Registration is now open!


Thank you for your interest in the Rossendale Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

We are delighted that we can now open the registration form, to register your child / young person onto the free holiday activities during the Christmas period.

There are free places available for children and young people, aged 4 to 16 years and currently attend school, who are eligible for free school meals. This opportunity is provided as part of the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme being delivered across Rossendale, and the whole of England, following on from our successful summer programme.

The Rossendale programme aims to provide a range of enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

Children and young people will be able to access activities throughout the summer holidays, including specific provisions available for children with SEND or additional needs, at no cost to you. The sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day. 


The Therapeutic Forest are taking booking directly, on The team at The Therapeutic Forest will take your booking.

Kay Street Church are taking booking directly and not through our registration form. To book‘ More Than A Story’ ; Lego, Drama, Art & Much More please email Kay Street Baptist on, . You can also visit their website for more information –


Delivered in partnership with The Therapeutic Forest, 2 hour sessions are available for young people with SEND. Some places are reserved on the holiday club for young people who are receiving free school meals. 

To book places, please contact The Therapeutic Forest directly, on The team at The Therapeutic Forest will take your booking and details directly. 


Please note, that the HAF programme seeks to support families and children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals, so priority access will be given to those families.

The HAF programme does allow some children and young people not receiving free school meals access, but we will confirm your booking with you over email once you have completed the registration form.



If you have any queries regarding the HAF programme, please do email Leanne Hudson, HAF Administrator, at or Paul Gallagher, HAF Coordinator at and we will come back to you as soon as we can.

Registration is open. To register click here