Every week we have an activities programme.These activities are good fun and a good chance to meet new people and practise your English. They take place in the afternoons and evenings. Sometimes they take place in our centre, sometimes they take place in places of interest in and around Colchester.

Free Activities

Every Monday there is a walking tour of Colchester with a guide.

On other days, there are speaking clubs, games, drama, sport and many other activities which you can join.

In the evenings there may be a barbecue, a disco and sometimes we have an African drumming workshop, live music or a salsa class. We invite students to hold a Cultural Evening where other students can learn more about your country.

Activities organised outside the school

Activities that are not at the school usually cost a small amount of money (£8-£15). There will always be a member of staff at the place of the activity to meet you. Such activities include bowling and trips to the cinema, and visits to Colchester Castle Museum. Student prices are much cheaper so make sure you bring your student ID Card.


  • Bowling £7.00
  • Zoo £10.00
  • Cinema £8-10.00
  • Escape Room £10-13.00
  • Meal at a pub £10-15.00
Sample Activity Programme:

Here is a typical activities programme for CESC.