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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF)

Eligible children and young people can take part in free healthy holiday activities with food included.

Monday 25 July to Friday 26 August 2022

Eligible children and young people can take part in free holiday activities with a healthy meal during the summer holidays.

Who is Eligible?

Islington resident children and young people from 4 to 16 years who meet any one of these three criteria:

  • attend an Islington school in Reception – Year 11 and receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM) or have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
    From 22 June, y
    ou will receive a letter from Islington Council with your child’s Unique Booking Code.
  • have an allocated Social Worker or Family Support Worker or are receiving early help or support services. 
    Please ask 
    the practitioner to request a Unique Booking Code from:
  • do not attend an Islington school but receive benefits-related FSM or have an EHCP. Please send an email to and include the following:
  1. Child’s Name (first name / last name)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Postcode
  4. Which eligibility your child meets

HAF Activities

There are so many activities to choose from such as: DJing, music production, film courses, drama, dance, cooking, arts and crafts, bike courses, archery, skating, trampolining, football, multi-sports, tennis, bowling, animal care, T-Shirt design, trainer design and a lot more...

To find out what’s on and how to book an activity:

Holiday Activities and Food - HAF

Activity listings open Wednesday 22 June and you will require your Unique Booking Code to book your free place.

Places are limited so please book as early as possible. We are expecting to add new activities in the coming weeks, so please keep checking the HAF directory listings. Please only book one place per day to allow everyone to participate.

If you have booked a place and are unable to attend, please inform the provider so they can allow another child to use the place.

If you are Not Eligible for HAF

There are lots of other summer holiday activities taking place throughout Islington apart from the HAF programme. This includes lots of activities that are free to attend. Please visit Summer Holiday Activities page to find out what else is happening.

Other summer holiday activities


For further information about the activities on offer or have an eligible child but have not received a letter with a Unique Booking Code please contact Islington’s Family Information Service: 020 7527 5959.

If you need support to get online, please visit your local Islington Library.

For questions about the Unique Booking Code please email Family Information Services: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. We aim to respond to your email as soon as possible, please allow 3 working day for a response.

Islington Council’s HAF programme is part-funded by the Department for Education.

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