Shropshire Council

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Summer Holiday Fun in Shropshire

Have fun with your friends, learn new skills, gain confidence and get involved!

We're working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers to run an exciting holiday programme this summer, Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities and Food).

There are free places available on the programme for children and young people, aged five to 16, who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals - you're invited to take part in a range of fun activities, happening at over 30 venues across the county.

Use our guide to find out which activities will suit your child/ren. There's something for everyone, including: sports, music, arts, cooking, gardening and other exciting opportunities. Free nutritious meals will be provided at each session, as well as information on nutrition to benefit the whole family.

Booking

Your child/ren will be given a Shropshire HAF voucher by their school. The voucher entitles your child/ren to a free place on one of the many holiday programmes in Shropshire. To book an activity, please contact the holiday provider direct (you'll find contact details in the attached 'What's on' guide) and quote your voucher code. To find out if your child/ren are eligible for a free place on the programme this summer, please speak to your child/ren’s school.

Many of the providers are running inclusive activities, with places available for children and young people with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities). These have been highlighted in the guide. When booking an activity, please contact the provider to discuss your child/s needs.

Shropshire HAF is working in partnership with the Actio Consortium. Actio is responsible for commissioning, promoting, and monitoring our 'All In Short Breaks' – a menu of accessible and unique activities for children and young people with SEND. Actio is supporting the HAF programme by promoting inclusive opportunities within the HAF offer to the ‘All In’ and Actio membership. To find out more about Actio, please visit their website.

Some of the holiday programmes also include spaces for children and young people who aren't in receipt of free school meals (please contact the activity provider for prices and availability).

If you have any questions about the activities, availability of spaces or booking, please contact the organisation / venue directly using the contact details under their listing.

We wish you a fun-filled, fantastic summer holiday!

Feedback from past events

Take a look at our 'Evaluation and feedback' page to find out what programme users have thought of the activities they've taken part in.