Applications are now open to enrol your child in the free Fun and Food holiday activities programme for the 2021 Christmas holiday.

The programme offers enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for Merton primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. It is part of the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme which is being delivered across the country in the main school holidays.

Sessions are provided at no cost to you. These include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day. 

The following Fun and Food Programme activities are running in the 2021 Christmas holiday. Just click on a link to find out more.

Fun and Food Activities Christmas holiday 2021

Activity name

Activities include:

Area

Postcode

Accoutre Centre for Learning

Sports, arts and crafts

Mitcham

CR4 3UD

AFC Wimbledon @ Harris Academy Merton

Sports, drama, dance, crafts

Mitcham

CR4 1BP

AFC Wimbledon @ South Mitcham

Sports, drama, dance, crafts

Mitcham

CR4 3PR

Athletics 4 All

Athletics, arts and crafts

Wimbledon

SW19 7HX

Five Aside Theatre

Drama and games

Raynes Park

SW20 8BA

Ghanaian Parents Association

Arts and crafts and trips out

Mitcham

CR4 2LF

Jimmy Ascher Foundation

Fitness and food preparation

Via Zoom

-

Loni Namanga Bridge Trust

Multi-sports

Morden

SM4 6BF 

Sherwood Park Hall

Sports, theatre and other trips

Mitcham

CR4 1JP

Togetherness Centre

Arts and crafts and sports

Mitcham

CR4 3JR

Uptown Youth Club

Arts, crafts, music, life skills

Colliers Wood

SW19 1DJ

In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit Help With Childcare Costs (gov.uk) to find out more. 

London Borough of Merton is working with voluntary and community organisations, local schools, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme. The free places are funded by the Department for Education. Visit the government website for more information on the national programme.

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