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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).

Derbyshire's It's About Me holiday activity and food programme

Our summer 2022 programme has come to an end, look out for updates and communications relating to our winter programme coming soon.

It's about me Derbyshire has lots of great free ideas and fun activities for the whole family.

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.