Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

The HAF programme is designed to provide healthy food and enriching activities for primary and secondary school aged children (reception to year 11). The programme is fully funded by the Department for Education - eligibility criteria applies.

Who is eligible to access the HAF programme?

This holiday provision is for school aged children and young people from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. The programme is also open to children and young people with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND), and to wider vulnerable groups. Please speak to individual providers for more information. 

What activities are on offer?

The Winter HAF Programme has now come to an end - we hope you had a fantastic time! The next programme will run during the Easter holidays in April. Check back closer to the time to see what's available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we access the programme?

You can access the programme/activities by booking a place directly with the activity provider. Booking information for each activity will be available beside each provider's activity. 

Does my child need to bring anything?

Children do not need to bring anything, unless otherwise specified on the activity listing. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the activity. 

Will meals and refreshments be provided?

The sessions will include a healthy meal and refreshments will be provided; children are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle with them. 

Is transport provided?

Transport is not provided unless otherwise specified. 

Will I need to pay anything to access the activities?

No, the sessions are fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE) for Children and Young People from Reception year to Year 11 who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals 

HAF Annual Report 2022/23

The HAF Annual Report 2022/23 is available to view below.

Doncaster HAF Annual Report 2022-2023
Download (31.4MB - PDF)


If you have any questions about the HAF Programme, please email

Last updated: 12 January 2024 11:37:39

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