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Holiday Activities and Food Scheme

We deliver a programme of activities as part of the HAF scheme.

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) scheme aims to provide healthy food and enriching activities for children aged 4 to 16 who are eligible for benefit-related Free School Meals.

Next HAF Sessions:

  • TBC

What is HAF?

The national HAF scheme has been running in South Ribble since 2021 and is only available in the Summer, Christmas and Easter holidays, but the council wanted to ensure that families could also access the support in October and February half terms.

Our programme for October 22 and February 23 Half Term - HAF Plus - were an add on supported by the Council to the Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) which is a national, Government funded scheme.

The fun activities on offer at our South Ribble Leisure Centres often include swimming, gymnastics, tennis and gym sessions.

This provision:

  • Is free of charge
  • Offers fun activities and experiences
  • Includes free food and refreshments
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Is my child eligible?

If you live in the Borough of South Ribble, your child is aged 4-16 and eligible for benefit-related Free School Meals, then yes.

Where it is a family activity (e.g. family swimming for four) if one child is eligible the rest of the family can attend.

If your child isn't eligible for Free School Meals but would like to attend, you are welcome to turn up on the day and they are welcome to join in if there is availability in the session. 

How do I book a place for my child?

In the run up to a HAF scheme, the programme and booking links will be on this web page.

Booking your child's place takes just a few minutes, just view the timetable below and then click the corresponding link to book your chosen activities.

  • Use the arrows if you need to select the date you want to book, and click to select the activity
  • Leave 'barcode or member number' blank
  • Select one ticket and click to accept the attendance rules
  • Fill out your child's details, add to basket and then complete your booking
  • Please ensure your child is a suitable age for the activity before booking
  • Should you like a printable version of the timetable, there is a link at the bottom of this page.
  • Note: Unless stated otherwise activities are fully supervised and parents/guardians do not stay for the duration of the camp

Need to contact us?

If you have any queries, or if you have any issues accessing the information you need in the format provided above, please contact

Information on Free School Meals from the Government website.


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