Thanks for joining in the fun this summer when the KIDS took over Colchester city centre!

Parents and their little ones filed into Colchester city centre on Saturday 29th and/or Sunday 30th July to enjoy lots of fun-filled opportunities aimed at 7-12 years old. Each activity was FREE with donations towards the NSPCC gratefully appreciated.

Each venue had a huge variety of activities on offer at multiple different times throughout the weekend.

About the event

The kids took over Colchester city centre!

In pop up locations across Colchester, youngsters aged from 7-12 enjoyed the unique chance to try their hand at running the city, with countless career ideas to have a go at.

Whether becoming a style guru in Fenwick or learning how the NHS cares for patients, children were able to experience job roles for real, all under the expert guidance of the best in the business.

And there was so much to explore too, from the chance to become a professional footballer for a day through to getting to grips with your finances at Metro Bank.

Not only did Colchester’s Kids in the City event give the young people of Colchester the chance to take a hands-on look at a future career, but throughout the weekend activities and donations supported the incredible work of the children’s charity NSPCC, marking Childhood Day.

As well as celebrating the joy of childhood, Kids in the City showcased the live, work and play ethos of Colchester and the opportunities this incredible city offers people of all ages.

Participating outlets

Partnered with some of the biggest names in Colchester city centre

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