Activities for young people in Newham

Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF)

Summer Food and Fun!

Newham Council is working with a range of organisations and schools to offer free places at holiday clubs this Easter.  These places are funded through the government’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme.

There is something for everyone! Sport, drama, cooking, music, arts & crafts, dance, fun day trips and much more!  All clubs will also provide a delicious, healthy meal each day. Parents and other family members can also get involved in food and nutrition activities.

Clubs for children in primary school

Clubs for children and young people in secondary school 

Clubs for children and young people with more complex SEND 

More information about the programme

Who can access a free place on this programme?
Free places are for children and young people in Newham, age 4 to 16, who receive benefits related free school meals. To find out more about free schools meals or to apply, please visit our free school meals page.

How do I access the programme? 
Every club has its own booking process, so please click through on the buttons above to see what’s on offer and how to sign up!

Some clubs may ask you to provide a letter to confirm that your child is eligible for a free place on this programme. You can obtain a copy of this letter from your child’s school.

If you need help with booking a place please speak to your child’s school.

Please note, places on this programme are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities
All of our clubs have places for children and young people who need some additional support. If your child has been identified as having a special educational need and/or disability (SEND), please contact the club before booking and provide as much information as possible to ensure they are able meet the needs of your child.

Our programme also includes some specialist clubs who are very experienced in providing activities and support for children with more complex / significant SEND.

Clubs for children and young people with more complex SEND

Contact the HAF Team

We are here to help!  If you have any questions, please contact us by email HAF@newham.gov.uk  or telephone 020 3373 0469.