Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme - Christmas 2021

29 Nov 2021

Following the success of the Ealing summer HAF where 42% of eligible children accessed free holiday activities, we are delighted to announce the details of our winter HAF programme.

The HAF programme is open to children who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals in reception to year 11.

About winter HAF

Ealing’s winter HAF programme will run from:

  • Monday 20 - Friday 24 December and
  • Wednesday 29– Friday 31 December 2021.

Throughout the borough, there will be over 30 HAF providers, offering a range of free activities as well as a healthy meal. Eligible children and young people can attend for a maximum of five days over the winter holiday at one or more HAF provision.

Information on what is on offer and the booking link will be available in early December on Ealing’s Family Services Directory (FSD)

Please promote to eligible families

Schools will receive a delivery of leaflets week commencing 6 December. Please distribute these to eligible children and families only. Eligible families will need a school code to book their place. The school code will be printed on the front of the leaflet. The code will be HAF21X followed by the school's URN.

Siblings of eligible children may be able to attend using the same code if the chosen provider is able to accommodate the required age range.

Some places available for vulnerable families not in receipt of benefit related free school meals

We are able to offer a limited number of places to some children and young people who would benefit from attending HAF provision because the children/ young people or family are vulnerable but are not in receipt of benefit related free school meals.

You will need to complete an application to apply for them to be able to access the Winter HAF programme.

Deadline for referrals is Wednesday 15 December 2021. However, we advise you complete the application as soon as possible to be able to secure a HAF provider placement.


Tel: 020 8825 5588

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Last updated: 02 Dec 2021

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