Holiday activities and food in Portsmouth

Date Created: 13th Jul 2021

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This summer, we are delighted to be working with Portsmouth City Council to provide two weeks of fun, exciting arts-based activities, exploring cultures from around the world, as part of the HAF Fun Pompey Summer programme.

A fantastic way to boost confidence, make new friends and learn about keeping happy and healthy, we will be providing two one-week programmes of activity at Portsmouth Academy (26 – 30 July, open to school years 6 & 7), and Buckland Community Centre (2-6 August, open to 10-14 year olds).

Children will have an opportunity to try different dance styles, creative activities, and food, as they learn about a different country each day – working towards a celebration performance for parents and carers at the end of the week. Meals will be provided each day, and all attendees will take home a set of recipe cards containing a meal from each of the countries they have explored.

Places are limited, and available free for children eligible for free school meals. A small number of paid places are also available at Buckland Community Centre.

To book a place at either week, please use the links below:


Monday 26 – 30 July 2021, 10am – 3pm

Portsmouth Academy, St Marys Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth, PO1 5PF

Places available for those in school years 6 & 7

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Monday 2 – Friday 6 August 2021, 10am – 3pm

Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, PO2 7BT

Places available for those aged 10 – 14 years

If your child is not eligible for a free place, they are welcome to attend sessions at this venue for a fee of £185 for the week (including lunch).

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The Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme offers free holiday club places to young people on free school meals. They can enjoy fun activities that will enable them to develop new skills, take part in creative and physical activities, learn about food and cooking and enjoy free nutritious meals each day.

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