School Holiday Activities and Support

Limited spaces available in most year groups. Phone us on 0117 9030491 to book a tour or apply online now!

Your Holiday Hub

Who is eligible and how to book

If your child is in Reception to Year 11 and is in receipt of benefits-related free school meals,  there are lots of fully funded activities and clubs for them to attend during the school holidays. Find out more about eligibility here.

Anyone that isn’t eligible can search the paid-for listings that sit alongside the free sessions and take part in lots of additional activities during the holidays.
To book, please contact the individual provider of the session you are interested in. For anyone that needs to pay, please contact the provider and arrange payment via their normal payment systems. If there are any problems or concerns, please get in touch with Your Holiday Hub Bristol.

Eligible children or young people who are on the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) register or who have an educational health care plan (EHCP) are welcomed at each YHH session. Please get in touch with individual providers to discuss any individual needs.

Why food and play are so important

Bristol has been working towards child equality over the school holidays since 2019 with The Healthy Holidays programme, a Bristol partnership led by Feeding Bristol and Fareshare. They aim to create a city where no child goes hungry during the long school holidays.

Your Holiday Hub (YHH) can have such a positive effect on children and young people by offering a place to meet others, taking part in a range of daily activities that they really enjoy, close to where they live. YHH also helps to teach them about food, what good food choices are and how it is produced before it gets to their plate.

But food isn’t just about eating, it is about community, culture and family and YHH helps support this through the inclusion of cookery lessons as well as providing healthy meals and snacks for everyone to enjoy during the day.

In 2021, working as One City, Bristol City Council, Feeding Bristol, Fareshare, Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare (BAND) and Playful Bristol started YHH. Bristol has a strong community, voluntary and play sector and they have built on these strengths to create something that is inclusive and fun.

What to expect from Your Holiday Hub

YHH offers equal access to holiday activities and clubs to those in receipt of benefits-related free school meals (FSM). These places are funded by the government’s Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, which was rolled out nationally in 2021. Bristol received just over £1.8m to deliver free holiday activities and food to over 18,000 eligible children and young people.

We want all Bristol’s children and young people to make great memories over the Easter, summer and winter school holidays!

Get Involved!

By attending sessions throughout the holidays, children and young people can build their confidence and social skills through play, sport, adventure, and friendship. Anyone that attends a session will also get a free healthy meal! There are lots of exciting activities and events to participate in!

Kids Eat Free!

The cost of everything seems to be going UP at the moment and navigating school holidays with kids can seemingly cost even more!

Luckily though, a wide range of establishments from supermarkets to hotels and bars are running either “Kids eat free” or “kids eat cheap” not just during half terms but some of them, all year round!

There are usually purchase, age, and weekday restrictions to these offers but planned correctly, this could be a great way to help save you some time, £££ and washing up!

Everyone's a winner!

The full list of establishments offering free or discounted meals can be found on Total Bristol.

Additional Information

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Our office is staffed from 7.45am to 4.00pm from Monday to Friday during term time.


  • Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3UH

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