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Holiday Activity and Food Provision​​​

Halton Holiday Activity Fund (HAF)

Winter 2022

Halton Borough Council is delighted to announce that it has secured additional funding to enable local providers to offer FREE activities during the Christmas holiday period to school aged children from Reception to Year 11, who receive benefits-related to free school meals.  There are also a number of places available to other vulnerable groups of children and young people, such as SEND, Young Carers, NEET.

Can you please promote the free! activities and food, to the appropriate children, young people and their families/carers.

A list of providers and details is given below, if you would like to register a child or young person on to the activities and please contact the provider direct to secure a place/places.

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Scroll/Swipe right on the table below for more info - including around SEND provision​
Name of Organisation Address of provisionPostcode D​escriptionAge Group​
Date and timeContactSend Provision
Acorn Community NurseryAcorn Community Nursery & School Link Club
Kingshead Close
Runcorn
WA7 2JEAn early years daycare setting located in Castlefileds and we provide wrap-around care to four schools in the locality: Astmoor, St Marys, Bridgewater Park, and Augustines.5-10 years19th December 2022 to 23rd December 2022
10.00am to 2.00pm

Stella Ogilvie
01928 576369
office@acorn2oaks.co.uk

S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
Active SoccerBrookvale Recreation centre
Murdishaw
Runcorn
WA7 6EPThe soccer camp provides a safe environment for youths to come together and meet new friends whilst taking part in sessions with our FA qualified coaching staff.4-14 years22-23rd December 2022David Todd
Tel: 07712637360
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
Activ Unit 4 Queensway Trading Estate
Waterloo Rd
Widnes
WA8 0FDOffer a range of positive activities and trips out to young people age 8-18 years old8-18 years21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th December 2022

Times between 11am - 4pm
Stephanie Scott - 0151 420 5605 - activ.eecic@gmail.comS – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made. 
Bright FuturesWillow Tree Park
Booths Lane
Lymm
WA13 0GH
WA13 0GHAn SEN school, we offer to students from our school and we offer art and craft activities, food technology lessons, music lessons, ICT lessons and sensory regulation sessions5-17 years21-23 December 9:30 - 15:00 - closed bookings onlyn/aSS – SEND Specific:  solely for children and young people with SEND and their families.
Creative Health Initiatives CICCHI Community Cafe
Phoenix Park
Castlefields Ave East
Runcorn
WA7 2NYCHI offer a range of positive community activities aimed at improving all areas of health and wellbeing of young people age 4 to 16 years old.4-16 yearsSAT 17TH DEC
12.00-2.00pm    Non-SEND Session
2.00-3.30pm      SEND specific session

SUN 18TH DEC
12.00-2.00pm    Non-SEND Session
2.00-3.30pm      SEND specific Session

THURS 22nd DEC
11.00-12.30pm Non-SEND Session
12.30-2.00pm    SEND specific session 

THUR 29TH DEC
11.00-12.30pm Non-SEND Session
12.30-2.00pm    SEND specific session
Phil Thornton 07903 601486
philip-chi@hotmail.com
SS – SEND Specific:  solely for children and young people with SEND and their families.
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
​Everton in the CommunityAshley Special School
Cawfield Avenue
WA8 7HGProvide a range of positive activities that help young people age 4 to 16 years disabled children, to become active and engaged members of society.4 -16 years22nd, 23rd,  28th, 29th December 10am-2pm  steve.johnson@evertonfc.comSS – SEND Specific:  solely for children and young people with SEND and their families.
Four EstatesHalton Brook Community Centre, Meadway, Halton Brook, Runcorn WA7 2DXProvide physical and mental team challenges each day, aimed at building resilience, self-reliance, teamwork, problem solving and leadership skills through fun and positive activities4-17 yearsWinter Wonderland Manchester, Thursday the 22nd of December, 10am-5pm
Young Persons Christmas Party, Thursday the 22nd of December, 4-6pm
Winter Walk, North Wales, Wednesday the 28th of December, 10am-5pm
Barry Selby 01928 568536/ 07843113332 barryselby@fourestates.co.uk S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
Gateway Community LtdHallmark House,
Waterloo Rd,
Widnes,
Cheshire,
WA8 0QR
WA8 0QRGateway Community works directly with adults and young people with disabilities, learning difficulties and long-term health/mental health conditions across Halton by providing a range of activities and projects designed to enable them to overcome multiple barriers, fulfil their potential and achieve their goals.
11-17 yearsThe Activity Hub opening times will be (17th, 23rd, 30th & 31st December) 10Am – 3PM.Doreen Hesketh-Calland  - 0151 422 0111
dhcgatewaycommunity@outlook.com
SS – SEND Specific:  solely for children and young people with SEND and their families.
Jinnie Tong School Of DanceCRMZ
Kingsway
Widnes
WA8 7QEConsist of Dance, Drama, Singing, Cooking, Art, Sport, Science workshops, Magic lessons, Wellbeing. Aimed at children and young people age 4-16 years old4-16 years22nd December
23rd December
27th December
28th December

9am till 1pm
Jinnietongschoolofdance@yahoo.com
07447046749
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
Multiflex School SportsBrookvale Leisure Centre - Barnfield Ave, Halton, Runcorn WA7 6EPProvide multi-sports play schemes offering lots of sporting activities, arts & crafts, mindfulness, dance/gymnastics and fun nutritional education.5-11 years 23rd December,  2nd & 3rd Jan, 10am till 2pmwww.multiflex-sports.co.uk
Email: info@multiflex-sports.co.uk
S – SEND Friendly: venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.​
Play by Nature Forest SchoolWestfield primary school
Clayton Crescent
Runcorn
WA7 4TROffer activities such as crafts, group fires, pond dipping, bug hunting, fairy house making, den building, tree climbing, tool use and many more, for children and young people age 5-11 years old.5-11 yearsTuesday 27th to Friday 30th December
9-1 daily 
Cheryl Bennett
Playbynature@outlook.com
07985232429
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
Power in Partnership3-5
Alcock Street
Runcorn
Cheshire

WA7 1NA
PIP is an education and youth provider to young people aged 10 to 15 ( youth ) and 16-19 education plus those with additional learning needs across Halton.

We deliver a Youth at Grangeway community centre and also deliver Haf at this location together with Alcock street Old Town and Queens Avenue in Widnes 
10-19 years22nd, 23rd December 10-2pm and then 28-29th December 4-8pmClaire Bradbury
Claire-communities@hotmail.co.uk
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
Recharge and Restore CICSt Martin's Catholic Primary School,
St Martin's Lane, Murdishaw, Runcorn
WA7 6HZProvide a safe, peaceful and nurturing space for primary children to come and be creative, receive education and activities to support their mental and emotional wellbeing.5-11 yearsThursday 22 December 9.30 - 12.30
Thursday 29 December 9.30 - 12.30
Friday 30 December 12 - 4.30
Angelita Woosnam
Bookings can be made via our website www.rechargeandrestore.co.uk or by calling 07808 160315 or 07533 044283 a
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
Sean Bailey, WellnessThe Grange Academy, Latham Ave, RuncornWA7 5DXOffer children and young people age 4-16 years old, a range of activities aimed at improving physical and mental wellbeing through a variety of learning and training offerings based around four key pillars of health (Sleep, nutrition, hydration and exercise). 5-16 years Thursday 22nd December, Friday 23rd December, Thursday 29th December, Friday 30th December
9am  - 3pm everyday
sean@seanbaileywellness.comS – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
Sean Bailey, Wellness
Sandymoor Village Hall, Otterburn Street, Runcorn
WA7 1XU Offer children and young people age 4-16 years old, a range of activities aimed at improving physical and mental wellbeing through a variety of learning and training offerings based around four key pillars of health (Sleep, nutrition, hydration and exercise). 5-16 years Tuesday 20th December - Friday 23rd December from 9am - 3pm except Friday 23rd December which will close at 1.30pm due to venue requirements.sean@seanbaileywellness.comS – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
Sean Bailey, WellnessOrmiston Chadwick Academy, Liverpool Road, Widnes, Cheshire,WA8 7HUOffer children and young people age 4-16 years old, a range of activities aimed at improving physical and mental wellbeing through a variety of learning and training offerings based around four key pillars of health (Sleep, nutrition, hydration and exercise). 5-16 years Monday 19th December - Friday 23rd December
9am - 3pm everyday
sean@seanbaileywellness.comS – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
The Foundry ChurchThe Foundry Church
63-65 Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DAProvide a safe space for children & young people up to age 17 years and their families, with food and positive activities during the school holidays.0-17 years22nd December, 23rd December 2022 ste.greenow@thefoundry.org.ukS – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
VenusHalton Brook Childrens centre
Runcorn
WA7 2NJOffer a number of activities over the school holiday period to help our families navigate through difficult moments which add extreme pressures on their finances, managing their children's behaviours and providing nutritious meals. Aimed at children and young people age 4-17 years old. 4-17 years22/12/2022 Brindley Theatre, Runcorn 11am- 2.00pm
29/12/2022 Cineworld Widnes 11am- 2.00pm
30/12/2022 Delivered to families addresses 11.00am - 2.00pm
Kayleigh.simmons@venuscharity.org
07467 045 205
Louise.hicks@venuscharity.org
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
VIBEVictoria Park Glass Houses and MUGAWA8 7SUSupport young people age 8-18years old, to build positive relationships with themselves and others through a range of inspiring and inclusive activities programmes.8-16 years22nd December 1.00pm – 5.00pm Victoria Park Glass Houses and MUGA, WA87SU
23rd December 1.00pm – 5.00pm Victoria Park Glass Houses and MUGA, WA87SU
Carl Geraghty, carl.geraghty@vibeuk.org
mobile 07867507184
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
VIBE Town Park, Runcorn Ski Centre WA7 6PTSupport young people age 8-18years old, to build positive relationships with themselves and others through a range of inspiring and inclusive activities programmes.8-16 years22nd December Town Park, Runcorn Ski Centre 1.00pm – 5.00pm, WA76PTCarl Geraghty, carl.geraghty@vibeuk.org
mobile 07867507184
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
VIBEWestwood/Southwood AveWA7 6LNSupport young people age 8-18years old, to build positive relationships with themselves and others through a range of inspiring and inclusive activities programmes.8-16 years23rd December Westwood/Southwood Ave, 1.00pm – 5.00pm, WA76LNCarl Geraghty, carl.geraghty@vibeuk.org
mobile 07867507184
S – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
SA - SEND Accessible:  physically accessible venue or event.
F – Family Friendly:  accessible for all families.
Vikings Sports FoundationDCBL Stadium,
Widnes,
Cheshire
WA8 7DZOffer activities that benefit children & young people age 5-16 years old socially and mentally. As part of the holiday offer children attending will be supplied with free match day tickets to watch Widnes Vikings first team play, they will also be provided with the opportunity to gift a ticket to a friend who they would like to attend.5-16 years Thursday 22nd December - 8:30am to 12pm - Year 1 & 2
Thursday 22nd December - 12:30pm to 3pm - Year 5 & 6
Friday 23rd December - 8:30am to 12pm - Year 3 & 4
Friday 23rd December - 12:30pm to 3pm - Year 7/8/9
cherylm@widnesvikings.co.ukS – SEND Friendly:  venue or event where providers have general SEND awareness and small adjustments can be made.
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