The Winter Holiday Activities and Food Programme starts on 23 December 2022

The Winter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) programme starts on 23 December 2022. Children and young people will be able to access hundreds of activities throughout the winter break including specific provision available for children with SEND.

There’s a great range of activities across the city including music tuition, puppet making, circus workshops, football, podcasting, dance, Christmas parties and grottos, cooking, climbing, films, bowling, arts and crafts, drama, trips out, mindfulness and much more!  Every day there will be a meal available for every child that attends.

On the MPAC website, there is  a downloadable list of providers and a map that has the information about each provider and where the provision is taking place.

Parents/guardians/carers will just need to choose an activity, then contact that organisation to book a place.  If the child has any additional needs or dietary requirements then they can discuss this with the organisation when they book.

Each organisation will have either a telephone number, email address or online booking system.  There is no central booking system so they will need to contact the providers directly.

Around 110 programmes have been funded across the city.

If you would like to visit one of the providers then please contact them directly to make the arrangements.

To learn more about the programme, please click here.

Back to blog
Sign Up!
for our newsletter!