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The summer holidays can be an expensive time of year for families but not everything has to break the bank or costs lots of money. Across Colchester there are a plethora of amazing activities and days out that don't cost a single penny! The hardest thing is actually finding them, and this is where Visit Colchester are here to help.
For the duration of the summer holidays Visit Colchester will be collating the very best things to see and do across the whole of Colchester and listing them all on one easy to find page on their website.
Simply head to www.visitcolchester.com/colchesterforfree to immerse yourself in a world of free things to see and do. From attractions such as the magnificent and glittering Firstsite and Colchester's eye opening Natural History Museum to free music festivals and concerts.
As the school holidays are now upon us there will be plenty of ideas to entertain the smaller members of the family this summer.
With plenty of fun packed hands on activities, walks, play areas, beach fun and crabbing there is enough to help inspire and wear out the most boisterous and energetic of children this summer! Whether a local or visitor, adult or child Visit Colchester will have everyone out and about this summer experiencing wonderful things, for FREE of course!
Cllr Tim Young, Portfolio Holder for Business and Culture and Deputy Leader of Colchester Borough Council said: "Colchester For Free is a fantastic resource that we'd like to encourage as many people as possible to access this summer.
“Whether you prefer to dial down the pace a little by packing a picnic and listening to a concert on the Victorian bandstand in Castle Park or even taking a health walk around Highwoods Country park or are a super busy parent rushing around after the children Visit Colchester can help.
“Ensure you don't miss out on any last-minute opportunities by following @VisitColchester on social media and remember to share and recommend your ideas using the hashtag #ColchesterForFree. Who doesn't love something for free?!"
#ColchesterForFree also 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 www.livewellcampaign.co.uk