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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.

For our HAF Fun Pompey winter programme we were very thankful to the 24 providers joining us over the Christmas school holidays. We offered over 3,500 funded spaces, in over 40 locations across the city and every child was provided with tasty, nutritious food. These ran from Saturday 18 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022, the festivities and activities ranged from cooking to sport, theatre to ice staking, art to robotics and much more. Spaces were free for those eligible for free school meals and there are ringfenced spaces for those who are non FSM but deemed vulnerable via a professional lead referral. There were also activities for the whole family to enjoy and attend together.

Bookings are now closed 

Please go to these pages to search for activities: ages 5-11, ages 11-16 and family fun

Use the interactive maps in each page to find where a great activity was near you!

Please email 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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    The map below shows where the HAF Fun Pompey activities were for Winter 2021/22 from 18th December to 3rd January 2022


    Whats On?

    HAF Fun Pompey
    Winter programme ranging from sports to theatre, cooking to robotics, art workshops and much more. Plus family days and dedicated SEND activities.

    Running from Saturday 18 December to Monday 3 January


    In over 40 locations across the City of Portsmouth

    Event details

    To see the full list of activities and the booking information go to these pages HAF for ages 5-11, ages 11-16 and family fun

    How to book

    Use the interactive maps in each page to find a great activity near you!

    Once you have found an activity you need to book a space directly with the provider.

    Follow their instructions under ‘HOW TO BOOK’. Then follow the link or contact details provided.


    Please email if you have any enquiries.
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    What is HAF?

    Listen to Marcus Rashford promoting the HAF programme

    Go to HAF – the story so far to learn more about how Portsmouth City Council have used the funding to create some wonderful holiday experiences during 2021.

    Go to HAF Fun Pompey – Resources for some helpful resources including a family information pack provided by our Play and Youth 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:

    Some of the providers are Ofsted registered and can also take childcare vouchers for their pay as you go spaces if applicable.

    If you have any other questions please contact our HAF project team at

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