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Holiday activities in Waltham Forest

Find out what activities are taking place for children and young people over the school holidays.

Last updated: 17 April 2023

Next review: 17 April 2024

Waltham Forest holiday activity and food programme 5 to 16 year olds

Parents and carers throughout Waltham Forest may be eligible to benefit from a free holiday clubs programme for children and young people over the school holidays. The Government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) will be available throughout the borough during schools holidays.

Backed by a nationwide investment of up to £220 million, the programme enables children and young people to enjoy fun activities with friends and learn and develop new skills during Easter, Summer and Winter Holidays. The local programme is available only for those children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

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Holiday club providers in the borough

If you are looking for all day childcare, there are many holiday clubs open across the borough during the holidays. These clubs are open all day Monday to Friday.

Don't forget, if you use an Ofsted registered holiday club you can receive help with your childcare costs if you are eligible. Further information about tax credits, tax-free childcare, childcare vouchers and other support can be found on the childcare services website.