Colchester Venues 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.

Colchester Town Hall

The Town Hall is located on High Street in the town centre, with great local bus links and within walking distance of Colchester North and Colchester Town Station.

Cycling

There are plenty of bike stands in the town centre, with some a short walk away on High Street. You can download the Colchester Cycle Map from the Cycle Colchester website, or use one of our suggested routes on this map

Buses

The 88, S2 and Park & Ride buses stop outside Colchester Town Hall. The Town Centre is well served by most buses, stopping within a 5 minute walk of the Town Hall.

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

88 timetable

S2 timetable

Park & Ride timetable

First Colchester Bus Route Map

Park & Ride Route Map

Parking

Parking is available at St Marys Car Park, CO3 3AA. Disabled parking available upon request

Charter Hall

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

Cycling

There are plenty of bike stands outside the main Leisure World entrance. You can download the Colchester Cycle Map from the Cycle Colchester website, or use one of our suggested routes on this map

Buses

Colchester Town Centre is well served by most buses including the Park & Ride, stopping within a 15 minute walk of Charter Hall through Castle Park and the Dutch Quarter.

First Colchester Bus Route Map
Park & Ride Route Map
Park & Ride timetable

Parking

There are 400 parking spaces, including accessible parking spaces, available at Charter Hall.

Colchester Leisure world operates a pay and display car park and all vehicles are required to pay for parking.

You can also use MiPermit, Location number 737941, Leisure World Car Park.

We cannot guarantee a parking space as this car park is a shared location with other businesses.

Colchester Castle & Castle Park

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.

Cycling

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

Buses

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

The closest car parks are located at Priory Street (Colchester Borough 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 Borough Council).

Old Heath Recreation Ground

Old Heath Recreation Ground is located just outside the town centre in New Town, with great local bus links and within walking distance of Colchester Town Station.

Cycling

There are a few cycle stands located outside the GO4 Café on the south-east corner of the Recreation Ground. You can download the Colchester Cycle Map from the Cycle Colchester website, or use one of our suggested routes on this map

Buses

The S1 and S9 buses stop directly outside Old Heath Recreation Ground on Old Heath Road.

S1 Timetable

S9 Timetable

First Colchester Bus Route Map

Parking

Exit the A12 at Junction 29 and follow signs for Colchester. Continue along Ipswich Road to the Waitrose roundabouts and then turn left onto A133 St Andrew’s Avenue. Join the A134 at Greenstead roundabout and follow this to Hythe Hill where Port Lane will be on your left.

The entrance and parking is 400m on your right. To accommodate the school runs, to avoid congestion closer to the school and to encourage some walking to school there is 1 hour FREE parking between 08.00 & 09.30. Payment by pay and display machine only.