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What is the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme?

The HAF Programme offers families of children aged 4 to 16, who are eligible for benefits related free school meals (FSM), opportunities to access a range of free activities in the Easter, summer, and Christmas holidays. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please use the eligibility checker: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/kent/

When is the Programme Available?

The programme runs for one week at Easter, four weeks over the summer and one week at Christmas.

Where Can I Go for Information About Programmes in My Area?

Please find information below detailing our funded HAF Programmes that are running over the Christmas holidays in Kent. Please contact programmes directly for more information. To request a place at your preferred HAF Programme, please follow the link through the HAF Programme EVoucher that will have been issued to you through your child’s school. The following parents guide will take you through a step-by-step process for booking through your EVoucher.

What Can I Expect When I Go?

Each programme will provide a range of exciting activities, games and new experiences for children, along with a healthy main meal. Children will have the chance to try new sporty or creative activities and to make new friends. There will also be the opportunities for families to share ideas about how to source high quality, healthy food cheaply, creative ways to encourage a healthy diet and fun ways to cook as a family.

How Are Children with Additional Needs Included?

All the programme partners are committed to making their programme accessible for a wide range of children. Providing the programme with good information about your child and their needs will enable them to ensure that your child is fully included and can enjoy the opportunities that are offered.