Hollytree Walk is surrounded by open countryside so is an ideal base from which to explore, whether on foot, on horseback, or by bike. The development is also just 10 minutes’ drive from Highwoods Country Park, which covers 370 acres and includes adventure play areas, a visitor centre, lakes, meadows and woodland.
Colchester Castle – the largest Norman keep in Europe, which was built on the site of a 2,000 year-old Roman temple – together with Castle Park, which surrounds it, can be reached in around five minutes by car. Leisure World lies next to the lower park; it has a gym, three swimming pools (including a leisure pool with flumes and rapids), fitness studios, a spa and a sports hall. It is also a popular venue for live music, family entertainment and comedy within Charter Hall, which is located on the same site.
The nearest cinema is around 10 minutes’ drive away, on Head Street in the centre of Colchester. For theatre fans, the Mercury Theatre presents a comprehensive programme of drama, dance, children’s entertainment, workshops and comedy; it is also around 10 minutes by car from Hollytree Walk.
Colchester Zoo is around 15 minutes’ drive away.