Activities for young people in Newham

Winter activities 2023

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Winter activities 2023

Book HAF Club over Christmas holidays
Book HAF Christmas Party (PDF)

Discover fun activities for children and young people (4 to 16 years of age), including those with special educational needs (SEND, up to 18) happening in London Borough of Newham, over the Christmas school holidays.

Funded by the Department of Education for parents in receipt of means tested free school benefits, a range of local clubs across Newham are providing opportunities for your child/young person to meet new friends, learn something new, stay active and eat a nutritious meal during the Christmas school holiday. Activities include multi sports, arts and crafts, drama, cookery and much more, to suit different ages, abilities and interests. All Holiday clubs are inclusive for children with low levels of SEN and/or disability, who can participate in universal settings. We also have specialist programmes for those children and young people who require specialist support. Each club will assess their suitability to provide sufficient support, based on your child/young person’s needs on a case-by-case basis.

To book a place, click on the list of HAF clubs and follow their registration instructions. You can contact our providers directly for further information on their programme, please use their contact details contained within their listing if you have any queries.

Places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Please be mindful when booking provision for your child/young person, as spaces are limited and therefore booking a space which is not used, could result in someone missing out on the opportunity to attend provision. Children/young people who fail to attend twice without notifying the provider, will have the remainder of their bookings cancelled and the space will be offered to someone on the waiting list. Please click on the link below for our Christmas Programme.

If you have any queries about the programme that are not related to booking, please email

Please take note of the Privacy Notice  regarding the handling of personal data relating specifically to the HAF scheme – HAF Privacy Notice.

We look forward to welcoming you to the great range of HAF programmes on offer across the borough this Christmas, including a Christmas Party – see flyer for details.

Registrations for the Christmas party can be done using the QR code on the flyer, entry on the day will be accepted for pre-booked ticket holders only and not those that arrive on the day due to health and safety reasons.

Privacy Notice for Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) (PDF)


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