3 Things To See And Do In Colchester This July

Published by Harj Grewal

Looking for something to do in Colchester during your visit to the Rose & Crown hotel? No problem. We’ve picked out three fantastic things happening locally during July.

Summer Screen, Colchester Castle Park

Back for its 4th year, Summer Screen at Colchester Castle Park offers the opportunity to sit in a pop-up outdoor cinema and watch some of the year’s biggest and best film releases. As well as all the live action from Wimbledon too.

This year’s line up includes Beauty & The Beast, The Greatest Showman and Star Wars – The Last Jedi. All of which are rated PG or 12A. So it’s a great chance to get the whole family together, and sit alfresco, watching a feel-good film. Plus you can even bring your own picnic to enjoy during the event too. Summer Screen runs at Castle Park from Friday 6th July-Sunday 8th with Wimbledon coverage throughout the duration of the tournament until the final on July 15th.



Summer Steam Gala, Castle Earn

Celebrating 50 years of steam engine action at East Anglian Railway, this museum (near Colchester in Chappel) is opening its doors on Saturday 8th July. In a one-day festival that will see all of the museum’s historic steam engines in use on the day.

Summer Steam Gala offers railway enthusiasts, as well as kids and adults, the opportunity to ride on some of Britain’s longest surviving trains. With the oldest coaches in the fleet dating back to the 19th century. The restoration shed will also be opening its doors on the day to allow visitors a rare glimpse of how these gigantic machines are kept in working order.



National Open Garden Scheme: Feeringbury Manor

On select dates throughout July Feeringbury Manor’s 10-acre garden will be open to the public, in collaboration with the National Open Garden Scheme. Allowing a rare glimpse into the beauty of this usually inaccessible green space.

Among its many attractions, Feeringbury Manor’s garden features wonderful sculptures by artist Ben Coode-Adams together with a spectrum of colourful and varied plants, and two ponds. All of which come into their own during the summer season when the garden is alive with colour and foliage. Making Feeringbury’s rare July openings a must-visit for outdoor lovers, and garden enthusiasts alike.


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