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Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF): Information for Families

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Oxfordshire County Council has been awarded funding from the Department for Education to deliver a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme in 2021, as part of a national scheme. 

The programme provides organised holiday activities for children who have started Year 1-Year 11 and who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. You can browse activities and book your HAF online; to check eligibility and receive a booking code, contact Oxfordshire County Council on 01865 328 460 or email

The aim of the programme is to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, encouraging them to engage in interactive and fun activities and provide them with access to a healthy meal.


Who can take part

The programme will offer free holiday activities in the summer and Christmas school holidays in 2021 for school-aged children, who have started Year 1- Year 11, who are also eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

What is available

Children and young people attending sessions will be able to enjoy quality holiday activities and a healthy meal at each session they attend.

Holiday sessions will run for:

  • at least four hours each day
  • four days per week over four weeks in the Summer holidays
  • one week in the Christmas holidays.

You can choose and book free HAF activity sessions from a selection that will be on offer. You will be asked to input a code when booking - for benefits-related free school meal children and young people, below are contact details if you would like to find out if you are eligible.

You can book individual days based on your circumstance- it is not necessary to attend all four weeks for one activity.

Take a look at the providers running activities and book a Summer HAF activity session.

Contact Details

Call 01865 328460 or email for more information.

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