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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe. 

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

Activities for kids

With access to the outside limited by stay at home guidelines, we thought we’d bring our parks and museums to you through our new initiatives #ParkAtHome and #MuseumsFromHome. 

Our dedicated teams have devised some fun activities to help keep kids entertained at home and educated to boot. Take a look, give them a go and share your results with us on social media.

Parks at Home activities

Our friendly park and countryside teams, who are usually busy running activities for everyone, have devised some fun activities that you can try at home. They've kept them as simple as possible so anyone can give them a go. 

Photo maps and shape activities

Get potty planting activities

Make your own bird feeder and bird house

Make your own binoculars and sound map

Nature's rainbows

Colchester Woodland Project activities

Magnificent trees

Marvellous minibeasts

Mighty minibeasts

Museums from Home activities 

The teams at Colchester + Ipswich Museums have started an online library of activities, inspired by collections about art, nature, archaeology and local history. 

Activity library 

Essex Youth Service activities for young people with additional needs

Online Activities for young people aged 13-19 years, or up to 25 with additional needs (some activities for younger people where stated). Each session will last approximately 30 minutes. You can apply for any session, however, for those with a star you will need to email in to enquire about joining this group as there may be criteria for your attendance – we look forward to hearing from you.

View this week's timetable and book a place


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Page last reviewed: 3 April 2020