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Welcome to Holiday food and fun

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FREE for children on benefit-related free school meals ...

A range of activities and food is available during school holidays at our Holiday food and fun clubs. It’s a great opportunity for children and young people to enjoy a range of fun things to do.  

Six weeks of food and fun!

For six weeks during school holidays throughout the year (Easter, summer and Christmas) local clubs will be serving up a menu of activities for children and young people of all ages, plus there’s food to enjoy too. 

Activities may include sports, games, arts, crafts, music, and nature although these will differ from club to club.

Many clubs can offer families advice and recipes for cooking healthy meals on a budget. Sometimes the young people get to try them out at the club.

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What’s on offer

Check our events list to find a Holiday Food and Fun club near you.

Each club takes its own bookings.

Need help booking?

Our events list and booking system has been tested for users of assistive technology. We know that some images on the system may not include alternative text. Read the accessibility statement.

If you need help booking a place, please contact us.

Telephone: 07923 382464 or 07512 449389
Email: HAF@eastsussex.gov.uk

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Is it FREE? 

It's free for school-aged children and young people who receive benefits-related free school meals.  A small number of places are available for other eligible groups.

Contact the HAF team to find out more. Additionally, some clubs also offer paid places alongside HAF-funded ones. The charges may differ from club to club.

See more advice on resources, benefits and services available for families:

Annual report 2022

Statistics, highlights and feedback about Holiday food and fun for 2022, plus how we plan to grow and improve the scheme for the future.

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If you’re a provider

We’d like to hear from you.  Take a look at our questions and answers if you’re interested in providing services for Holiday food and fun!

We've pulled together a list of groups and organisations that you can use to signpost parents towards the help they might need.

Supporting information for providers

Funded by the DfE

Holiday fun and food is part of the national Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF) funded by the Department for Education.

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