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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

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. A list of activities will be available further down this page. 

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).

What activities are on offer? 

The activities for Easter half-term have now finished but there will be more fun activities on offer during Summer half-term. Be sure to check back closer to the date to see what's available. 

What else can we get up to?

There's lots to do in Doncaster including: 

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Last updated: 22 April 2022 11:42:46