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Summer holiday activities for children on free school meals

July 24, 2021 8:00 AM

Children drawingBedford Borough Council has pulled together a wide-ranging holiday club programme during the summer holidays for eligible children who receive income-related free school meals.

Clubs and providers throughout the Borough will be providing a mix of activities, suitable for children aged from 5 to 16, which help children stay healthy, active, socially connected, develop new skills and try new experiences, with each child taking part receiving a healthy lunch as part of the session. 14 providers will be running sessions across 23 locations in Bedford Borough and will include arts and crafts, multi sports and swimming as well as some special bespoke activities like canoeing, kayaking and music activities.

Funding has come from the Department for Education's Holiday Activities and Food Programme which wants to help children from low-income families be active and eat well this summer.

The holiday programme starts on Monday 26 July and continues for six weeks with different activates spread across school holidays.

For more information on the holiday clubs and how to book visit https://localoffer.bedford.gov.uk/hafsummer21