Families offered free fun activities during the Easter holidays

Holiday Activities and Food Programme offering free fun activities for eligible children during the Easter holidays.

Published: Thursday, 31st March 2022

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Delivered by Hounslow Council, the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) provides exciting activities and nutritious meals for eligible children and young people aged 5-16. During the Easter school holidays, each eligible child is entitled to four sessions for free. Families entitled to free school meals are encouraged to take full advantage of the activities on offer this Easter by booking directly with local providers.

The HAF programme has a positive impact on children and young people, ensuring they eat healthily and stay active during the school holidays.

With sessions running across the borough, the programme has a number of fun activities, including:

  • Football, rugby, tennis, or cricket. 
  • Arts and crafts.
  • Gardening and cooking workshops.
  • Water zorbing, kayaking and wall climbing activities.
  • Computer Coding.

Any family that is entitled to free school meals should receive an Evoucher for the HAF programme from their child’s school with a link to the providers in the area. This is sent out by the school usually by text message or email. The Evoucher will include credit codes, which parents must enter when booking their child onto any HAF activities. Funding has been provided by the Department for Education. More information here.

The Council is working in partnership with local schools, community organisations and faith groups, as well as existing holiday and sport-club providers for this scheme.

For parents who take care of a disabled child, the Council’s Short Breaks programme for disabled children is open – ensuring families can have a well-deserved respite together and enjoy some down time. More information.

To find out more, and to see the full range of activities on offer this Easter visit the Council’s Family Service Directory.

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