Once again this year there will be a family event in Castle Park on the day of the carnival. The park event will open from 11am until the procession, and then the procession will continue into the park once it reaches the castle.
Arena and main stage entertainment
Refreshments including bar
Stalls including jewellery, cupcakes and lots more
Face painting, hair dressing, personal trainers, Essex Cricket Club, zorbing, bungee trampolines, rodeo bulls, apple bobbing, the Army with paint ball target range, Colchester United ‘beat the goalie’ challenge
Children’s area with face painters, magicians, activity tent (art and craft tables, sensory tables, storytelling, music and movement), kids karting, bouncy castles and a bug zoo from Colchester Zoo.
Music, dance, choirs and reggae
Tent of World Dreams – including Grand Union Orchestra, Nepalese, Indian and World music all day.
The programme for the stage, bandstand and arena can be viewed here.