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Sunday, 31 March 2019

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

HM Forces Railcard - Discount Travel On Rail Fares

The HM Forces Railcard costs £21 and it'll save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year.
You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces or Volunteer Reserves or a spouse/civil partner of a member, for more details
 please CLICK HERE

Amicus Trust: Supporting Homeless Veterans

If you are veteran of the UK armed forces and are homeless or at risk of homelessness, Amicus Trust is here to support you.
In May 2014, Amicus Trust launched a veteran supported housing project housing 3 homeless veterans in Bedford – since then Amicus has opened a further 11 houses in Bedford, Corby, Wellingborough, Northampton, Leicester, Aylesbury, Flitwick and Leighton Buzzard and now has over 50 rooms dedicated to veterans. 

The houses provide a homely environment with individual bedrooms and communal bathrooms and living areas, bringing together veterans has given individuals a chance to share experiences and common bonds as they start to overcome issues and re-build their life. 

Veterans who do not wish to be housed with other veterans can still access accommodation on another project. 

For further information CLICK HERE 

Military Housing Is Now Available to Service Leavers for a Year After Leaving Service

In an extension to the current rules, leaving personnel will be able to stay in military accommodation for up to 12 months.

Veterans with concerns around housing are encouraged to seek support from the MOD’s Veterans UK agency helpline and the Veterans Welfare Service.

For further information 

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

What's On Half Term Week

Mon-Thur- Colchester Kids Club at Colchester Odeon, this week’s screening is “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” at 10am.

Mon-Fri- Half Term Fun at Leisure World, various times & fee payable.

Wed- Half Term Diesel Days at East Anglian Railway Museum 10am-4.30pm, fee payable.

Thur- Medieval Archery Colchester Castle, booking required & fee payable.

Fri- Creature Encounters at Colchester Natural History Museum, midday, 1.15pm & 2.30pm, free but booking required.

February Offers at Colchester Zoo

Half Term Fun at Colchester Museums

Borough News

Hit the bullseye with half term fun at Colchester Museums

Head to Colchester Castle during February half term, to enjoy fun-packed archery sessions. Let the children travel back in time and work off their excess energy with a bow and arrow! 
Sessions take place at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm on Thursday 21 February. Book early booking to avoid disappointment by calling 01206 282941. 
For those who prefer arts and crafts Hollytrees have a card making craft session on the 19 February and the Natural History Museum will be hosting an animal encounter experience on Friday 22 February.  
For further details on all these events please visit www.cimuseums.org.uk/activities.

Half Term at Firstsite

Colchester Museums News

Museums Extra

It’s the start of another busy year for Colchester Museums. Across all three of the town’s Museums we have lots planned for the whole family! With an exciting programme remember to book early as spaces are limited!

Call us on 01206 282941 to book your space and visit www.cimuseums.org.uk/activities for more information.

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Can you hit the target this half term? Join us at Colchester Castle for fun and exciting archery sessions on Thursday 21 February for ages 7+. This is already proving a popular activity so ensure you book soon to avoid disappointment. With three sessions running at 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30 don’t miss out! Call 01206 282941 to book! £5 (after Caste admission)

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The Natural History Museum will be playing host to a variety of extraordinary animals on Friday 22 February. Get up close and meet a variety of mammals, birds and reptiles at this family friendly event! £5 per person, aged 2 and under free of charge. Call 01206 282941 to book.

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For 2019 Colchester Castle will be opening its doors early on the first Sunday of every month from 10am-12pm. The first session will be on Sunday 3 February 2019. During the sessions sensory stimulation will be minimised across the Museum’s galleries and all audio-visuals will be turned off to create a calming atmosphere for visitors.
These relaxed sessions are especially suitable for visitors with autism or other special needs. Visitors, along with their families and carers, will be able to stay later than 12pm if they wish, but at this point the audio-visuals will be re-started and other visitors admitted. No need to book, just drop in on the day.
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