In Warrington we’re running a free holiday club programme for children on free school meals. #HAF2022

School holidays can be difficult for some families. The cost of extra food, childcare, and activities to keep children active and entertained can be challenging.

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is a scheme funded by the Department for Education. It gives children who are eligible for free school meals the opportunity to take part in fun, enriching activities and receive a healthy meal. It runs during Easter, summer and the Christmas school holidays,

Who's involved?

We are in working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations as well as childcare providers to deliver the HAF programme to over 2,000 eligible pupils in Warrington.


The details

Places on the holiday schemes are available free of charge to children aged 5 to 16 who receive free school meals, but children and young people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend. Each local programme will provide delicious, healthy meals, allow kids to get active, help them learn new things, make friends and have fun.

Find out more

If you’d like to know more about the HAF programme, please email, visit the Holiday Activities and Food programme on GOV.UK or search #HAF2023.

If you need advice on eating better visit the Healthier Families site on GOV.UK.

If you would like to register your business to the HAF programme visit The Chest: North West Procurement Portal.


11 June 2024