Festival of Fun - Saturday 8 July at Colchester Sports Park

Throughout 2023 Colchester is celebrating its new city status with a programme of fantastic events throughout this historic year in Colchester’s history!

On Saturday 8 July head down to Colchester Sports Park for our Festival of Fun and explore Colchester’s state-of-the art sports facility! There’ll be family-friendly activities taking place all day on our fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities, and you can explore our 76-acre open spaces, traverse our play area, bounce on inflatables , get your faces painted and enjoy craft coffee all day from Paddy and Scott’s Coffee Shop!

Event Start Time: 10am
Admission: Please see each activity below

What's On

Dog show

IT’S HAPPENING! Colchester Dog Show as part of the Festival of Fun, Colchester Sports Park will host a special dog show!

  • 11.30am – Prettiest Girl
  • 12pm – Most Handsome Boy
  • 12.30pm – Golden Oldie (over 7yrs)
  • 1pm – Waggiest Tail
  • 1.30pm – Best Rescue
  • 2pm – Most Like Owner
  • 2.30pm – Dog’s Best Friend (child under 12yrs)
  • 3pm – Colchester Cuties

 

Register your pup for just £2 – registrations 10am-11am on Saturday 8 July.

 

Sports Hall Activities

Soft Play Session

10am-4pm

A fun filled session including soft play with a home corner, little tikes and wiggle cards, and more, you can let their imaginations run wild…

Admission: £2, bookings can be made at our Reception or by calling 01206 282000

 

Target Goal 

11am-4pm

Target Football will be here at Colchester Sports Park on our open day.  Target Football will test your shooting accuracy so come and find out how many shots can you get through the holes

Admission: £2, bookings can be made at our Reception or by calling 01206 282000

 

Football Darts

11am-4pm

Giant Inflatable Darts will be here at Colchester Sports Park on our open day.  This is Football and Darts combined where you shoot the Football at the Darts Board to see who can get the highest score so who has got the best aim and who is taking home the crown of the highest score

Admission: £2, bookings can be made at our Reception or by calling 01206 282000

 

Cycle Track

Wheels For All

1pm-3pm

Wheels for All is an Inclusive Cycling programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs to engage with quality cycling activity, using adapted cycles such as handcycles, trikes and wheelchair transporter to assist in building confidence and independence in cycling.

£4 per session

Contact:  jo.smith@wheelsforall.org.uk

 

 

Pump Track

10am-4pm

Enjoy our Pump Track for JUST £2 per session

Fun, and a great way to boost your bike skills, our Pump Track is the perfect place for riders of all abilities from little ones up to experienced BMX riders looking to improve their cornering, jumping and ability to maintain momentum.

Bike Hire Deal: £5 for Bike Hire & Helmet

 

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Outdoor Pitches

Colchester Villa Session

9am-12pm

 

Pay and Play Football

12pm-2pm

Have a kick about for just £2 per child.

 

Little Scrummers

12pm-2pm

Free

 

 

 

Group Fitness Classes

Just £2 per class!

9am-9.45am: Les Mills Body Pump 

This full-body barbell workout will burn calories, shape and tone your entire body, increase core strength and improve bone health.

10am – 10.45am: Les Mills Body Attack

BodyAttack is a commercial group-fitness sports inspired cardio workout program including some sports-derived movements, aimed primarily at developing cardiovascular fitness.

11am-12pm Pilates

Pull out your gym mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilise and strengthen your core.

12.30pm – 1.30pm Les Mills Body Balance

Body Balance is a yoga-based class that also includes exercises from Pilates and tai chi. The workout is designed to centre the body while lengthening and strengthening the muscles. Body Balance aims to strengthen the core, promote flexibility and focus the mind.

1.45pm-2.30pm Les Mills Body Pump

This full-body barbell workout will burn calories, shape and tone your entire body, increase core strength and improve bone health.

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