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Holiday activities and food (HAF) programme

Bring It On! Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland

Bring It On! is the new name for the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

Bring It On! runs during the school holidays to offer free, fun activities and food to children and young people aged 5 to 16 years. We understand that the school holidays can be a challenging time for parents, and the HAF can help with this. All children who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals can take part. If your child is not getting free school meals and would like a place, please call 01642 728888.

Organisations can sign up as 'providers' to offer activities for children. These activities might include:

  • sport or physical activity, for example football, swimming, or table tennis
  • creative activities, for example music workshops or putting on a play
  • experiences, for example a nature walk or visiting a museum

The HAF programme runs during the three main school holidays - Christmas, Easter, and summer.

Summer 2023

Applications are now open for Bring It On! summer 2023. We've got a range of activities happening across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland, for children of different ages.

Find out more

If you have any questions, email holidayfoodandactivities@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

We've written a report on the HAF programme in 2022/2023, which looks at how well the programme is doing. This includes how many children took part and where they came from, how many providers took part, and how we can improve the HAF programme in 2023/2024.

The HAF programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

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