Family Summer Fun thanks to LABTECH

HCA Summer Trip to Walton on Naze 2019

Family Summer Fun thanks to LABTECH

HCA has a long history of running summer holiday programmes for children, young people and families.  This summer we wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather and head outside to different places where they can learn about nature, access cultural activities and open their eyes to the wider opportunities that they can be part of in their own city. 

Summer fun this year was made possible with thanks to funding from LABTECH, HCA took 151 people on 4 trips to Kew Gardens, Walton on Maze, Kidzania and the IMax Hubble 3D show at the Science Museum.  

We asked our families who came along to share some snaps and thoughts on their trips, its a joy to see how much fun was had! 

Kew Gardens

“Fantastic experiences provided for the people in the community, bringing us together and creating unforgettable memories” – Parent Noorie who came to Kew Gardens and Walton On Naze. 

“Thank you! We really enjoyed Kew Garden today” – Elaine  

Walton On Naze


“It was a really good experience kids loved it, we had an amazing journey – connecting with a few people. Its a good way of bringing the community together. We would definitely do it again If we have the opportunity, this was our second year going, so that says it all.” Saadiya who came to Walton On Naze

IMax Hubble 3D show at the Science Museum



“Both the movies were very informative but kids enjoyed the second one, Deep Seas, enjoyed even more” – Amber who came to the Science Museum IMax Hubble 3D show



With thanks to Labtech   

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Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help