Return of free ‘Your Holiday Hub’ (YHH)
The Your Holiday Hub (YHH) programme returns this spring to offer families another school holiday programme of fun activities.
YHH is a free, school holiday programme for school-age children and young people who receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM). Sessions include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and crafts, and other great opportunities to learn and develop skills like making friends and trying new activities.
In Bristol, 49 organisations and providers have received funding to host over 400 four-hour inclusive sessions across the city, from the 11–22 April. This is double the number of free school holiday clubs that were available to children and young people over the Christmas holiday. Every activity includes a healthy and nutritious meal. Encouraging children and young people to learn more about healthy eating is also part of the programme.
Eligible children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or an education, health and care plan are welcome at YHH, please contact the organisation or session you would like to attend to discuss your child’s individual needs.
Children and young people who are observing Ramadan, which coincides with the Easter school holiday this year, can join in with less strenuous activities if desired, and can take home food to enjoy later.
We are going to be providing eligible families FSM vouchers for the Easter break and these will be distributed by education settings.
Families of children or young people who do not get benefits-related FSM can find holiday activities by area on our Family Information Service website.
Find out more about the Your Holiday Programme, including the YHH nearest you at the Bristol City Council website here: Find a holiday activity in your area – bristol.gov.uk
Bristol City Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, including Feeding Bristol, Playful Bristol, the Children’s Kitchen and Bristol’s Association for Neighbourhood Daycare deliver the government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme (Your Holiday Hub). The free places are funded by the Department for Education.