February HAF 2022 

Find activities for February half-term on the February Holiday Activities and Food Calendar

You need to book with the activity provider, and places are limited so book quickly. The details for booking are on the calendar.  

Also, only book what you will attend. We want as many children and young people as possible to enjoy the HAF activities. 

Funded by the Household Support Fund. Provision for February only is for families with children aged four (and in school) to 12 who are on benefits-related free school meals. Focus is on essential respite, childcare to attend or seek employment, or attend other essential appointments. 

What HAF provides

HAF is funded by the Department for Education and is for those aged 4 to 16 who are in full-time education and receive benefits-related free school meals.

We work with a range of community organisations and playscheme providers to offer children and young people a programme of free activities during the school Easter, Summer and Christmas holiday. This includes sports, arts, music and personal development. 

The children and young people also receive a free healthy and tasty meal as part of their day. 

If you're a parent, you can see the latest events calendar. February HAF is funded differently and will only be available in 2022.  

This film has been created to spread the word about the Government’s £220million Holiday Activities and Food Programme to encourage parents to sign up, with the support of Marcus Rashford, MBE.

Holiday activity, playschemes and clubs

We want to work with more activity and food providers in the city. This will help us make the holidays healthy and fun for children and young people.

If you'd like to receive funding to provide activities as part of the 2022 programme, send an email to haf@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

"A lady and a girl outside holding a brown chicken"

Inclusion funding for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Find out about inclusion funding for disabled children or those with special educational needs (SEND). This can provide support to attend Ofsted registered childcare and HAF activities. 

Help and support factsheet

We know the school holidays can create extra pressures for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. The Family Information Service has a factsheet called ‘Help and support' which can help you learn what support is available to parents.

The Family Information Service has more information about how you can support your family.