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May
4
Sat
Childrens World @ Castle Park
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – May 6 @ 5:30 pm
Childrens World @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

A great range of fun rides for children aged 2-10 years.

Timings

  • 12pm – 5:30pm

Tickets

  • £7.50 Wristband for endless rides 
  • Adult entry is free but if you need to ride with your child there is a fee of £3.00 for an adult wristband
     

    *Pay on the day*

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May
27
Mon
Hospital Radio Fun Day @ Castle Park
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hospital Radio Fun Day @ Castle Park  | England | United Kingdom

Hospital Radio Colchester Annual Family Fun Day with Arena events, Music, Charity stalls, Children’s rides, Craft stalls, refreshments and lots more. A fun day out for all the family! 

Among the attractions at this year’s event is a large main arena with entertainment throughout the day including:

  • Tendring Dog Agility Group
  • Funky Voices
  • ILAZ Performerz Dance Company
  • Magic Iain magic show
  • Hospital Radio Colchester Roadshow
  • Children’s Games and much more.

There will be funfair rides, bouncy castles, go-karts, donkey rides and lots of stalls from many local charities. Plus of course hot and cold food and drink.

PLUS this year the event will include the 2019 Colchester Duck Race

 

There is a large free car park off Cowdray Avenue

Timings

  • 11am – 4pm 

Tickets

  • £3 adults 
  • Children FREE 

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Jun
15
Sat
Young Children’s Festival @ Castle Park
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Young Children's Festival @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

The Young Children’s Festival (YCF) is an annual event (since 1995) in Castle Park providing an inclusive, fun day out for young families with free activities like art, craft, sport, music and dance plus the aim of signposting to sources of advice and support.

We aim to make all families feel included, whatever their background, needs or means.

A funfair and a range of food stalls are also available.

YCF is a unique event in the Colchester calendar, being free and aimed primarily at children.

This year’s theme is “Lets Play”

The Festival is in association with Colchester Borough Council’s LiveWell campaign and Community 360

Timings

  • 10.30 – 4pm
  • The official opening is at 11am

Tickets

Entry is free, the event is entirely voluntary and funded by fundraising; donations on the day welcome.

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Jun
23
Sun
Walk For A Miracle @ Colchester Castle Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Walk For A Miracle @ Colchester Castle Park  | England | United Kingdom

Colchester Miracle Babies has organised a family sponsored walk to be held in Colchester Castle Park on Sunday 23rd June 2019. It is to raise money for Colchester Hospitals Neonatal Unit who look after premature and sick babies. Registration starts at 10:00 with the walk beginning at 10:30 where we will walk a 5km course starting at the bandstand and finishing at the bandstand. We then invite you to join us for a laid back family picnic*, there will be stalls, a bouncy castle, games, face painting, raffle and more. The day will come to a close at 3pm.

There is an entry fee of £5 per family, this can be made through our Just Giving page (by using the ticket available button) or donate on the day. Please search for Walk For a Miracle on Facebook for more details.If you donate via Just Giving then comment ‘entry fee’, send us a private message and we will be in touch with your sponsor forms.

*picnic not included

Timings

  • 10am – 3pm 

Tickets

  • £5 Per Family

Get your tickets here  

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Jul
14
Sun
Race for Life @ Castle Park
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am
Race for Life @ Castle Park

The Race for Life is anything but a race. It’s your time to get together with friends and family and show cancer it won’t win. It’s not about being the fittest or the fastest, it’s about crossing the finish line any way you want. Let’s rally, raise money and beat cancer.

Beating cancer doesn’t take gold medal-winning athletes. It takes someone much more important; you. Whether you take part because cancer has affected you or someone close to you, you’re motivated to beat it – and that’s all you need.

We’re not athletes, we’re cancer beaters.

Join the Race for Life

Timings

  • Doors – 6.30pm
  • Show Start – 7.30pm

Tickets

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Sep
14
Sat
Free Family Fun Festival @ Castle Park
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free Family Fun Festival @ Castle Park

Each September Colchester’s Castle Park comes alive with the Free Family Fun Festival. Join us for live music, a fun dog show, and children’s entertainment. All free! 

Timings

  • 11am – 4pm

Tickets

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Oct
25
Fri
An Audience with Simon Reeve @ Charter Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
An Audience with Simon Reeve @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

Come and see Simon on his first theatre tour! For the first time ever, he will be recounting stories and anecdotes from a selection of his most exhilarating adventures from around the world. As the BBC’s ‘’most adventurous traveller’’ for over 15 years, Simon will be describing his best and worst moments from across the globe! This fascinating show from one of TV’s best known travellers, includes exclusive multi-media footage, and a 20 mins Q&A session.

Timings

  • Doors – 6.30pm
  • Show Start – 7.30pm

Parking

Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to avoid paying full price on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.

If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

  • Standard – £26
  • Children under 16 – £18.50 
  • Concession – Over 65 – £21
  • Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) – £79 
  • Group tickets – One free ticket for every 10 bought
  • VIP signings – available on the day

*All tickets will incur a £2.50 booking fee*

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Dec
3
Tue
Dear Santa @ Charter Hall
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm
Dear Santa @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with author Rod Campbell’s festive story DEAR SANTA. 

From the author of the popular children’s book Dear Zoo, DEAR SANTA is the perfect Christmas treat for the under 7’s.   Packed with Christmas songs and lots of audience participation there is also the chance to meet and receive an exclusive Christmas gift from Santa himself!

DEAR SANTA, tells the story of Santa’s determination to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah.   But things don’t go well, and he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve.

Rod Campbell’s DEAR SANTA is the perfect introduction to theatre for those aged 2 to 7 years old and is sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget.  

Plus, the opportunity to meet Santa himself and after the show!

Christmas entertainment for under 7’s
 ‘Magical family treat and a joy to watch.’ Mumsnet
‘Had my 4-year-old captivated from start to finish!’ Time for Tots

Timings

Tuesday 3 Dec

  • Doors: 12pm
  • Show: 1pm
  • Running time 55 mins (no interval)
  • Meet and greet: 2.pm – 3.pm

Wednesday 4 Dec- Show 1 

  • Doors: 10.am
  • Show Start: 11.am
  • Running Time: 55 mins (no interval)
  • Meet and greet: 12.pm-1.pm

Wednesday 4 Dec – Show 2

  • Doors: 1:30.pm
  • Show start: 2:30.pm
  • Running Time: 55 mins (no interval)
  • Meet and greet: 3:30.pm – 4:30.pm

Parking

Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to avoid paying full price on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.

If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

  • Adult – £13.50 plus £2 booking fee 
  • Child – £13.50 plus £2 booking fee 
  • Family: x4 tickets (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £49 plus £2 booking fee  * FOR OFFER TO APPLY – Choose seats, then from the drop down choose adult or child tickets*. 
  • Group tickets: Buy 10 tickets, get the 11th free – plus £2 booking fee 
  • Babes in Arms policy: 0-18 months do not need a ticket and can sit on the parents laps
  • School bookings to be made over the phone only – 01206 573948
  • Meet and greet with Santa, Elf and Sarah – FREE 

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