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Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) for the Easter Holidays

Children and young people who receive benefits related free school meals can take part in Leicester City's free holiday activities and food (HAF) programme over the Easter holiday. The sessions will include a variety of activities, such as art, sport and music and a healthy meal will be provided each day your child attends. The HAF programmes will take place across the city between Monday 3 to Friday 14 April. Days, times and age ranges differ by programme - please consider this when registering. You can register for one programme and when applying, you are registering for the whole programme week and not individual days. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis following confirmation of free school meal eligibility. To view the programme information, criteria and how to register for a place visit:


Vulnerable families

There are also some HAF places available for vulnerable families not receiving benefits-related free school meals. The Holiday Activities and Food Programme has some flexibility where  a funded place could be requested for vulnerable children who are not eligible by having free school meals. We appreciate many families are struggling with the cost of living crisis, unfortunately the City Council only has a 15% allowance for vulnerable HAF places. Therefore, you should email if you feel that any of your children fit within this criteria. Please email the following: full name, dob, home postcode, name of school, and brief reason for the request of a place.