The school holidays means just one thing…It’s time to have fun!
Our holiday activities run in the school holidays, and are suitable for children aged 5-16 years.
Our action packaged programme of holiday activities is designed to keep your children active throughout the school holidays, and introduce them to new and exciting activities, whilst also being a great opportunity for them to make new friends.
Click here to view what’s going on at Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth, this April Half Term!
Holiday Activities and Food Programme
Magna Vitae’s next Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme will be in April 2023. Our programme has been expanded, to be able to offer more places to children, and at more locations too. We are also very excited to announce our HAF teen programme, that will be offering a free meal each day, food education, and a 7 day gym / swim pass for every young person taking part.
HAF is the holiday and food programme funded by the government. The aim is to provide opportunities to be active, socialise, fun ways to learn about food education as well as a free meal at every session.
HAF places are free for those who are:
- Eligible to benefit related free school meals,
- Have an ECHP plan from school,
- In local authority care.
(Funding may also be provided in other circums
tances, depending on the local authority).
Families who are eligible to HAF funding, will receive an Evoucher code via their children’s schools. These codes will be provided with a website link to the booking system. The booking system will show all HAF programmes within Lincolnshire, so that families can see availability and choose where to book on.
The booking system for April 2023 goes live on Friday 10th March 2023. Please keep an eye out for the Evoucher email from your child’s school. (If you believe you should receive a voucher and have not, please contact your child’s school first).
HAF frequently asked questions:
What are the ages for the HAF programme?
Funding for the HAF programme covers ages 5-16 years. The ages able to attend each HAF programme can vary. Please see the booking system for the ages allowed at each venue or provider.
Magna Vitae’s HAF teen programme is for 14 – 16 years.
How to book?
Please use the link provided with your child’s Evoucher code to book using the online booking system. You will be able to see all HAF venues, providers and spaces available on this booking system.
What food will be provided?
A healthy meal will be provided at every HAF session. Food menus will be sent out to all those with confirmed bookings before the day. Any allergies or food preferences should be noted on the booking form and on the food ordering form.
What drinks will be provided?
Water will be provided at all HAF venues and dates. Water bottles can also be refilled during the sessions. We ask where possible that children only bring water or milk with them to drink.
What to wear?
Please dress your child in comfortable, casual clothes suitable for active sessions, the weather, and that you don’t mind getting messy from any crafts or food. Your child will also need to bring a coat, and preferable be wearing trainers.
What does each day involve?
Every HAF session with Magna Vitae will involve active sessions, a free meal, food education and crafts. The sports or crafts will vary depending on the session and venue.
My child has a medical condition, allergy, medication?
If your child has a medical condition, allergy, takes any medication, or has an ECHP plan from school, please make us aware on the booking system and on any food order form (if allergy / food related).
The HAF team will review this information before the day your child attends, to make sure that we can provide the best experience for your child, and to make any relevant staff aware. Letting us know this information in advance can help us to make the club a better experience for your child.
For further information on the HAF programme, please contact:
James Clough – James.Clough@mvtlc.org or
Kim Kami – Kim.Kami@mvtlc.org
Booster Swimming Lessons
As part of our WaterWise programme, we are running some extra swimming lessons throughout the summer holidays at our venues in Horncastle, Louth and Skegness.
Session times and days vary over the Summer holidays, please see the venue programme posters below. To book any of the sessions please contact the venue directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the venue.
Horncastle Pool & Fitness Suite
More details about session times and prices will be available soon.
Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth
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