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Walsall Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme

The following information is provided on behalf of the Holiday Activity and Food programme

Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme has now gone live for registration and booking of activities! 

The HAF programme is for children and young people aged 5 to 16 years who are eligible for benefit related free school meals or on a CP,CIN, EHCP or a Young Carer. Children and young people and their families will be able to access free activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2022 holidays. In Walsall, we have 15,000 children and young people eligible for the programme  Department for Education's (DfE) Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) has provided funding for the scheme.

How do families register ?  Please see our video (https://youtu.be/vsl-3UXuFPo takes you through the process. Each eligible child will receive a letter in the post with their unique code.

To register and book activities use link; https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children_and_young_people/haf_signup  or families can call the HAF team on  01922 653899 (Monday to Friday 10:00- 16:00) Please note families only need to register once for the year! Or you can email WR4C@walsall.gov.uk with;

  • The Child's full Name
  • Address
  • School

And we will send you their code 

If children have additional needs or special educational needs, please ensure you state this on the registration form to ensure that the provider is able to meet the needs of your child

When do the Easter activities start?  

The activities will take place over the Easter holidays and will be available from Monday 11th to Thursday 14th April and Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd April 2022. Please click here to view the information booklet.

What will be on offer?   

There are a wide range of opportunities for children and young people to engage in the Easter offer, with the option to choose from the following; 

  • One week of holiday club providing a range of activities throughout the day for children to engage for at least four hours for four days for one week per child with a healthy meal included. (Targeting primary school children) 
  • Or four pick and mix sessions offer targeted at young people to provide them with a choice of activities they can engage with, this will also provide opportunities to provide children with specific skills. These could be courses in, for example, dance, music, swimming, sports coaching, youth work training, fishing, mentoring ( Targeted 13 + / SEND)

We still have lots of activities / Holiday Clubs available! – If families are struggling with transport please email us and we can look at arrangements.

If you require access to children registered at your school who have already registered please complete the access form - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=x3ncXWl-j0K6MISyShrZlBq1LeH4M69JuwC0E9LlkN9UNFJMWktDNlBNVUlaREtSTTdPRTZDVUFKQS4u