The aim of the Cambridgeshire Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme is to fund holiday scheme places to children and young people in receipt of benefit-related free school meals.
The Programme runs during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays (but not half-terms). Eligible primary and secondary school pupils can attend. The Department for Education funds The HAF Programme.
Making a booking
The Christmas HAF Programme is running between 21 December 2023 and 2 January 2024 (excluding bank holidays). An eligibility voucher has been sent on Monday 6 November 2023 to parents who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals. the voucher was sent by email and text by .
Parents should contact their school or the HAF Team for enquiries regarding the additional eligibility criteria (noted below) from 6 November 2023.
Registered holiday schemes are offering up to 16 hours of free attendance for eligible children and young people. A range of fun experiences, a healthy meal and snacks are available.
- Families receiving income-related free school meals (FSM)
- Families where FSM eligible and non-eligible children live in the same household
- Families just managing financially (subject to referral from a professional)
- Newly arrived refugee families
Further information can be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council website: