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Book park and countryside family activities

Delve into our treasure trove of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons.

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Our annual outdoor events programme is packed with fun, educational activities for families and children.

Explore our countryside sites with the rangers and take part in den building, pond dipping, evening bat spotting and more. You can also find self-led family trails during the school holidays.

There’s plenty of space for the little ones to stretch their legs in the beautiful surroundings of Colchester's natural habitats.

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Park and countryside family and children’s activities 2021


October


Halloween self-guided trails - High Woods Country Park
23 October - 31 October 2021, 11am - 3pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
£1 per trail sheet. No need to book.

Bewitching Brooms Children's Event
26 October 2021, 10.30am - 12.30pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
Come for an autumnal walk in the woods then make your own witches or wizards broom from natural materials. Suitable for ages 5+.
Adults: Free
Children: £5.50

Seed Gathering Wednesday - Wivenhoe Woods, Rosabelle Avenue Car Park
27 October 2021, drop-in session from 10.30am -12.30pm
Free Family Activity. No need to book.

Fungi Foray Wivenhoe Woods
31 October 2021, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Wivenhoe Woods, Rosabelle Avenue Car Park
Join fungi expert Sarah Manning on this stroll around the woods discovering the fascinating mushrooms and toadstools that grow there.
Adults: £5.50
Children: £4


November

 

Guy Fawkes Bonfire Children’s Event
06 November 2021, 10.30am - 12.30pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
Join us in the woods for a morning of fun, making guys by the bonfire. This event takes place outdoors. Suitable for ages 4+.
Adults: Free
Children: £5.50

Fantastic Fungi – Chanterelle car park at High Woods Country Park
13 November 2021, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Meet at Chanterelle car park, off Eastwood Drive
Join fungi expert Sarah Manning on this stroll around the woods discovering the fascinating mushrooms and toadstools that grow there.
Adults: £5.50
Children: £4


December

 

Christmas self-guided trails - High Woods Country Park
18 and 19 December 2021, 11am - 3pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
£1 per trail sheet
Family Activity. No need to book

Woodland Wreath Making Children’s Event
21 December 2021, 10.30am to 12.30pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
Join us in the woods for a morning of fun, making winter wreaths from natural material out in the woodland. This event takes place outdoors. Suitable for ages 4+.
Adults: Free
Children: £5.50

New Year's day walk - High Woods Country Park 
January 2021, 11am - 1pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
£5.50 per person
Family Activity. No need to book.

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