Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

Our FREE Summer Fun sessions are back and this year they include the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme!  The HAF programme is aimed at providing healthy food* and enriching activities for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefit related free school meals during the Summer holidays.  Children and young people eligible for free school meals will have priority access to bookings however the programme is open to all** so get involved!

The sessions are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and will adhere to the relevant guidance around covid19. Visit the website for more information on the national programme.

What Next?

To find out ‘What’s On’ in your area simply click on your postcode or ward below to see a list of various activities delivered by the council and its partners.  To book, or find out more information contact the provider using the details provided.  In addition to local activities we also have a ‘boroughwide’ offer including family cooking sessions, outdoor adventure and a cultural offer from Bolton Libraries and Museum service.  You can also find information here from our partners at Bolton Community Leisure and (if eligible*) how you can claim your free 4 week Leisure Pass!

Don't need the activities and just want a free healthly lunch?  Then click on our 'Food' tab.

* Please notify staff in advance of any food allergies

**some sessions/activities have limited space and may only be eligible to children and young people on benefits related free school meals.  All sessions are subject to a first come first serve policy.


Council Playscheme Sessions in all areas - Click the tab below, nearest to where you live!

⭐️Whose ready for some #FREE FUN over #Summer2021? ⭐️

Our free play sessions, for 4* - 12 year olds, are officially out!

Just take a look at when and where YOU can join us at a venue near you!! We will be there ... #NoMatterTheWeather!

*Please note: 4 year olds MUST already be in reception. A first come first serve policy is in place. Children at our FREE play sessions, for 4* - 12 year olds, MUST be registered by a parent/guardian (18+) on their first visit. Parents are encouraged to maintain social distancing whilst waiting to sign in / pick up their children. No toilet facilities are available on outdoor sessions.