Winter fun

Salford holiday winter fun

Children and young people aged 4 to 16 who are eligible for free school meals can access a range of fun free activities this winter.

Activities will run on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December 2022 and include baking and cooking, arts and crafts, sports, music and more. All sessions include lunch and are delivered by amazing local Salford organisations and community groups.

What you will need to book

You require a ‘Unique HAF Access Code’ to book. A letter will be sent through the post to all families eligible for benefits related free school meals the week commencing 21 November that will include your ‘Unique HAF Access Code’. Once received, you will be able to book your places on our Salford Winter of Fun programme by using the booking form below.

Book your place now

Not eligible for benefits-related free school meals?

If your child is not eligible for benefits-related free school meals, we also have a limited number of spaces for children who are experiencing food insecurity in the holidays and who meet any of the following criteria:

  • children assessed by the local authority as being in need, at risk or vulnerable
  • young carers
  • looked-after children or previously looked after children
  • children with an EHC plan (education, health and care)
  • children with special educational needs and/or disabilities who are not eligible for free school meals
  • children who have low attendance rates at school or who are at risk of exclusion

Please contact the Health Improvement Service for further advice on booking.

Children and providers having fun as part of the summer programme:

Children playing football, doing crafts and balancing

About the programme

The Department for Education’s (DfE) Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) has provided funding for the scheme.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via

Marcus Rashford introduces the programme

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