Free food and fun during the Christmas Holidays

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Posted on 20th Dec 2021

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,

We are writing to you about Newham Council’s free Christmas Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme. The programme is aimed at children and young people in Newham, age 4 to 16, who would usually receive free school meals.

As with the summer HAF programme, Newham Council is working with a range of organisations to offer free places at holiday clubs during the Christmas holidays.

 A choice of activities are available between 20th December 21 to 4th January 22.

There is something for everyone! Sport, drama, day trips, cooking, music, arts and crafts, dance and family fun days. This is an opportunity to have fun, learn new things and make new friends!

Clubs will also provide a delicious, healthy meal each day.

How do I access the programme?

Every club has its own booking process, so please visit to see what’s on offer and how to sign up!

Some clubs may ask you to provide a letter to confirm that your child is eligible for a free place on this programme; you just need to show this letter.

If you need help with booking a place or accessing online information, please speak to your child’s school.

Contacting the HAF Team

For the most up to date information about the Christmas HAF programme, please visit.

If you have any questions, please contact the team by email or telephone 020 3373 9714 or 020 3373 0469

If you decide to take up any of these opportunities, we hope that your children enjoy their time and get something out of taking part.

Yours sincerely,


Queensley Uzomba
Interim Head of Health & Wellbeing Programmes
London Borough of Newham
T: 020 3373 0469


Volker Nissen
HAF Coordinator
London Borough of Newham
T: 020 3373 9714