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Holiday Fun

Our Holiday Fun programme runs throughout the school holidays to provide families with a fun day out at Firstsite where they can get creative, eat a nutritious meal and enjoy physical activity.


Free drop in art sessions are provided from 10am–5pm each day. Sport activities are also free and run each weekday – spaces are limited and must be booked from 5pm the day before.



Lunch is provided at £2 for children, £3 for adults. However, families who receive a Firstsite meal voucher can receive meals at no cost.


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.

We currently offer Holiday Fun at Firstsite and Harwich. The activities are most suitable for 4–11 years but all ages are welcome.

Watch our film to find out more. All activities are listed in our What’s On section when available.

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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.

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