Holiday Activity And Food (HAF) Programme

We are pleased to offer DfE’s Holiday and Food Programme (HAF) scheme. The programme is aimed at providing healthy food and enriching activities for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefit related free school meals

The next HAF programme will run over the Summer holidays: 23 July – 2nd September. We are able to to offer 8 full days (8am – 6pm) during this period, at no cost to you. The sessions will include a healthy meal and a variety of exciting activities. Children may participate in arts and crafts, play games, read or chat amongst themselves in a safe and secure environment. Planned activities are age group related.


We are a self-directed PLAY based provision. “Play is a process that is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. That is, children and young people determine and control the content and intent of their play, by following their own instincts, ideas and interests, in their own way for their own reasons.” This is very different from the classroom environment, which can be (and sometimes needs to be) a very structured environment. Children will learn other skills that they need in the growing up process, but in a different way to school. 


Your children must be eligible for benefit related free school meals. You will have been issued a booking reference number. Please can you this back to us with your child’s name, DOB and School they attend, as well as which of our setting you would like to attend.


Please note that we are offering the HAF scheme only on specific days. Please check carefully the dates of the setting you would like to book in your child(ren) in. 

Settings which we are offering the HAF scheme

CKC @ Queen Edith – Queen Edith Primary School, Godwin way, Cambridge, CB1 8QP – Tuesday 23rd July – Monday 2nd September

CKC @ @ Wacky – Great and Little Shelford Primary School, Church street, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5EL – Tuesday 23rd July – Monday 2nd September  

CKC @ Cambourne – The Blue School, Eastgate Road, Great Cambourne, CB23 6DZ – Tuesday 23rd July – Monday 2nd September

CKC @ St Luke’s – St Luke’s Primary School, Cambridge, CB4 3JZ – Tuesday 23rd July – Monday 2nd September

CKC @ Cottenham – Village Hall, St George’s Playing Field, Lambs Lane, Cottenham, CB24 8TA – Tuesday 23rd July – Monday 2nd September

How do I book a place?

To book your place, please email your details and book your place through:

and make a “NEW Booking” for the setting you would like to book at and then “HAF Scheme”. Please remember to book all 8 days to make the most of the scheme.

We are able to take booking across different settings, (i.e. Queen Edith’s, Wacky, Cambourne and Cottenham however you would need to email us with your request.

Remember to include any dietary requirements when you register your child on the system.

If your child(ren) have any additional needs, please can you email details in advance of your booking.

What should children bring with them:

Children should bring the minimum amount of stuff (water bottle, sun-cream, sun-hat and spare cloths) if possible with only one bag.


In line with government guidelines we developed the Covid protocol and a risk assessment. We kindly ask you to respect all the measure in place nationally when dropping off and collect your children. Please respect the distance from other parents and children, wear a face covering and use hand sanitiser in case you have been ask to pass or use for example a pen to sign a form.

The surface, toys and games are disinfected before and at the end of each sessions and we require children to wash their hands and/or use the hand sanitiser available at the club.

Parent Information

  • HAF Nutritional Resources

These resources have been created to support providers with fulfilling the nutritional requirements of the HAF programme. Please follow the link for further information: