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Holiday Activity Food Schemes

Summer 2023 Holiday Activity and Food Scheme

What is HAF?

The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme is funded by the Department of Education for those in reception to Year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals. 

HAF will be returning this Summer to provide enriching activities and nutritious food provision to families across Gloucestershire throughout the holidays!

The booking links below are mainly available to those who receive free school meals (except open access activities).


For support or enquiries about HAF activities in Cheltenham, please contact

No Child Left Behind

The NCLB Summer of Play Fun Day in Pittville park is kicking off the Holiday Activity and Food programme this Summer!

Springbank Community Group

Cooking, Sports, Paint Fights and a Trip to Weston-Super-Mare all available to book!  Find out more below:  

springbank community group square

Move More

Every Child Active!  We believe that a love of physical activity should be instilled in all children, giving them the foundation to lead a healthy, active lifestyle; this is the ethos of our camps.

Family Space

Family space are running picnics in the park and trips to Sandford Park Lido and Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf this Summer!

Aspire Foundation

Playschemes are taking place at Gardners Lane and Oakwood Primary school this Easter!

The activities will be focused around their physical
development, team work, art and craft skills alongside opportunities to take
part in food, nutrition and nature activities!

Messy Play and Stay and Play sessions are available for children under 5 and their parents at your local Childrens and Family Centres across Cheltenham.

Inspire to Aspire

Limited spaces available for a trip to Laser Quest, Cattle Country, Go Ape and TRAC Activity Centre with Inspire to Aspire!

Cheltenham Town FC Community Trust

Book a football camp with Cheltenham Town Community Trust below!

Leisure@ Cheltenham - Swimming and Soft Play

Free swimming and soft play tickets are available for children and their this Summer!  Age restrictions apply.

Just Camps

Just Camps is an award winning holiday camp provider for children. We provide a fun and safe environment for children to come along and lose themselves in an array of fun games and activities!

Camps are taking place at All Saints Academy this Summer!

Sandford Parks Lido

Enjoy a free swim at the beautiful Cheltenham Lido!  Age restrictions apply.

The Rock

Scoot n Skate, Dodgeball and Archery sessions available to book at The Rock in Cheltenham!

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

We want everyone in Gloucestershire to value, enjoy and share wildlife in the county and believe strongly that nature matters, not only in its own right, but for the huge benefits it brings to the people of Gloucestershire.

Book a trip to Bourton-on-Water and Crickey Hill Country Park below:

Cheltenham and Gloucester Gymnastics Club

Our activity camps are perfect for children looking to burn off some energy and learn gymnastics over the Summer holidays. 

They are suitable for complete beginners and developing gymnasts!

Want to know more?

For more information, contact us at:

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