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Holiday activities and food clubs

HAF Clubs give fun activities and nutritious meals for Merton primary and secondary school children.

They are free of charge for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Some also offer paid-for places for other children and young people.

Applications are now open for the October half-term holiday (24 – 28October 2022). Click on the links to find out more and make a booking. Places are limited, and it’s first come first served!

What's on

Help with childcare costs

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

More things to do

You can discover lots of things to do in the local area on the Young Merton website.

Information for activity providers

If your organisation would like to be part of the Holiday Activities and Food club programme in Merton, then please get in touch by emailing

Who is funding and supporting this

The HAF clubs are part of the Government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme which is being delivered across the country in the main school holidays. Merton Council works with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, 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.

Supported by Clarion