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Holiday Hub supports families in the school holidays by providing meals and opportunities for family bonding through eating, learning and playing together. As well as taking part in a wide range of fun activities and enjoying quality time together, families learn about nutrition and keeping fit and healthy.

Most useful is learning about all different recipes without it being so costly, and the meals are really easy to make.’

What’s on where

  • Cookalong4families Holiday Hub: Families across the country have the chance to cook and eat a wide range of tasty dishes together. And if you feel inspired to get cooking with your family, here are a few Cookalong4families videos to give you some ideas. #Cookalong4families
  • Brunch Clubs: Our Back to School project has now ended. However, we have been delivering Holiday Hub Brunch Clubs. What’s your favourite brunch? See some brunch ideas in the Our Voices section of our website.
  • Eco Explorers Holiday Hub: Our Eco Explorers Holiday Hub programme is running in Manchester, encouraging children and their families to get engaged in nature focused activities (e.g. making bug hotels, scavenger hunts). Our new brochure is out soon!
  • LifeSkills Holiday Hub: LifeSkills sessions are being run by Family Action settings across the country, supporting parents and carers to build their confidence, social networks, financial and employability skills. 

Find out what else is happening within our Holiday Hub clubs by downloading our Food and Wellbeing Flyer

Alternatively email food@family-action.org.uk

Impact

Feedback from families highlights that Holiday Hub has helped them to:

  • Make healthy and cost-effective meals
  • Improve family relationships
  • Socialise with other families
  • Try new activities
  • Get to know the local area better
  • Improve their wellbeing

Find out more about the impact of Holiday Hub.

Due to struggling with anxiety, I don’t socialise at all and tend to stay in the house … I have socialised with staff and other families.’

Contact us

Louise Reilly
National Food Services Operational Manager
LifeSkills Holiday Hub Project Manager
M: 07714 076 184 / E: louise.reilly@family-action.org.uk
www.family-action.org.uk/holidayhub/

Find out about our other holiday food and activities programmes.

If you are a delivery partner, please visit our Members’ Area or contact us using the details above for the latest Holiday Hub information and resources.

Themed fun days

There is growing evidence of a holiday experience gap, with children from disadvantaged families less likely to enjoy a family holiday or access out-of-school activities.

Our themed fun days aim to address the issue of learning loss, particularly in the long summer holidays. We do so by engaging children and their families in a wide range of educational activities.

Our fun days include a free nutritious meal and have so far covered topics as varied as: