Slough Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme provides free enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school-aged children who are in receipt of benefits related to free school meals.

HAF Programme

Slough Borough Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme, which covers all major school holidays in 2024. The national programme offering free places is funded by the Department for Education.

Children will be able to access: 4 sessions during Easter and Christmas and 4 sessions for 4 weeks during the summer holidays.

All activities are inclusive at no cost to you. The sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts, hairdressing, robotics, and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day. Letters will be sent out to all families with eligible children with a unique code for each child to use this code will need to be passed to us to secure a booking.

In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit Help Paying for your childcare on Childcare Choices website for your childcare on Childcare Choices website to find out more.


If you have any queries regarding the HAF programme, call Slough Family Information Service on 01753 476589.
Name: Slough Family Information Service
Telephone: 01753 476589