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Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF) back for Christmas period

This festive season, free holiday clubs are back for those children who are entitled to free school meals, for four-hour sessions over four days. Providing lots of fun and healthy meals over the Christmas break with a choice of dates between 20 and 31 December.

This festive season, free holiday clubs are back for those children who are entitled to free school meals, for four-hour sessions over four days. Providing lots of fun and healthy meals over the Christmas break with a choice of dates between 20 and 31 December.

School holidays can be particularly difficult for some families because of increased costs, such as food and childcare, and reduced incomes. As of the most recent list on 29 October, the number of children entitled to free school meals in the borough was 5,507. The holiday clubs are also available to any children not eligible for free school meals, who can pay to attend. The HAF programme is funded by the Department for Education.

The holiday clubs were extremely popular when they first ran this summer, and many of the providers (private, voluntary, independent, and charities) are back again to offer a festive programme. 

Our providers for the Winter programme are: Get Active, Art Classes, Slough Music Service, Antz Kidz, Kidz Enterprise Ltd, TreeTops Holiday Club, Sports Collective, Aik Saath, and Fit for Sports, Sports Inc and ComputerXplorers. See our webpage for activities offered by each provider as this information is being updated daily: https://www.slough.gov.uk/HAF

The theme for the holiday clubs is festive fun, and the service is always looking for new providers to get involved. If you are a private, voluntary, independent, or charity organisation that works with children and are interested in becoming part of the programme please email: HAF@slough.gov.uk 

Councillor Christine Hulme, lead member for children’s services, lifelong learning and skills, said: “I’m so pleased that the Holiday Activity and Food programme is back for the Christmas holidays. It was a great success story in the summer break, providing free healthy meals and fun activities for children who are in receipt of free school meals. 

“There are some great activities lined up for the winter programme which runs for your choice of four four-hour sessions over four days from 20 to 31 December, including sessions of boxing, rugby, or computer-coding or haircare, arts and crafts
or cooking for teens. 

"These sessions are available across lots of different holiday clubs this Christmas break depending on your child’s interests. Of course, children who aren’t entitled to free school meals can pay to attend and join in the exciting activities offered.”

More information is available here or please call Slough Family Information Service on 01753 476589.

 

 

Published: 18 November 2021