Castle Park

The perfect setting for a huge range of events..

Castle Park, home to 2000 years of history, is a site of national importance that has been moulded and maintained by countless generations. Boasting over 1 million visitors a year, people have come from far and wide to enjoy this magnificent landscape.  

The park spans over 11 hectares and holds many of Colchester’s most popular events every year including concerts, food festivals, theatre, outdoor cinema and seasonal spectaculars. 

A fully licensed venue for 14,999 people the park is situated in the heart of the town and offers a comprehensive range of event locations to suit any size or type of event. 

Holding a corporate meeting in a place of such unique heritage will be sure to inspire fresh outlooks and new ideas, whether you are looking to organise a training course, trader’s conference or just a bit of team building.

Alternatively why not host a birthday bash, personal milestone or good news celebration with a difference, surrounded by an oasis of natural beauty.

We will provide all the resources and information necessary to ensure that your event is successful.

Lower Castle Park

The “Pageant Ground” provides a great setting for bigger public events in Colchester.

Comprising open flat ground, surrounded by mature trees, and bordered by the river Colne to the North, this site has formed the picturesque focus for a wide variety of premiere events.

The entire site is surrounded by existing iron railings reducing the need for security fencing at commercial events. The 6 access gates allow a flexible range of entry and exit points to suit your requirements.

  • 12,000 m2 flat grass area
  • Toilet block
  • Electric outlets
  • Water points
  • Boating lake
  • Capacity 14,999

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Castle Bailey

A dramatic setting situated to the rear and side of the Norman keep.

  • Easy access from the Town Centre
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
  • Capacity 1,500


A beautifully preserved and restored Victorian bandstand in the very centre of Castle Park.

  • Nearby toilet block
  • Close to the park café
  • Great acoustics
  • Internal lighting
  • Electric outlet
  • Capacity 1,000

Bowls Greens

Situated within Lower Park these two disused bowls greens provide a secluded setting for smaller events.

  • Fenced off from public areas
  • 30m x 30m flat grass area
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
  • Pavilion building with toilets
  • Capacity 500

Hollytrees Lawn

A prominent position adjacent to Hollytrees House Museum.

  • 20m x 50m flat grass area
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
  • Capacity 500

Hollytrees Meadow

A large open grass field next to our popular children’s playgrounds.

  • 7,000 m2 grass area
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
  • Capacity 3,000