What is Holiday Activity & Food?

Holiday Activity & Food 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.

The England-wide Holiday Activities and Food Programme is funded by the Department for Education and distributed through Lancashire County Council. Rossendale Leisure Trust were asked by Rossendale Borough Council to become the lead body, responsible for HAF in the borough.

 All activity providers were Rossendale or Lancashire based, ensuring the scheme supported local businesses as well as local families.  

From Grip & Go at Adrenaline, Tubing at The Hill, Multiskills at local schools, Emma’s Crazy Creature, Hula hooping with Laura from The Valley Hoopers are just a couple of fun activities the children took part in over Summer and Winter as part of HAF.

You can book until the 11 days before the start of each week
(e.g. Bookings for week 1 close on Thursday 11th July)


If you have any queries regarding the HAF programme, please email our HAF Administrator, at haf@rltrust.co.uk or Paul Gallagher, HAF Coordinator at paul.gallagher@rltrust.co.uk and we will come back to you as soon as we can.

" My daughter has ADHD the Haf activity’s have helped massively for my daughter & myself it has relieved pressure off me & she has loved being active and learning new things. "

" All children to feel equal and involved and the staff really good at including everyone despite ability. She loved the bag containing equipment to encourage her to be more active Very educational. "

" My children have missed interaction with other children so this has been great for them both. "