Children and young people in Bradford can anticipate a joyous and healthful Easter season, thanks to the offerings of the Bradford Council’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). This initiative promises a plethora of free activities, holiday clubs, and enjoyable days for the youth.

The HAF programme extends complimentary access to holiday clubs specifically catering to children who receive benefit-related free school meals or those with special educational needs or disabilities.

A myriad of diverse clubs will be operational throughout the upcoming school break, facilitated by a spectrum of organizations spanning schools, community groups, faith entities, charities, and sports clubs across the district. Each club ensures eligible children indulge in free, entertaining activities alongside receiving a nutritious meal.

The clubs boast an extensive array of activities, encompassing sports, arts, and crafts, with opportunities for learning about food and nutrition. Participants are encouraged to forge new connections, revel in the spirit of fun, and cultivate new friendships.

Booking slots are now open, with parents and caregivers required to register their children to peruse the available activities and secure a spot with the designated provider. To avoid disappointment, families are advised to book early, given the limited availability and swift occupancy of slots.

For additional information, interested parties can visit the HAF page on the Bradford Council website:

Councillor Imran Khan, Bradford Council Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment, and Skills, commented, “Many families across the Bradford District are facing tough times due to the high cost of living, particularly during this time of year. There’s a diverse range of activities available, accompanied by complimentary meals at each session. I strongly encourage all eligible families to enrol in HAF and ensure a festive and enjoyable holiday season.”

Funded by the Department for Education, HAF stands as a testament to the commitment of ensuring children’s well-being and enjoyment during the school break.