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HAF for ages 11-16

Funded by the Department of Education to support free school meal families, HAF Fun Pompey aims to give young people 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 ice staking, climbing, panto trips, sports, graffiti art, creating your own show, coding workshops and much 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.

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.

SEND Support 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 and you would like more advice on what the HAF Fun Pompey has to offer please contact our team at haf@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or keep an eye out on the Local Offer HAF page for more updates.

Click here to find out more about the Take the Helm youth project produced by PCC Museums and some wonderful freelance creatives this summer. Watch the video below to see how it was jam packed with inspiring activities. It finished with the team sharing their co-created and designed box of tricks for families to enjoy at Victorious Festival

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Use the map below to explore where the 11-16 HAF Fun Pompey activities are for Winter 2021/22 from 18th December to 3rd January 2022

 

 

Whats On?

Who?
Artswork
What?
Northern Lights - A Celebration of Winter
When?

20, 21, 22 December

11am – 5.15pm

Where?

Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, PO1 5JJ

Event details

Snow, twinkling lights and festivities – join us in celebrating the magic of winter with three days of creative activities leading to a performance for friends and family.  You will create your own winter wonderland of 3D igloos.

Age Range 11-16

SEND SUPPORT With notice we can support SEND children within the activity

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Artswork

Who?
Aspex
What?
Aspex Winter Holiday Club
When?

21, 22, 23 December

10am – 3pm

Where?

Aspex Portsmouth, 42 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, festive themes, and building creative and communication skills. Aspex is a family-friendly art gallery based in Gunwharf Quays.

Age Range 8-12

SEND SUPPORT There are limited spaces available for SEND children, please be aware that we require information about any access needs or additional support required in advance of the session so we are able to arrange this. Get in touch to discuss before booking your space.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Aspex

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please contact Non FSM Bookings

Who?
BH Live SEN
What?
SEND Play and Bounce at Exploria
When?

21 December

1 – 5pm

Where?

Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3ST

Event details

Play and Bounce session allows children to access our large soft play facility and our mini trampolines area. Exploria Socks must be worn by anyone participating and these socks are included in your booking.

Age Range 5 -11

SEND SUPPORT Parents welcome throughout the day if preferred. Anyone booking must attend a video briefing with parents/carers at 1pm Parents required for food from 4pm – 5pm. Exploria staff and BH Live Active staff on hand to assist and facilitate.

How to book

FSM eligible families please email Elizabeth.butcher@bhlive.org.uk or call 07458 126 718/02393 200 357

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please contact Non FSM Bookings

Who?
CM Foundation Teens
What?
CM Youth Days Out
When?

18, 19 December

11am – 4pm

Where?

Young people can be collected/ dropped off at

Somerstown Community Centre, Rivers St, Southsea, P054JJ – if they wish.

or go straight to

The John Pound Community Centre, 23 Queens Street, P013HN

Event details

Chance for the young people to create a street meal for their lunch. Followed by Clip and Climb on 18th and Ice Skating on 19th. Every young person who attends one of the days will be given a Cinema gift card for them to use in the next 12 months.

Age Range 11-16

SEND SUPPORT :SEND Young people can book on the day events – but we would need to discuss their needs beforehand

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link CM Teens

Who?
ComputerXplorers
What?
Tech Masterclass
When?

Buckland

22, 23 December

12 – 4pm

Pompey in the Community

21, 22, 23 December

12 – 4pm

Where?

Buckland Community Centre, Malins Rd, PO2 7BT

Pompey in the Community, Anson Rd, PO4 8TB

Event details

The perfect time to plunge deeper into your favourite pastime or explore a brand new passion. ComputerXplorers holiday tech camps are the perfect solution for those looking for lots of fun in a sociable setting while stretching their creativity, their brain cells and learning a few new skills along the way.

Programme an app for a smart phone or be a TV producer for the day – fun technology and computing activities for children and teens. We offer loads of variety for children and teenagers from programming an app for a smart phone or building a website to exploring the world of robotics or producing your own TV show – lots more on offer too!

Age Range 10-16

SEND SUPPORT On the booking form please indicate any additional needs or alternatively contact us and we will discuss any additional needs and how we can support the child together

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link    ComputerXplorers

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please email Non FSM Bookings

Who?
Globefit
What?
Globe Fit - Winter HAF
When?

20, 21, 22, 23 December

8.30am – 4pm

Where?

Court Lane School, Hilary Ave, PO6 2PP

Kings Academy, Crofton Rd, PO2 0LB

Event details

A fun and active club day for primary school aged children. Daily activities include team games, crafts, cookery, dance, sports, world education and much more!

Age Range 5-12

SEND SUPPORT we can accommodate pre booked SEND children provided that they do not need 1:1 support. We will need as much detail as possible on the child’s individual needs prior to their attendance

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Globefit

Who?
Idle Discourse
What?
Festive Future
When?

20, 21,22,23,29,30, 31December

11am-3pm

 

Where?

Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DX

Event details

‘Festive Future’ will see participants create their own thirty-minute theatre performance, using a stimulus scene by professional writer and director, Dan Dawes from Idle Discourse theatre company. Accompanied by the creative producer of Portsmouth Guildhall, Ben Clabon, the two will facilitate participants writing, directing, designing, producing, and ‘teching’ (operating the lights and sound) a brand-new play about what the Christmas season may look like 100years from now. ‘Festive Futures’ is ideal for 11–16-year-olds who have a keen interest in the creative industries (either as an aspiring performer or not) and / or project management. They will learn how to devise, organise, lead, and deliver a bespoke theatre project with experienced and friendly professionals, in a safe and collaborative space. There will also be the chance to showcase this performance to parents and carers on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, making the end of the year an even more special occasion.

Age Range 11-16

SEND SUPPORT A limited number of spaces available please contact Idle Discourse before booking

 

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link  Idle Discourse

Who?
Kings Theatre
What?
Panto Performance & Activities
When?

21 December

9am – 1.30pm

Where?

The Kings Theatre, Albert Rd, PO5 2QJ

Event details

Sign up for an exclusive opportunity to go backstage, learn all the behind the scenes magic as well as seeing this year’s spectacular pantomime, Jack & the Beanstalk. A perfect day for theatre lovers & anyone with an interest in the industry.

Age Range 11-16

SEND SUPPORT we can support a limited number of places for SEND children. However, the venue is unsuitable for those with mobility issues due to the historic nature of the building: stairs & small spaces.

Please contact  lauren.jones@kingsportsmouth.co.uk for further guidance about the suitability of the event.

How to book

FSM eligible families please contact lauren.jones@kingsportsmouth.co.uk

Who?
Motiv8
What?
Motiv8 Winter HAF 2021
When?

20, 21, 22, 23 December

11am – 3pm

Where?

The Hilsea Hub, Howard Road, PO2 9PR

Event details

A day full of fun, including a morning of centre based activities including table tennis, pool, games, cooking, art and craft followed by an afternoon offsite activity – Flip Out, Play Zone and Ice Skating.

Age Range 11-13

SEND SUPPORT Ahead of the program, parent/carers complete a registration form that includes reference to any additional support needs, SEND and Disabilities. Where additional needs are identified, we will make contact with parents, and if necessary other professionals, conduct a home visit to get a better understanding of any issues and how best we can support the young person.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Motiv8

 

Who?
Personal Best
What?
Portsmouth Teen Project
When?

20, 21, 22, 23 December

10am – 3pm

Where?

Peter Ashley Activity Centre, Portsdown Hill Rd, PO6 3LS

Event details

Take part in a mixture of activities lead by the centre and workshops. Activity examples include; Laser Tag, Graffiti Art, T-Shirt Design, Bushcraft, String Trail, Smoothie Making & Orienteering.

Age Range 11-16

SEND SUPPORT This would be on a case by case basis, we encourage any parents with children with SEND to contact us prior to completing the online application so that we can discuss their needs and recruit appropriate staff members where necessary.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Personal Best

 

 

Who?
Pompey in the Community Cooking
What?
Cooking, nutrition and team games
When?

20, 21, 22 December

10am – 2pm

Where?

Pompey in the Community, Anson Rd, PO4 8TB

Event details

The day will include preparing and cooking a meal that the children will eat together as their lunch as well as baking some Christmas Goodies to take home with them with some great team games

Age Range 7-16

SEND SUPPORT- not suitable for SEN children Pompey in the Community are running a SEN Multi Sports Day

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link   Pompey in the Community go to BOOKINGS and enter: Cooking4free

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please contact Non FSM Bookings

Who?
Pompey in the Community Football
What?
Football Fun
When?

20, 21, 22 December

9.15am – 3pm

Where?

Meeting at; Pompey in the Community, Anson Rd, PO4 8TB

Mini Bus transport to all weather pitches

Event details

A day of football coaching including small sided games and skills

Age Range 5-13

SEND SUPPORT not suitable for SEN children Pompey in the Community are running a SEN Multi Sports Day

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link   Pompey in the Community go to BOOKINGS and enter:

Football-winter4free

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please contact Non FSM Bookings

Who?
Pompey in the Community SEN
What?
Multisports for SEN children
When?

21 December

9.30am – 3pm

Where?

Mayfield School, Mayfield Rd, PO2 0RH

Event details

Football, Cricket, Tennis, Dodgeball, Enrichment sessions

Age Range 5-13

SEND SUPPORT  This is a SEN accessible course with one-to one support available notice is required

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link   Pompey in the Community go to BOOKINGS and enter:

SEN-SEN4free

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please contact Non FSM Bookings

Who?
Sports4Kids
What?
Holiday Multi-Activity Camp
When?

20, 21, 22, 23 December

8am – 6pm

Where?

BramblesSchool, Bramble Rd, Southsea, PO4 0DT

Meon Infants School, Shelford Rd, PO4 8NT

Event details

Sport4Kids Activity Camps are fun packed days with activities running from 8am until 6pm. With activities like Quidditch, dodgeball, Nerf, arts and crafts and plenty of festive fun and games, there’s something for everyone!#

Age Range 5-13

SEND SUPPORT We encourage SEND children to attend our activity camps. Please contact us if your child does have additional needs, to allow us to discuss their individual needs, and ensure our staff can ensure your child/children have the best possible activity camp experience.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link   Sports4Kids

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please email enquiries.s4khampshire@sport4kids.biz

Who?
The Young Creatives
What?
Put on a Panto! and Festive Fun Workshop!
When?

Put on a Panto!

20, 21, 22, 23 December

9.30am – 4.30pm

Festive Fun Workshops!

20, 21, 22, 23 December

9.30 – 4.30pm

Where?

Put on a Panto!

Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Rd, PO4 0LX

Festive Fun Workshops!

Buckland Community Centre, Malins Rd, PO2 7BT

Event details

Put on a Panto!

4 days of drama fun rehearsing and performing a Pantomime for your family and friends to watch! Including trip to the Kings Theatre to watch their Panto Jack and the Beanstalk

Age Range 9 -16

Festive Fun Workshop

20 Dec Panto drama workshop and a trip to watch Cinderella, the pantomime at the New Theatre Royal  21 Dec Dance Workshop with dances from Nativity, Elf and The Grinch musicals 22 Dec Festive Craft Workshop 23 Dec Youtube Festive Challenge Day!

Age Range 5 -13

SEND SUPPORT

If a young person 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.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link The Young Creatives

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please contact info@theyoungcreativesportsmouth.co.uk

 

 

Who?
YMCA
What?
YMCA Portsmouth Daycamps
When?

20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December

9am – 4pm

Where?

Charter Academy Sports Centre, Greetham St, PO5 4LF

Event details

Multi-activity day camps including sports, games and arts & crafts.

Age Range 5-16

SEND SUPPORT Yes, but places limited. Families must contact us prior to booking to discuss their child’s needs.

How to book

FSM eligible families please email Chelsey.croucher@ymca-fg.org

Pay as you go spaces are available please contact: Chelsey.croucher@ymca-fg.org

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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.