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Colchester Castle Park


Calendar

Please remember to check with organiser as event details may be subject to change.

Apr
21
Sat
The Colchester Town & Country Fair April 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join The Colchester Town & Country Fair for their ninth family event in Castle Park.

The fair is packed with traditional and animal/country entertainment such as a cycle display team, heavy horses, terrier racing, birds of prey, medieval knights, entertainer, and working dogs. There will be craft marquees, a food hall, full catering and a licenced bar.

May
28
Mon
Hospital Radio Colchester Fun Day May 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

What better way to spend Bank Holiday Monday than at Hospital Radio Colchester’s annual Family Fun Day in Castle Park.

The day is guaranteed to be packed with arena events, music, charity stalls, children’s rides, craft stalls, refreshments and lots more… It is sure to be a fun day out for all the family!

Jun
2
Sat
The Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market in June to travel back in time with the fayre set in the period of the 15th & 16th century.

Entertainment will include Falconry, Armed Combat, Archery, Puppetry, Storytelling, Music & Dance. It is sure to be a fantastic family day out with fine Catering at the Food Court & Beer Tent.

Jun
3
Sun
The Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market in June to travel back in time with the fayre set in the period of the 15th & 16th century.

Entertainment will include Falconry, Armed Combat, Archery, Puppetry, Storytelling, Music & Dance. It is sure to be a fantastic family day out with fine Catering at the Food Court & Beer Tent.

Jun
10
Sun
Pipes in the the Park June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 10 @ 7:32 pm – 8:32 pm

Pipes in the Park is the perfect opportunity for you to see Scotland come to Colchester.

It is set to be a fantastic day out for all the family with lots on offer including pipe bands competing in a mini Highland Gathering and Highland Dancing. There will be plenty of food and drink outlets and craft stalls to browse as well as fairground rides to keep the little ones entertained.

Jun
16
Sat
Summer of Steps Concert June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 16 all-day

Timings TBC

There is no pop comeback story bigger than Steps who have returned to claim their pop crown! This year has seen the band return to the charts, to TV, to radio, to huge concerts and to the hearts of the nation…

And now as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, iconic pop group Steps have announced a huge summer outdoor tour; SUMMER OF STEPS 2018, which will see them perform at outdoor venues all over the UK, alongside none other than boyband Blue!

This is a fantastic opportunity to see one of the UK’s most exciting current names in pop music doing what they do best!

Tickets will be on general sale from 9am on Friday 17 November below

It would be a Tragedy if you missed it!

Ticket Prices*

Golden Circle: £71.50
Silver: £49.50
Bronze £43.45

Golden Circle allows access closer to the stage than a Silver Ticket – this is the only difference.
Silver ticket allows access closer to the stage than a Bronze Ticket – this is the only difference.
Disabled Tickets can only be bought directly from ticketmaster.co.uk
Please read the T&C’s before purchasing a ticket.

*Please note ticket prices will exclude a £1 postage fee. Tickets will be posted two weeks before the date of the event.

Accessible Tickets

There are a limited number of accessible tickets for the event that can only be purchased, on a first come, first served basis, by calling 0800 988 4440

Young Childrens Festival June 2016 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Young Children’s Festival for their family fun day aimed at children aged 0-11 and their families.

The festival will be providing arena displays, hands-on activities, sporting and craft workshops, free children’s clothes stall, tombola, tea tent and food stalls. A funfair plus a range of stalls providing information about services and signposting sources of support for parents and carers is set to make this event a great day.

Jun
23
Sat
Colchester Food & Drink Festival June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Set in the grounds of Castle Park, The Food and Drink Festival returns for its 14th successful year.

There will be plenty to keep you entertained as there will be in excess of a hundred food, drink, home, garden related stalls, plus a demonstration kitchen and live music over two days. Included in the event is the Rose Show with displays and competitions. A number of charities use our show to heighten awareness and raise funds.

Jun
24
Sun
Colchester Food & Drink Festival June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Set in the grounds of Castle Park, The Food and Drink Festival returns for its 14th successful year.

There will be plenty to keep you entertained as there will be in excess of a hundred food, drink, home, garden related stalls, plus a demonstration kitchen and live music over two days. Included in the event is the Rose Show with displays and competitions. A number of charities use our show to heighten awareness and raise funds.

Jun
30
Sat
The Nearly Festival June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Returning for the 2nd year, The Nearly Festival provides a fantastic family friendly weekend.

With live music event showcasing the UK’s best live tributes to World’s favourite bands & artists featuring a street food market, pub in the park & kids activities.

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  • Park Opening Times

    1 April – 30 April
    7.30am to 8pm

    1 May – 31 Aug
    7.30am to 9pm

    1 Sep – 14 Sep
    7.30am to 8pm

    15 Sep – 30 Sep
    7.30am to 7.30pm

    1 Oct – 14 Oct
    7.30am to 7pm

    15 Oct – 31 Oct
    7.30am to 6pm

    1 Nov – 28 Feb
    7.30am to 5pm

    1 March – 14 March
    7.30am to 6pm

    15 March – 31 March
    7.30am to 7pm

  • Colchester 24

    Colchester 24 Book

    The Colchester 24 book is now available. In 1986, a group of photographers captured every day life in Colchester in 24 hours. 25 years later from noon 21st October to noon 22nd October, 200 local photographers captured another 24 hours.

    This book contains a number of the photos from 2011. A must for anyone interested in the history of Colchester!



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