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Children's Activity Event, from 16 Dec 2017


Castle Snow

Castle Snow


Colchester Museums


Castle Park,


When: 16th December 2017 - 23rd December 2017
Venue: Colchester Castle
Address: Castle Park, High St, Colchester CO1 1UG, UK
Cost: See below for details - booking essential!
Suitable for: Families
What to expect: Events, Special
The Castle's ancient Lucas Vaults will once again be transformed into a magical grotto, where families can visit Santa, take in the decorated surroundings and receive a gift from the man himself.
There are a number of special packages available to make the most of this Christmas experience. You can make great savings by combining your trip to Santa with Castle admission, plus get a copy of the fun-filled children's Christmas trail included. Alternatively, you can choose simply just to come and meet Santa and receive a gift.
The Super Santa Saver gives the biggest savings, with admission to the Castle's award winning Museum for all the family***. The Children in the party will all get the chance to meet Santa and receive a gift, plus try out the Children's Christmas trail. All this, plus a copy of the glossy Colchester Castle Guide Book for only £30.
Exhibition and special event opening times can be found at the Museum's visit information page.
Bookable sessions are from 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th December and Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd December.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017
Thu 21 - Sat 23 Dec 2017


Meet Santa
£5.00 per child*
Meet Santa in his Castle Grotto
Receive a gift
Children's Christmas Special
£8.50 per child **
Meet Santa in his Castle Grotto
Receive a gift
Colchester Castle admission
Children's Christmas Trail
Super Santa Saver
£30 (per group of 4)
Colchester Castle admission for 2 adults and 2 children ***
Children meet Santa and receive a gift
Colchester Castle Guide book
Children's Christmas Trail
Spaces are limited, so please book now to avoid disappointment. To book please call 01206 282949.
* does not include admission to the museum
** when accompanied by a full paying adult
***or 1 adult and 3 children



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Map reference: TL 998253  Lat: 51.89066 Long: 0.90319

Situated in the Town Centre in the Grounds of the Magnificent Castle Park.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Colchester Town station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome