We understand that the cost of living is biting hard, and that some families may struggle to take their kids out for a summer treat, arrange holiday activities or to buy them new school uniforms. These expenses can be a real worry for many families.
But it could be less expensive than you expected. Check out below government funded holiday activities, places serving food with special offers to support you throughout the holidays and some tips and tricks for saving money on school uniforms.
HAF it! 2023 - Holiday Activities and Food(HAF) for children and young people
HAF is a Department for Education (DfE) funded programme aimed at enabling children and young people in receipt of benefits-related free school meals (FSM) to attend school holiday activities and experiences during Easter, summer and Christmas.
Free School Meal eligible children and families with a referral are invited to sign up for the programme now.
The programme creates free places for eligible children to attend, with a focus on enriching activities with a healthy meal and snacks included.