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HAF Fun Pompey –    the story so far…

Portsmouth City Council are delighted to be delivering the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2021 school holidays. Funded by the Department for Education, we can provide free holiday provision, including nutritious food and enriching activities, for children aged 5-16 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

During the Easter and Summer holidays we worked in collaboration with a wide range of providers to create a fantastic programme of activities and events. These ranged from sport to performing arts, day trips to art workshops, and water sports to cooking classes. It also included events where the whole family could get involved.

We had nearly 15,000 funded spaces available, in 54 locations across the whole city and every child was provided with tasty, nutritious food. Please see the interactive map for the events that were available near you.

Over the next few weeks we will be working on the winter programme. Bookings for these festive activities will go live in November and will include details on how to book (please note spaces may be limited per child). More will be added each week in November and December so keep checking for updates.

Please email haf@portsmouthcc.gov.uk if you have any enquiries. Use #HAF2021 on social media to post about your experiences of the programme so far.  If you are a local provider who would like to find out more about delivering activities as part of our HAF programme please email us.

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    *Use the map below to explore where the  HAF Fun Pompey activities are proposed for Winter 2021/22 from 18th December to 4th January 2022

    Over the next few weeks we will be working on the winter programme. Bookings for these festive activities will go live in November and will include details on how to book (please note spaces may be limited per child). More will be added each week in November and December so keep checking for updates.

    Whats On?

    Who?
    HAF Fun Pompey
    What?
    Below was What was On during the Summer
    When?

    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021

    Where?

    Across the City of Portsmouth

    Event details

    Many fantastic events

    How to book

    Who?
    Active8 Minds
    What?
    Summer Holiday Clubs
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Meon Junior School, Shelford Road, PO4 8NT

    Portsdown Primary School, Sundridge Close, PO6 3JL   

    Highbury Primary School, Dovercourt Road, PO6 2RZ

    Event details

    Mixture of sports, active and creative activities including tri golf, laser tag, soft archery.

    Age: 5- 13

    How to book

     

    Who?
    Andrew Simpson Centre
    What?
    Extreme Adventure
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Andrew Simpson Centre, Eastern Rd, PO3 5LY

    Event details

    Extreme Adventure course where participants will take part in water based challenges together with archery and climbing.

    Age: 8 – 16

    How to book

     

    Who?
    Artsworks
    What?
    A Trip Around the World
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Buckland Community Centre, Malins Rd, PO2 7BT

    Event details

    High quality arts activities ending in a celebratory performance for children’s families and carers – the theme is World Tour 2021.

    Age: 10- 14

    How to book

     

    Who?
    Aspex Portsmouth
    What?
    Aspex Creative Summer Club
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Aspex, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF

    Event details

    Meet in the city and walk over to Aspex for a day of creative activities exploring new artworks and building creative & communication skills.

    Hot meals will be provided by our café.

    Age: 9-11

     

     

    How to book

     

    Who?
    BH Live Active
    What?
    Olympic Roadshow
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Alexandra Park Alex Way PO2 9AD

    Paulsgrove Playground Marsden PO6 4JB

    King George Playing Field PO6 3AF

    Kingston Park PO1 5PQ

    Event details

    BH Live Olympic Roadshow offers participants a chance to take part in Doorstep Style sports activities located at your local park. It provides a vibrant and varied sporting offer, designed to increase motivation and help them create a sporting habit for life.

    This is a family event so children must be accompanied by adult.

    Lunch will be served outside so please bring a picnic blanket.

    How to book

    Who?
    BH Live Active
    What?
    Girls only Swimming Lessons
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Charter Community Sports Centre, Greetham Street, PO5 4LF

    Event details

    Girls only swimming lessons perfect for beginners to teach them how to swim across 4 days. On these crash courses they will learn to; perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations; swim competently and confidently, together with nutrition and a chance to take part in multi skills activities. This activity has been developed to support girls to be more active in a comfortable environment.

    How to book

    Who?
    BH Live Active
    What?
    Multi Sports Summer Camp
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Portsmouth & Gymnastics Centre, Alex Way, Hilsea, PO2 9AD

    Event details

    Multi-skills summer camps delivered by qualified coaches and activities such as cricket, tennis, football and dodgeball will be taught throughout the day. Children will also break for lunch, and will take part in healthy food education.

    Age: 5- 12

    How to book

    Who?
    CM Sports (UK) Ltd
    What?
    CM Sports
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Arundel Court, Arundel St, PO1 1RX

    Mayfield School, Mayfield Rd, PO2 0RH

    St Paul’s Primary School, Bourne Rd, PO6 4JD

    Corpus Christi School Glady Avenue PO2 9AX

    Medina Primary  School Medina Road PO6 3NH

    St Johns School Cottage View PO1 1PX

    Court Lane Hilary Avenue PO6 2PP

    Event details

    The day long event offers a mix of Sports, Go Karts, Inflatables, and Crafts, combining individual creativity and team building challenges.

    Age: 5-14

    How to book

     

    Who?
    ComputerXplorers
    What?
    'Upgrade Yourself'
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021

     

    Where?

    Pompey Study Centre, Anson Rd, PO4 8TB

    Buckland Community Centre, Malins Rd, PO2 7BT

    Charles Dickens Activity Centre Lake Road PO1 4HH

    Somerstown  Community Centre Winston Churchill Ave PO5 4JJ

    Paulsgrove Community Centre Marsden Road PO6 4JB

    City Museum Museum Road PO1 1LJ

    Event details

    The courses are Tech oriented including the chance to create a video game, an interactive app, puzzle games and Robotics.

    Age: 5-16

    How to book

    Who?
    Debutots Portsmouth
    What?
    “Wild and Wonderful” Summer Camps
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Cockleshell Community Centre, Henderson Road, Southsea PO4 9SJ

    Event details

    The Wild and Wonderful Summer Camp is designed to bring children together in a safe, secure, and natural setting. Each day we will focus on a new and unique Debutots story that will embrace and celebrate a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating.

    The stories we will be exploring will help us to consider our Health and Growth and flexing our imaginary muscles as Obstinate Omar the Ostrich who won’t eat his fruit and veg.

    Each story will be explored through drama games, taking on characteristics of the characters we meet in the story and craft activities throughout the day.

    Age: 5-8

    How to book

     

    Who?
    Enableability
    What?
    Landport Playclub and Paulsgrove Community Centre Playclub
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Playgroup, Landport Community Centre, Charles Street, PO1 1JD   

    Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road, PO6 4JB

     

    Event details

    The day long play club is aimed at children within mainstream education with mild to moderate additional needs or an Education & Health Care Plan (EHPC) and require higher levels of support or supervision to be able to attend any mainstream play provision.

    Age: 5-11

    How to book

     

    Who?
    Exploring Nature
    What?
    FAMILY DAYS - Woodland Experience
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Hilsea Lines, Hilsea, PO3 5JH

    Event details

    This day long woodland activity aims to promote physical, emotional and mental wellbeing through outdoor activities.  We provide an opportunity for parents or carers and children to come together and have some fun in the forest, share experiences and learn new skills.  You will prepare and cook your lunch of salad and pizza wraps followed by fruit kebabs over the campfire.

    Please note this day is for families to attend.

    How to book

    Who?
    Family Church
    What?
    Love Portsmouth Summer Workshops
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    The Empower Centre, 83-87 Kingston Rd, PO2 7DX

    Event details

    Workshops involving crafts and physical activities based around 4 themes to allow the children to explore and develop new skills.

    Age: 5-11

    How to book

    Who?
    Farlington Wrap Around Service
    What?
    Summer playscheme
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    FWAS playscheme, Solent Infant School, Evelegh Rd, PO6 1DH

    Event details

    A wide range of activities such as street dance, football, bouncy castles, and circus skills, plus cooking based on leading a healthy lifestyle.

    Age: 5-11

    How to book

    Who?
    Go Active
    What?
    Sports Camp
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    John Pounds Centre, Queen Street, PO1 3HN

    Event details

    Mixed Sports and activities with the emphasis on FUN, inclusive games, team building and being creative. All camps are taught by a highly qualified team of coaches

    Age: 5-10

    How to book

    Who?
    The Groundlings Theatre Trust
    What?
    Week Long Drama Summer School
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street, Portsea, P01 3BS

    Event details

    The week is a mixture of drama activities and games and will be both inherently creative and active. The  summer school traditionally includes working from scenes and songs from three musicals with games and other activities included to give skills and confidence.

    Age: 7-15

    How to book

    Who?
    Harbour Church
    What?
    Summer carnival
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    St Georges Church, St Georges Square, Portsea PO1 3AT

    All Saints Church, 334 Commercial, Rd PO1

    St Albans Church, 104 Copnor Rd, PO3 5AL

    Event details

    Summer carnival family event including bouncy castle, games, delicious food for kids and preparation for getting back to school

    We’ll also be giving away school supplies to make sure you are ready for school.

    There is fun for all the family, and we’d love to see you there – children must be accompanied by an adult.

    How to book

     

    Who?
    The Kings Church and Centre
    What?
    Fun Days
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    The Kings Church, Somers Road, PO5 2QA

    Event details

    A day of fun with physical and creative activities to support well being and knowledge of health and food. Activities include gardening, cookery, circus skills and performing arts.

    Age: 5 -11

    How to book

    Who?
    Kings Theatre
    What?
    Panto Experience Day
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ

    Event details

    An action packed behind the scenes day of Theatre making, based around Jack and the Beanstalk including some nutritious food found in the Pantomime

    Age: 11-16

    How to book

    Who?
    Motiv8
    What?
    Motiv8 HAF summer programme
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Howard Road Community Hub, Howard Rd, PO2 9PR

    St Margaret’s Church, Highland Rd, PO4 7DD

    Event details

    A day at Howard Rd Community Hub includes a morning of centre based activities including table tennis, pool, games, cooking, arts and crafts, followed by an afternoon offsite activity like Flip Out, paddle boarding, climbing, Laser Quest, assault course, or ice Skating.

    A day at St Margaret’s Church includes arts and crafts, cooking and an offsite activity which may include fishing, paddle boarding or circus skills.

    Age: 11-13

    How to book

    Who?
    Pompey in the Community
    What?
    Cooking for Fun
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Pompey Study Centre, Anson Rd, PO4 8TB

    Event details

    A day of cooking, including desert making and creating a healthy lunch, which will be eaten as a group.  During breaks there will be a chance to play table tennis.

    Age: 7-15

    How to book

    Who?
    Pompey in the Community
    What?
    Football Fun
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Langstone Campus, Furze Lane, PO4 8LW

    Event details

    A day of football coaching including small sided games and skills.

    Age: 5-11

    How to book

    Who?
    Portsmouth Music Academy
    What?
    Music fun - Play in a band for the day!
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    The Old Treasury, 7 Kings Road, PO5 4DJ

    Event details

    Portsmouth Music Academy are offering the opportunity to be able to learn songs on an musical instrument and play that song in a live band workshop setting. With the help of their dedicated tutors, you will be a rock star for the day! Instruments include guitar, bass, drums, vocals and piano. Come and join us! We can’t wait to be playing alongside you!

    Age: 5 -16

    How to book

     

    Who?
    Portsmouth Museums
    What?
    Family friendly fun
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, PO1 2LJ

    Event details

    Pompey Old Pompey New :Travel through time and explore the city of stories and discover how Portsmouth came to be.  Write a postcard on how you imagine Portsmouth in 2040.

    Families with children aged 5 to 11 – children must be accompanied by an adult.

    How to book

    Who?
    Portsmouth Museums
    What?
    Take the Helm: activities for 14-16 year olds exploring stories of D-Day and Landing Craft Tank 7074
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Southsea Castle, PO5 3PA

    The D- Day Story, PO5 3NT

    Portsmouth Museum & Art Gallery, PO1 2LJ

    Event details

    Are you aged 14 to 16 years old?  Sign up and be part of the design and creation of activities inspired by D-Day and LCT 7074.  Find out more about what museums do and how they share stories of the past.  Over 10 days you will work alongside film makers, theatre professionals and design specialists and with other 14 to 16 year olds to design and deliver activities for families at Victorious.

    To be part of the team at Victorious participants must attend the majority of the pre festival workshops

    Age: 14- 16

    How to book

     

    Who?
    Play Youth and Community
    What?
    Milton Peace Allotment Family Fun Day
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Milton Peace Allotment, Off Locksway Road, PO4 8LF

    Event details

    Family fun day with a chance to get close to nature, including scavenger hunt, nature walk, creating pictures from the items found. Picnic Lunch, then an afternoon with Hula Hoop and Frisbee Golf .

    Enjoy the day with your family and take home a little gift from us! Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.

    How to book
    Who?
    YMCA
    What?
    Portsmouth day camps
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    Charter Community Sports Centre, Greetham St, PO5 4LH

    Event details

    Great day camp run by a very experienced team who will be offering a range of activities which will be tailor made to the participants these may include Dodgeball, football, sports challenge for  the physical part of the day, creating holiday diaries, giant rainbows, space arts and mask making for the crafts together with a nutritious meal a day of Fun Fun Fun 

    Age: 5-11

    How to book

    Who?
    The Young Creatives
    What?
    The Summer of Drama
    When?
    HAF Fun Pompey Summer 2021
    Where?

    New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD

    Medina Primary School, Medina Rd, PO6 3NH

    Cottage Grove Primary School, Chivers Close, PO5 1HG

    Event details

    Each week will consist of fun drama, theatre and creative arts exercises using puppets, costumes and props. These will be focussed on confidence building, with a nutritional, mental wellbeing and healthy choices theme.

    SCREEN and CAMERA WORK
    Acting for camera, presenting, Youtube and Vlogging skills.

    ALL ABOUT THE DRAMA!
    A week packed with drama skills, from improv to script work, props and costumes.

    MUSICAL THEATRE ALL THE WAY!
    Perform scenes and songs from your favourite musicals

    Age: 5-11 (Medina & Cottage Grove Primary Schools) & 9-16 (New Theatre Royal)

    How to book

     

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    What is HAF?

    School meals- Portsmouth City Council 

    How to apply for FSM For more information please go to

    School meals – Portsmouth City Council

    and you can apply online.

    Listen to Marcus Rashford promoting the HAF programme..

    In November 2020 the government announced the significant expansion of its Holiday Activities and Food programme. Portsmouth City Council registered to participate and were delighted to be allocated funding by the Department for Education (DfE). The programme is designed to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays to children who receive benefits-related free school meals.

    It offers valuable support to families on lower incomes, giving them the opportunity to access rewarding and active activities alongside healthy meals over the school holidays

    Nationally community, private and voluntary organisations have played an invaluable role in this programme over the last three years, and at PCC we have engaged a wide range of partners throughout the city for the delivery of this programme.

    The aim of the programme is for children to:

    • eat more healthily over the school holidays

    • be more active during the school holidays

    • take part in engaging and enriching activities

    • be safe and not to be socially isolated

    • have greater knowledge of health and nutrition

    • be more engaged with school and other local services

    The programme funding is for benefits related FSM children only but some of our providers are offering pay as you go places also. Families may be eligible for tax free childcare or the childcare costs element of Universal Credit, through which families may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs.

    More info: https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/universal-credit

    Some of the providers are Ofsted registered and can also take childcare vouchers for their pay as you go spaces if applicable. All providers meet the DfE framework of minimum standards (including safeguarding requirements and meals that meet school food standards).

    If you have any other questions please contact our HAF project team at HAF@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

    Childcare Choices

    All about Government help with childcare costs, including 15 to 30 hours free childcare, Tax-Free Childcare, tax credits, Universal Credit, vouchers and support while you study

    You can also access a range of wellbeing related information in our HAF resource pack for families below:

    HAF Fun Pompey information pack for families

    Portsmouth City Council and PYC can supply information in another format or language upon request. If you would like more information or would like this document in another format, please email HAF@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

    Urząd Miasta Portsmouth  i Biuro Rekreacji Młodzieży mogą zapewnić informacje w innym formacie lub języku jeśli jest taka potrzeba. Jeżeli chcieliby Państwo uzyskać więcej informacji lub otrzymać niniejszy dokument w innym formacie, prosimy o przesłanie e-maila na adres

    পোর্টসমাউথ সিটি কাউন্সিল এবং প্লে ইউথ কমিউনিটি  অনুরোধ অনুযায়ী অন্য আকার অথবা ভাষায় তথ্য সরবরাহ করতে পারে। আপনার অতিরিক্ত তথ্য লাগলে বা আপনি এই দলিল অন্য আকারে পেতে চাইলে, অনুগ্রহ করে  ঠিকানায় ই-মেল পাঠান।

    يمكن لمجلس مدينة بورتسموث وخدمة مجتمع الشباب الترفيهي ( توفير المعلومات بأي صيغة أو لغة أخرى حسب الطلب، إذا كنت ترغب في معرفة مزيد من المعلومات أو الحصول على هذه الوثيقة بصيغة أخرى فيُرجى التواصل معنا عبر البريد الإلكتروني التالي

    HAF@portsmouthcc.gov.uk