Activate: Holiday Activities and Food

Activate: Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme offers government funded holiday activities with a free meal for any child who is eligible for benefit related free school meals.

Who is the programme for?

This holiday provision is for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals.

Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

What is it?

Activate Your Holiday programmes will be delivered across Bath and North East Somerset by a variety of local and national partners. Each provider offers different opportunities and activities so please do look out for what best suits your child!

They offer multi activity, dance and theatre, sports and play camps, along with teenage and SEND specific providers all with experience in delivering high quality holiday camps. There will also be some “roadshows” popping up across the area for the odd day and family drop-in sessions.

All sessions will include a physical activity, a free meal, enriching activities and fun! Children will need to bring along a refillable drinks bottle, wear suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor activities- and arrive with lots of energy!

You can find the full list of providers and locations on the Activate Your Holidays website.

How to book a place

EVouchers are distributed to eligible families through each child's education provision.

For any family that is in receipt of free school meals but has not received their HAF pass please contact your school first to check they have distributed them and if you are still having trouble, please call 0121 227 4385 or email

Any family that would like to take part in HAF but is not in receipt of benefits related free school meals, can contact their chosen provider using the details below and discuss if they are eligible for a place.

Easter Holidays 2023

Find below details of the activities available throughout the upcoming April holidays.

HAF Poster including dates and locations

HAF B&NES Easter 2023 brochure