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Healthy Activities and Food Programme

Our HAF programme provides children aged 8-12 across Dorset with healthy meals and workshops to enhance their development and wellbeing through the school holidays.

Easter in Dorset

In partnership with local schools and parents, we are proud to offer an exciting programme of Easter inspired workshops. These safe and friendly workshops are open to all Dorset children aged 8-12. Children will enjoy a fun workshop where they can make new friendships, gain independence and enjoy a balanced, nutritious meal.

Please note, although these workshops are Easter themed, they are not religious, and those who do not celebrate Easter are welcome. Also note that the workshops at Bincombe Valley Primary School are only open to children currently attending this school.

How to book:

1. Get your booking passcode

If your child is eligible for free school meals, you’ll need to head to the Dorset Council website to retrieve your free booking code. If your child is not eligible for free school meals, simply skip this step.

2. Choose your workshops

Sit down with your little ones and choose which workshops they’d like to be part of.

3. Call us on 01202 123444

Call us with your Dorset Council passcode and chosen workshops to enrol your child! Over the phone we can confirm your place and any dietary requirements for your child.

What is the HAF programme?

Easter in Dorset is designed to bring high quality, accessible and affordable holiday activities to you, our families in Dorset over the school holidays.

It is a Government-funded iniative to support children and families by enabling them to:

  • Enjoy tasty and nutritious food
  • Make new friendships
  • Take part in workshops designed to promote wellbeing, learning and development
  • Gain independance

View HAF Workshops

Who is the programme for?

The Holidays, Activities and Food programme was initially designed for children entitled to free school meals after a campaign by Marcus Rashford MBE. You can find out more on Youtube here.

We welcome all children on our HAF workshops – whether they are eligible for free school meals or not. These workshops are designed for children aged 8-12. Please note despite the Easter theme, we welcome all children, whether they celebrate Easter or not.

  • If your child is eligible for free school meals, simply follow the steps to enrol above.
  • If your child is not eligible for free school meals, simply skip step 1. Please note we have a £25 fee per child per workshop to cover the cost of running the workshop and the meal included. We take payment for this over the phone upon calling to book.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01202 123444 or email [email protected]

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