Free holiday club programme for eligible young people

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Eligible young people across Trafford are being offered places in a free holiday clubs programme over the Easter school holidays

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is a scheme funded by the Government to provide healthy food and fun activities to children and young people, with free places available for those on free school meals.

HAF is being delivered by Trafford Council across the Easter school holidays in Trafford and will also cover the Summer and Christmas holidays this year.

Both primary and secondary school aged children will be able to access the sessions throughout the Easter holidays, including provisions available for children with additional needs, at no cost to parents.

Sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills like meeting new friends, alongside a nutritious meal each day.

For information on how you and your family can get involved this Easter, please visit

In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit the Help With Childcare Costs webpage to find out more.

A spokesperson for Trafford Council said:

“We are working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme with free places funded by the Department for Education. Health and wellbeing is very important to Trafford Council. We hope as many eligible youngsters as possible sign up to the scheme for a healthy and fun Easter break.”

Visit the government website for more information on the national programme.

Posted on Tuesday 5th April 2022