Sign Up for Free Holiday Clubs this Summer

Published: Monday, 28 June 2021

Free holiday clubs are available this summer for children and young people who are eligible for free school meals.

If you live in Leicestershire you can sign up by visiting

Children and young people (aged five to 16) can access up to four sessions a week, for four weeks, throughout the summer holidays - free of charge.

The holiday clubs involve helping young people learn new things from sport to music, dance, drama, art, cooking and gardening. Free nutritious meals will also be provided.

A variety of activities are available this summer (scheme dependent), including arts and crafts, role play, zorbing, football, dance, athletics, role play, gardening, cooking, den building and smoothie making.

Leicestershire County Council, together with Leicestershire and Rutland Sport, are co-ordinating the programme to deliver places as part of the government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

The council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the sessions to eligible primary and secondary school pupils.

There are also plans to run free holiday clubs for eligible families this Christmas. For more information on the national programme visit: