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HAF Information for families

Free holiday fun and food in Buckinghamshire (HAF)

Buckinghamshire Council has been awarded funding from the Department for Education to deliver a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme in 2021, as part of a national scheme. 

The aim of the programme is to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, encouraging them to engage in interactive and fun activities and provide them with access to a healthy hot meal.

Who can take part

The programme will offer free holiday activities in the Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays in 2021 for school-aged children, aged 5 to 16 years, 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.

What is available

Children and young people attending sessions 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 four hours each day
  • four days per week over four weeks in the Summer holidays
  • one week in the Christmas holidays.

You can choose and book free HAF activity sessions from a selection that will be on offer.

Take a look at the providers running activities and book a Christmas HAF activity session.

Take a look at our summer videos

Tom Kerridge's visit to one of our summer HAF activity.

Our HAF Summer 2021 gallery.

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 Christmas HAF activity programme.

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