Funded summer holiday clubs return to Leicestershire

Sessions range from arts and craft to dance and music - and include a nutritious meal

Group of children and staff members smiling

Holiday clubs are being held again in Leicestershire this summer for children and young people eligible for free school meals.

 Families can sign up now for the free, funded sessions which include activities such as arts and crafts, sports, dance, games and music, alongside a nutritious meal.

 Eligible parents and carers will have received an e-voucher. They can then view the activities and book a place during the summer break.

The programme is run by Leicestershire County Council along with Active Together as part of the government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

“We’re pleased to see HAF sessions return. They enable children to make new friends within their local communities and try out new activities.  

 “This summer we have more than 30 organisations running sessions across Leicestershire so I would encourage any parents with eligible children to have a look at the range of activities available and sign up ”

 “We want to ensure that as many eligible children and young people as possible access this opportunity to be active and receive a free healthy meal as part of their summer holiday activity session.”

  HAF providers include local schools, voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers. HAF junior gym and swim memberships are also available for 11 – 16s at leisure centres across the county.

 If your child is eligible for benefits related free school meals and has not received an e-voucher, please contact their school directly.

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