Castle Park

Located in the town centre, the historic Castle Park is a superb outdoor space where thousands can gather to enjoy a host of events throughout the summer months. From Tom Jones and Craig David to the Colchester Food and Drink Festival and Oktoberfest, visitors come from far and wide to enjoy world class entertainment. In 2021 we look forward to welcoming Olly Murs on his homecoming tour and hosting the awesome Smoke and Fire Festival for the first time.
  • Good transport links
  • Close to Colchester town centre
  • Grade 1 listed venue
  • Purpose designed event access
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Events at Castle Park

Hospital Radio Fun Day
27th May 2024
Castle Park
Roman and Medieval Festival
1st - 2nd June 2024
Castle Park
Castle Park Theatre – Macbeth
5th June - 6th July 2024
Castle Park
Gretal & Hansels Camping Adventure
9th June 2024
Castle Park
Pipes in the Park
16th - 16th June 2024
Castle Park
FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2024
29th - 30th June 2024
Castle Park
Race For Life 2024
7th - 7th July 2024
Castle Park
The Ibiza Orchestra
12th - 12th July 2024
Castle Park
Sausage and Cider Festival 2024
13th - 13th July 2024
Castle Park
Colourscape
20th - 21st July 2024
Castle Park
80s Calling – The Human League
3rd August 2024
Castle Park
Friday Night At The Proms
13th - 13th September 2024
Castle Park
Anti Loo Roll Festival 2024
14th - 14th September 2024
Castle Park
Free Family Fun Festival
21st - 21st September 2024
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Essex Classic Car Show 2024
22nd - 22nd September 2024
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Oktoberfest Colchester 2024
4th - 5th October 2024
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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.

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

By Bike

There are plenty of bike stands at most entrances to Castle Park as well as in the town centre. You can download the Colchester Cycle Map from the Cycle Colchester website, or use one of our suggested routes on this map

By Bus

The 2, 2A, 87 and S10 buses all stop at The George (High Street), a 5 minute walk from Castle Park. Colchester Town Centre is well served by most buses, stopping within a 10 minute walk of Castle Park.

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

2 Timetable (Daytimes only)

2A Timetable (Evenings only)

S10 Timetable

Park & Ride timetable

First Colchester Bus Route Map

Park & Ride Route Map

Parking Information

The closest car parks are located at Priory Street (Colchester City Council) and Leisure World (Parking at Leisure World Colchester | Colchester Leisure World) Where you can access the Park via the north entrance. Further parking is available through the council’s town centre car parks (Parking and travel · Colchester City Council).