Children & Families

Encouraging engagement with contemporary art in our communities is at our heart. We offer creative sessions designed to encourage children and families to play together and explore their own creative skills.

Firstsite really is the ideal place to visit in Colchester for all the family; both the young and older generations.

Holiday Fun

Our Holiday Fun programme runs throughout school holidays to provide a  fun day out for families, including free art packs, physical activities and a free hot lunch.

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Mini Movers and Makers

Enjoy the bonding experience of crafting and snuggling up with a good book in these relaxed, sensory and interactive sessions that explore a new story and art activity each class.

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MiniCLIP – a free weekly music club for young people age 11 to 14 at Firstsite It takes place Wednesdays from 4 – 5pm, durng term time


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Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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