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HAF Family Fun

HAF Fun Pompey aims to give families eligible for free school meals time together over the Christmas holidays to explore what the city has to offer, learn new skills and get into the festive spirit.

The winter programme  provides some fantastic opportunities to book onto a diverse range of activities. These include a family festival, bushcraft skills, arts and crafts, singing, scavenger hunts, outdoor cooking, and more as well as good, tasty food. And possibly the odd mince pie.

Use the map below to explore where the HAF Fun Pompey activities are being  hosted during the Christmas holidays.

SEND information is included within each provider

If your child is in need of additional support, has an EHCP or 1-to-1 support in their educational setting please contact our team at

haf@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or keep an eye out on the Local Offer HAF page for more updates.

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Use the map below to see where the  Family HAF Fun Pompey activities are for Winter 2021/22 from 18th December to 3rd January 2022

Visit 5-11, 12-16 or Family sections  to find an interactive map of the events in that group.

 

Whats On?

Who?
CM Foundation
What?
HAF Fun Pompey Winter Family Day
When?

3 January 2022

10.30am – 2.30pm

Where?

Charles Dickens Community Centre, Lake Rd, PO1 3DY

Event details

Healthy cooking, pottery, sewing, jewellery, dance, yoga, bouncy castles, storytelling, two course hot meal

SEND SUPPORT

SEND children are welcome with their families – if they will be supervising/ supporting them.

 

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link CM Foundation

Who?
Portsmouth Museums
What?
Festive Fun for all the Family
When?

19, 21 December

2 January 2022

11am – 3pm

Where?

Portsmouth Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Rd, PO1 2LJ

Event details

19 December

Saw 3 Ships

Get in the seasonal spirit and find out more about three of Portsmouth’s most famous ships with storytelling singalongs, scavenger hunts, craft activities and enjoy a delicious hot meal.

21 December

Pigeon or Plum Pie?

Discover festive food through the ages.  Hear the story of Gustav the pigeon, create your own bird decorations to take home, and do more fun filled activities complete with a hot meal.

2 January 2022

On to 2022

Start the New Year by looking forward and inspiring your hopes and dreams.  Take part in craft activities, share a hot meal together and play your part in a performance with Red Sauce Theatre.

SEND children are welcome with their families – please complete the questionnaire on booking form

 

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Portsmouth Museums

All events are FREE to families in receipt of free school meals in Portsmouth, non FSM will be charged £8 per child.  All adults accompanied by children are free.

 

Who?
Exploring Nature
What?
Woodland Christmas Crafts Family Activity Days
When?

18, 22, 23 December

10am – 2pm

Where?

Hilsea Lines, Top of Perrone Rd, Hilsea, PO3 5LX

Event details

The selection of fun and exciting activities and Christmas crafts are all tailored to the age of the children at the session. We will finish the day with some fire lighting and toasting marshmallows for s’mores over the campfire

SEND children can easily be accommodated.  Parents will need to fill in an additional form known as a child profile which will be sent to them by email after booking

 

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Exploring Nature

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What is HAF?

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.