SUMMER IN THE CITY: Free events and food for children and young people

Don’t be bored! Our annual Summer in the City holiday programme runs from 25 July to 26 August.

It’s full of exciting and enriching activities for children and young people over the holidays.

We’re working with local youth activity provider LMP Action and the Holiday Activity and Food Programme to offer a summer of food and fun activities and events for children and young people.

We have more than 25 different providers delivering across H&F and we’ve got something for everyone! Sport, music, arts and crafts, drama, dance and family fun for four to 18-year-olds – or up to 25 for those with additional needs.

The most important thing, this summer, is that every event is FREE.

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Cllr Alex Sanderson, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education, said: “Summer in the City has always been a special FREE summer programme for children and young people in H&F.

“Now, we’re even more determined to help families through the Cost-of-Living Crisis as part of our wider efforts to be a truly compassionate council.”

Summer meals

This year, we are ensuring that families can have access to a regular source of free nutritious meals over the summer holidays, and/or can join an array of community activities.

We hope it helps families and young people to access new exciting opportunities, get involved, be part of their community and have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Importantly, all activities are FREE.

Supporting local children in need

For many children a Free School Meal will be the only significant meal they receive, therefore holiday hunger puts a number of children at risk. We have again worked with our schools to provide vouchers to families of vulnerable children over the summer holidays, supporting over 5,000 families with the cost of food.   

Meanwhile hundreds of our vulnerable families will also receive free breakfast deliveries as part of our primary school breakfast offer.

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