Butterfly Barns 2024 Events Calendar


Kindness Week- Talking about inspiration people including Martin Luthur King

Art Week- celebrating local artists & exploring art medias


Parents Evenings


12th Letters to the elderly day-Continuing to spread kindness to our Grandfriends through our Pen Pal scheme


10th Chinese new year- Exploring traditional Chinese foods, clothing, and celebrations


Grandparents Gardening Week- Welcoming Spring with our Grandfriends and Grandparents

Mummy’s Tea

International women’s day- Visiting an all female care home & celebrating all the wonderful women in our lives


Tue 2nd- World Autism Awareness day- Sensory training open week


Intergenerational Easter Bake off with our Grandfriends


23rd Family day Picnic


27th Veterans day-showing appreciation for our Soldiers and serving families


Fri 31st- Mercury Theatre: Charlie Cook’s favourite book

25th Africa day – Exploring traditional African cultures and celebrations, including food and music

20th World Bee day- visit the local Eco Community to learn about bees


Friday 21st- Pride Festival to acknowledge and celebrate families of all types


Dad’s Dinner Week


Metal Health Week – we will host social evenings, together teas and parent’s breakfasts giving opportunities for everyone to get together



P.E Month

14th Parents & Staff Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

Football festival

Local PT & fitness coaches to visit and provide physical activities and opportunities


People who help us week including visits from Emergency services and trips to our local police and fire Stations


Pre-school summer trip to Mercury Theatre to see a show & support our local theatre groups


Community Service Month – helping care for our community through weekly litter picking and making donations to local charities and food banks

World gratitude day 21st – showing thanks to those around us who help us and care for us


Black History Month


Reaching out to influential black people


Space Week 4-10th – providing a range of space themed activities including a University Visit



Parents Evenings

1st Diwali – including Key speakers, traditional dance class, food, dress, sparklers and lanterns

Bonfire Night

Children’s Day – Children’s conferences to give all children the chance for their voice to be heard


Christmas Fayre


Christmas Celebrations throughout


Hanukkah – celebrating with candle making sessions, singing and dancing


Theatre Trips to see Pantomime shows!

Here at Butterfly Barns, we celebrate all religious festivals and special days!


We also do as much as possible to support our local community including, monthly visits to care homes to see our ‘Grandfriends’ as part of our Intergenerational care scheme, we hold monthly committee meetings with the children- giving them the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings, we also make monthly clothing and toy donations to local charities, we’re registered with Colchester Cleanup-‘Litter Warriors’ to help keep our community clean, regularly going litter picking with the children.


We are so proud of our celebrations and Events. ♥