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Holiday Activity Fund (HAF)

Come and take on the outdoor challenge across a whole week full of fun. Activities you’ll try will include laser tag, archery, survival skills, natural art, paddle boarding and much more. Spaces still available so book your slot now we’ve only got two weeks left!

Brighter Futures for Children is co-ordinating the Holiday Activity Fund for 2021, which is funded by the Department of Education, on behalf of Reading Borough Council.

The HAF programme provides activities and lunch for children eligible for pupil premium free school meal children across Reading. The activity clubs offer a range of energetic physical activities, exciting new experiences and delicious meals too!

You can register for the Holiday Activity Fund here complete the form this will generate your code. 

Watch a video of footballer and campaigner Marcus Rashford spread the word about the benefits of holiday activities and clubs for children.


We are currently working with holiday activity providers to organise our summer offer and currently have the following providers on the scheme.

Get Active sports

Get Active Sports will be providing four holidays camps over the summer holidays. To find out more follow this link:

Funtastic Kids

Funtastic Kids will be providing two holiday camps. One is located in Whitley Park Primary and the other is located in Palmer Academy. For more information follow these links:

Sports in Mind

Sport in Mind will deliver sport, exercise, movement sessions and journal workshops throughout the summer holidays 2021. These sessions/workshops are targeted at children and young people that are experiencing a mental health challenge.

For more information go to:


NSSport provides active, affordable and exciting childcare for primary school aged children from 4-11 years.

Find out more at Holiday Activities – NSSport

Nature Nurture

Join Nature Nurture and friends for a healthy, happy summer at four locations across Reading aimed at 5 – 13 year olds: Dee Park, Amersham Road, Southcote and Whitley.

For more information visit:

St Josephs

St Joseph’s College Holiday Clubs run for every full week of the school holidays. For more information go to:

Energy Kidz

Energy Kidz deliver fun packed holiday clubs with an explosion of fun, play and activity every school holiday. Find out more here:


This multi-sports camp will include a wide range of sports, games and activities.


St Michael’s

Reading Football Club

Reading FC Community Trust will be running holiday and food camps for children aged 12 to 16-year-old. These camps will include a hot lunch for all participants and run alongside sports session. Find out more at:

Face Adventures

Face runs a wide variety of activities which encourage children to socialise, think for themselves, learn something new while having fun. Find out more at

Food 4 Families

Throughout August we have a timetable of active outside sessions in your local community garden for five to 16-year-olds in Caversham, Central Reading, Coley Park, Erleigh Road, Southcote and Whitley. For more information go to:

BA Sport Star

BA Sport Star holiday camps are sports-focused with an emphasis on learning and developing skills. We take children from ages 5 – 12 years old. For more information go to:

You can register for the Holiday Activity Fund here complete the form this will generate your code. 

We will also be contacting you via your child/ren’s school to gauge interest in the range and days of activities.

If your child/children is not currently in receipt of pupil premium free school meals but you think your circumstances mean they could be eligible, please fill in the form and submit it to your child’s school. All information (and the form) can be found on our free schools meals page.

If you have any questions about the Holiday Activity Fund please contact Ciaran Delaney:

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