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Colchester Events supports the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency and net zero emissions target by 2030, and the need for us all to reduce the environmental impact of our lifestyles. One way we can do this is by travelling by walking, cycling or using public transport, rather than cars where possible. Please see the information about travelling to our event locations by walking, cycling and using public transport. Information is also listed about parking where this is necessary.

    Charter Hall

    Charter Hall is a short walk from the town centre through Castle Park, with great local bus links and within walking distance of Colchester North and Colchester Town Station.

    Cycling

    There are plenty of bike stands outside the main Leisure World entrance. You can download the Colchester Cycle Map from the Cycle Colchester website, or use one of our suggested routes on this map



    Buses

    Colchester Town Centre is well served by most buses including the Park & Ride, stopping within a 15 minute walk of Charter Hall through Castle Park and the Dutch Quarter.

    First Colchester Bus Route Map
    Park & Ride Route Map
    Park & Ride timetable

    Parking

    There are 400 parking spaces, including accessible parking spaces, available at Charter Hall.

    Colchester Leisure World operates a pay and display car park and all vehicles are required to pay for parking.

    Save time on the day and pre pay for parking when purchasing tickets through our website.

    If you miss obtaining a car parking ticket at the time of purchase, you can also use MiPermit, Location number 737941, Leisure World Car Park.

    If parking on site, please arrive at the ‘Doors’ time to secure a parking space, we cannot guarantee a parking space as this car park is a shared location with other businesses.

Colchester Town Hall

The Town Hall is located on High Street in the town centre, with great local bus links and within walking distance of Colchester North and Colchester Town Station.

Cycling

There are plenty of bike stands in the town centre, with some a short walk away on High Street. You can download the Colchester Cycle Map from the Cycle Colchester website, or use one of our suggested routes on this map



Buses

The 88, S2 and Park & Ride buses stop outside Colchester Town Hall. The Town Centre is well served by most buses, stopping within a 5 minute walk of the Town Hall.

The Park & Ride is at Junction 28 of the A12, and is a quick 15 minute bus journey to the town centre.

88 timetable

S2 timetable

Park & Ride timetable

First Colchester Bus Route Map

Park & Ride Route Map

Parking

Parking is available at St Marys Car Park, CO3 3AA. Disabled parking available upon request

Old Heath Recreation Ground

Old Heath Recreation Ground is located just outside the town centre in New Town, with great local bus links and within walking distance of Colchester Town Station.

Cycling

There are a few cycle stands located outside the GO4 Café on the south-east corner of the Recreation Ground. You can download the Colchester Cycle Map from the Cycle Colchester website, or use one of our suggested routes on this map



Buses

The S1 and S9 buses stop directly outside Old Heath Recreation Ground on Old Heath Road.

S1 Timetable

S9 Timetable

First Colchester Bus Route Map

Parking

Exit the A12 at Junction 29 and follow signs for Colchester. Continue along Ipswich Road to the Waitrose roundabouts and then turn left onto A133 St Andrew’s Avenue. Join the A134 at Greenstead roundabout and follow this to Hythe Hill where Port Lane will be on your left.

The entrance and parking is 400m on your right. To accommodate the school runs, to avoid congestion closer to the school and to encourage some walking to school there is 1 hour FREE parking between 08.00 & 09.30. Payment by pay and display machine only.