School holiday activities

Activities for children and young people this summer

We're arranging an exciting programme of activities for the school summer holidays, including a special programme for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The wide range of different activities being planned aim to help people to be more active, learn new skills, meet new people and work together, increase self-esteem and improve wellbeing.

The programme is open to all pupils and will provide four hours of activities, four days per week, over four weeks in the school holidays.

We'll be working with a wide range of partners including our district council colleagues and StreetGames, to develop new opportunities and build on existing activity programmes.

The summer activities follow-on from the virtual Discovery Camp, which took place during the Easter school holidays.

Some of the funding for the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) has been provided from the Department for Education (DfE) to Lancashire County Council. The aim of this funding is to encourage children and young people who usually receive a free school meal to take part.

The programme is being delivered through existing community and youth organisations.

How to apply

If you have a child or young person who wishes to take part in the HAF programme, please select your district from this list below.

Who is the programme for

This holiday provision is for children who receive benefits-related free school meals. However, please check eligibility on your district council website or with your school. 

Find out more about the government scheme at:

Lancashire HAF Online

Lancashire HAF Online is part of the Lancashire HAF Programme.

We have worked with SHARES Lancashire and West Lancashire Sport Partnership to produce a selection of exciting and engaging videos which will be released weekly across the next 4 weeks (26th July 2021 – 16th August 2021)


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