December Holiday Activity and Food Programme
The Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF) will be returning this December to provide you with exciting, festive holiday fun for your family. See below for all the information you need to know.
Click here to watch our latest HAF video!<https://youtu.be/4Fk3OI8zuSc>
What you need to know:
What is HAF?
The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) is a Department for Education funded initiative to provide free activities and food for children in reception to year 11 who are eligible for pupil premium free school meals.
When is HAF happening?
HAF will be running for 4 days between 19-22 December. Booking will go live from 1 December 2022.
What do I need to do in the meantime?
To make sure you’re ready to book your activities this December, you need to need to do the following things:
1. Make sure you’re registered on our Children’s Activity Booking Site (CABS). This is important as this is the booking system you will use to book your HAF activities. You can register by clicking here<https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/holiday-activities-and-food-programme-haf/register-for-our-childrens-activities-booking-system/> and completing your details.
2. If you’re already registered to CABS, make sure all details are up to date on your account. This is important as it helps us to make sure we are providing appropriate activities for children attending HAF, and that any additional needs are catered for. We want to ensure children and young people have the best experience possible.
Will food hampers be available?
Food hampers are not available this December, but we will share more details about the Holiday Free School Meal Voucher scheme with you soon.
How can I find out more information?
For more information, you can visit our website at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf<http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf>
For general queries, you can email us at HAFParentEnquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk<mailto:HAFParentEnquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk>
Families who receive free school meals can also subscribe to our seasonal, bi-weekly newsletter by clicking here.<https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKGLOUCESTERSHIRE/subscriber/new?topic_id=UKGLOUCESTERSHIRE_287>