Free summer holiday activities and nutritious cooked meals for eligible children in Darlington

Following on from the success of the DfE funded holiday activity fund (HAF) programmes in 2021 and Easter 2022, we are delighted to confirm we have an exciting timetable of free activities and nutritious cooked meals organised for children in Darlington - who are eligible for benefits related free school meals - to access over the summer holiday period.

There are a total of 70 events arranged throughout the school summer holiday with over 2000 places available.

The activities, which all include a nutritious cooked meal for every participant at each event, will take place at various locations across the town.

Some of the sessions will include the following fab activities:

  • Family Cookery sessions
  • Game of Actual Life Sessions – an interactive and practical session where children will write a CV, apply for a job, open a bank account, and buy a house amongst many other tasks!
  • 4Motion – BMX and skateboarding sessions
  • STEAM Ahead – science, technology, engineering, and math’s themed activity sessions
  • Singing, music, rap, bongo beats, stage and lighting and puppetry sessions at The Forum
  • Physical activity sessions including golf, archery, basketball, dance, Let’s Circus and more
  • Creative activity sessions including drama, singing, arts and crafts and more.

A range of activity sessions are available for children and families with additional needs, working in partnership with their supportive groups, the parent carer forum, and Little Treasures.

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