Holiday Activities and Food Programme

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The Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) is a Government funded programme that provides free holiday clubs for reception to year 11 pupils in receipt of benefits-related free school meals in Lincolnshire over the summer, Christmas and Easter holidays.

The HAF programme is designed to ensure a high-quality experience for children that will result in receiving healthy and nutritious meals and maintaining a healthy level of physical activity.  Children who attend HAF develop a greater understanding of food, nutrition and other health-related issues and have the opportunity to take part in fun and engaging activities.

Children and young people attending a HAF club will also have the opportunity to have fun, meet new friends, socialise, learn new skills, encounter new experiences and gain confidence whilst enjoying happy, healthy holidays.


School aged children from reception to Year 11 in receipt of benefits related free school meals in Lincolnshire, have priority in accessing government funded HAF clubs for free.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please apply for free school meals.

Summer delivery dates

The next HAF delivery will take place during the Summer holidays from Monday 22 July until Tuesday 3 September 2024 (excluding bank holidays and weekends).


Here is a map of the locations of the HAF clubs this summer.


  • Green = Primary
  • Red = Secondary
  • Blue = Primary and Secondary
  • Yellow = SEND only

How to book a place

Summer HAF bookings will open on Tuesday 25 June.

To book on to a club, you will require a HAF Evoucher, which your school will provide. Your Evoucher will include a link that you can click on to take you to the booking site. The booking site lists all Lincolnshire HAF clubs. You can narrow your search by postcode for the most local clubs to you. Please contact your child's school if you do not receive your HAF Evoucher.

If you haven't received your HAF Evoucher and your child's school is closed due to the school holiday, please contact

Cancelling bookings

If your child cannot attend a booked session, you should cancel your booking as soon as possible so that another child can be offered the place. To cancel your booking, please contact the club that you booked your child/ren onto. You can locate their contact details on your confirmation email or by clicking on your HAF Evoucher and cancelling the days that your child/ren cannot attend.

Providers can remove all future bookings if there is non-attendance of more than two consecutive days or if you have not confirmed your cancellation with the provider. We cannot guarantee that HAF Evouchers will be reimbursed if bookings are cancelled late.

HAF contact

If you have a question about the HAF programme, you can contact us on our email address.

HAF newsletter

Sign up to our Holiday Activities and Food Programme newsletter.

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