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Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme

The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme - named 'Wear Here 4' in Sunderland - is a Department for Education funded programme delivered locally and providing fun, enriching activities and tasty, nutritious meals during school holidays.

Wear Here 4 Spring, Summer and Winter programmes provide school aged children with an opportunity to get involved in a range of activities centred around sports, culture, arts and learning, as well as providing healthy meals and activities based on developing cooking skills and knowledge about nutrition, that families can use at home. Young people also get the chance to socialise with friends and make new ones, with children across the city coming together to get involved. 

With more clubs and an ever-growing range of activities and provision. there is something for everyone. From sports to dance, weightlifting and there is even a spot of science.

We want to give children the chance to have healthy happy holidays so they can:

  • be more active
  • learn new skills
  • meet up with friends and make new ones
  • get a tasty nutritious meal
  • work together and stay safe

Who is the programme for

Funding for the programme has been provided from the Department for Education (DfE) to Together for Children for families eligible for Free School Meals.

To support other families who don't fall into the FSM criteria and are struggling with the cost of living funding from Public Health has been received to expand our HAF offer for Wear here 4 Spring, Summer and Winter programmes.

Sessions are free for children and young people who:

  • Live in Sunderland
  • Are of school age (between 4 and 16 years old)
  • Are eligible for means-tested free school meals during term time
  • Are in a family struggling with the cost of living
  • Have a special educational need or disability (up to age 25)


Together for Children works with Sunderland City Council and a range of local businesses, community and voluntary organisations, clubs, and local schools to deliver activities and food. Thousands of children, young people and families from across Sunderland got involved in our 2022 activities.

If you're a provider and interested in finding out more about the programme or want to get involved in the future, please contact HAF@togetherforchildren.org.uk.

Funded by Department for Education

View our Easter holiday HAF sessions below:


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