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HAF for ages 5-11

Funded by the Department of Education to support free school meal families, HAF Fun Pompey aims to give children 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 sports, theatre, storytelling, cooking, laser tag, art workshops, robotics, and much more as well as good, tasty food. And possibly the odd festive treat.

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.

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Use the map below to explore where the 5-11 HAF Fun Pompey activities are for Winter 2021/22 from 18th December to 3rd January 2022

 

Whats On?

Who?
Active8 Minds
What?
Minds Newbridge Holiday Club
When?

20, 21, 22, 23  December

9am- 4pm

Where?

Newbridge Junior School, New Rd, PO2 7RW

Event details

Fun and Active holiday club! Join our team for lots of sports, festive activities, and Christmas crafts!

Age Range 5- 11

SEND SUPPORT We will make reasonable adjustments to our provision for SEND children. Please get in contact to discuss needs.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link  Active8 Minds

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please email bookings@active8minds.co.uk

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 Multi Sports
What?
Multi-skills
When?

21, 22, 23 December

10am – 3pm

Where?

Portsmouth Tennis and Gymnastics Centre, Alex Way, PO2 9AD

Event details

Plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Sports include tennis, dodgeball, cricket and football all led by qualified coaches.  Please bring water.

Age Range 5-12

SEND SUPPORT  limited spaces available – extra staff will be here to support on the Wednesday and Thursday which is preferred.

How to book

FSM eligible families please email Elizabeth.butcher@bhlive.org.uk       or call 07458126718

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

1pm – 5pm

Where?

Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3ST

Event details

Play and Bounce session allows children to access our large indoor 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 07458126718 /02393 200 357

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

Who?
CM-SPORTS
What?
Multi Skills
When?

20, 21, 22, 23 December

9am – 4.30pm

Where?

Arundel Court Primary School, Fyning St, PO1 1JE

Corpus Christi Primary School, Gladys Avenue, PO2 9AX

Event details

Multi-sports, Arts & Crafts, Lego, Nerf Games, Go Karts, Inflatables

Age Range 5-11

SEND SUPPORT Able to accommodate all levels but would require notice for one-2 -one

 

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link CM Sports

Waiting list spaces available 

Who?
ComputerXplorers
What?
Tech Masterclass
When?

Buckland

22, 23 December

9am – 1pm (5-10yrs) / 12 – 4pm (10-16yrs)

Pompey in the Community

21, 22, 23, 24 December

9am – 1pm (5-10yrs) / 12 – 4pm (10-16yrs)

Where?

Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BT

Pompey in the Community, Anson Road, 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 5-16

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 southampton@computerxplorers.co.uk

Who?
Debutots
What?
Debutots Wild & Wonderful Winter Camp
When?

20, 21, 22, 23 December

9.30am – 3pm

Where?

Cockleshell Community Sports Club, Cockleshell Gardens, Southsea, PO4 9SA

Event details

Debutots Wild and Wonderful Winter 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, whilst exploring the upcoming Festive Period.

The stories we will be exploring will help us to consider a Healthy lifestyle over the Christmas period. Such as Rudolph as he is getting ready for his first Christmas flight but is suffering from a nasty cold. Through healthy eating can Rudolph get well enough to take Father Christmas around the world?

Each story will be explored through an interactive story, drama games, and story related craft activities throughout the day.

Age Range 5-8

SEND SUPPORT  Can accommodate a limited number of SEND children, one 2 one care not available.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link Debutots 

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please email joanna@debutots.co.uk

Who?
Farlington Wrap Around Service
What?
December Play scheme
When?

20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December

9am – 3pm

Where?

Solent Infant School, Evelegh Rd, Drayton, PO6 1DH

Event details

Food, fun, cinema trips and a Christmas party with circus skills, music and magic on Christmas Eve

Age Range 5-11

SEND SUPPORT Yes we can support some SEND children. There will be limited spaces depending on the support needed for the child but we do our upmost to accommodate all children when we can. SEND families should book through the normal process and add their individual need to the booking form.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link FWAS

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please email contact@farlingtonwraparound.co.uk

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

20, 21, 22, 23 December

8.30am – 4pm

Where?

Court Lane School, Hilary Avenue, 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 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

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please email info@globefit.co.uk

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 code: 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 see below

How to book

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

Football-winter4free

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

Who?
Pompey in the Community SEN Multi Sports
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 an SEN accessible course with one-to-one available (notice required)

How to book

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

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?

Brambles School, 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 Workshops!
When?

Put on a Panto!

20, 21, 22, 23 December

9.30am – 4.30pm

Festive Fun Workshops!

20, 21, 22, 23 December

9.30am – 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 Workshops!

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  A limited number SEND children can be accommodated but details will be requested at time of booking.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link The Young Creatives

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

Who?
URBOND
What?
Get Active with URBOND
When?

20 December

10am – 2pm

21 December

9.30am – 2pm

Where?

Somerstown Community Centre, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO5 4JJ

Event details

Physical and creative activities such as volleyball, afro dance and fun games designed to get children more active.

Age Range 5-11

SEND SUPPORT  This activity is not able to support Send provision.

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link URBOND

Pay as you go spaces: Are available please email info@urbond.org

Who?
YMCA
What?
YMCA Portsmouth Daycamps
When?

20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December

9am – 4pm

Where?

Charter Academy Sports Centre, Greetham St, PO54LF

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. SEND contact

How to book

FSM eligible families please follow link 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.