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HAF Information for families

Free holiday fun and food in Buckinghamshire (HAF)

Our HAF Programme is funded by the Department for Education and provides free holiday activities and a healthy hot meal for children in Reception to Year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals.

Sign up to our Buckinghamshire HAF mailing list

You can sign up to our HAF mailing list to be kept up to date on our HAF activity programme.

Complete our sign-up form to be added to our mailing list.

Who can take part

The programme offers free holiday activities in the Easter, summer, and Christmas school holidays for school-aged children, in reception to year 11 inclusive, who receive benefits-related free school meals.

If you do not currently receive benefits-related free school meals, but think you may be eligible, our support at school for low-income families gives information on who is eligible and how to apply.

A small number of HAF places can also be used by children and young people who fall within our extended eligibility criteria. If you feel your child could access HAF through extended eligibility, please contact your school to explore a referral or contact the HAF team directly by emailing [email protected].

What is available

Children and young people attending HAF clubs and activities will be able to enjoy quality holiday activities and a healthy hot meal at each session they attend.

Holiday sessions will run for at least 4 hours a day and will be available for:

  • 16 days across the Summer Holidays
  • 4 days across the Easter and Christmas holidays

There will be a variety of providers offering fun and exciting clubs for all ages across Buckinghamshire throughout the year.

Check out the clubs on offer this Easter

How to book onto HAF clubs

Families can learn more about how to book onto HAF clubs on our HAF booking page.

Take a look at our Summer 2023 HAF video

Helpful resources

If you have any questions regarding HAF you can contact the HAF team by emailing [email protected]