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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...

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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...

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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 - Harwich

(15.9 miles)
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Local attractions include Harwich ferry port, Constable country and various beaches. For shops and local amenities Harwich town centre is only 1 mile away. Our Harwich Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredi...

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Premier Inn - Braintree (Freeport Village)

(13.38 miles)
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Ideally located within easy reach of the A120, 16 miles to Stansted Airport and just 1 mile from Freeport train station. For shops and local amenities Braintree Town Centre,and Braintree Train Station are both only 2 mil...

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Coopers Beach Holiday Park

(8.23 miles)
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Coopers Beach Holiday Park on the unspoilt Mersea Island in Essex, has stunning views across the Blackwater Estuary and direct access to the beach. Great for families and couples alike, with fun daytime options and a var...

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Some child-friendly days out around Colchester, Essex

Northey Island

(14.71 miles)
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The closest you'll get to true wilderness in Essex...

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Lindsey St James's Chapel

(11.47 miles)
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A pretty thatched 13th century chapel with lancet windows....

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Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood

(18.62 miles)
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Explore Essex's second largest area of common land after Epping Forest, a survivor of a lost way of life...

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