Fun, free Easter holiday clubs on offer to Buckinghamshire children

Buckinghamshire Council, local businesses, organisations and charity groups have teamed up to provide thousands of places for eligible school-aged children and young people, in Reception to Year 11, to enjoy a variety of exciting and interesting holiday clubs in their local area throughout the Easter holidays – for free!

Whether your child is interested in sport, photography, drama, music or something else, there is a holiday club for every age and interest. While some children and young people may be exploring a developing hobby, others may be able to try something new that they’ve not had the opportunity to try before.

The places have been made available as part of Buckinghamshire Council’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme, which is funded by the Department for Education. Available to children and young people who receive benefits-related free school meals, each HAF club session includes a healthy hot meal, as well as the opportunity to develop new skills, grow in confidence and make new friends.

Details of the full range of activities that are available and how to secure a place can be found on Buckinghamshire Council’s website. Take up is expected to be high and advice for eligible families is to book as early as possible. New activities are being added on a regular basis so do keep checking back to see what is on offer.

Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, Anita Cranmer was pleased with the success of the HAF programme last year and hopes even more people will make use of it this year. “The Buckinghamshire HAF programme is a great opportunity for those eligible children and young people to nurture any existing interests or hobbies they have, or perhaps try something completely new. There is also a hot meal provided – all for free.

“There are holiday clubs running right across Buckinghamshire over Easter. The places were incredibly popular last year, so I would encourage parents and carers to get their children booked on as early as possible – use your HAF booking code from your child’s school to book your child on as soon as you can so you don’t miss out!”

Find out more about the council’s HAF programme at: