Countryside and Park autumn events

PUBLISHED: 25 August 2021

High Woods Country Park has launched its exciting programme for autumn and winter activities for 2021.   
The programme, run by Colchester Borough Council, includes a series of Ranger led family and children’s activities including fishing for beginners, bewitching brooms, Guy Fawkes bonfire and woodland wreath making. 
There’s plenty for all ages with fungi foraging and seed gathering activities at High Woods Country Park and Wivenhoe Woods, alongside family self-led trails for Halloween and Christmas, and the Park’s traditional New Year’s Day walk. 
Cllr Beverley Oxford, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “This year’s events programme is proving very popular, and these new autumn and winter activities offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy and explore our sites as we move through the seasons.” 
The safety of visitors to the park is essential, so all activities will operate within Covid guidelines, ensuring they are safe and secure for all to enjoy.  
You can also explore High Woods Country Park with the council’s free Nature Trail app (available on Google Play), download our map of the park, our Wildlife Map or join on of our free Wellness Walks.  
For more information on the full Countryside and High Woods Country Park activities programme and to book, visit   
High Woods Country Park activity programme supports the aims of Livewell Colchester, a campaign which helps to support residents to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. To find out more about the Livewell campaign in Essex, please visit

Page last reviewed: 25 August 2021


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