Enjoy freshly made hot meals for all the family over the Summer school holiday at Firstsite’s canteen in Colchester town centre.
Meals are free for families that require additional support during the school holidays, including those that qualify for benefits-based free school meals. Meals are available for children and their caregivers, we ask that caregivers stay on site throughout the meals.
Relaxed dining area
We offer an area to one side of our canteen which is quieter and more private, with a range of sensory toys. Any family that would prefer to have their lunch in the relaxed area please email [email protected] or speak to us on the day.
How to book
Early bird tickets are on sale from 9am on Monday 18 July. More tickets will be released three days in advance of each session.
Bookings can be made by selecting a date at the bottom of this page, or by calling 01206 713 700. Spaces are limited, offered on a first come, first served basis.
We have put measures in place to provide a safe and fun experience for everyone. Find out more about our safety measures
How to get to Firstsite Canteen
Please note there is no parking available at Firstsite, however there are car parks nearby, and Colchester Town Centre is well serviced by public transport. How to get here
If you can no longer attend your booking….
Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t attend your booking calling 01206 713 700. If you or your child feels unwell on the day of an event, we ask that you please don’t attend.
If you contact us 24 hours before the event your space can be made available for another family. Thank you!
Find out more about Firstsite’s Holiday Fun programme
Holiday Fun Summer 2022 is delivered in partnership with African Families in the UK, Bangladeshi Women’s Association Essex and Refugee Action Colchester
Holiday Fun Summer 2022 is made possible thanks to generous donations from Rotary Club of Colchester, WRS Insurance Brokers and Waitrose as well as funding from Hervey Benham Trust.
Dates and times
Thursday 18 August 2022 | 11:45 am
Thursday 18 August 2022 | 1:00 pm
Friday 19 August 2022 | 11:45 am
Friday 19 August 2022 | 1:00 pm
Monday 22 August 2022 | 11:45 am
Monday 22 August 2022 | 1:00 pm
Tuesday 23 August 2022 | 11:45 am
Tuesday 23 August 2022 | 1:00 pm
Wednesday 24 August 2022 | 11:45 am
Wednesday 24 August 2022 | 1:00 pm
Thursday 25 August 2022 | 11:45 am
Thursday 25 August 2022 | 1:00 pm
Friday 26 August 2022 | 11:45 am
Friday 26 August 2022 | 1:00 pm