      Trampoline Parks Trampoline Parks

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 0.7 mile from Colchester
    11. High Woods Country Park

      High Woods Country Park

      Colchester

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1.2 mile from Colchester
    12. Bourne Mill

      Bourne Mill

      Colchester

      Landmarks Landmarks

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.3 miles from Colchester
    13. Rollerworld Quasar Colchester

      Rollerworld Quasar Colchester

      Colchester

      Ice Skating and Rollerskating Ice Skating and Rollerskating

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 1.4 miles from Colchester
    14. Colchester Zoo

      Colchester Zoo

      Colchester

      Zoos and Wildlife Parks Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.9 miles from Colchester
    15. Blue Owl

      Blue Owl

      Great Horkesley

      Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.1 miles from Colchester
    16. Jungle Adventure

      Jungle Adventure

      Colchester

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 3.6 miles from Colchester
    17. Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

      Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

      Fingringhoe

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 6.2 miles from Colchester
    18. Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

      Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

      Colchester

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 6.2 miles from Colchester
    19. West Mersea Beach

      West Mersea Beach

      West Mersea

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 8.0 miles from Colchester
    20. Layer Marney Tower

      Layer Marney Tower

      Colchester

      Castles and Palaces Castles and Palaces

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 8.5 miles from Colchester

    Find Family Days Out In Colchester

    Families can expect a rich mixture of history and heritage during the things to do in Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town.

    At the Colchester Castle Museum you’ll get the chance to re-discover life during the times of the Romans and Norman Invaders. Throughout it’s 2,000 year history you’ll walk in the shoes of all those that came before right up to the devastation of the city by Queen Boudicca, who led an uprising against the Roman Empire.

    The Natural History Museum Colchester is free to enter and has lots of interesting and interactive exhibits that help to educate children about the local wildlife. Get hands on as you crawl through a super sized badger sett and use the microscopes to discover life in the dirt!

    There are plenty of outdoor spaces available to explore on Colchester family days out. Go and see the wildlife in their natural habitat at the Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, where there are lots of spots for bird watching, rambling and a visitors centre to tell you all about the animals you can expect to see.

    If you’re after something a bit bigger Colchester Zoo has over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes. Get up close to and feed elephants and giraffes and take a walk through the tropical butterfly house.

    There are lots of indoor activities too! Jump Street has over 90 trampolines plus dodgeball and basketball courts, have a game of bowling at TenPin Colchester or strap on your skates and get down to the funky beat at Rollerworld.

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