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Holiday activities and food programme

The programme offers a range of school holiday activities for children and young people across Derbyshire in the Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays.

Department for Education

The sessions are free for families who claim benefit related free school meals and are provided by a range of local organisations and groups.

Free places may also be available to children in vulnerable groups, including children with special educational needs (SEND) or young carers, who are not currently in receipt of free school meals. A small fee may be applicable for other applicants.

Places are available on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to children who receive free school meals and those with vulnerabilities.

The sessions are funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Summer holiday activity and food programme

We're excited to let you know that the popular holiday activities and food programme is back for the summer holidays. It's completely free of charge for children eligible for free school meals!

The holiday clubs are running across the county from Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September 2022, with provision offering a brilliant mix of fun, action-packed days and tasty food in every district and borough.

Clubs will run on average for 4 hours per day. Each day your child will enjoy a fun-packed programme filled with a wide range of sports and games, arts and crafts, cookery, dance, and music.

Programmes will vary depending on the type and location of each local club, but every day there will be a delicious nutritious meal served up for free!

Book your summer activities now

It's about me Derbyshire website

It's about me Derbyshire has lots of great free ideas and fun activities at no or low cost for all families.

Holiday and activity programme providers

We've commissioned StreetGames to co-ordinate the HAF scheme in Derbyshire from summer 2022 onwards.

If you're interested in providing HAF activities and want to find out how to apply for funding to run activities over the summer holidays, please contact StreetGames, email:

StreetGames are running a series of webinars for activity and food providers. You can find the dates and sign up to receive an invitation.

You can also read the DFE's holiday activity and food scheme guidance which sets out the scheme criteria and standards.