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Welcome! From bumps to teens we have it covered.
This is your one-stop site for everything you need to know about living in Colchester with children.


22nd April 2024 - Happy Earth Day! 

Earth Day is a day to raise awareness about looking after our environment and why it's so important to do so.  

In order to keep our planet clean and safe for years to come we need to significantly reduce the amount of pollution we produce and fight against climate change.  So every year on 22nd April billions of people all over the world take part in different acitvites to make the world a healthier place.  

Here are some fun ways to get involved with Earth Day:

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle! - make recycling fun by creating separate coloured bins for cans, bottles, paper and general waste.  When your children want to throw something away ask them to have a little guess at which bin they think it should go in.
  • Go for a picnic - if the weather's nice why not go for a wildlife spotting picnic? Create your own wildlife watch list or simply see how many different species you spot!
  • Litter picking - make this a fun task by turning it into a competition, if there's a few of you split into teams and see who can collect the most rubbish. 
  • Crafts - turn your rubbish into something new! You could make birdfeeders out of toilet tubes dipped in peanut butter and seeds.



Hi I'm Taela and I run the Mum's guide to Colchester website and social media pages. 

I live in Colchester with my soon to be husband, our 1 year old daughter and our labrador. 

We spend quite a bit of time outdoors usually with our dog and when we're not outdoors we enjoy messy play indoors or trying a local class out.  Ever since I became a mum I've been desperate to find a website that has all things parenthood in one place.  I don't know about you but I am forever googling 'things to do in the rain' or 'baby friendly restaurants' and everytime I'm presented with multiple websites that I need to sift through.  So when I heard about the 'Mum's guide to' websites I immediately know this was going to be the project for me.  

I will continue to build and add to this website as much as possible but I am by no means a local exppert, nor a parenting expert so if there is anything you think I'm missing from this site then please, please feel free to drop me and email [email protected] and let me know.  

I hope you enjoy the new website!

Taela x


15th March 2024-03-15 2025-10-24 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 24th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeColchester War Memorial, High Street, Cowdrey Crescent

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https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeMarks Tey Parish Hall, Colchester

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https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHighwoods Country Park, Colchester

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https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeEssex Fire Museum (Grays Fire Station), Grays

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