Come and meet a real Colchester Archaeological Trust archaeologist at the
Roman Circus Centre in Colchester and take part in a variety of free activities throughout the summer holidays. For more information
FREE creative workshops for 8-16 year olds at
Jaywick Martello Tower. Themed around animation and photography the workshops must be pre-booked. For more information see the flier below.
History, art, design, performing arts, music or literature. The
Colchester Cultural Trail 2017 has something for all children. See the flier below to find out how you can earn stamps at some of Colchester's most popular Learning Destinations.
For a variety of low cost/no cost ways to carry on collecting stamps during the long summer holidays try some of the activities on our
Summer 2017 Challenge below. We love to see what you've been up to so do send us some pictures!
Children living in or visiting
Sudbury can follow the
Talbot Trail and earn 1.5 hours for their Passport. The trail highlights some of the fascinating history of Sudbury and can be downloaded from the bottom of this page or you can pick up a printed copy from the Tourist Information Office in the town's library for 50p. Staff there would be happy to stamp your Passport on completion of the trail. Also available from the Tourist Information Office is the Sudbury Heritage Centre Young Visitor's Activities sheet which takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
Activities, which take place at Colchester Castle Park and Highwoods Country Park include:
Bees and their homes
Bushcraft for beginners
Summer Insects and Butterflies
The adventure programme is a fun way to create a snapshot of the variety of life that can be found in our area whilst giving the opportunity to contribute in a real scientific survey. If you take advantage of the summer programme of events and discover more about plants, bugs, history and the solar system you'll be rewarded with a special pin to commemorate the Castle Park's 125th Anniversary (attendance at 6 of the activities offered) as well as credits in the Passport to Learning (1 hour for each activity attended).
You can pick up a Summer Education Passport at the Visitor Centre in Colchester (Hollytrees Museum) Open Monday to Saturday or get one directly from us (£1 admin/postal fee applies)