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Half term treats at Colchester Castle

PUBLISHED: 4 October 2022

Schools out for half term and Colchester Castle has got plenty of treats in store when you visit between the 22-30 October.

Some people believe Colchester Castle is haunted, but what do you think? With more than 2000 years of history to explore, who knows?! Whatever you believe, we can guarantee our visitors plenty of fun and laughter, whatever their age!

Follow our fun witches trail, enjoy an amazing evening of spooktacular Halloween fun, a sleepover like no other or simply get messy with our creepy crafts and games on a trip.

Whilst vising, make sure you explore our new temporary exhibition on display until the 6 January 2023, Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft + Magic. Curated in collaboration with the world-famous Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, step back in time to the 1500 and 1600’s and enjoy fascinating displays and talks and tours, explaining what life would have been like at that time, and how witchcraft and magic were viewed in society.

Councillor Pam Cox, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Heritage, said: Half term is a great moment to visit to the Castle. You can discover the darker side of the Castle’s history and take in its fascinating new exhibition, which tells the story of those accused and persecuted for witchcraft.

“The exhibition although sensitive in nature, has been developed for a family audience.”

Page last reviewed: 4 October 2022


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