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Free holiday scheme places including a meal this Easter

13 March 2023

Enriching experiences and a nutritious lunch are being made available throughout the Easter holidays for the children and young people of families receiving income-related free school meals.

Funded by the Department for Education, the Easter Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme enables local authorities to coordinate free holiday scheme access locally.

The programme is available to primary and secondary school children in Peterborough. Any child or young person receiving income-related free school meals is eligible.

Each provider will offer four sessions of at least 4 hours per day during the Easter holidays, between 3 -14 April. For further information on providers and booking visit here.

All participating holiday schemes will offer a nutritious meal and a variety of fun enriching experiences such as sports, games, cooking and or play opportunities.

The programme will be delivered in Peterborough by over 40 approved holiday scheme providers and is co-ordinated by Peterborough City Council. Further information can be found here.

Peterborough City Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to deliver the HAF programme.

Cllr Lynne Ayres, Peterborough City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University, said: “I am delighted that this excellent scheme is being continued in Peterborough in the Easter holidays. The HAF programme gives children and young people opportunities to socialise and play together and complements the work we are already doing to educate children and young people about the benefits of physical and creative activity and nutritious eating."