Your support can help young people living in Colchester and surrounding areas to access our Holiday Fun Programme, education programmes and local creative community projects, helping families and young people from all backgrounds and circumstances to discover and develop their creativity and transform their lives.
Get making, moving and munching with Holiday Fun in Colchester over the school holidays!
Our drop-in creative activities for families change daily and are available from 10am-2:30pm. Outdoor sports activities for children are a great way to keep active and have fun.
Families can also book into the canteen for a hot, nutritious lunch every day. There is a relaxed dining area available in the canteen – do let us know in advance if you would prefer to be seated here.
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.
Check our What’s on page for details of Holiday Fun events. Events will be advertised in the weeks leading up to the school holidays.
About Holiday Fun
Through our programme, we aim to help children stay happy, healthy and creative, and provide a fun space for both children and adults to interact and socialise.
The activities are most suitable for 4–11 years but all ages are welcome.
All activities are listed in our What’s On section when available.
Children and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a hot and nutritious lunch at Firstsite’s canteen. All meals are free to any family who feels they would benefit.
Keep children active with fun movement and sports activities, such as street dance and multi-sports. All sports sessions are free, but spaces are limited so early booking is advised. Activities are most suitable to ages 4-11, but all ages are welcome.
Fun and creative activities are held every day during Holiday Fun for children and families to enjoy. All activities are free and there is no need to book, just drop in and get creative.
Looking for even more creative activities and ideas?
Download our Art is where the home packs and exercise your families’ imaginations with activities from over 50 artists including Grayson Perry, Sarah Lucas, Antony Gormley and Vanley BurkeFree activity packs
Keeping you safe
In response to feedback from our visitors and team, we have put a number of measures in place to provide a safe and fun experience for everyone:
• Surfaces and seating cleaned regularly
• Toilets closely monitored and regularly cleaned
• Hand sanitising stations