HAF Programme (Healthy Holidays)

Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF)


Parents and carers across Torbay may be able to benefit from a free holiday club programme. This is known as ‘Healthy Holidays’. HAF is a national scheme. It runs over the school holidays. The aim is to make sure that children have access to food and activities.


Children aged 5 to 16 years are eligible if they:


  • get benefits-related free school meals (FSMs), or
  • are electively home educated


They will have the chance to take part in a range of free activities during the school holidays. The clubs involve helping young people learn new skills. They will have the chance to take part in enriching activities. These include:


  • sport
  • art
  • music, dance and drama
  • cooking and gardening


The clubs are also a great way to improve socialisation. They help young people have fun with friends both old and new.

This local programme will be operating over the school holiday period. Schools will contact families with the holiday club details and booking information. Everyone gets a healthy meal while they are there.


We are proud to work with a variety of providers. Together we have developed an exciting and enriching programme of activities. Our providers include:

  • schools
  • local voluntary and community groups
  • childcare providers
  • local businesses


This year’s Easter holiday club providers are:


There are 22 holiday clubs in total – 9 in Torquay, 10 in Paignton and 3 in Brixham. There are 641 paid places, and all spaces are available for a maximum of 4 days over the Easter holiday period.


The ‘Healthy Holidays’ activities commissioned for the Easter period are detailed on the word document below and can also be found via the Healthy Holidays page of the Torbay Council website Holiday Activity and Food Programme - Torbay Council or


The information outlines what is being offered in each town, who will be delivering this, the times and dates of the activities and the instructions for parents/carers on how to book places.