Holiday activities and food programme

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Summer holiday activities and food programme

Free summer school holiday fun!

Would your child or children like to take part in fun and exciting activities during the summer school holidays?

They are completely free of charge for eligible children and include a healthy meal.

The 2022 summer programme follows the success of our Holiday Activities and Food programmes that ran over the summer and winter of 2021, and Easter this year.

Face to face activities will take place from Monday 25 July to Friday 26 August 2022.

Parents or carers of eligible children can book up to 16 x four hour sessions for each child, over the holiday activity period. Activities are subject to availability, please book early.

The activities are free to children who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. You may be charged if you book into activities and your child or children are not eligible.

Many of our providers are able to offer activities to children of all needs and abilities. If your child has been identified as having a special educational need or disability, please talk to the provider when you book in, to ensure their needs are able to be met.

Bury Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme activities are brought to you through Bury Council, in partnership with Bury Voluntary, Community and Faith Alliance and they are funded by the Department for Education.

We hope you have a fantastic summer holiday and that your children have the opportunity to take part in some of the great activities on offer, have lots of fun and make new friends!

How to activate your E-voucher and access the booking platform

Parents and carers of eligible children will receive an E-voucher code via email or text from their child's school to use to book their child onto their chosen activities.

One E-voucher allows access to up to 16 x four hour sessions in total during the holiday activity period.

  • To create an account follow the link you were sent by email or text
  • This will enable you to see all the available activities you can book your child on to. The booking site goes live on 5 July

Guidance on how to claim your E-voucher and activating your account: Help Evouchers - How to claim your HAF voucher.

Guidance on accessing the booking site and booking your child on to an activity: Help Evouchers - Activity booking.

Choosing an activity and getting booked on

  • Follow the instructions above
  • Browse through the summary of activities listed below to choose which your child would like to take part in
  • Access the booking site (details above). It goes live on 5 July
  • You will see the days and times of available activities, and which age the activities are suitable for
  • Make your booking - the E-Voucher enables you to book up to a maximum of 16 x four hour sessions over the holiday period for each child

If you need support booking an activity, please see contact haf@bury.gov.uk.


Providers and Activities


Alpha Training Academy

We provide activities based around health and fitness, incorporating wrestling, boxing and other fun activities martial arts based. We aim to teach kids about the importance of exercise, physically and mentally and also the importance of balanced nutrition. We incorporate the activities to enable the children to grow in confidence by solo demonstrations and also working within groups.

Location: Windley Works, Wolsey Street, Radcliffe, M26 3BB.


Action for Children

The opportunity to take children out on short educational trips, prepare healthy snacks and promote being active. Children will take home recipe cards from the snacks prepared and 'keep moving' tips and ideas for physical activity at home.

Location: Kay Street, Bury, BL9 8BU.


Active Future - The Apprentice

A young person's programme which will bring to life The Apprentice TV programme.

Location: Derby High School, Radcliffe, M26 1BX.


Active Future

Traditional and non-traditional sports that target both those who love sports and physical activity but predominantly focus on those that have never participated before. The programme will provide a variety of enriching activities, such as but not limited to, games, crafts, art, music, animal therapy and media/film, and will offer downtime and free play.

Location: Derby High School, Radcliffe, M26 1BX.


Azamrah Youth Club

A holiday play scheme packed with a wide range of fun activities encouraging children and young people to engage in sport, workshops, swimming, arts and crafts and cooking.

Location: Bnos Yisroel School, Leicester Road, Salford, M7 4DA.


Bee Inclusive

This activity will go live from 8th July on the booking system. Apologies for the delay.

Social/educational opportunities for SEND children and young people, such as trampoline/soft play sessions, arts and craft opportunities, outdoor fun, and specialised sensory sessions.

Location: Westminster Avenue, Radcliffe, M26 3WD.


Bury Football Club

An opportunity for young people of Bury to participate in football and fitness activities, where they can expect to learn new football skills along with fitness activities. The fitness activities will be linked to football as they learn the benefits of being fit and active.

Location: Gigg Lane, Bury, BL9 9HR.


Bury Leisure

A week programme of extensive swimming lessons.

Location: Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EZ.


Bury Youth Service

A variety of fun and exciting activities for young people 11+ including trips out (skiing, canoeing and more), arts & crafts and fun! Supported by qualified youth workers experienced in relationship building, increasing confidence and self esteem.

Location: The New Kershaw Centre, Deal Street, Bury, BL9 7PZ.


Communitree

Forest holiday clubs where creativity and uniqueness are encouraged, have a go at building dens and shelters, bushcraft skills, fire building and cooking, games and free play, nature arts and crafts, music and storytelling.

Location: Bridge Road (off Tenterden Street) Bury, BL9 0HN.


Foundation 92

A programme of multi sports activity offering the opportunity to improve both physical and mental activity in a fun way, from football to dodgeball and beyond.

Location: Castle Leisure Centre, Bury.


Funtime

Indoor play camp offering gymnastics, tumbling and ninja course and lots more fun and games.

Location: St. Stephens Primary School, Colville Drive BuryBL8 2DX and Curly Whirleez Play Centre, Millfield Road, Bolton, BL2 6QY.


Hindle's School of Excellence

Children and young people with a variety of SEND needs will take part in different activities across four rooms, including games (board, education, party and singing and dancing), creativity (drawing, painting and craft), baking and therapy (health and wellbeing, music, yoga and more). In addition there will be outdoor activities at the local park. Learn about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle through fun and engaging activities.

Location: Hindle's School of Excellence Ltd, 115 Rochdale Road, Bury, BL9 7BA.


Holcombe Brook Primary School

A number of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from a variety of sports such as football, basketball, tennis and hockey to indoor activities that include arts and crafts, table tennis and various board games. Themed days will be held at various times that include build a den day and ninja warrior. (This activity is only available for Holcombe pupils).

Location: Longsight Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9TO.


Lowercroft Primary School

A number of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from a variety of sports such as football, basketball, tennis and hockey to indoor activities that include arts and crafts, table tennis and various board games. Themed days will be held at various times that include build a den day and ninja warrior. (This activity is only available for Lowercroft pupils).

Location: Ashington Drive, Bury, BL8 2TS.


New Springs Community Project Group

Take part in sports, crafts, games and cookery, learn some new skills and most importantly, have fun.

Location: Redvales Children's Centre, 25 Dorset Drive, Bury, BL9 9DN.


Nova Freestyle

Confidence building exercises through activities such as martial arts, kick boxing, self-defence and fitness.

Location: 1-7 Peter Street, Bury, BL9 6AB.


Play and Learn

A comprehensive package including sports, preforming arts, art and crafts, yoga and mindfulness workshops. Supporting and engaging with a diverse range of families in the community to encourage and coach the enrichment of their family dynamics and extracurricular opportunities.

Location: School Grove, Prestwich, M25 9RJ.


Quality Sports (East Bury)

Child development support, encouraging children to be active and healthy. Being predominantly an active holiday club, children will be encouraged to take part in all activities and there will be the opportunity for children to have 'down' time playing games, crafting, baking, watching films.

Location: St Thomas Primary School, Pimhole Road, Bury BL9 7EY.


Quality Sports (Ramsbottom)

Child development support, encouraging children to be active and healthy. Being predominantly an active holiday club, children will be encouraged to take part in all activities and there will be the opportunity for children to have 'down' time playing games, crafting, baking, watching films.

Location: Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Acre Bottom, Ramsbottom BL0 0BS.


Quality Sports (Radcliffe)

Child development support, encouraging children to be active and healthy. Being predominantly an active holiday club, children will be encouraged to take part in all activities and there will be the opportunity for children to have 'down' time playing games, crafting, baking, watching films.

Location: Radcliffe Primary School, Coronation Road, Radcliffe M26 3RD.


Radcliffe Community Trust

Football related activities and soccer schools to local young people. The activities aim to engage young people in healthy activities, promote physical and emotional wellbeing, promote discipline, communication skills and offer nutritional advice and help to young people and their families.

Location: Colshaw Close, East Radcliffe M26 3PE.


Sports Cool (Power League)

Holiday clubs allowing children access to a variety of enriching activities and sports encouraging them to experience new things. Aside to all the activities, children are encouraged to broaden their knowledge around nutrition and healthy eating through games and play.

Location: Redvales Sports Club BL9 0DB.


Sports Cool (Peel Brow)

Holiday clubs allowing children access to a variety of enriching activities and sports encouraging them to experience new things. Aside to all the activities, children are encouraged to broaden their knowledge around nutrition and healthy eating through games and play.

Location: Ramsbottom Sports Club BL0 0BJ.


St. Joseph's Primary School

Pick 'n' Mix Summer Holiday Club, a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities (This activity is only available for St Joseph pupils).

Location: Queen Street, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9JJ.


Sunnywood Project

Workshops incorporating guided hikes around 4-6 miles (Holcombe hill) with wellbeing and conservation activities. (This forest school activity is only available for young people of secondary school age).

Location: Sunnywood Close, Tottington, Bury, BL8 3GH.


The Enterprise Centre

Young people will learn: Horse communication and how to be a horse leader, canine psychology and how to train a puppy, edibles and incredibles and foraging for fun and health, cooking in nature and herbs for health, effects of climate change on where we live and how we can help this, recycling and remodelling everyday items for helping climate change and nature and nature arts and crafts.

Location: The Enterprise Centre, Square Lodge, off Brandlesholme Road, Bury, BL8 4LS.


The Jewish Fed

Interactive physical and educational activities and the opportunity to learn about health and nutrition.

Location: The Jewish Fed, Heathlands Village, Prestwich, M25 9SB.


The Met

Programme of activity which will see The Met take their high quality arts and cultural activity for children and young people 'on tour' to various community settings in Bury. The workshops will be one of drama, music, visual art or dance.

Location: The Met, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BW.


Tiddlywinks Nursery (Bury)

Physical and wellbeing activities incorporating fun and educational day trips, play and nutritional education.

Location: 6 Manchester Old Road, Bury, BL9 OTB.


Tiddlywinks Nursery (Walmersley)

Physical and wellbeing activities incorporating day trips, play and nutritional education.

Location: Talbert Road, Bury, BL9 6PH.


Toddlers Children's Nursery

Key Stage 1 educational and physical activities including: Crafts and reading, ball games, singing and outdoor play.

Location: Ribble Drive, Whitefield, M45 8TD.


Topping Fold Community Group

Fantastic day trips out over the summer to exciting locations.

Location: 36 Topping Fold Road, Bury BL9 7NG.


Woodbank Oscars

A fully inclusive play provision with themed activities to complement and enhance the children's experience. (This activity is only available for Woodbank pupils).

Location: Oscars is situated in the grounds of Woodbank Primary School with access from the main road.