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Colchester Castle Park


Calendar

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

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.

Jul
1
Sun
The Nearly Festival June 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jul 1 @ 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.

Jul
14
Sat
Walk in my Shoes July 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Returning for the 2nd year Christians Against Poverty are returning to Castle Park to make a difference in the community by having a sponsored six mile walk around the fantastic landscape.

Please visit their website for further information.

Jul
15
Sun
Cancer Research Race for Life July 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

THIS IS BEATING CANCER

Cancer Research UK’s Colchester Race for Life returns on Sunday 15 July to Lower Castle Park. Our 5k event is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.

Sign up to Race for Life and help fund lifesaving research happening right now. For further information on how to register please visit their website on the link provided above.

Aug
26
Sun
Grandslam 2018: Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall @ Colchester Castle Park
Aug 26 all-day

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.
Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest,

KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

KT Tunstall promises to help Simple Minds & The Pretenders take GRANDSLAM 2018 by the horns and fans on a musical journey to remember.

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

Prices are from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

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.

Aug
27
Mon
Grandslam 2018: Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall @ Colchester Castle Park
Aug 27 all-day

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.
Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest,

KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

KT Tunstall promises to help Simple Minds & The Pretenders take GRANDSLAM 2018 by the horns and fans on a musical journey to remember.

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

Prices are from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

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.

Aug
28
Tue
Grandslam 2018: Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall @ Colchester Castle Park
Aug 28 all-day

Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.

Celebrating new albums, Simple Minds and The Pretenders will perform their classic hits, that have made them such a distinctive part of our musical heritage, as well as new material at outdoor venues all over the UK in 2018.
Add to this ground breaking and exclusive tour, as very special guest,

KT Tunstall is confirmed to join the tour. Since taking time out and unleashing her new invigorated album this summer, KT was searching for the next chapter in her musical career. Bringing her unique style and warmth to a legion of loyal fans, as she enchants and engages with every song.

KT Tunstall promises to help Simple Minds & The Pretenders take GRANDSLAM 2018 by the horns and fans on a musical journey to remember.

A sensational line up of three unique artists making GRANDSLAM 2018 THE ticket of the year!

Prices are from:
£37.50 + booking fee (Bronze General Admission)
£45.00 + booking fee (Silver Enclosure)
£60.00 + booking fee (Golden Circle)

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.

Sep
2
Sun
The Tom Bowdidge Foundation Kapow Challenge Sep 2018 @ Colchester Castle Park
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Do you fancy a challenge?

The Tom Bowdidge Foundation brings you Kapow, a 2.5km or 5km run over inflatable obstacles. What better way to raise money for charity than navigating through obstacles.

For further information on how to register please visit their website.

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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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