Healthy Holidays is back, with summer holiday clubs across Barnsley

The Healthy Holidays programme is back this summer, with a free holiday clubs programme for eligible children and young people over the school summer break.

Backed by the Government’s Holiday and Food programme (HAF), children and young people in Barnsley can enjoy fun activities and learn and develop new skills over the summer holidays.

Children who receive free school meals are entitled to a free place at the Healthy Holiday clubs and can book to attend a club every day between 26 July and 27 August (subject to availability). The clubs replace the Good Food Boxes which were provided during the Easter and May school holidays, when coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions limited holiday club activity.

Each club includes a range of activities for children to enjoy, such as arts and crafts, building giant sandcastles, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor activities and much more. A delicious healthy meal will also be provided.

The holiday clubs can be found at multiple locations across the borough, and a full list of the clubs available is available on our webpage. We’re also letting families know about other free activities taking place across the borough over the holidays.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “we’re thrilled to be launching our Healthy Holidays programme for the summer. With the support of a range of providers there’s plenty of fun activities happening across the borough with the holiday clubs, supporting children and young people who otherwise might not have access to activities or healthy food over summer. The Healthy Holidays programme was a real success over the Easter and May half-term holidays, and we’re proud to be able to support families again over the summer.”

Visit barnsley.gov.uk/HealthyHolidays for more information on holiday clubs this summer, how to book, and other fun things to do across the borough. 

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