The largest city in Essex, Colchester is a historic town with an estimated 180,000 residents. It continues to see major growths in population and has been named as one of the UK’s fastest growing cities. Settlement of Colchester is noted as early as 79 AD.
The Colchester Zoo is one activity that is fun for families. It is a large zoo on the outskirts of town, featuring many animals and other fun activities. There is also a great gift shop full of souvenirs to take away as a constant reminder of the great day out you had with all the family. Or why not help out long term and adopt an animal. There is a wide choice of adoption options, from a simple gift for a loved one, to a larger two year premium adoption. Help with the upkeep of your chosen animal and visit whenever you like.
Colchester Castle Museum is Europe’s largest Norman Keep. This museum features Colchester Castle itself and a wide variety of artefacts and exhibits to keep you fascinated for hours. The museum also focuses on the Roman era of the city. Hollytrees Museum is nearby, and is a museum of special interest as it features children’s exhibits. Numerous art galleries and theatres are also home in Colchester. Mercury Theatre is one such example.
Take a trip to the seaside as there are several good beaches and popular seaside towns near to Colchester. The kids will love playing in the sand and making sand castles, while the parents can relax and watch them play. One of the best parts of choosing a day out at the beach is that it need not cost a lot of money. Pack a picnic lunch to save a little extra and add to the adventure of being in the great outdoors.
The Beth Chatto Gardens are also really worth a visit. There is an entrance fee but once inside you will be amazed how this former overgrown wasteland has been transformed into beautiful garden areas. This is also a tea room serving refreshments and snacks, and is a great place to relax after taking a stroll around the beautiful gardens areas.
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