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 benefits-related free school meals.

These run during parts of the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the HAF programme your child must be registered to receive benefits related free school meals. If you think you might be eligible and are not yet registered please visit our free school meals page.

Christmas holidays

We have partnered with local providers to arrange activities during the Christmas holidays.

Eligible families will receive 4 activity voucher codes unique to each child. Each voucher entitles your child to 4 hours of free activities. These have been sent in a letter from school.

Most providers are offering half day sessions which will use 1 voucher. A few providers can only offer a full day which will mean you need to use 2 vouchers.

Please contact individual providers for exact details about what the provision will offer and confirm any COVID-19 restriction arrangements that may be in place.

How to use your vouchers

To use your vouchers, choose the activity session your child would like to take part in from the list below. Then book directly with the provider and tell them you have a HAF activity voucher and let them know the voucher code.

Christmas holiday activity providers

Birch Hill Activity Camp – Birch Hill Hockey Club

Join our team for 3 festive days of football, basketball, cooking, arts, crafts, gaming and much more.  We will be providing a bowling trip and football stadium visit to a local football club too.

Age: secondary school

Lunch: as part of the HAF programme a free lunch can be provided. Please ask when booking.

When: Tuesday 21 December to Thursday 23 December, 10am to 4pm

Where: Birch Hill Hockey Club

Make a booking by:

We will reply with a registration form to return to confirm your place.
 

Fit for Sport - Bracknell Leisure Centre

An exciting activity programme that provides opportunities for children to access a range of new fun and enriching experiences across:

  • sport
  • creativity
  • wellness
  • practical skills
  • discovery sessions

Age: 5 to 12 years

Lunch: as part of the HAF programme a free lunch can be provided – please ask when booking

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: Bracknell Leisure Centre

Make a booking by:

Find out more about Fit For Sport

Funtastic kids – King's Academy Oakwood Primary School

Creative and sports activities.

Age: 4 to 15 years

Lunch: Funtastic kids cannot provide lunch. If you book this provision and need help with free packed lunches please email Sharon Todd at Caterlink shtood@caterlinkltd.co.uk by Friday 3 December. 

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: King's Academy Oakwood Primary School

Make a booking by:

Find out more about Funtastic kids

Get Active - Holly Spring, Jennett's Park and Wildridings Primary School

A wide range of engaging activities for all ages, designed to offer a mixture of reliable childcare and time to learn new sport and create exciting crafts.

Age: 4 to 12 years

Lunch: as part of the HAF programme a lunch can be provided – please ask when booking

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: 

Make a booking by:

Find out more about Get Active

In-2-Care - Crowthorne Primary School

A fun and enjoyable themed holiday club, giving children the opportunity to participate in:

  • sport
  • arts and craft activities
  • free play

Age: 4 to 11 years

Lunch: as part of the HAF programme a lunch can be provided – please ask when booking

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: Crowthorne CE Primary School

Make a booking by:

Find out more about In-2-Care

Kidz R Us - New Scotland Hill Primary School

This holiday club offers a wide range of fun activities including: 

  • dressing up
  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • cookery
  • imaginative play
  • wet play
  • sand play
  • den building
  • risky play
  • tree climbing
  • football 

Age: 4 to 11 years

Lunch: as part of the HAF programme a free lunch can be provided – please ask when booking

When:

  • Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December
  • Tuesday 4 January

Where: New Scotland Hill Primary School

Make a booking by:

Find out more about Kidz R Us

KOOSA Kids - Birch Hill Primary School

This Christmas, your children are invited to a four-day festive get together. This free and fun-packed holiday provision will include a hot lunch and plenty of fun, exciting and enriching activities. It also includes a Christmas party on Thursday 23 December.

KOOSA Kids holiday club offers up to 9 structured activities each holiday club day. Four each from the discovery and endeavour zones, plus an organised free play session after lunch and plenty of breaks throughout the day.

Age: 4 to 13 years

Lunch: as part of the HAF programme a free hot lunch will be provided

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: Birch Hill Primary School

Make a booking by:

  • phone: 01276 21884

Find out more about KOOSA Kids

PlaySport - Fox Hill Primary School

Children will have the opportunity to access daily challenges in both sports and arts and crafts as well as have fun with Wii games and facilitated free play.

Age: 5 to 12 years

Lunch: as part of the HAF programme a free lunch can be provided – please ask when booking

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: Fox Hill Primary School

Make a booking by:

Find out more about PlaySport

StepUp Sports holiday club - Edgbarrow School

StepUp are a leading holiday camp provider in the area, committed to delivering the best and safest holiday club programme.

Age: 5 to 14 years

Lunch: StepUp cannot provide lunch. If you book this provision and need help with free packed lunches please email Sharon Todd at Caterlink shtood@caterlinkltd.co.uk by Friday 3 December. 

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: Edgbarrow School

Make a booking by:

Find out more about StepUp holiday club

The Wayz - for 8 to 12 year olds

We offer a range of activities from multi-sports, arts and crafts, cooking, team challenges and much more. We also provide an inflatables day with our 42ft obstacle course and trips to bowling and Aldershot Lido.

Age: 8 to 12 years

Food: as part of the HAF programme a free lunch can be provided – please ask when booking

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: The Wayz, Calfridus Way

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The Wayz - for 13 to 17 year olds

Our programme will consist of 4 sessions of activities and trips including:

  • sport
  • cooking
  • ice skating
  • go karting
  • youth Club activities

Age: 13 to 17 years

Food: as part of the HAF programme a free dinner can be provided - please ask when booking

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: The Zone Youth Club

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WASPS holiday club - Warfield School

The club offers a wide range of activities in a friendly and stimulating environment, under the care and supervision of qualified and experienced staff. You can book for the whole day, morning or afternoon sessions on a first come first served basis.

Age: 5 to 11 years

Lunch: WASPS cannot provide lunch. If you book this provision and need help with free packed lunches please email Sharon Todd at Caterlink shtood@caterlinkltd.co.uk by Friday 3 December. 

When: Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December

Where: Warfield Primary School - Woodhurst 

Make a booking by:

Food and nutrition

Food plays a major role in the HAF programme. However, HAF is about more than just the food itself. It’s an opportunity to learn about food and nutrition, for young people to build an understanding of healthy food, to get stuck in and make a meal, or even grow their own food.

For information about nutrition as well as great recipe ideas, visit:

SEN support

If you feel your child needs support to access mainstream activities or requires specialist provision please contact us to discuss your child’s needs. Our inclusion fund could provide your child with one-to-one support.

Get in contact with our Short Breaks Co-ordinator by:

Contact

If you have any questions about the HAF programme please email HAF@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.