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Castle Park, Colchester

Colchester Castle Park is a large park located in central Colchester. As the name suggests, the park is also home to Colchester Castle. Entry to Castle Park is free.

Colchester Castle Park Play Area is being REFURBISHED! Read More about the plans HERE

Colchester Castle Park has so many fantastic facilities - a great playground, cafes, a traditional bandstand, boating lake and gardens. There are also attractions including crazy golf, museums and of course Colchester Castle.

Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle

Where is Colchester Castle Park?

📍 Colchester Castle Park High Street



🅿️ Parking - Where to park for Colchester Castle Park

Various Paid Car Parking around Colchester City Centre. Nearest car parks - Nunns Road, Priory Street and Osborne Street. Charges apply

Colchester Castle Park Playground
Castle Park Sandpit

Playground at Colchester Castle Park

There are several play areas at Castle Park. There is an enclosed sandpit play area contains wooden ship themed play equipment. There are sand diggers, climbing frames, slides, balance equipment, seesaw and a wobble board. There is seating around the sandpit.

There is another playground next to the sand area. The play area is open. There are two ziplines, a large castle themed climbing frame with slides and lots of rope climbs and a separate spiral slide.

Spriral Slide at Colchester Castle Park
Spriral Slide at Colchester Castle Park

There are several different types of swings catering for babies to teenagers. There is also some toddler playground equipment including a smaller climbing frame with slides, roundabout, balancing equipment, ride on jeep and trampoline.

Ride on tractor at Colchester Castle Park Playground
Ride on tractor at Colchester Castle Park Playground

The play areas are overlooked by lots of picnic tables, benches and a large grass area.

🎟 🏰 Visit Colchester Castle

Castle Entry

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, last entry 4.30pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm, last entry 4.30pm

Adult  £12.75

Child (aged 4-16) £7.50 Student £8,50

Additional costs for guided tours

Booking not required

Regular events held throughout the year!

Putt in the Park Minigolf at Colchester Castle Park

Trails at Colchester Castle Park

Several trail maps can be downloaded from the Colchester Council Website.

Where to eat and drink at Colchester Castle Park

Cafe in the park - close to sandpit

There is a licenced bar and cafe at Putt in the Park

Are there toilets at Colchester Castle Park

Toilets including accessible and baby change close to playgrounds

Colchester Castle Park
Colchester Castle Park Gardens

Other playgrounds close to Colchester Castle Park?

Check out the Parks of Essex Directory - A-Z of over 100 Essex parks  


🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ✅

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ❌

🚻 Toilets ✅

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ✅

30 minutes - 1 hour

Last Updated June 2024


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