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Wintery fun in Colchester despite a lack of snow

Colchester's ice slide in action Credit: ITV News Anglia

It might not be snowing outside, but that hasn't stopped some families in Colchester from having some wintery fun.

An ice slide has opened in the town's Castle Park. It's 35 metres long, five metres high and said to be the first of its kind in the country.

Enjoying Colchester's new ice slide. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's part of Colchester Borough Council's plans to attract more visitors to the town over Christmas.