Holiday Activities Programme (HAF)
Walsall's Holiday Activities and Food programme funded by the Department of Education (DfE)
HAF is a free and exciting holiday programme for children and young people who are:
- aged 5 to 16
- eligible for benefit-related free school meals
The programme runs over the Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays.
It is funded by the Department for Education (DfE).
We are proud to work with a variety of providers to develop an exciting and enriching programme of activities. Our providers include schools, local voluntary and community groups, childcare providers and local businesses.
How to register for the HAF programme
You can register throughout the year.
Each eligible child should have received a letter with a unique code and information about how to register. If you haven't had a letter, you can email us. You only need to register once for the 2022 programme, and you can access your account throughout the year.
You'll be able to book your winter holiday activities from Tuesday 1 November 2022. Log into your HAF account to book.
Our video below explains how to register and book activities:
Winter holiday activities
Over the Winter Holiday programme (19 December - 22 December 2022) you can choose from:
- 1 holiday club (4 hours per day over 4 days a week) - providing a range of activities throughout each day with a healthy meal included, or
- 4 pick and mix sessions - providing a choice of activities for young people that give them opportunities to learn specific skills. They include courses in dance, music, swimming, sports coaching, youth work training, mentoring, trips, SEND specific sessions, family activities and lots more.