Visit Santa at Colchester Castle this December

PUBLISHED: 9 November 2020

Date issued: 9 November 2020

Visiting Santa is a Christmas tradition for many families and marks the start of the festive season. This year we are delighted to announce that Santa will once again be visiting Colchester Castle and we hear that he’s looking forward to spreading plenty of Christmas cheer!  

Families can visit Santa on selected dates throughout December for just £6.95 per child which will include a Christmas gift. 

Timed booking slots will be in operation and can be booked by calling the Castle on 01206 282949. Bookings must be made in family groups up to a maximum of 6 people.  

Additional safety measures have been put in place but rest assured visiting Santa at Colchester Castle this year will be filled with plenty of safe yuletide fun and festive cheer! 

Councillor Julie Young, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Performance and Deputy Leader of the Council said: “Christmas is a magical time of year and the Castle at Christmas is a truly enchanting place. Santa and the friendly team cannot wait to spread plenty of festive cheer but hurry as places are limited and are likely to sell out fast!” 

Visit Santa on the following days in December: 
Wed 9th 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Thu 10th 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Fri 11th 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Sat 12th - all day slots 
Sun 13th - all day slots 
Wed 16th 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Thu 17th 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Fri 18th 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Sat 19th - all day slots 
Sun 20th - all day slots 
Mon 21st - all day slots 
Tue 22nd - all day slots 
Wed 23rd - all day slots 
Booking lines will be open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sunday – 11am-4pm. 

If Colchester Castle has to remain closed and the Visit Santa event is cancelled, we will contact anyone who has a confirmed booking to arrange a refund if no suitable alternative can be arranged. 


Page last reviewed: 9 November 2020


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