HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) Programme for Winter 2023

The Winter HAF programme starts on the 27 December 2023 and there are lots of great activities happening over the school holidays. Children and young people, from reception to age 16 (including year 11 leavers), who are eligible for benefits related free school meals, will be able to access hundreds of activities throughout the half term holidays including specific provision available for children with SEND or additional needs, at no cost. The programme will end on 5 January 2024.

There’s a great range of activities across the city including Christmas arts, crafts, discos and pantomimesboxing, football, music, dance, cycling, cooking, podcasting, basketball, arts and crafts, drama, Zumba, trips out and much more!  Every day there will be a range of fabulous meals available with many schemes holding family events as well.

To find out where your nearest scheme, please click here.

When a parent/guardian/carer has chosen the activity/scheme they will need to contact that organisation to book a place. Each organisation will have either a telephone number, email address or online booking system. If the child has any additional needs or dietary requirements then please discuss this with the organisation when booking. There is no central booking system so please read the details of the programmes on the website and contact the providers directly.

Other Information

Liverpool City Council is working with Mersey Play Action Council, the local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to deliver the Winter HAF programme.  This programme is funded by the Department for Education.

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