Over 1,000 free places are available for children and young people aged 5-16, at local clubs and activities this Easter holiday in Harrow. The programme includes a free nutritious meal per day and is available to families living or studying in Harrow and in receipt of (income-tested) free school meals.
Over 20 local organisations have received funding to deliver a range of activities, including multisports, boxing, arts and crafts, football, comedy skills workshops, cooking clubs, theatre, music, and trips. The programme aims to keep every child active and entertained throughout the school holiday, with a range of specialist high-need SEND programs and mainstream inclusive activities.
This year, the program includes more opportunities for teenagers, with free drop-in football and youth sessions with Watford FC Trust at their Cedars hub, as well as boxing and nutrition sessions for over 12s with Sweet Science.
Dan Burke, CEO of Young Harrow Foundation, said: “We’re really happy to be working with local organisations to offer another exciting lineup of activities for children and young people this Easter holiday. Many families in Harrow have come to rely on The HAF programme over school holidays – whether that’s for trusted high-quality childcare or simply for their child to have access to amazing activities, and food, for free.”
Cllr Hitesh Karia, Harrow Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “The HAF programme continues to be a growing success in Harrow. It offers a lifeline for many families and young people in our borough by giving them access to great activities and food. So I am pleased this is once again returning for the half term holidays to support those in need.”
Families can view and book activities via youngharrowfoundation.org/haf-programme