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Slough Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme provides free enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school aged children who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals.

Slough Borough Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme, which covers all major school holidays in 2022. The national programme offering free places are funded by the Department for Education.

Children will be able to access:

  • 4 sessions (4 hours per session) a week during Easter and Christmas and
  • 4 sessions (4 hours per session) for 4 weeks during the summer holidays.

All activities are inclusive at no cost to you. The sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts, hairdressing, robotics, and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day.

Letters will be sent out to all families with eligible children with a unique code for each child to use. Information of providers offering the programme will be available soon. Parents would need to contact their preferred providers directly to book a place.

If you have any queries regarding the HAF programme, call Slough Family Information Service on 01753 476589.

In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit Help paying for your childcare on Childcare Choices website to find out more.

Who to contact

Slough Family Information Service
01753 476589

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Summer holidays

Other Details


Free for 4 hours for primary and secondary school aged children who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals.


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations