Free healthy activities programme returns for the school summer holidays

Free healthy activities programme returns for the school summer holidays

29/07/21 - Eligible children and young people in Broxtowe can take part in a free holiday club over the school summer break.

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme offers activities in August for 5-16-year olds across Broxtowe and Nottinghamshire, as well as an offer for vulnerable children, and a tailored offer for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Families with children eligible for free school meals are being encouraged to book onto the programme, which includes sport, art, music, and more. All children and young people who attend one of the activities will get a free healthy and nutritious meal and can also take part in interactive ways to learn more about healthy eating. The sessions will give young people the chance to learn new skills and to have fun with friends during the summer holiday period.

There are lots of activities for young people to attend in person now that coronavirus restrictions have eased, but there is also  a ‘HAF at Home’ offer for those that can’t, or don’t wish to, attend in person.

Nottinghamshire County Council ran the HAF programme during the Easter school holiday period and plans to run it again during the school Christmas holidays later this year.

More than 4,000 children and young people took part in the HAF programme at Easter. The County Council delivered thousands of food packages and provided dozens of different online activities. It is hoped that even more people will get involved this summer.

The feedback from parents and carers about the Easter programme has been very positive. One parent remarked:

“I have to say it is absolutely fabulous. I am so impressed with the ideas and resources provided and I would like to congratulate everyone who has been part of putting this together."

Another added: “Wow, I was absolutely thrilled to bits and can’t thank you enough as I really appreciate this so much.”

For more information, including a list of venues delivering the programme, please visit

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