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Holidays Are Fun (HAF) Programme

Eligible school age children from reception to Year 11 who live in Stockton-on-Tees can take up a place for holiday activities, including a meal over the holidays.

What is the programme?

The programme, funded by the Department for Education and delivered by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in partnership with Catalyst, offers a wide range of activities including horse riding, boxing, gymnastics and trampolining, martial arts, climbing wall, football, yoga, arts and crafts, ice-skating, theatre workshops, bushcrafts, watersports, swimming and dancing.

To be eligible, families must be in receipt of benefits-related free school meals, in receipt of Universal Credit, or experiencing financial difficulties.

All our clubs are run by experienced organisations who will provide a safe and welcoming experience where children with have fun and make new friends.

What are the aims of the HAF Programme?

The aim of the HAF programme is to ensure children:

  • eat healthily over the school holidays
  • be active during the school holidays
  • take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character, and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment
  • have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition

What will the HAF clubs deliver?

Each of the HAF clubs will offer children a chance to:

  • develop new skills or knowledge
  • consolidate existing skills and knowledge
  • try out new experiences
  • have fun and socialise
  • healthy meal

Booking has now closed for HAF Easter holiday activities. Booking will open for the May half-term programme on Monday 29 April.

If you are claiming universal credit/experiencing financial difficulties or need more information, request a call back from the HAF team.

Complete a HAF call back request