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Holiday activities and food (HAF) programme

Bring It On! Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland

Bring It On! is the new name for the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

Bring It On! runs during the school holidays to offer free, fun activities and food to children and young people aged 5 to 16 years. We understand that the school holidays can be a challenging time for parents, and the HAF can help with this.

Organisations can sign up as 'providers' to offer activities for children. These activities might include:

  • sport or physical activity, for example football, swimming, or table tennis
  • creative activities, for example music workshops or putting on a play
  • experiences, for example a nature walk or visiting a museum

The HAF programme runs during the three main school holidays - Christmas, Easter, and summer.

Summer 2024

Bookings for the summer holiday activities and food (HAF) programme are now open.

To take part in the HAF programme, your child must be:

  • getting benefit-related free school meals
  • aged 4 to 16 years (Reception to Year 11) and be in full-time education

You can book your child's place online now.

If you have any questions, call 01642 728888 or email holidayfoodandactivities@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Find out more

If you have any questions, email holidayfoodandactivities@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

We've written a report on the HAF programme in 2023/2024, which looks at how well the programme is doing. This includes how many children took part and where they came from, how many providers took part, and how we can improve the HAF programme in 2024/2025.

The report is not fully accessible. If you need the information in a different format, please email holidayfoodandactivities@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

The HAF programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

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