Holiday Activities & Food programme (HAF) and Holiday Activities Programme (HAP) have some exciting activities available for children and young people now.

COVID-19 update:

The Department for Education has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus outbreak (gov.uk).

We are encouraging all of our participants to read through this in the lead up to 20 December to reduce the risk of infection. We are also working closely with our providers to make sure their provision is safe for families to attend.

HAF/HAP Provision:

There is just one more week for families to book their HAF/HAP activities. For more information and to book, they can visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf.

Below we have highlighted some of the county-wide HAP offers that are available to all families, not just those whose children are eligible for free school meals. These include details of an online yoga video platform that promotes health and mental wellbeing which parents can access from now:

YogaBugs

Parents are now able to get free access to virtual healthy screen time until mid-February 2022. Taking less than 60 seconds to sign up, YogaBugs virtual is a digital yoga and wellbeing platform that includes hundreds of children’s & adult’s videos for families to take part in from the comfort of their own home!

CLICK HERE  to watch a short video to find out why it’s good! For all terms and conditions please click here

Why sign up?

It is free and has tonnes of benefits including improving sleeping patterns, helping everyone feel calm and relaxed, improving confidence, and keeping everyone active over the cold winter months. It is suitable for children with SEND. To begin the process to claim access to the site and sign up, parents will need to visit: https://gloucestershirecounty.coordinate.cloud/event/120134

STEM Activities for children and young people:

We also have 2 very exciting STEM based activities that families can reserve tickets for that involve engineering and computer science. Please see details below:

Educraft: 6-16 year olds can travel back in time to discover what coding was like 40 years ago by using the very same computers which were used back then! Children will be designing and animating their very own video game as well as having the opportunity to kick back and play some classic games. A great opportunity to learn and play for all the gamers out there! Click here for more information and to book. You can also view a trailer they have put together to advertise their offer this December by clicking here.

Bloodhound: 6-15 year olds will have the opportunity to see ‘engineering in action’; learning about various science engineering technologies such as the Bloodhound Land Speed Record Car. Afterwards, children will have the opportunity to build and race their very own prototype car! At the end of the day, you will be leaving with a souvenir from the day and activity pack for the family to take part in back at home. Click here for more information and to book.

Please see attached photos of both activities.

For any queries please contact HAFParentEnquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk