Holiday events

Suffolk holiday activity programmeWinter 2022

A free programme of holiday activities funded by the Government and coordinated by West Suffolk Council is being extended this Christmas to other families in need.

Park cooking, film making, football, craft making, pottery painting, roller skating, gardening, woodwork, singing, dancing, Nerf wars, tennis, gymnastics, archery, yoga, and more, all feature as part of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme in West Suffolk.

There are free places at these events under the Government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. Eligibility for free places, set out by The Department for Education (DfE), is based on children and families who are on benefits related free school meals or pupil premium or where there is an identified need (such as being in care, bereavement, or if they are homeless). To enquire or book these places you can use the details on the timetable below. You should have received a code directly from your child’s school, you will need this when booking.

But West Suffolk Council recognises that there will be other families in financial hardship who are ineligible (If you are in financial hardship please also visit our cost of living webpage for details of advice, information and support).  The Council is allowed to use up to 15 per cent of its share of the Government funding to offer free places to families who are in financial hardship but who wouldn’t otherwise qualify. To enquire for these spaces please contact your child school or the provider directly (you can find these details in the timetable below). Spaces for this are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.  

Holiday Activity Programme Timetable Christmas 2022

For further information centrally coordinated Suffolk InfoLink | Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme 2022 in Suffolk

Contact families.communities@westsuffolk.gov.uk for more information.