Holiday activities and food programme
We have secured funding from the Department for Education to provide a holiday activities and food (HAF) programme for children eligible for free school meals.
This will run during parts of the school holidays.
To be eligible for the HAF programme your child must be registered to receive free school meals. If you think you might be eligible and are not yet registered please visit our free school meals page.
Food vouchers for the Easter holidays are provided to eligible families paid for from the council’s Winter Hardship Fund. These will have been delivered to you through your child’s school.
Due to COVID-19 regulations activities for Easter are online. We have put together lots of activity ideas to keep children and families busy and active, both indoors and outdoors.
We are busy planning for the summer and Christmas HAF programmes and we hope that we can offer some funded face-to-face activities.
A great, free way to get the family active is going for a walk. Have a look at our countryside walks and enjoy the fresh air.
There is a fantastic network of cycle routes in Bracknell Forest so pop on those helmets, jump on your bikes and try one out. Visit our cycling page to download maps.
Football challenges with The FA Superkicks
Get your kids active with daily football challenges. Visit The FA Superkicks website to find out more.
Try some free treasure hunting with local Geocaching. Find out more on the geocaching website.
Get Berkshire Active
Visit the Get Berkshire Active website for some great ideas to keep active at home.
With lots of open space to explore across the borough why not pick somewhere you have never been and go for an explore. Perhaps take a picnic and a ball to have a kick about. Visit our parks page to get some ideas.
We have lots of local playgrounds – take a look at our map and find one to walk to.
Running with The Daily Mile
Join children across the globe by signing up for the 15 minute challenge at The Daily Mile.
Make walks exciting by creating scavenger hunts.
Check out the websites below for scavenger hunt ideas:
Try some skipping challenges with Dan the Skipping Man.
Sport England have a dedicated page of activities suitable for all ages.
50 things to do from the National Trust
From rolling down a hill to building a den, check out the brilliant list of things to do before you're 11 and three quarters from the National Trust.
The Book Trust website has some lovely interactive storybooks and games.
From cheese and vegetable frittatas to tuna and sweetcorn fishcakes - Caterlink have created 5 delicious and healthy recipes for you to try this Easter.
Create a time capsule
Set your kids the challenge to create a time capsule by recycling a spare cardboard box and filling it with trinkets, memories and drawings.
Keep it until they are 18 and then open it together.
Disney Shake Up games
These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day. Access the games on the NHS 10 Minute Shake Up.
Joe Wicks PE sessions
Have some fun with a Joe Wicks PE session.
Make your own playdough
This super-easy playdough recipe from BBC Good Food is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon inside. It’s quick enough to hold a young child’s attention and you only need a few ingredients.
Virtual library events
Our libraries have lots of free virtual events for both adults and children.
Special Easter events for children include these events by explore learning:
- Thursday 8 April at 11:30am - fun with phonics for ages 4 to 6 years
- Thursday 14 April at 1pm - a spring in your step for ages 7 to 9 years
Visit our library events for children page for details and to book.
Woodland Trust activity ideas
If you have any questions about the HAF programme please email email@example.com.