Holiday Activities and Food funded by the DfE for Telford and Wrekin Families.
Happy Healthy Active Holidays runs holiday clubs during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays. There are funded spaces available to children in reception through to year 11 who receive benefit-related free school meals.
The Department for Education (HAF Programme) funds each place you book. And so it won't cost anything to attend. Each club will have a range of fun activities such as sports, cooking, dance, music, arts and crafts, and a nutritious meal each day.
To make a booking, you will first need to register. Once you have registered you will be notified that your eligibility has been confirmed and you will be able to go ahead and book activities taking place from 23 December to 7 January 2024.
We now have a credit system for booking activities. For Easter and Christmas holidays each eligible child will be entitled to a total of four credits per holiday period. Over the Christmas holidays you will be entitled to 4 credits to use throughout the holidays. One credit is valid to book a half-day of activity. Two credits are valid to book an all-day activity. You can therefore book up to 2 full-days or 4 half-days of activities.
Failure to attend/cancellation policy
We want to offer as many opportunities as possible to families who are able to attend these holiday clubs. For this reason, we will be implementing a failure to attend/cancellation policy.
If your child records two failures to attend or late cancellations without contacting us, the credits for these bookings will be lost and any remaining bookings will be cancelled.
You will be able to book activities with your remaining credits, but you will only be able to be access the remaining activities with spaces. Please ensure you provide at least 24 hours notice for cancellation. You can cancel a booking by navigating to "my bookings" or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to treat all service users fairly and equally. Service users who do not give adequate notice to cancel a booking or continually fail to attend events which deprives others from access the programme that could have been available to them.
Telford & Wrekin Council and Service Providers require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for cancellation, failure to do so may result in all bookings being cancelled and continued access to the HHAH programme.
When are the Happy Healthy Active Holiday activities running?
Please note that bookings for holiday clubs for Summer 2023 are note yet open. Once you have registered, we will email you when they are open for booking.
- Easter 2024: 23 March to 7 April 2024
- Summer 2024: 23 July to 1 September 2024
- Christmas 2024: 20 December to 5 January 2025
If you are eligible to receive benefits related free school meals for your child(ren) from reception to year 11, then you can register and book onto the Happy Healthy Active Holidays scheme.
Free school meals can be claimed by parents/carers receiving one of the qualifying benefits listed on the Gov.uk website and have had their claim verified by school or local authority. You can check your eligibility and how to apply for free school meals on the gov.uk website.
Some activities may have certain criteria, such as specific age groups. Please check your child is eligible for the activity when booking your chosen session.
How to sign up and book activities
You need to sign up and register your children to book holiday clubs. A letter will be sent to households who are claiming free school meals according to our records to remind you to sign up to the scheme. If you're not sure how to sign up, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Once you have registered, you will be emailed when booking opens before the start of the holiday period to book on the activities you would like your children to attend.