Win a private party at Colchester Castle courtesy of Castle Pass

PUBLISHED: 8 November 2023

Colchester Castle, the city's most iconic historical landmark, known for its rich heritage and enchanting ambiance, is offering an exclusive opportunity for residents to win a breathtaking private party experience just in time for Christmas!

One lucky winner plus nine guests will have the chance to embark on a Christmas treat: exploring Colchester’s iconic Castle after dark. The grand prize offers the fortunate winner and their guests an intimate tour of Colchester Castle’s secret spaces and hidden corners, not usually accessible to the public. You’ll even be able to head up to the Castle roof and enjoy panoramic views of the city whilst enjoying some hot chocolate! Guests will then be treated to a glass, or two, of bubbles and festive nibbles!

It’s the perfect start to the holiday season.

This exclusive prize is to celebrate the Colchester Castle Pass, where residents can pay just once to visit the Castle and benefit from unlimited access.

For one entrance fee – £12.50 for adults; £6.95 for children; £7.95 for students and concessions, and family entry from just £27.50 – Colchester residents receive unlimited free access over a year.

The Castle Pass is already used by many families during school holidays and provides good value for money and quality family time. With a packed programme of children’s events happening throughout the year, the Castle Pass is a cost-effective way to keep the younger members of the family entertained and engaged.

There has never been a better time to snap up a pass, with the captivating new exhibition Gladiators: A Day at the Roman Games on display until January 2024 and with many new and exciting exhibits planned for 2024.

Councillor Cllr Michelle Burrows, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Heritage, said: “This exclusive opportunity allows us to share the magic and wonder of the castle with our local community. We hope the winner and their guests will create lasting memories and experience the joy of the season within the Castle walls.

With the cost-of-living crisis still going strong, the Castle Pass offers a wonderful option for local families unlocking a door to the past that can engage and captivate future generations. With so much to discover you can return time and time again and create wonderful memories.”

Residents of Colchester can enter the competition by visiting and following the simple instructions. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted privately.

Don't miss out on this incredible chance to explore Colchester Castle, enjoy the company of loved ones, and kick off your festive celebrations in style. Enter the competition today and let the Castle create a warm glow over your festive celebrations.

The competition closes 22 November 2024. T&C’s apply. Enter here:

Page last reviewed: 8 November 2023


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