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Winter holiday fun in Shropshire with Holiday Activities and Food: bookings open

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Bookings are now open for the winter/Christmas Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities and  Food) programme.

Shropshire Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to run an exciting holiday programme this winter, 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.

From Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December 2022 children and young people are invited to take part in a range of fun activities, happening at 43 venues from across the county.

Holiday Activities and Food this winter / Christmas flyer

Holiday Activities and Food this winter / Christmas

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.

The Winter 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:-

“Over the summer 3,500 eligible children and young people aged 4 to 16 took part in a wide range of exciting and engaging activities at 60 venues across the county. Again, providers have created a fantastic offer for the winter provision, and I’d like to encourage all eligible families to book onto HAF and have fun this winter. There is a huge range of activities happening, 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