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Half Term Fun, Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019, £3

Firstsite Holiday Fun

Firstsite Holiday Fun

Firstsite Holiday Fun, image courtesy of Firstsite.


Get moving and making this February Half Term with Firstsite's Holiday Fun!

Most suitable for ages 4 – 11, but all ages welcome.

The Firstsite canteen offers delicious hot & cold lunches over the school holidays for just £2 for a child portion, £3 for an adult portion. Families that qualify for Free School Meals eat for free.

Mon 18 – Fri 22 Feb 12:30pm
Book between 9am – 10am the day of dining
Just £2 for a child portion, £3 for an adult portion.
No charge for families that qualify for Free School Meals.

Create your own artwork, based on the current exhibitions at Firstsite. A variety of fun activities throughout the holiday.

Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb 10am – 5pm
FREE drop in


A range of physical activities, including dodgeball, street dance and tai-chi, delivered in partnership with coaches from Colchester United Football Club.

Some sessions may take place on the Berryfield Lawn so please wear appropriate clothing.

Mon 18 – Fri 22 Feb 10:30am – 11:30am
FREE book from 5pm the day before

Booking advised, from 5pm the day before.


Mon 18 Feb
Multisport with Colchester United

Tues 19 Feb
Dodgeball with Colchester United

Wed 20 Feb
Yoga with instructor Yan Thompson

Thurs 21 Feb
Street Dance with Limitless

Fri 22 Feb
Tai Chi with Lu Yu


Enjoy family films every school holiday for the special price of £6 per person.

This February we are screening How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World.

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World (PG)

Certificate: PG
Length: 104 mins
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington

Sat 16 Feb 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm
Sun 17 Feb 10:30am, 1pm
Mon 18 Feb 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm
Tues 19 Feb 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm
Wed 20 Feb 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm
Thurs 21 Feb 1pm, 3:30pm
Fri 22 Feb 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm
Sat 23 Feb 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm
Sun 24 Feb 10:30am

Autism Friendly screenings:
Fri 15 Feb 4:15pm & Thurs 21 Feb 10:30am

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019 10:00 to 17:00


All activities FREE.

Canteen just £2 for a child portion, £3 for an adult portion.
No charge for families that qualify for Free School Meals.


Lewis Gardens,
High Street,


See location of Firstsite on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88968 Long: 0.90477

By Road:
Follow signs to the Town Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester Town station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu