So much to do, so little time!

Here in Colchester there are so many fun days out to be had. Here is just a taster of a few upcoming events.

Coming to the Mercury Theatre on Saturday 25th October are the Champions of Magic, featuring 5 world class magicians. Visit to book tickets now – they’re sure to sell out fast.

This October and November Colchester Arts Centre are holding plenty of kids show. From fairy crown making workshops to musical adaptations of the Ugly Duckling, these are perfect for children aged 3 and up. Check out for more details.

Why not stay at Ransomes Bed and Breakfast to make your stay extra special?

Make the most of summer!

With such wonderful weather in Essex it is the perfect time for a long weekend away by the coast in our bed and breakfast. Enjoy the beautiful views from our back garden and dabble your feet into our pond with all our stunning fish! Mersea is lovepondly this time of year, so now is the perfect opportunity to relax by the sea – or go crabbing off the pontoon – just remember to bring the sun cream!

There is plenty going on in Colchester right now, and fun family days are just a click away. Check out our new twitter for great info and deals on days out in and around Colchester.

See what’s on at the local Mercury Theatre for great evenings out. The Mercury has a wide repertoire of productions, from pantomimes to musicals, Shakespeare to Ruby Wax (23rd Oct). There really is something for everyone!

Summer heatwave

Summer has finally arrived and here on the coast we are in the middle of a wonderful heatwave! The garden is in full bloom and looking truly magnificent. This is the perfect opportunity for a weekend away by the sea and as we are situated just 7 minu10545058_10202568626713000_1312420262_ntes from Mersea Island the beach is never far away – it can even be seen from our back garden!

With both Cadet Week and Mersea Week coming up, along with plenty of sailing regattas, Mersea is the place to be this summer.

For more information on upcoming sailing events go to

Colchester Castle has just undergone a £4.2 million refurbishment and is looking better than ever with brand new interactive displays, new finds and star exhibits. There are plenty of experiences for children – from dressing up to building a Roman archway and exploring a recreated thatched roundhouse. This makes for a fantastic family outing for all ages; everyone is sure to enjoy the new app that brings the castle to life, showing how it would have been in its glory days.

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It’s Behind You!

With Halloween approaching now seems to be the perfect time to plan that ‘Holiday Retreat’, although we are a little out of the way so do not get the traditional ‘Trick or Treat’ knock on the door.

As the pantomime season begins to blossom why not visit the Mercury Theatre? From ‘The Winter’s Tale’ to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ there is something for everyone. Visit for more information on productions and dates.

Enjoy Christmas in Colchester

Dogs and FireIf you are looking for a Christmas break in Essex, Ransomes B and B near Colchester offers a warm and inviting welcome, blending the quiet of our countryside with all the fun of the festive season.

Enjoy Colchester Castle’s  Open Evening and Christmas Market on 15th December from 3 – 9pm with Santa, mulled wine, mince pies and a Christmas market complete with snow!

Come and visit the famous Mercury Theatre and book in to see the Pantomime ALADDIN, you will love the Mercury cast…Oh YES you will! Call their Box Office on 01206 573948.