28/06/2022 - Permalink

Summer holiday fun with Holiday Activities and Food – bookings open

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Shropshire Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to run an exciting holiday programme this summer, Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities and Food).

There are free places available on the programme for children and young people aged 4 (reception class age) to 16, who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals and for those who have been referred onto HAF by a professional. Places are also available for Ukrainian families, currently staying in Shropshire with host families.

During Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September 2022, children and young people are invited to take part in a range of fun activities, happening at over 58 venues from across the county.

There is something on offer for everyone, including sports, arts, cooking, forest schools and other exciting opportunities. Free nutritious meals will be provided at each session, as well as information on nutrition to benefit the whole family.

Children running - to celebrate HAF programme for summer 2022

Holiday Activities and Food scheme has a summer 2022 programme

The Summer What’s On Guide and details of how to book are available online here

Some of the holiday programmes also include spaces for children and young people who are not in receipt of free school meals.

Kirstie Hurst-Knight, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children and education, said:-

“All bookings for the Shropshire HAF programme are now being made through a new centralised booking system at https://haf.shropshire.gov.uk. Information on how to book is being shared with eligible families through schools, libraries and professionals working with families.

“There are places available on the programme for over 1,600 eligible children and young people. I’d like to encourage all eligible families to book onto HAF and have fun this summer. There is a huge range of fantastic activities happening across the county, with free meals provided at each session.”

For more information on HAF in Shropshire, for a copy of the What’s On Guide and to sign up to the HAF enews, click here.

Please contact the HAF programme co-ordinators – email: haf.programme@shropshire.gov.uk