Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) About the HAF programme

The HAF Programme in Shropshire: free holiday activities and food for eligible children and young people 

Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) managed by Shropshire Council is an exciting programme of holiday activities for eligible children and young people.

Over the Easter/spring, summer and Christmas/winter holidays, schools, voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers are running holiday clubs across the county.

There are free places available on the HAF programme for children and young people aged four (reception class age) to 16, who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

There are also a limited number of free places available for children and young people on the HAF programme living in areas of high deprivation and/or from low-income households who are not in receipt of benefits related free school meals. These children and young people can be referred onto the programme by a professional.

Find out more about eligibility on our 'Who can access the programme' page.

During the three main school holidays, children and young people are invited to take part in a range of fun activities happening at venues from across the county.  

Funded by the DfE (Department for Education), the aim of the programme is to make holiday activities as accessible and inclusive as possible.

How to access the free holiday clubs

Find out more about how to access the free holiday clubs from the HAF holiday clubs' page.

HAF Spring 2023

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