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More free holiday clubs than ever available in Leicestershire this summer

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2023 15:00

More free holiday clubs than ever available in Leicestershire this summer

Leicestershire's biggest ever offering of free holiday clubs is available this summer for children and young people eligible for free school meals.

Families can sign up now for the sessions which include activities such as zorbing, crafting, football, archery, nerfing, cooking, drama, and dodgeball.

Free nutritious meals will also be provided for both primary and secondary age youngsters.

Eligible parents and carers will receive an e-voucher from Hello@holidayactivities.com. They can then visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/HAF to view the activities and book a place. Alternatively, available sessions can be viewed at www.active-together.org/holidays-together.

The Leicestershire Holidays Together scheme is run by Leicestershire County Council along with Active Together as part of the government's Holiday Activities and Food programme.

Deborah Taylor, county council cabinet member for children and families, said: "More HAF providers than ever offering sessions this summer means we're also able to offer the biggest variety of activities. There are all sorts of things to have a go at.

"These clubs offer a chance to try new things, make new friends and enjoy healthy food. And, importantly, they offer an opportunity to get stuck in and have fun."

Geoff Maltby, Sports Development Manager, Active Together added: "We know the cost of living continues to be a challenge for many families and so we're urging as many eligible children and young people as possible to take up this offer, which they are quite rightly entitled to.

We're particularly encouraging our secondary age pupils to access our new exciting gym and swim offer in partnership with Everyone Active"

HAF providers include local schools, voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers.

- If your child is eligible for benefits related free school meals and has not received an e-voucher, please contact their school directly.

Leicestershire Holidays Together is funded by the Department for Education (DFE).

(Source: Leicestershire County Council)

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