Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

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This summer Gloucestershire County Council is offering four weeks of activities and events for children eligible for Free School Meals.

This scheme, called the Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF), is in partnership with district councils, the voluntary sector and other organisations in the county and is funded by the Department for Education.

The HAF programme's purpose is to make sure children are entertained, active, educated, safe and fed between Monday 2nd August and Friday 27th August 2021.

Take a look at our trailer, featuring some of the activities from the Easter programme:

How will it work?

The HAF Summer programme will run from Monday 2nd August to Friday 27th August 2021. Each day, activities and events across the county will be available either in person, or online. Each district area will have its own page so you can find activities closest to you and what is being offered.

Some in-person activities will also need you to sign up in advance so the providers know which children are coming to join that day's fun and games. A meal or food kit will also be provided, dependant on each district's offer.

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If you do not sign up for the HAF programme, your child(ren) will not be able to take part. There is no alternative offer to this programme during those four weeks. If you need help signing up, please either speak to your child(ren)'s school, or email

For the first and last week of the summer holiday only (26th-30th July, and 30th August-3rd September) vouchers will be available. Read more about holiday free school meal vouchers.

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