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Wild about Colchester

Welcome to Wild about Colchester – an initiative from Colchester Borough Council's Parks team, Museums team and Countryside team.  

These activities will help both adults and children explore the wildlife of Colchester. Some of the activities can be done at home, other activities require you to visit a park or museum.

All activities can be done as small groups or individually.

Wild spring activities

Spring Big 5 Safari Sheet 1 (PDF, 1.28MB)
Spring Big 5 Safari Sheet 2 (PDF, 1.23MB)
Spring Big 5 Safari Sheet 3 (PDF, 1.52MB)
Spring Big 5 Safari Sheet 4 (PDF, 1.32MB)

Wild Trails of Colchester

  • Bourne Valley Audio Tours app - Take a walk on the wild side and travel through time. The Bourne Valley audio trail brings to life three characters from history. Firstly, you'll be greeted by Emma Legerton, the Miller's daughter. Then you'll discover plants with medieval botanist John Gerrard. And finally, you'll hear from Brother Jerome from St John's Abbey. Download the app for free on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  • Highwoods Wildlife Trail app - This is an interactive trail for all the family. Enjoy the 1-mile nature trail and have fun completing the accompanying wildlife quiz. Along the route find 10 marker points and scan the QR codes you find there to access information about the wildlife of the park. Download the app for free on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  • Castle Park Tree Trail - Take a tour of Castle Park's most interesting and notable trees. Download the trail (PDF)

Page last reviewed: 27 July 2020

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