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Child-Friendly Places Around Colchester, Essex


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Child-Friendly towns nearby...

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Ipswich, Suffolk

(15.57 miles away)
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and in recent years the waterfront development, with Cafes and Restaurants intermingled among galleries and shops has been a popular development with visitors

Ipswich has a vibrant Arts scene, Christchurch Mansion has an exceptional collection of painting by Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable, At the water...


Thetford, Norfolk

(36.21 miles away)
Thetford is best described as Breckland’s market town, The Town was a coach stopover on the old London to Norwich Coaching Route and as a result has a number of Traditional pubs.

Grimes Graves, the prehistoric flint mines are a short drive away to the north west of Thetford, The mines are regarded as the oldest example of industrial mining in Europ...


Some of our childrenarewelcome articles

Peppa Pig Pancakes - essential for this Tuesday! - by Andy

children at Peppa Pig Pancakes - essential for this Tuesday! - by Andy
No Shrove Tuesday would be complete without being able to make your kids face light up with one of these bad boys...

Written by Andy

Holgate Windmill - by Mother of Dragons

children at Holgate Windmill - by Mother of Dragons
Holgate Windmill is a beautiful and fascinating building preserved through the hard work of a group of volunteers, and for any curious toddler the idea of being allowed to climb about inside what is essentially an enormo...

Written by Mother of Dragons

A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy

children at A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy
Statistically speaking around 50% of us were small boys once. Many of us still act like one. And you know what all small boys love? Dinosaurs dinosaurs dinosaurs....

Written by Andy

How to be the best dad ever - by Andy

family How to be the best dad ever - by Andy
I doubt that many of us could beat this idea of how to keep the kids amused whilst the wife is at work....

Written by Andy

The Sidings - by Mother of Dragons

family The Sidings - by Mother of Dragons
A restaurant in a location which overlooks railway lines, featuring several tables set within disused railway carriages is surely a paradise for any train lover. Welcome to The Sidings Mediterranean Bar and Restaurant in Shipton, just outside York....

Written by Mother of Dragons

Some child-friendly places to stay around Colchester, Essex

Premier Inn - Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside)

(15.69 miles)
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A stone's throw from Ipswich's Waterfront where the new marinas, restaurants and bars are emerging from a historic Victorian Wet Dock. This central hotel is also within walking distance of the Suffolk University ...


Travelodge - Ipswich Beacon Hill

(19.18 miles)
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Situated just 2 miles from Needham Market train station and 7 miles from the non-metropolitan district of Ipswich, the Ipswich Beacon Hill Hotel is an ideal option for those seeking accommodation close to the River Orwel...


Premier Inn - Braintree (A120)

(13.34 miles)
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Conveniently positioned just a short distance from the A120. For shops and local amenities Braintree town centre and Braintree train station are both only 2 miles away. Our Braintree (A120) Premier Inn has everything you...


Some child-friendly days out around Colchester, Essex

Thorington Hall

(6.1 miles)
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Rambling Suffolk farmhouse built around 1600...


Bourne Mill

(1.66 miles)
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Picturesque watermill with working waterwheel...


Melford Hall

(14.77 miles)
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Follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps at this beautiful family home...

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