The Easter Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme runs from Monday 3rd April to Sunday 16th April and there are lots of great activities happening over the school holidays.
Children and young people, from reception to age 16, who are eligible for benefits related free school meals, will be able to access hundreds of activities throughout the half term holidays including specific provision available for children with SEND or additional needs, at no cost.
There’s a great range of activities across the city including boxing, football, music, dance, cycling, cooking, discos, films, bowling, arts and crafts, drama, a make up course, trips out, Eurovision themed activities and much more! Every day there will be a range of fabulous meals available with many schemes holding family events as well.
To find out where your nearest scheme and all the details of what is on click on this link – https://merseyplay.com/easter-haf-holiday-activities-food/ or visit www.Merseyplay.com and click on the Easter HAF link.
There is a downloadable list of providers and a map that has the information about each provider and where the provision is taking place. You can also find the information via the Mersey Play Action Council App which is free to download for both Apple and Android phones.
Parents/guardians/carers will just need to choose an activity, then contact that organisation to book a place. If the child has any additional needs or dietary requirements then you can discuss this with the organisation when you book.
Each organisation will have either a telephone number, email address or online booking system. There is no central booking system so you will need to contact the providers directly.
- If you want to know how to register or how to check if your child is eligible for free school meals then please click on the link https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
- You will need your national insurance number or an asylum seekers support number.
- If you are struggling with the cost of living then please click: https://www.liverpool.gov.uk/cost-of-living/
- If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. Click on the link to find out how to register https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/
Liverpool City Council is working with Mersey Play Action Council, Sutton Croft and the local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to deliver the Easter HAF.
The Family Information and SEND Directory also provides a wealth of useful information and support for families – FISD.