Holiday activities and food clubs funded by the Department for Education

We are offering holiday activities and food clubs for children aged 5 to 16 years who live in South Gloucestershire. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

The activities and food clubs will run in the winter holiday – mainly between 19 and 23 December 2022 but check individual club details.

Places are free for children who get benefits-related free school meals (not universal infant free school meals).

For any other queries about whether your child may be eligible for a free place, contact the activity and club providers direct or email HAF@southglos.gov.uk.

Depending on the activity, you may also be able to pay for your child to attend if they do not get free school meals.

Children attending that get benefits-related free school meals will be given a free lunch.

Details of activities and clubs available

You can check the local activities and clubs taking place in the areas below over the winter holiday.

Bradley Stoke

Fit for sport logo

Active Lifestyle Centres logo

Fit for Sport will be running a playscheme from the Active Lifestyle Centre in Bradley Stoke.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to 5.30pm.  

For children 5 to 12 years old.

Tis the season for another holiday jam-packed full of festive fun at these action-packed holiday camps this December! With a brilliant mix of skills for sports, energising activities to get moving, creative sessions and much more.

The activities include:

  • multi-sports (including dodgeball, hockey, tag rugby, football, tennis, ultimate frisbee, archery)
  • arts and crafts
  • soft play
  • swimming
  • playground games
  • games and Lego

Fit For Sport holiday camps offer families flexible and affordable childcare solutions through active multi-activity programmes within a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Hot and cold menu options will be available (dietary requirements upon request)

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book:

Visit the website: www.fitforsport.co.uk

Booking link: Bradley Stoke Active Lifestyle Centre – Find Your Nearest Camp (fitforsport.co.uk) or phone 020 8742 4990.

Enquiry email enquiries@fitforsport.co.uk 

Signature Sports Coaching are running multi-sports fun days at Wheatfield Primary School in Bradley Stoke.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

9am to 3pm.

For children 5 to 11 years old.

There will be a variety of fun inclusive multi-sports such as archery, new age kurling, kabaddi, dodgeball, football, dance and many more.

All games are inclusive for all to play with coaches making each session enjoyable and easy to understand. Children will also be split into age related groups so all games will be played with children of a similar age.

Lunch will be provided with a choice of a variety of wraps, sandwiches, cottage pie & lasagne. There will be a meat free / vegan option for each day.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit www.signaturesportscoaching.co.uk/fundays or call 07889943178 (when you book inform the provider that your child gets benefit-related free school meals. These spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and a waiting list will be used if oversubscribed).

Bromley Heath

Progressive Sports activities at Bromley Heath Infant and Junior School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to3.30pm.

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

There are over 20 sports on offer, you will find everything from Nerf Wars, cricket and archery to frisbee, glow sports and tennis – there is something for everyone! This winter Progressive Sports will also be providing Christmas themed events:

  • Christmas Cinema Club
  • Christmas craft
  • Snow-Glow

Hot food being provided by Bromley Tea Rooms.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book email: m.quirke@progressive-sports.co.uk or call 07946656332.

Cadbury Heath

Signature Sports Coaching are running multi-sports fun days at Parkwall Primary School in Cadbury Heath.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

9am to 3pm.

For children 5 to 11 years old.

There will be a variety of fun inclusive multi-sports such as archery, new age kurling, kabaddi, dodgeball, football, dance and many more.

All games are inclusive for all to play with coaches making each session enjoyable and easy to understand. Children will also be split into age related groups so all games will be played with children of a similar age.

Lunch will be provided with a choice of a variety of wraps, sandwiches, cottage pie & lasagne. There will be a meat free / vegan option for each day.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit www.signaturesportscoaching.co.uk/fundays or call 07889943178 (when you book inform the provider that your child gets benefit-related free school meals. These spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and a waiting list will be used if oversubscribed).

Bristol Sport Foundation logo

Bristol Sport Foundation are running a holiday club at Cadbury Heath Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

9am to 4pm.

For children and young people 5 to 11 years old.

Activities include: multi-sports, including one day of Nerf Gun and archery activities

Open to children in school years 1 to 6, Bristol Sport Foundation’s holiday camps offer a variety of sporting opportunities throughout the school holidays. With an emphasis on inclusivity, high activity levels and fun, they provide a perfect environment for children to fall in love with sport and enjoy being active.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit: bit.ly/BSFHC or phone 0117 963 0683.

Chipping Sodbury

Swift Sports Coaching logo

Swift Sports Coaching are running a holiday club at St John’s Mead Primary School, Chipping Sodbury.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.45am to 3.30pm. 
For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

Activities:

Traditional sports including: gymnastics, netball, basketball, football, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, dodgeball, volleyball, athletics, tennis, badminton, and aerobics.

Niche and enrichment activities including: Nerf Battlegrounds, Ninja training, fencing, archery, boccia team building and logic problems.

Quiet activities including: Arts and crafts, Lego and K’nex, colouring, scrap play, den building.

Christmas party days including: party games, special visitor, gifts for every child, Christmas arts and crafts.

Structured physical activities and tournaments run throughout the day. Medals, trophies and certificates are awarded to participants to celebrate their achievements and progress.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

Children who attend through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) project will get a free meal and drinks. 

Hot and cold food options will be available each day.

Full information and food choices will be available during the booking process. Please ensure you share any dietary requirements upon booking.

To book a place visit the Swift Sports Coaching webpage
Register your child, then select the days and venues you would like to book.

For more information, visit the Swift Sports Coaching Facebook page,
email: bookings@swiftsportscoaching.co.uk or phone 07537991991

Downend

Mud Pie Explorers logo

Mud Pie Explorers are running their forest school on:

Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

10am to 2pm. 

For children 8 to16 years old.

All sessions take place at Lincombe Barn Woods, Downend BS16 2RW (meet outside the play area).

Activities include cooking lunch over a campfire in the woods each day. You can learn how to light a fire, practice cooking skills and how to safely put out a fire.
There will be the opportunity to have adventures in the woods, climb trees, use the swing and relax in a hammock. We will also be offering Christmas crafts each day.

Please note all activities will be dependent upon the weather, the needs of the group and our dynamic risk assessments.

All food will be cooked over the campfire with the children. Options will include hotdogs with salad and pasta with veg. Yoghurt and 5 fruit and veg will be on offer each day. Dietary requirements and allergies will be taken into account.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals.

To book please contact Nickie on nickie@mud-pies.co.uk or visit the website www.mud-pies.co.uk or call 07538 547 151.

For more information and to book visit www.mud-pies.co.uk or email nickie@mud-pies.co.uk or call 07538 547 151.

Premier Education logo

Premier Education are running a holiday club at Christchurch Infants School, Downend.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.45am to 3.30pm

For children and young people 5 to 11 years old.

Activities:

Sport based activities involving physical exercise: gymnastics, capture the flag, tri-golf, football, basketball, dodgeball, benchball, dance, tennis, badminton.

Health and nutrition activities: 45 minutes to1 hour sessions per day including interactive tasks.

Get ready for Christmas with fun-filled activities for all ages, including party games as well as football, dodgeball, dance, and gymnastics. Premier Education’s FUN policy ensures everyone is welcome and everybody has fun. The qualified coaches are always happy to listen and help.

All eligible children will get lunch.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit:

Key stage 1 bookings
Key stage 2 bookings

Or phone 07476 032239 (general holiday enquiries) or 07807683217 (Holiday Camp Manager)

Emersons Green

Progressive Sports activities at Blackhorse Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to3.30pm.

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

There are over 20 sports on offer, you will find everything from Nerf Wars, cricket and archery to frisbee, glow sports and tennis – there is something for everyone! This winter Progressive Sports will also be providing Christmas themed events:

  • Christmas Cinema Club
  • Christmas craft
  • Snow-Glow

Hot food being provided by Bromley Tea Rooms.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book email: m.quirke@progressive-sports.co.uk or call 07946656332.

Filton

Signature Sports Coaching are running multi-sports fun days at Shield Road Primary School in Filton.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

9am to 3pm.

For children 5 to 11 years old.

There will be a variety of fun inclusive multi-sports such as archery, new age kurling, kabaddi, dodgeball, football, dance and many more.

All games are inclusive for all to play with coaches making each session enjoyable and easy to understand. Children will also be split into age related groups so all games will be played with children of a similar age.

Lunch will be provided with a choice of a variety of wraps, sandwiches, cottage pie & lasagne. There will be a meat free / vegan option for each day.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit www.signaturesportscoaching.co.uk/fundays or call 07889943178 (when you book inform the provider that your child gets benefit-related free school meals. These spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and a waiting list will be used if oversubscribed).

Frampton Cotterell

Progressive Sports activities at Watermore Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to3.30pm.

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

There are over 20 sports on offer, you will find everything from Nerf Wars, cricket and archery to frisbee, glow sports and tennis – there is something for everyone! This winter Progressive Sports will also be providing Christmas themed events:

  • Christmas Cinema Club
  • Christmas craft
  • Snow-Glow

Hot food being provided by Bromley Tea Rooms.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book email: m.quirke@progressive-sports.co.uk or call 07946656332.

Hanham

Progressive Sports activities at Hanham Abbots Junior School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to3.30pm.

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

There are over 20 sports on offer, you will find everything from Nerf Wars, cricket and archery to frisbee, glow sports and tennis – there is something for everyone! This winter Progressive Sports will also be providing Christmas themed events:

  • Christmas Cinema Club
  • Christmas craft
  • Snow-Glow

Hot food being provided by Bromley Tea Rooms.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book email: m.quirke@progressive-sports.co.uk or call 07946656332.

Kingswood

South Gloucestershire Playscheme logo

The South Gloucestershire play scheme have free activities at Beacon Rise Primary School, Kingswood.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

10.30am to 2.30pm

For children 5 to 11 years old.

You will take part in lots of arts and crafts around Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice and New Year celebrations. There will be lots of games to play such as giant Jenga, board games, snakes and ladders. Each day we will play games and do sports. There is a quiet area for any children who have additional needs or are anxious or just need a quiet space for a bit.

Activities include:

  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • sports
  • food tasting

Free for all children. Hot meals will be provided every day for each child.

For more information and to book visit: www.tickettailor.com/events/southgloucestershireplayscheme

Website: www.sgplayscheme.co.uk

Phone: 07510 380595 or 07510 380596

Signature Sports Coaching logo

Signature Sports Coaching are running multi-sports fun days at The Park Primary School in Kingswood.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

9am to 3pm.

For children 5 to 11 years old.

There will be a variety of fun inclusive multi-sports such as archery, new age kurling, kabaddi, dodgeball, football, dance and many more.

All games are inclusive for all to play with coaches making each session enjoyable and easy to understand. Children will also be split into age related groups so all games will be played with children of a similar age.

Lunch will be provided with a choice of a variety of wraps, sandwiches, cottage pie & lasagne. There will be a meat free / vegan option for each day.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit www.signaturesportscoaching.co.uk/fundays or call 07889943178 (when you book inform the provider that your child gets benefit-related free school meals. These spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and a waiting list will be used if oversubscribed).

Fit for sport logo

Active Lifestyle Centres logo

Fit for Sport will be running a playscheme from the Active Lifestyle Centre in Kingswood.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to 5.30pm.  

For children 5 to 12 years old.

Tis the season for another holiday jam-packed full of festive fun at these action-packed holiday camps this December! With a brilliant mix of skills for sports, energising activities to get moving, creative sessions and much more.

The activities include:

  • multi-sports (including dodgeball, hockey, tag rugby, football, tennis, ultimate frisbee, archery)
  • arts and crafts
  • soft play
  • swimming
  • playground games
  • games and Lego

Fit For Sport holiday camps offer families flexible and affordable childcare solutions through active multi-activity programmes within a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Hot and cold menu options will be available (dietary requirements upon request)

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book:

Visit the website: www.fitforsport.co.uk

Booking link: Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre – Find Your Nearest Camp (fitforsport.co.uk) or phone 020 8742 4990.

Enquiry email enquiries@fitforsport.co.uk 

Sporting Chance logo

Sporting Chance are running a holiday club at St Stephen’s Junior School, Kingswood.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

10am to 3.30pm.

For children and young people 5 to 11 years old (Year 1 to 6).

Activities include: a vast range of activities including themed sports days such as survival skills, multi-sports mayhem, football frenzy, mini-Olympics, basketball bonanza, tennis grand slam, cricket world cup, tag rugby showdown, dodgeball divas.

Join Sporting Chance this winter for their festive themed Holiday Sports Camp!

All children are encouraged to adopt the theme of the day and dress in something Christmassy!

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals.

All children attending the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme will be provided with a selection of hot and cold meals with a healthy snack.

For more information and to book visit: Christmas HAF Camp – St Stephens | Book Online | Sporting Chance – Children’s Sports Provision (sportingchance-csp.co.uk)

Phone 01172 440007 or 07825 155954.

You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

Bristol Sport Foundation logo

Bristol Sport Foundation are running a holiday club at The Tynings Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

From 9am to 4pm.

For children and young people 5 to 11 years old.

Activities include: multi-sports, including one day of Nerf Gun and archery activities.

Open to children in school years 1 to 6, Bristol Sport Foundation’s holiday camps offer a variety of sporting opportunities throughout the school holidays. With an emphasis on inclusivity, high activity levels and fun, they provide a perfect environment for children to fall in love with sport and enjoy being active.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit: bit.ly/BSFHC or phone 0117 963 0683.

Unique Voice have performing arts activities including fun games at John Cabot Academy.

Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

10am to 2pm.

For young people 11 to 16 years old.

Unique Voice Holiday Programmes include creative, accessible, engaging and fun activities. Children will be taking part in performing arts activities, games and crafts.

Unique Voice sessions include:

  • indoor and outdoor play in all sessions
  • winter-themed games and activities

Children and young people do not need any prior performing arts experience to take part. Holiday programme activities are designed with children and young people at the centre and aim to increase confidence and social skills.

This winter we are delivering separate Primary and Secondary programmes. Primary programmes are open to 5 to 11-year-olds at Coniston and Little Stoke Primary. The 3-day Secondary programme is open to 11 to 16-year-olds at John Cabot Academy.

Healthy, balanced lunch and snacks are provided. Please bring a water bottle.

Free for all eligible children.

Parents or carers: if your child is in receipt of benefits-related free school meals and you are interested in registering them, email beckyh@uniquevoice.org or phone 01174286240

Referring Professionals: if you would like to put a child forward for this programme, contact beckyh@uniquevoice.org.

For more information about unique voice visit www.uniquevoice.org

Little Stoke

Unique Voice have performing arts activities including fun games at Little Stoke Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

10am to 2pm.

For young people 5 to 11 years old.

Unique Voice Holiday Programmes include creative, accessible, engaging and fun activities. Children will be taking part in performing arts activities, games and crafts.

Unique Voice sessions include:

  • indoor and outdoor play in all sessions
  • winter-themed games and activities

Children and young people do not need any prior performing arts experience to take part. Holiday programme activities are designed with children and young people at the centre and aim to increase confidence and social skills.

This winter we are delivering separate Primary and Secondary programmes. Primary programmes are open to 5 to 11-year-olds at Coniston and Little Stoke Primary. The 3-day Secondary programme is open to 11 to 16-year-olds at John Cabot Academy.

Healthy, balanced lunch and snacks are provided. Please bring a water bottle.

Free for all eligible children.

Parents or carers: if your child is in receipt of benefits-related free school meals and you are interested in registering them, email beckyh@uniquevoice.org or phone 01174286240

Referring Professionals: if you would like to put a child forward for this programme, contact beckyh@uniquevoice.org.

For more information about unique voice visit www.uniquevoice.org

Longwell Green

Swift Sports Coaching logo

Swift Sports Coaching are running a holiday club at Longwell Green Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.45am to 3.30pm. 

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

Activities:

Traditional sports including: gymnastics, netball, basketball, football, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, dodgeball, volleyball, athletics, tennis, badminton, and aerobics.

Niche and enrichment activities including: Nerf Battlegrounds, Ninja training, fencing, archery, boccia team building and logic problems.

Quiet activities including: Arts and crafts, Lego and K’nex, colouring, scrap play, den building.

Christmas party days including: party games, special visitor, gifts for every child, Christmas arts and crafts.

Structured physical activities and tournaments run throughout the day. Medals, trophies and certificates are awarded to participants to celebrate their achievements and progress.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

Children who attend through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) project will get a free meal and drinks. 

Hot and cold food options will be available each day.

Full information and food choices will be available during the booking process. Please ensure you share any dietary requirements upon booking.

To book a place visit the Swift Sports Coaching webpage
Register your child, then select the days and venues you would like to book.

For more information, visit the Swift Sports Coaching Facebook page,
email: bookings@swiftsportscoaching.co.uk or phone 07537991991.

Patchway

Unique Voice have performing arts activities including fun games at Coniston Primary School in Patchway.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

10am to 2pm.

For young people 5 to 11 years old.

Unique Voice Holiday Programmes include creative, accessible, engaging and fun activities. Children will be taking part in performing arts activities, games and crafts.

Unique Voice sessions include:

  • indoor and outdoor play in all sessions
  • winter-themed games and activities

Children and young people do not need any prior performing arts experience to take part. Holiday programme activities are designed with children and young people at the centre and aim to increase confidence and social skills.

This winter we are delivering separate Primary and Secondary programmes. Primary programmes are open to 5 to 11-year-olds at Coniston and Little Stoke Primary. The 3-day Secondary programme is open to 11 to 16-year-olds at John Cabot Academy.

Healthy, balanced lunch and snacks are provided. Please bring a water bottle.

Free for all eligible children.

Parents or carers: if your child is in receipt of benefits-related free school meals and you are interested in registering them, email beckyh@uniquevoice.org or phone 01174286240

Referring Professionals: if you would like to put a child forward for this programme, contact beckyh@uniquevoice.org.

For more information about unique voice visit www.uniquevoice.org

South Gloucestershire Playscheme logo

The South Gloucestershire play scheme have free activities at Coniston Community Centre.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

10.30am to 2.30pm

For children 5 to 11 years old.

You will take part in lots of arts and crafts around Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice and New Year celebrations. There will be lots of games to play such as giant Jenga, board games, snakes and ladders. Each day we will play games and do sports. There is a quiet area for any children who have additional needs or are anxious or just need a quiet space for a bit.

Activities include:

  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • sports
  • food tasting

Free for all children. Hot meals will be provided every day for each child.

For more information and to book visit: www.tickettailor.com/events/southgloucestershireplayscheme

Website: www.sgplayscheme.co.uk

Phone: 07510 380595 or 07510 380596

Progressive Sports Logo

Progressive Sports activities at Patchway Community School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to3.30pm.

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

There are over 20 sports on offer, you will find everything from Nerf Wars, cricket and archery to frisbee, glow sports and tennis – there is something for everyone! This winter Progressive Sports will also be providing Christmas themed events:

  • Christmas Cinema Club
  • Christmas craft
  • Snow-Glow

Hot food being provided by Bromley Tea Rooms.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book email: m.quirke@progressive-sports.co.uk or call 07946656332.

Swift Sports Coaching logo

Swift Sports Coaching are running a holiday club at St Chad’s Primary School, Patchway. 

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.45am to 3.30pm. 

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

Activities:

Traditional sports including: gymnastics, netball, basketball, football, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, dodgeball, volleyball, athletics, tennis, badminton, and aerobics.

Niche and enrichment activities including: Nerf Battlegrounds, Ninja training, fencing, archery, boccia team building and logic problems.

Quiet activities including: Arts and crafts, Lego and K’nex, colouring, scrap play, den building.

Christmas party days including: party games, special visitor, gifts for every child, Christmas arts and crafts.

Structured physical activities and tournaments run throughout the day. Medals, trophies and certificates are awarded to participants to celebrate their achievements and progress.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

Children who attend through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) project will get a free meal and drinks. 

Hot and cold food options will be available each day.

Full information and food choices will be available during the booking process. Please ensure you share any dietary requirements upon booking.

To book a place visit the Swift Sports Coaching webpage
Register your child, then select the days and venues you would like to book.

For more information, visit the Swift Sports Coaching Facebook page,
email: bookings@swiftsportscoaching.co.uk or phone 07537991991.

Foundation for Active Community Engagement (FACE) are running youth activity sessions in Patchway at The Patch Youth Centre.

Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 December.

10am to 2pm

For children and young people 11 to 16 years old.

Activities include:

  • Christmas Dinner workshop
  • music and song writing
  • Christmas Present making
  • ice-skating

Learn to make a Christmas dinner and make some great presents for your family!

To get into the festive spirit, FACE will be going on an ice-skating trip for you to have some fun with your friends.

Cooked meal on one day and a packed lunch for the trip will be provided.

Families on benefit-related free school meals will be prioritised and free, those not in receipt will be charged £5 per session.

For more information and to book contact Dawn Young – Youth Development Worker on  dawn@facechairty.org.uk or phone 0117 9691938.

Staple Hill

Oldbury Court Out of School Holiday Clubs in Staple Hill. 

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December.

Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 January.

9am to 5pm. 

For children 4 to 12 years old.

Activities include: cooking, Christmas workshops, dance, multi sports, arts and crafts, climbing wall, gardening area, sand and water play.

Children are introduced into groups according to what they would like to play with or the activities they would like to do.

All snacks will be provided and hot lunches will be free for eligible children.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book visit www.oldburycourtclubs.org.uk, email enquiries@oldburycourtclubs.org.uk or call 07747650611.

Pro-coaching will be running their sports activity camp from Staple Hill Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

9am to 3pm.

For children and young people 4 to 14 years old.

These multi-sports courses offer the opportunity to enjoy and develop skills in a wide range of sports including basketball, football, dodgeball, tag rugby, catchball, handball, cricket and rounders.

The course is suitable for all abilities, no sporting experience needed.

You will need to wear trainers and leisure wear.

A hot lunch will be provided for all children and young people eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Please bring a drink.

Book through the Pro-coaching website: www.pro-coaching.co.uk or phone 07361 513889 (please note online bookings are preferred).

Stoke Gifford

Priority Sports Logo

Priority Sports are running sports activity camps at St Michael’s Primary School, Stoke Gifford.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

For children from reception to year 6.

9am to 3.30pm.

Priority Sports have planned four days packed with exciting sports and games during the winter holiday at St Michael’s School in Stoke Gifford. Each day they will play popular sports like football, rounders and tennis, but also trying others like orienteering and Danish longball to give your child a chance to find a new favourite sport!

The camp will be made up of a Key Stage 1 Group and Key Stage 2 Group, so that children play with others who are their own age and to ensure that everyone receives all the encouragement and support they need from the coaches.

They will also be using the amazing spaces at St Michael’s School for outdoor activities such as nature walks and den building.

No previous experience of taking part in sports clubs is needed. All activities ensure that beginners can start from scratch, while those with more experience can continue to develop their skills as well.

Children from all schools in South Gloucestershire are welcome (they do not need to attend St Michael’s Primary School).

A healthy packed lunch will be provided each day (options available when booking your child’s place). This includes a range of sandwiches, healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables.

Free for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals, a limited number of paid spaces are available.

To book visit: www.prioritysports.co.uk/book
Select “Holiday Camps” and then “Stoke Gifford December Sports Camp (HAF Programme).”

For further information email pete@priorityfootball.co.uk or phone 01275 261 004.

Thornbury

The Pod at Krunch Southwest (next to Thornbury skate park will be running a variety of activities on:

Monday 19 December.

From 3pm to 7pm.

For young people aged 11 to 16 years old. 

Meet at Pod Vilner Lane Thornbury then take part in a trip to Cattle Country.

Activities include:

  • making and eating Christmas food
  • nutrition activities
  • team games and crafts
  • visit from Santa

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals (nominal charge).Food will be provided and will include winter vegetable soup and Christmas wraps. Vegetarian and special diets catered for.

More information and the link to the booking form can be accessed on website: krunch.org.uk/krunch-sw/services/school-holiday-activities or you can email penny@krunch.org.uk or phone 07735405175.

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Active Lifestyle Centres logo

Fit for Sport will be running a playscheme from the Active Lifestyle Centre in Thornbury.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.30am to 5.30pm.  

For children 5 to 12 years old.

Tis the season for another holiday jam-packed full of festive fun at these action-packed holiday camps this December! With a brilliant mix of skills for sports, energising activities to get moving, creative sessions and much more.

The activities include:

  • multi-sports (including dodgeball, hockey, tag rugby, football, tennis, ultimate frisbee, archery)
  • arts and crafts
  • soft play
  • swimming
  • playground games
  • games and Lego

Fit For Sport holiday camps offer families flexible and affordable childcare solutions through active multi-activity programmes within a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Hot and cold menu options will be available (dietary requirements upon request)

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For more information and to book:

Visit the website: www.fitforsport.co.uk

Booking link: Thornbury Active Lifestyle Centre – Find Your Nearest Camp (fitforsport.co.uk) or phone 020 8742 4990.

Enquiry email enquiries@fitforsport.co.uk 

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Swift Sports Coaching are running a holiday club at Gillingstool Primary School.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.45am to 3.30pm. 

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

Activities:

Traditional sports including: gymnastics, netball, basketball, football, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, dodgeball, volleyball, athletics, tennis, badminton, and aerobics.

Niche and enrichment activities including: Nerf Battlegrounds, Ninja training, fencing, archery, boccia team building and logic problems.

Quiet activities including: Arts and crafts, Lego and K’nex, colouring, scrap play, den building.

Christmas party days including: party games, special visitor, gifts for every child, Christmas arts and crafts.

Structured physical activities and tournaments run throughout the day. Medals, trophies and certificates are awarded to participants to celebrate their achievements and progress.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

Children who attend through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) project will get a free meal and drinks. 

Hot and cold food options will be available each day.

Full information and food choices will be available during the booking process. Please ensure you share any dietary requirements upon booking.

To book a place visit the Swift Sports Coaching webpage
Register your child, then select the days and venues you would like to book.

For more information, visit the Swift Sports Coaching Facebook page,
email: bookings@swiftsportscoaching.co.uk or phone 07537991991.

Warmley

Warmley Park School and College will be running a winter HAF programme for eligible pupils attending their school.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20 December and Wednesday 21 December.

10:30am to 3:30pm

For children and young people 4 to19 years old.

Activities include: swimming, music and dance, singing and karaoke, drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, cake-baking, pizza workshops, picnic lunches, yoga, cycling, rugby, football, tennis, ball games, wheelchair sports.

A safe and inclusive space for young people with a disability or an additional need.

Picnic style lunches with a variety of participant led food preparation opportunities including home baking and pizza making.

All food will be provided.

Bookings by invitation only.

This programme is free to eligible children and young people.

Wick

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JP Sport & Fitness are running a holiday club at Wick Sports Ground.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

9am to 3pm.

For children and young people 5 to 12 years old.

Activities include: football matches, football training, quiz, crafts.

All abilities can join these fundays. The main goal is to try and have lots of fun and meet new friends!

A hot and cold food option will be available for all eligible children along with fruit and water available all day.

For booking visit: www.jpsportfitness.com

www.facebook.com/jpsportfitness

Email: Footballfit1@outlook.com or phone 07985239535.

Winterbourne

Swift Sports Coaching are running a holiday club at St Michael’s Primary School, Winterbourne. 

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December.

8.45am to 3.30pm. 

For children and young people 5 to 13 years old.

Activities:

Traditional sports including: gymnastics, netball, basketball, football, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, dodgeball, volleyball, athletics, tennis, badminton, and aerobics.

Niche and enrichment activities including: Nerf Battlegrounds, Ninja training, fencing, archery, boccia team building and logic problems.

Quiet activities including: Arts and crafts, Lego and K’nex, colouring, scrap play, den building.

Christmas party days including: party games, special visitor, gifts for every child, Christmas arts and crafts.

Structured physical activities and tournaments run throughout the day. Medals, trophies and certificates are awarded to participants to celebrate their achievements and progress.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

Children who attend through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) project will get a free meal and drinks. 

Hot and cold food options will be available each day.

Full information and food choices will be available during the booking process. Please ensure you share any dietary requirements upon booking.

To book a place visit the Swift Sports Coaching webpage
Register your child, then select the days and venues you would like to book.

For more information, visit the Swift Sports Coaching Facebook page,
email: bookings@swiftsportscoaching.co.uk or phone 07537991991.

The Greenfield Club at The Greenfield Centre in Winterbourne has a winter holiday programme with a range of activities. 

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 December and Tuesday 3 January.

7.45am to 6pm.

For children 4 to 11 years old.

Activities include: trips, baking, cooking, sports, visitors, games, park play, arts, crafts etc.

The Greenfield Club is a friendly and fun place to play.

Snack times at 10am and 2.30pm with fresh fruit and toast etc. Children eligible for HAF will also be provided with a free lunch which includes sandwiches, fruit, vegetables etc as a lunch box or beans on toast, jacket potato or toastie.

Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals.

For booking details, visit: www.the-greenfield-club.co.uk/make-a-booking or text Sian Pumford on 07531 344 549.

Yate

The South Gloucestershire play scheme have free activities at St Nicholas Family Centre, Yate.

Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 December.

10.30am to 2.30pm.

For children 5 to 11 years old.

You will take part in lots of arts and crafts around Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice and New Year celebrations. There will be lots of games to play such as giant Jenga, board games, snakes and ladders. Each day we will play games and do sports. There is a quiet area for any children who have additional needs or are anxious or just need a quiet space for a bit.

Activities include:

  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • sports
  • food tasting

Free for all children. Hot meals will be provided every day for each child.

For more information and to book visit: www.tickettailor.com/events/southgloucestershireplayscheme

Website: www.sgplayscheme.co.uk

Phone: 07510 380595 or 07510 380596

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Activity and club safety

The activity and club providers have experience of running holiday activities for children and young people and have the appropriate indemnity insurance for their activities..

Their staff and volunteers have been Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked.

For general enquiries around any providers of the holiday activities and food programme email HAF@southglos.gov.uk.

Additional council-funded offer

Free family tickets to Aerospace Bristol

We have partnered with Aerospace Bristol to give eligible families the chance to enjoy a FREE visit to Aerospace Bristol museum.

Up to 2 adults and 3 children per family can visit Aerospace Bristol on any date the museum is open to the public.

This offer is only open to families of children who attend a South Gloucestershire school and are on benefits-related free school meals. If your family is eligible for this offer you can book your tickets on the Aerospace Bristol webpage.

You will be asked to select your visit date when ordering your tickets. Terms and conditions apply.

Food vouchers

Each child (in a South Gloucestershire School) on free school meals will be given a £30 supermarket e-voucher via their school. This will happen before the end of term to support children throughout the winter holiday.

If you have any questions about free school meals in term-time or during holidays, contact your child’s school.

Other things that can help

If you are struggling financially this winter, we are here to help.

You may be entitled to our grants, benefits and other support including help with energy and food costs, as well as long-term financial support and the government help available.

If you would like to talk to someone and check what support you may be eligible for, visit one of our One Stop Shops in Kingswood, Patchway or Yate or email OSSAppointments@southglos.gov.uk to book an appointment. Our customer care officers will speak to you in confidence. Further information is available on our help with the cost of living page.

We are also supporting a network of Community Welcome Spaces. These warm spaces offer a friendly welcome and are free to use.

They are often located in a community centre or a town or village hall. Some offer hot drinks, activities and facilities plus information on local financial support available, energy saving tips and government cost of living help. Find your nearest community welcome space.

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