Your Holiday Hub is aimed at ensuring that all children in Bristol have equal access to fun, enriching and healthy activities over the school holidays.
This programme offers free places to those in receipt of free school meals alongside paid for places at a wide range of exciting venues across the city. Free places are funded by the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, which was rolled out nationally in 2021 by the Government. Bristol City Council was allocated just over £1.8m to deliver free holiday activities and food to over 16,000 eligible children and young people.
Bristol has been working towards child equality over the school holidays since 2019 with the Bristol partnership The Healthy Holidays programme, led by Feeding Bristol and Fareshare, which sought to create a city where no child goes hungry during the long school holidays
In 2021, working in a One City partnership, Bristol City Council, Feeding Bristol, Fareshare, Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare (BAND) and Playful Bristol established the new Your Holiday Hub (YHH) programme.
Bristol has a strong community, voluntary and play sector. We have built on these strengths to create a programme that is inclusive and fun.
We will continue to support organisations that are embedded in local communities. These organisations understand the needs of the communities they serve and have strong relationships with children, parents, and carers. Working in this way we can help every child feel like they belong in Bristol.
HAF funded by DfE – supported by Bristol City Council,
BAND, Feeding Bristol and Playful Bristol.