Holiday Activities & Food

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Who is the programme for?

The programme is designed to provide children and young people who receive free school meals with free fun activities across the Summer Holidays.

Find out more about the national Holiday Activities and Food Programme by watching this video.

Watch this video from one of our summer holiday providers, Goole Youth Action, to get a taste of the activities in the HAF programme.

Free food hampers

If your child(ren) are in receipt of free school meals you are eligible for a free Food Hamper and recipe booklet through the Holiday and Activity Food Programme. The Food hampers will be delivered by the East Riding Food Poverty Alliance to participating schools and will be available for you to collect during the last week of term (13-17 December 2021).

View and book activities

We've brought together a range of providers across the East Riding of Yorkshire to put on activities as part of the programme. Have fun and be active in the East Riding this winter.

View and search all activities included in the programme. Select an activity to find out more and be taken through to the individual provider's booking site. Available activities will be updated throughout November and December, all activities take place during the school holidays.

View all programme activities

All our providers have their own booking site. You can use the same account and login details for all booking sites.

Our Providers

More activities

Even more providers running events and activities for children across the East Riding. Child and families eligible for the HAF Programme will have free access to the activities. Discuss with the provider for more details.

Please note: These providers run their own booking system and will not be listed on the directory linked above.

Christmas Activity - Goole 21 December

Free Christmas Activity by Goole Youth Action and The Moorlands Community Centre.

The afternoon will include basketball, dodgeball, fitness session then a fun pool swim and food.

This activity is for children aged 8 and over who can swim a length of Goole Swimming pool unaided. (If you cannot swim we will provide some alternative activity between 4-5pm)

Mini Bus leaves Moorlands Centre 2pm, returns 6pm

We have 20 places (first come first served). Contact Goole Youth Action to find out how to book your place.

Visit Goole Youth Action on Facebook

Christmas Create Club - Driffield - 20 & 21 December

The Creation Station East Yorkshire is super excited to announce their Christmas Holiday Create Clubs. This year they will be running 2 days of festive fun. Full of lots of festive crafts and games and will be running at Driffield Cricket Club on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December. Let the children have fun making reindeer food, sock snowmen, designing cards and wrapping paper, making their own decorations and so much more. Each day will be different so children can attend 1 or both days. Suitable for 5 to 11 years,

Clubs run from 10am till 3pm. Children will require a packed lunch, no glass or nuts please.

If your child is eligible for free school meals we do have funded spaces available for them, through the East Riding HAF so please get in touch to find out more. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Visit Creation Station on Facebook

Book your place online

Christmas Craft Days - Great Hatfield 21 & 22 December

Free Christmas Craft Days at Densholme Farm, Hull Road, Great Hatfield on 21 and 22 December 9.45am to 1pm. Booking essential.

Activities will include animal encounters, foraging in the woodland for wintery wonders, creating a Christmas decoration to take home.

Facilities include:

  • changing places
  • fully accessible toilets
  • sensory garden
  • low mobility play area
  • comfortable and spacious indoor education area
  • access to tea and coffee making facilities, cooker and microwaves
  • ...and lots of animals of course!!

These sessions are FREE to any home educated child or those at school in receipt of free school meals living in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The group will be led by a dedicated and experienced member of staff. Attendees will have the whole farm to themselves.

Booking is essential by emailing Rachel on:

These sessions are supported by the Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) and Free healthy food will be provided for all participants. Numbers are kept low to ensure a relaxed environment.

Information can be found on the Facebook event.

Densholme Farm event on Facebook

Inclusive Festive events - Various 20 & 21 December

Sign-up to Endorphins inclusive Festive events across East Riding.

If you’re looking for safe and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities then get in touch to book a place.

Our fun-filled festive sessions also include free lunches and take place in:

  • Beverley and Hedon on Monday, 20 December at 10am to 1pm for 8-15years old and 2pm to 5pm for 16 years plus
  • Goole and Bridlington on Tuesday, 21 December at 10am to 1pm for 8-15years old and 2pm to 5pm for 16 years plus

Delivered by our experienced and friendly teams we offer multi-activity sessions that include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Festive games and activities
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Santa scavenger hunts
  • Quizzes
  • Plus, lots more…

For more information or to book on email:, phone our friendly team on 0330 133 642 or book directly on our website

Queermas - Bridlington 20 December

Bridlington Alphabet Mafia presents Queermas.

Disco, food, games, raffle. Everyone aged 11-17 years welcome. Monday 20 December at East Riding Leisure Bridlington, 7-10pm.

Supported by Bridlington Pride.

For information please visit the Bridlington Pride Facebook page.

Bridlington Pride on Facebook

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