Holiday Activities & Food

We have been working behind the scenes on a new booking system for HAF. The website will hold all the information you need to help you decide what activities to book this summer in one place. All HAF places will now need to be booked online via the new website, but telephone numbers will be available if you need any assistance with your booking.

Once the website is live in July, we will be in touch straight away through this newsletter and social media channels.

Booking information

You can book a maximum of 16 places over the summer holidays with a meal provided at each event. This limit is set nationally. You may wish to book your places with the same provider or split between any number of organisations – the choice is yours! (subject to availability)

Funded places are available for children and young people in receipt of benefits related free school meals and we also have a small number of places available on all programmes for pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan, regardless of your financial circumstance.

What to expect

There are 39 different organisations delivering a host of fun programmes across the East Riding this summer, from DJing to storytelling, inflatable activities to dance performances.

All your favourite delivery partners are back, together with some new ones including:

Ta Dance School of Dance, Bridlington, 5-11 years

Dance workshops and creative craft activities including costume and prop making.

Driffield Youth Action, 12-16 years

Visit the mobile gaming van, join in sport activities, learn how to cook and take part in a graffiti art session.

Joseph Trust, Melbourne, 12-16 years

Hold and groom tame farm animals, enjoy fire lighting, den building and canoeing led by a qualified instructor.

Goldstar Active, Willerby, 5-16 years

Launch into gymnastics, trampolining and parkour activities with team games and art and crafts.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Targeted Services, Hessle and Howden, 12-16 years

Visit the ‘our place’ youth bus, battle friends in sumo suits, take part in DJing, cooking, sports, and wellbeing activities in the park.

Elloughton-cum-Brough Town Council, 5-16 years

Be active and creative this summer with a range of fun workshops and sports sessions for all ages.

All sessions will be available to book from July. We will be in touch via this newsletter.

thank you

Consultation results

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who completed the post-Easter holidays survey and hope those lucky few selected at random are enjoying the love to shop gift vouchers.

Here's what you said...

95% of parents said their child enjoyed the sessions, 5% were unsure.

88% said their child was kept busy, 75% tried something new and 76% ate healthily.

You said, we listened

In terms of the type of sessions your children and young people would like to take part in, you told us that you would like to see more:

  • outdoor adventure
  • multi-sports
  • cooking
  • animal experiences

We have listened and have commissioned over 1,450 extra places of these top four activities listed in our 2024 summer programme.

Likewise, respondents asked for more SEND specific sessions. We now have four organisations who are delivering a range of activities across the East Riding solely for pupils with SEND this summer.

There are more recommendations that we still are working on, including:

  • greater food choices
  • more structured sessions
  • expand age ranges
  • accurate number of places depending on the session and who attends

We will continue to work with our HAF delivery partners to ensure we are providing the best service we can to you.

Getting to a session

Lastly, 65% of respondents said that if the venue was too far away, that would prevent your child from attending. We try to spread the activities across the East Riding but recognise that more places are available in our towns.

Local bus companies are offering single bus journeys for a maximum cost of £2 until 31 December 2024, here’s the link if you wish to take advantage of this scheme.

Getting around for £2

Visit the HAF website HERE