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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Children's Activity Event, Sat 22 Jul - Fri 1 Sep 2017, free entry

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Summer School

Summer School

Contact

Firstsite

Address

Lewis Gardens,
High Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1JH

Details

‘Summer School’ is a creative programme of mostly free events and activities aimed at families looking for something special to do over the holidays. Children can learn a new sport, display their artwork in an exhibition, see one of Firstsite’s excellent family films or enjoy a delicious lunch.

MAKERS
Free art activities.

MOVERS
Free movement and sports activities.

EXPLORERS
Artist led sessions inspired by the current exhibitions at Firstsite.

SUMMER CANTEEN
Hot and healthy meals at Firstsite.

FAMILY FILMS AT FIRSTSITE
The range of family films on offer at the special price of a fiver will include Despicable Me 3 and Moana sing-along. See film times on the Firstsite website for details.

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 welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 Jul - Fri 1 Sep 2017 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Most activities are free, with some charges for artist led sessions, food, and film screenings.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 17 Jun - Sun 17 Sep Ed Gold: Other Worlds
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 1 Oct Lubaina Himid: Warp and Weft
Sat 22 Jul - Fri 1 Sep Summer School
Sat 19 Aug Colchester Pride
Sat 9 Sep Films on Local Heritage and History
Sat 16 Sep Clip

Location

Directions

Plan route to Firstsite using Google mapsPlan route using 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

Facilities

  • 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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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

General

  • 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

Entrance

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

Food

  • 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