School holiday activities

During school holidays there are lots of fun free activities for children, young people and families.

Holiday activities and food programme

Funded by the Department of Education, children and young people aged four to 16 who are eligible for benefits related free school meals can access a range of fun free activities at Easter, summer and winter. There are also a number of spaces for children who are experiencing food insecurity in the holidays.

School holiday activities

From sports camps and museum activities, library events to the school holiday clubs subsidised by local community committees – there’s lot of fun happening in Salford over the school holidays on the Salford Community Leisure site.


There are loads of things happening across the city all year, from arts and crafts in our museums to play schemes in our parks, check out the what's on events listing for information.

There are also loads of things for young people to do on the MyCity Directory.

Activities for children under five

Our Family Hubs offer lots of fun activities from play sessions and day trips to story times and teddy bears' picnics. They also give parents the support and advice they need.


Salford Community Leisure's Community Sports Development team are offering local children and young people a range of activities in local communities around the city. Find out more about sports activities for young people.

Fancy getting wet? There are a range of courses at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre.

At your local library

There are activities for children taking place throughout the summer holidays at many of Salford's libraries.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Find out what activities are happening at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Activities for disabled children

Find out about inclusive play and leisure activities for disabled children and young people.

Your local neighbourhood

There are lots of activities happening in your local community, check your local community pages for more information.

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