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Funded by the Department for Education

What is the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) is a great way for your child to have fun during the school holidays. Eligible children will have the opportunity to make new friends, take part in a variety of exciting activities, and they will have a healthy meal each day. Each activity session must last for at least four hours a day and operates in the following school holidays.

  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Winter
The entitlement for each eligible child is:
  • 4 days for 4 hours during Easter
  • 16 days for 4 hours during Summer
  • 4 days for 4 hours during Winter

Children with SEND that attend mainstream schools can take part in most HAF activities. Children attending specialist schools that require additional support are likely to have an EHCP and be known to the disability team and access activities through the Short Breaks service.

The next HAF delivery period will be 2 to 5 January 2024. Vouchers and bookings will be available from 4 December 2023.

If you require any support or have any questions regarding the Holiday Activities and Food programme, please e-mail or call our HAF co-ordinator on 07976 771767.

Family Panto

The Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) have funded 2 performances of the pantomime at The Arts Centre in Hounslow for our HAF families to enjoy.

29 December 2023, 2:30pm and 6:30pm, The Arts Centre, First Floor, Treaty Centre, High St, Hounslow TW3 1ES

Attending the Panto

Families will need to show the activity voucher/s they have received from their school upon arrival. Children between 5 to 16 years will only be admitted with a voucher code. The child’s parent/ carer will enter under the child’s voucher code. 
Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.
Attending the panto will not affect the number of credits on your voucher.
If you have any questions about attending, email

Example Voucher

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What children have to say about their HAF experience

“All of the activities are fun and I recommend it to others”

“Staff are brilliant. Really welcoming and energetic”

“It’s amazing. I loved being there”

Hear what the children have to say and see HAF in action