Holiday Activity and Food Programme

This summer, Stroud District Council has teamed up with local organisations to provide free activities and events for children and teenagers that are eligible for free school meals.

What’s involved?

The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) has a range of great activities for children of all ages. From football camps, crafting and circus skills workshops to swimming passes and paddleboarding, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

All activities are taking place between Monday 2 August and Friday 27 August, keeping kids entertained, active, safe and fed. 

For all the latest updates, follow the HAF Stroud District Facebook and Instagram pages. 

To find out more about eligibility and how to book for any activity, visit our FAQ page.

FAQ Page

Download our activity booklet

Need something to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? We've got a fab activity booklet filled with puzzles, recipes, colouring and games for you to print off and enjoy!

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Activities for all

The HAF is funded by the Department of Education, who determine who is eligible to take part. However, in recognition of the hardships many families have faced over the last 15 months, Stroud District Council has funded a number of activities for ALL families with no eligibility criteria.

From free swim sessions to DJ lessons and creative journaling workshops, with more activities being added throughout the summer, there's something for every child to enjoy.

Find Out More


Activities in this area cover Berkeley, Ham & Stone, Alkington, Hamfallow, Hinton & Slimbridge. Make the most of the summer with swimming and sessions with World Jungle. More activities are being added throughout the summer, so keep checking back.

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Activities in this area cover Dursley, Cam, Coaley, Uley, Stinchcombe, Nympsfield and Owlpen. From swimming to fun arts and crafts sessions, there’s loads for kids to enjoy. Check back for more activities throughout the summer.

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Activities in this area cover Painswick, Bisley-with-Lypiatt, Miserden, Cranham, and Pitchcombe. Kids can look forward to sports sessions and much more! Follow us on social media to find out about other activities soon.

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Activities in this area cover Hardwicke, Haresfield, Harescombe, Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon and Upton St Leonards. We’re currently working on adding activities in this area, so check back soon to find out what’s coming up!

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Activities in this area cover Arlingham, Elmore, Frampton on Severn, Fretherne with Saul, Longney, Moreton Valence and Whitminster. If your kids love to get out on the water, they’ll enjoy canoeing and paddleboarding sessions at The Black Shed Café! More activities are being added, so come back soon to see more.

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Activities in this area cover Stroud, Cainscross, Brimscombe & Thrupp, Rodborough, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Chalford, Whiteshill & Ruscombe, Randwick, Woodchester and Horsley. From swim passes and barbecues to summer activities in the park and inclusive sports activities for disabled children, everyone can get involved. Check back soon for more activities.

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Activities in this area cover Stonehouse, Eastington, Kings Stanley, Leonard Stanley, Standish and Frocester. We’ve got all sorts happening, including nature trails, arts and crafts, football camps and family fun days, with more to come.

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Activities in this area cover Wotton-under-Edge, North Nibley, Kingswood, Alderley, Hillesley and Tresham. Whether your kids are sports mad or just want to try new things, Priority Sports’ holiday camps feature a range of activities. More activities are being added, so check back to find out more.

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Food Boxes

Working in partnership with Morrisons, we’re delivering kids’ meal boxes straight to your doorstep. Sign up now to receive a box on Monday 2 August and a second on Monday 19 August.

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