Public Toilets

Location of public toilets in the Town Centre and around the borough.


  • Where to find public toilets
  • When the toilets are open
  • If the toilets have disabled facilities

Listed below are all the public toilets that are managed by Colchester Borough Council.

Disabled toilets are fitted with Radar locks. Radar keys, which give access to the disabled toilets can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre.

All toilets are cleaned daily. If you find any problems, please report them by emailing or call 01206 282700.

The toilets at Lion Walk are managed by Lion Walk Shopping Centre. Their contact number is 01206 564957, option 1.

Location Opening Times Disabled

Castle Park, behind Hollytrees Museum

Open daily from 9am & shuts 45 minutes before the park closes Yes

Castle Park, by the Boating Lake

Open daily from 9am & shuts 15 minutes before park closes Yes

Castle Park, by the Cafe

Open daily from 9am & shuts 45 minutes before park closes


St Mary's Car Park, Balkerne Hill

Opened daily between 8am and 6pm Yes
Bus Station, Osborne Street

Open Mon-Sat between 8am and 5pm

Open Sunday 8am and 4pm


Colchester Cemetery, Mersea Road

Yes Yes
Highwoods Country Park

Open daily
between 8am and 4.30pm

Yes (opened daily
between 8am and 4.30pm - not opened by RADAR key


Driftway Playing Fields

Monday - Sunday: 8am - 5pm Yes

High Street Car Park

24/7 Yes