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Holiday clubs are back in Wyre this Christmas

Councillor Kay and Councillor Bowen with a child from the holiday club

Following the success of the summer holiday clubs earlier this year, Wyre Council is launching a programme of free activities this Christmas for children on benefits-related free school meals. 

The local holiday clubs are part of the Government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF). Backed by a nationwide investment of up to £220 million, the programme will enable children and young people to enjoy fun activities with friends and learn and develop new skills.

A range of clubs across Wyre will run from 20 December to 30 December 2021 and will be free for primary and secondary aged school children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

The sessions include a variety of fun activities alongside a nutritious meal each day. They are a great opportunity for young people to get out and about, get active and meet new friends. There’s plenty to enjoy including Christmas arts and crafts, bowling, football, team sports, swimming, trips to the beach and local parks, and even a visit from Santa!

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council commented, “We are pleased to be able to offer a holiday programme to eligible families this Christmas.

“The summer clubs were such a success, I’m sure the children will look forward to returning during this next holiday. The programme is really varied and allows people to take part in fun activities with friends and indeed meet new friends. The children are able to learn new skills, socialise and enjoy lunch in a safe and welcoming environment. If you are eligible, I would encourage you to book a place and enjoy the sessions that are on offer."

Details of all the sessions can be found at www.wyre.gov.uk/holidayclub. Places need to be reserved and full details of how to book are also on the website.

Published: 2nd December 2021