Dear Parent or Guardian,
The Easter HAF programme starts on the 3rd April and there are lots of great activities happening over the school holidays.
Children and young people, who are eligible for benefits related free school meals, will be able to access hundreds of activities throughout the Easter break including specific provision available for children with SEND or additional needs, at no cost to you.
There’s a great range of activities across the city including boxing, trampolining, football, music, dance, cycling, cooking, climbing, films, bowling, arts and crafts, drama, a make up course, trips out, Eurovision themed activities and much more! Every day there will be a meal available for every child that attends.
To find out where your nearest scheme and all the details of what is on click on this link - https://merseyplay.com/easter-haf-holiday-activities-food/ or visit www.Merseyplay.com and click on the Easter HAF link (available on Friday 10th March).
When you have chosen an activity, you will need to contact that organisation to book a place. Each organisation will have either a telephone number, email address or online booking system. If your child has any additional needs or dietary requirements then please discuss this with the organisation when you book. There is no central booking system so please read the details of the programmes on the website and ring the providers directly.
Liverpool City Council is working with the local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme. The programme is funded by the Department for Education.
The Liverpool Family Information and SEND Directory also provides a wealth of useful information and support for families - LFISD.
Sally Dobbing - HAF Project Manager
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