Holiday Fun: Summer 2024 – Gardening

Children & Families: FREE

(Booking Essential)

Holiday Fun: Summer 2024 – Gardening

Tuesday 30 July - Saturday 31 August 2024

Join us for these hands-on gardening sessions where you will help to plant our Café vegetable trugs with wildlife friendly herbs, flowers and vegetable plants for the season ahead.

Learn how to care for plants and our native wild while connecting with the outdoors with nature inspired arts and crafts. 

Gardening activities will mostly take place outside. Please make sure those taking part in activities are dressed appropriately for the weather.


Our Holiday Fun activities are for families facing economic challenges or who require additional support during the school holidays, including those that qualify for benefits-based free school meals.

Holiday Fun is designed in partnership with African Families in the UK, Bangladeshi Women’s Association Essex and Level Best Enterprises.

This project has been funded by the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance and Wellbeing Alliance and the Neighbourhood programme and Essex Community Foundation.  Funding is administered through One Colchester.

Find out more about Holiday Fun.


How to book Holiday Fun: Gardening

Scroll down to book your spaces.

Early bird tickets are on sale from 9am on Tuesday 23 July 2024. 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.


How to get to Firstsite

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 by emailing

[email protected] or by 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!


Explore more of Holiday Fun

Get creative with all the family in our art drop-in activities, plus children can take part in our Holiday Fun movement activities – find out more and book here


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Dates and times

Tuesday 30 July 2024 | 10:45 am

Wednesday 07 August 2024 | 10:45 am

Wednesday 07 August 2024 | 12:00 pm

Wednesday 14 August 2024 | 10:45 am

Saturday 24 August 2024 | 10:45 am

Saturday 31 August 2024 | 10:45 am

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