Holiday Activities & Food

Welcome to the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) website. Here you’ll be able to view holiday activities, find further information about the programme and learn how to become a HAF provider offering fun and creative opportunities in the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays for families in receipt of benefits related free school meals and families of children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

To keep up to date with our HAF programme please sign up to our Newsletter

Who is the programme for?

The programme is designed to provide children and young people who receive benefit-related free school meals with free fun activities across the school holidays. There are also a limited number of places made available to children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

We would like as many families getting involved in HAF, and due to the demand for places, children and young people are able to attend 4 HAF activities for free at Easter, 16 sessions throughout the summer holidays and a further 4 activities at Christmas, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Easter holiday activities

To be the first to hear about HAF activities this Easter please make sure you are signed up to our Newsletter.

Summer 2023

We had great fun in the summer holidays! Are you in our highlights videos? We'd love to hear your feedback and see pictures of your memories from the activities - search East Riding of Yorkshire Council on your favourite social media platforms.

HAF Providers

Here is a list of all the organisations who have received an annual grant to deliver activities in the holidays. You can find out more information about their sessions and how to book by signing up to the Newsletter and all schools will receive details about their programmes too.

  • First Step Sport (East Riding wide, primary school aged children)
  • The Hinge (Bridlington, primary and secondary school aged children and young people)
  • Endorphins (East Riding wide, SEND specific, primary and secondary school aged children and young people)
  • Flying Futures (East Riding wide, primary school aged children)
  • Hull FC (East Riding wide, primary and secondary school aged children and young people)
  • Inmans Primary (Hedon, primary school aged children)
  • Abilites (East Riding wide, SEND specific, primary and secondary school aged children and young people)
  • New Pasture Lane Community Centre (Bridlington, primary and secondary school aged children and young people)
  • Ballers (East Riding wide, primary school aged children)
  • Flex Dance (Hessle, Cottingham, primary school aged children)
  • Fit4Fun (Melton, primary school aged children)
  • Footballerz (Goole, primary and secondary school aged children and young people)

More providers will be awarded a grant to deliver activities in the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays too.

Could you be a HAF Delivery Partner?

If you can provide fun activities in the Easter, summer or Christmas holidays for children and/or young people, please get in touch with us to find out all about our grant funding scheme at haf.programme@eastriding.gov.uk We're looking for a wide range of activities from magic workshops to animal experiences, water sports to music sessions and everything in between.

Map of providers

This embedded map shows the distribution of activities for activities taking place in Christmas school holidays. You can explore the various providers by using the on screen controls to zoom in and out and click or tap on the icons to view provider, activity title and, for some, images of marketing materials the providers have shared.

Alternatively, use our event directory to search for events.

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About HAF

There are over 9000 children and young people in the East Riding who are in receipt of free school meals, and with rising food, living and fuel costs, HAF enables families to enjoy a healthy meal and enriching activities during the holidays.

The Department for Education commission the HAF scheme and local authorities have funding until Dec 2024.

You can download the Annual Programme Report (2023) to read about what is involved in HAF and the provision throughout 2022.

HAF Annual Programme Report 2023 (PDF 1.12MB)

For more information about Holiday Activities and Food in the East Riding of Yorkshire, please contact the HAF Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Officer at haf.programme@eastriding.gov.uk