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Sign up for free holiday clubs this summer

The holiday clubs will offer fun activities and nutritious meals for children who are eligible for free school meals.

Holiday Activities and Food programme
Holiday Activities and Food programme

Free holiday clubs are available this summer for children and young people who are eligible for free school meals.

Leicestershire families can sign up by visiting  www.leicestershire.gov.uk/HAF

Leicestershire County Council, together with Leicestershire and Rutland Sport are offering the places to both eligible primary and secondary school pupils as part of the government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

Children and young people (aged five to 16) can access up to four sessions a week, for four weeks, throughout the summer holidays - free of charge.

The holiday clubs involve helping young people learn new things from sport to music, dance, drama, art, cooking and gardening. Free nutritious meals will also be provided. 

We are so pleased to be able to offer this to children and young people this summer. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to not only have fun, but to try a host of new things, learn some new skills, enjoy time with their friends and enjoy healthy food in a safe environment over the summer holidays.

Deborah Taylor, county council cabinet member for children and families

Backed by a nationwide investment of up to £220 million, the expanded HAF programme ran initially during Easter in all local areas and is also scheduled for this year’s Christmas holidays.

A variety of activities are available this summer (scheme dependent), including arts and crafts, role play, zorbing, football, dance, athletics, role play, gardening, cooking, den building and smoothie making.

The council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme. For more information on the national programme visit:  
 www.gov.uk/government/publications/holiday-activities-and-food-programme/holiday-activities-and-food-programme-2021

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