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    Things To Do & Days Out In Colchester

    1. Weald Country Park

      Weald Country Park

      Brentwood

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 47.8 miles from Colchester
    2. Wingham Wildlife Park

      Wingham Wildlife Park

      Canterbury

      Zoos and Wildlife Parks Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 47.8 miles from Colchester
    3. Audley End Miniature Railway

      Audley End Miniature Railway

      Saffron Walden

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor 47.8 miles from Colchester
    4. Ollie's Indoor Play Centre

      Ollie's Indoor Play Centre

      Margate

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 47.9 miles from Colchester
    5. Turner Contemporary

      Turner Contemporary

      Margate

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 47.9 miles from Colchester
    6. Margate Main Sands

      Margate Main Sands

      Margate

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 47.9 miles from Colchester
    7. Leeds Castle

      Leeds Castle

      Maidstone

      Castles and Palaces Castles and Palaces

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.0 miles from Colchester
    8. Timbuk2

      Timbuk2

      Upminster

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.0 miles from Colchester
    9. Go Ape Leeds Castle

      Go Ape Leeds Castle

      Maidstone

      Activity Centres Activity Centres

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 48.0 miles from Colchester
    10. The Rochester Mystery Trail

      The Rochester Mystery Trail

      Rochester

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 48.2 miles from Colchester
    11. Bursted Manor

      Bursted Manor

      Canterbury

      Horse Riding and Stables Horse Riding and Stables

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.2 miles from Colchester
    12. The House on the Hill Toy Museum

      The House on the Hill Toy Museum

      Stansted Mountfitchet

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.2 miles from Colchester
    13. Audley End House and Gardens

      Audley End House and Gardens

      Saffron Walden

      Stately Homes and Gardens Stately Homes and Gardens

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 48.3 miles from Colchester
    14. The Escapement

      The Escapement

      Margate

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 48.4 miles from Colchester
    15. The Shell Grotto

      The Shell Grotto

      Margate

      Caves and Mines Caves and Mines

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.5 miles from Colchester
    16. Bugsy’s Bowling

      Bugsy’s Bowling

      Cliftonville

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 48.5 miles from Colchester
    17. Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum

      Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum

      Ramsgate

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.6 miles from Colchester
    18. Thames Chase Forest Centre

      Thames Chase Forest Centre

      Upminster

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 48.6 miles from Colchester
    19. Kent Life

      Kent Life

      Maidstone

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor, Indoor 49.1 miles from Colchester
    20. Thurrock Museum

      Thurrock Museum

      Grays

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.6 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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