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HAF providers – Christmas 2022


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Introduction

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is being delivered by a number of different individuals and organisations across Devon.

To access the programme, simply book a place through one of the providers listed below. All clubs will be operating for a minimum of four hours, including a hot meal. Please note that booking details differ depending on each provider. The schemes are fully inclusive and accessible, so please discuss your child’s needs with your chosen provider.


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Exeter

Exeter City Community Trust (primary age)

Venue area: Exeter

Activities provided: Arts and Crafts, fun and games, multi sports, fun kitchen cookery workshops and forest school activities.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Newtown Primary School, Clifton Road, Exeter, EX1 2BP
📅 Monday 19 – Thursday 22 December
🕙 9.45am-2pm

Food: A hot meal will be provided each lunchtime and all participant families will receive a Christmas Hamper

Booking details: Email HAF@ecfc.co.uk.

 

Exeter City Community Trust (secondary age)

Venue area: Exeter

Activities provided: Archery, climbing, mountain biking, raft building, happy eating food session and other outdoor activities.

Ages: Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Haven Rd, Exeter, EX2 8DP
📅 Monday 19 – Thursday 22 December
🕙 9.45am-2pm

Food: A hot meal will be provided each lunchtime and all participant families will receive a Christmas Hamper

Booking details: Email laura.evans@ecfc.co.uk.

 

Exwick Ark

Venue area: Exeter

Activities provided: Indoor and outdoor play; cooking; craft. A hamper will also be included.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Avanti Hall School, Thomas Hall, Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter, EX4 5AD
📅 Monday 12 – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-2pm

Food: Jacket potato, cheese and beans with salad. Apple crumble and custard. We are a vegetarian setting.

Booking details: Email sharonp@exwickark.co.uk.

 

Football Fun Factory

FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: Exeter

Activities provided: Football; inflatables, multi-sports; fun games; arts and crafts. We also have Animals 2U South West, Creation Station and Laura Loft Music workshops during our Christmas Camp.

Ages: Primary and Secondary – for ages 5 to 12.

Where and when:

📍 St Peter’s Church of England School, Quarry Lane, Exeter, EX2 5AP
📅 Monday 19 December – Wednesday 21 December 2022
🕘 9am-3.30pm
🕣 Breakfast from 8:45-9:15am

Food: Breakfast of cereals, yoghurts and fruit. Hot meals include roast dinner, pasta, lasagne, jacket potatoes.

Booking details: Email jon@thefootballfunfactory.co.uk.

 

Premier Education – Steer Sports

Venue area: Exeter

Activities provided: Sports; dance and performing arts; wellbeing.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Pinhoe Church of England Primary School & Nursery, Harrington Lane, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8PE
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕤 9.30am-1.30pm

📍 St Sidwells CofE Primary School, York Road, Exeter, EX4 6PG.
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕤 9.00am-1.00pm

📍 St. Thomas Primary School, Union St, St Thomas, Exeter, EX2 9BB
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕤 9.30am-1.30pm

Food: Sausages (vegetarian available), potato wedges and peas/sweetcorn.

Booking details: Via the Premier Education website from 1 November.

 

Pro-coaching Limited (Wonford)

Venue area: Exeter

Activities provided: Our multi-sports courses for both boys and girls offers the opportunity to enjoy and develop skills in a wide range of sports including: basketball; football; dodgeball; tag rugby; catchball; handball; team games; athletics; cricket and rounders. There is also the opportunity to do some art in the day.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Wonford Sports Centre, Rifford Road, Wonford, Exeter, EX2 6NF
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕛 12pm-5pm

Food: Lasagne, flapjack, fruit.

Booking details: Via the Pro-coaching website. If you are on benefits related free school meals or in care, please use the code HAFXMAS22. Maximum of 30 places available each day, single days are bookable.

 

Simons Soccer School

Venue area: Exeter

Activities provided: Football fun and games.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Exwick Heights School, Exwick Lane, Exeter, EX4 2FB
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

Food:

  • Pizza with various toppings with potato wedges and sweetcorn.
  • Lasagne with garlic bread and peas.
  • Meatballs in tomato sauce with rice.
  • Falafel in tomato sauce with rice.
  • Macaroni bake with and without bacon, peas and garlic bread.
  • Jacket potato with various toppings.
  • Roast beef, chicken and gammon with chef’s choice of vegetables and gravy.
  • Desserts including fruit, yoghurt, cookies and cake.

Booking details: Email simonssoccerschools@hotmail.co.uk, or call 07919360222.

 

Sporty Stars

Venue area: Exeter, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Cullompton

Activities provided: Sports; Nerf wars; archery; parachute games; bouncy castles and more.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Exeter – Countess Wear Primary School, Glasshouse Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7BS
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-1pm
👥 40 places

Food: Macaroni cheese and peas, pasta bolognese, chilli con carne, and sausage, mash and veg.

Booking details: Via the Sporty Stars website.


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Mid and East Devon

Activate Devon

Venue area: Exmouth and Sidmouth

Activities provided: Sports and wide games; creative activities; nutritional and food making activities; exciting and active healthy lifestyle sessions. Activate Management will provide recipe boxes for families to cook at home

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Exmouth Community College, Gipsy Lane, Exmouth, EX8 3A
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-4pm

📍 Sidmouth College, Primley Road, Sidmouth, EX10 9LG
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-4pm

Food:

  • Monday 19 – Sausage, potato wedges and beans, cornflake cake and apples
  • Tuesday 20 – Chicken casserole and half a jacket potato, fruit jelly and cream and banana
  • Wednesday 21 – Veg lasagne with garlic bread, lemon drizzle cake and pear
  • Thursday 22 – Fish finger wraps and chips, waffleberry pie and satsumas

Booking details: After October half term, bookings will be through Eventbrite, which can be accessed via the Activate website.

 

Clare Lomas

FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: Exmouth

Activities provided: Crafts and visits to the local parks and beaches.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 48 Park Road, Exmouth, EX81TL
📅 Tuesday 20 December – Friday 23 December
🕘 9am-3pm

Food: Roast dinners, pasta dishes, homemade pizza, lasagne.

Booking details: Email clarelomas@hotmail.co.uk.

 

FISH Kids Ltd

Venue area: Cranbrook and Tiverton

Activities provided: Team games; sports; arts and crafts; Legomania; cookery; science workshops.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 St. Martin’s Primary School, Cranbrook
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-1pm

📍 Two Moors Primary School, Cowley Moor Road, Tiverton, EX16 6HH
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-1pm

Food: Fresh fruit, morning snack, lasagne and garlic Bread followed by apple crumble.

Booking details: Email sarah@fishkids.co.uk, or call 01626 325808. Bookings open from 1 November.

 

Happy Hawks

Venue area: Seaton

Activities provided: Arts and crafts; outdoor play; forest play; cooking. A hamper will also be provided.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Seaton Primary School, Valley View, Seaton, Devon, EX12 6RH
📅 Monday 19 December – Friday 23 December
🕘 9am-4pm

Food: Pizza, spaghetti bolognaise, roast dinner, macaroni cheese, stir fry, pasta bake.

Booking details: Call 07741475034.

 

Healthy Appetite and Activities (ages 5-14)

Venue area: Cullompton, Honiton and Tiverton

Activities provided: An active holiday programme called ‘Fit and Fed’ that includes a wide range of sports and activities along with a daily healthy meal. The scheme has been heavily influenced by Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford. Additional enrichment activities can include: internet safety; nutrition/cooking workshops; guest speakers; workshop and performance by football freestyler Dan Magness; family activities; trips to local attractions; kids entertainer and magician; tickets to events; chef demonstration; Animal HQ.​ We continue to support young people with Special Educational Needs, learning and physical difficulties. We want to support more families by way of help from school partnerships and SENCOs. ​

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Culm Valley Sports Centre, Meadow Lane, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1LL
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-2pm

📍 Honiton LED Sports Centre, Honiton, School Lane, EX14 1QW
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-2pm

📍 Tiverton High School, Bolham Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6SQ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-2pm

Food: Spaghetti bolognese, pasta bake, jacket potatoes, chilli con carne, sausage, mash and beans.

Booking details: Bookings can be made via the Healthy Appetite and Activities website. Our programme is suitable for children aged 5 to 14 years who are in receipt of benefit based Free School Meals (FSM). However, please note we also accept paid places at a cost of £25.00 per day.

 

Healthy Appetite and Activities (ages 12-16)

Venue area: Cullompton

Activities provided: See below

Ages: Secondary

Where and when:

🎫 Trip to Plymouth Argyle vs Morecambe
📍 Meet at Culm Valley Sports Centre, Meadow Lane, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1LL
📅 Saturday 17 December
🕙 12-7pm
ℹ️ Includes hot meal, snacks and drinks as well as a ticket for the game and a session to meet the players.

🎫 Trip to Raceworld Exeter
📍 Meet at Culm Valley Sports Centre, Meadow Lane, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1LL
📅 Tuesday 20 December
🕙 3-8pm
ℹ️ Includes hot meal, snacks and drinks as well as entry to Raceworld for a few fun hours of go-karting with warm-up sessions and then your very own grand prix.

🎫 Football Freestyle
📍 Culm Valley Sports Centre, Meadow Lane, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1LL
📅 Wednesday 21 December
🕙 3-7pm
ℹ️ Session includes a visit from Dan Magness, the ‘world record holding football freestyler’, who will deliver a great football freestyle demonstration and workshop. There will also be Battlezone Gaming (gaming van with eight consoles) and gym induction sessions. A hot meal will be provided along with snacks and drinks for all attendees.

🎫 Boxing and self defence
📍 Meet at Culm Valley Sports Centre, Meadow Lane, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1LL
📅 Wednesday 21 December
🕙 3-7pm
ℹ️ Session will include a self defence workshop and boxing lessons. A Christmas themed meal, along with snacks and drinks, will be provided for all attendees.

Food: See above.

Booking details: via the Healthy Appetite and Activities website, call 0345 8358146 or email matt@healthyappetiteandactivities.co.uk.

 

Primary Sports and Education

BOTH VENUES FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: Crediton and Exmouth

Activities provided: Glow-in-the-dark dodgeball; laser tag; Nerf gun battles; football; gymnastics; dance; cheerleading; team games; invasion games; Winter and Summer Olympic activities; Paralympic games such as Boccia. Through the music provision, there are also singing workshops and playing musical instruments, and there and shelter/den building activities through forest school. We also offer a series of exciting workshops from visiting specialists, including circus skills, magic, cookery, and animal handling.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Crediton – Landscore Community Primary School, Threshers, Crediton, EX17 3JH
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕗 8am-5.30pm

📍 Exmouth – The Beacon Church of England Primary School, 1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, EX8 2SR
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕗 8am-5.30pm

Food: Macaroni cheese with garlic bread, cottage pie with veg, Christmas dinner, sausage casserole with veg.

Booking details: Via the Primary Sports & Education website, or call 07976979202.

 

Project Food

Venue area: Axminster

Activities provided: Cooking activities; multi-sports activities; gymnastics. These activities are for primary school children only.

A number of recipe boxes with ingredients to make three hot main courses and puddings for a family of four are also available for collection from Axminster Hospital. Recipe boxes are open to families with primary and secondary aged children.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Project Food, Axminster Hospital, Chard Street, Axminster, EX13 5DU
📅 Wednesday 21 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-1pm

Food: Homemade spaghetti bolognaise with salad and apple and cinnamon mince pies

Booking details: Contact Ella Shepherd on 01297 631782, or email info@project-food.org.uk.

 

Saints Southwest

Venue area: Ottery St Mary

Activities provided: Multi sports sessions; football; arts and crafts.

Ages: Primary

📍 Ottery St Mary
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

Food: Mini Christmas dinner (turkey, potatoes and vegetables), jacket potato with beans and cheese, cottage pie and veg, vegetable stew.

Booking details: Via the Saints Southwest website.

 

Significant Seams – FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: Crediton

Activities provided:  Students will complete a project to make a gift. A hamper will also be included.

Ages: Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Old Landscore School, Greenway, Crediton, EX17 3LP
📅 Tuesday 20 December
🕙 10.30am–2.30pm

Food: An Italian feast will be cooked.

Booking details: via the Significant Seams Crediton event on Eventbrite.

 

Sporting Steps

Venue area: Budleigh Salterton

Activities provided: Inflatable football; archery; unihoc; team building; capture the flag; smoothie making; arts and crafts; Lego building challenges. A hamper will also be included.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6QF
📅 Monday 19 December – Tuesday 20 December
🕘 9am-1pm

Food: Roast dinner, freshly made pizza with side salad, chocolate brownie for dessert. There will also be fresh fruit throughout the day for snacks.

Booking details: Via the Sporting Steps website. Please email sportingsteps@gmail.com if you have any other questions.

 

Sporty Stars

Venue area: Sidmouth, Exmouth, Cullompton

Activities provided: Sports; Nerf wars; archery; parachute games; bouncy castles and more.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Sidmouth – Sidmouth LED, Primley Rd, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9LH (St Johns unavailable)
📅 Tuesday 20 December – Friday 23 December
🕗 8.15am-12.15pm and 12.30-4.30pm
👥 20 places

📍 Exmouth – Brixington Primary Academy, Brixington Lane Exmouth Devon, EX8 4JQ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘9am-1pm
👥 40 places

📍 Cullompton – Willowbank Primary School, Manitoba Gardens, Cullompton, EX15 1EZ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-1pm
👥 40 places

Food: Macaroni cheese and peas, pasta bolognese, chilli con carne, and sausage, mash and veg.

Booking details: Via the Sporty Stars website.

 

Sunshine Pre-school – FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: Exmouth

Activities provided: Christmas crafts and activities; construction and small world play; Christmas cooking/baking; outside play area with swings, slide, climbing equipment. There is also allotment nearby we tend to.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Gorfin Hall, Claremont Lane, Exmouth, EX8 2LE
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕗 8am-5pm

Food: Roast turkey, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing and veg, followed by cake and custard.

Booking details: Email andrea@sunshineexmouth.co.uk to check availability and book place.

 

Uffculme Pre-school and Out of Hours Care

Venue area: Uffculme

Activities provided: Baking and sports

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Ashley Rd, Uffculme, Cullompton EX15 3AY
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-1pm

Food: Spaghetti bolognaise, sausage casserole, curry.

Booking details: Email admin@uffculmepreschool.org.uk, or call 01884841010.

 

Name of Provider: Premier Education

Venue area: TIVERTON

Activities provided: A range of sports, team games, music, arts & crafts and a visiting circus.

Ages: Primary only 4 – 12

Where and when: Wilcombe PS

📍Lazenby Road Wilcombe Tiverton Devon EX16 4AL
📅 Monday 19 – Thursday 22 December 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
🕙9.30 am – 3.30 pm

Food: Hot school lunch

Booking details: Please contact Andrew directly on 07776 108281


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North Devon (including Torridge)

Apple Tree Farm Services

FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: High Bickington (near Umberleigh)

Activities provided: Animal care; farm led activities; playground; cookery; craft; Christmas cinema in the barn. A Christmas dinner box will also be included.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Apple Tree Farm Services, High Bickington, Devon, EX37 9BJ
📅 Group 1 – Monday 19 December and Wednesday 28 December
📅 Group 2 – Tuesday 20 December and Thursday 29 December
🕘 2-6pm on 19 and 20 December
🕘 10-2pm on 28 and 29 December

Food: Pulled pork with mashed potatoes and seasonal veg, macaroni cheese with seasonal veg, hot dog and chips with fresh fruit.

Booking details: Via the Apple Tree Farm website.

 

Barnstaple Library

Venue area: Barnstaple

Activities provided: Disco; music workshop; wellbeing session; crafts; games and more.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL
📅 Monday 19 December – Wednesday 21 December
🕙 10am-2pm

Food: options include meatballs, pasta and tortillas, with vegetarian and vegan

Booking details: Call 01271 318782. Bookings open 1 November.

 

Community Environmental Educational Therapy CIC

Venue area: Braunton

Activities provided: Stand up paddle boarding; festive games; gardening; walking around Tamar; animal conservation; cooking healthy meals; making Christmas hampers.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Tamar Lakes (coach departing from Barnstaple)
📅 Tuesday 20 December
🕙 12-8pm (two groups)

📍 Stocklands Lake
📅 Wednesday 21 December
🕙 2-6pm

📍 Braunton allotment
📅 Thursday 22 December
🕙 9am-1pm

Food: Christmas meat and veg, chilli and paella

Booking details: Email sarah@ceetcic.com.

 

Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary School

Venue area: Torrington

Activities provided: Arts and craft; outside play; indoor activities; hampers plus face-to-face provision.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Bluecoat Church of England Primary School, Borough Road, Great Torrington, EX38 7NU
📅 Tuesday 3 January 2023
🕙 TBC

Food: TBC

Booking details: Call 01805 622333.

 

Morchard Bishop Primary School (Invite only)

Venue area: Crediton

Activities provided: Christmas crafts and activities, plus hot food.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Morchard Bishop Church of England Primary School, Church St, Morchard Bishop, Crediton, EX17 6PJ
📅 Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 December
🕙 9.30am-2pm

Food: TBC

Booking details: Invite only.

 

Nurture in Nature

FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: Bideford

Activities provided: Mindfulness; cookery; crafts; physical activities and games.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Bideford College, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AR
📅 Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 December
🕙 10am-2pm

Food: Two-course hot lunch, snacks and drinks. Christmas hamper for the family.

Booking details: Via the referral form on Nurture in Nature website.

 

Pop-Up Sports

Venue area: Barnstaple

Activities provided: Sports activities; swimming; gym; indoor soft play. Pop Up Sports hampers new programme for 13 plus age range Swim Gym Ski slope lesson & a hot meal.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Tarka Leisure Centre, Seven Brethren Bank, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, EX31 2AS
📅 Tuesday 20 December – Wednesday 21 December and Wednesday 28 December – Thursday 29 December
🕛 12-4pm

Food: Pasta bake with salad (meat and vegan options available), choice of fruits on tables, choice of pudding including fruit salads and cheesecakes. Plus there will also be a food activity including take home treats/homemade products (child-made pizzas, wraps, fruit art).

Booking details: Via the Pop-Up Sports website.

 

Primary Sports and Education North

Venue area: Barnstaple and Northam

Activities provided: Sports Activities including tennis, basketball, rounders, cricket, handball, gymnastics, netball, unihoc, benchball, dodgeball, Nerf gun battles, volleyball, football and dance. There will also be Christmas crafts, Santa’s grotto and party games.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Sticklepath Community Primary Academy, Woodville, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2HH
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕣 8.30am-3.30pm

📍 St Margaret’s Junior, Morwenna Park, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1EL
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕣 8.30am-3.30pm

Food: Roast dinner, cottage pie, mac and cheese, bolognese.

Booking details: Via the Primary Sports and Education website.

 

Pro-coaching Limited (Bideford)

Venue area: Bideford

Activities provided: Sports activities; volleyball; capture the flag; Danish longball; cricket; mini Olympics.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

📍 West Croft Primary School, Coronation Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3DE
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-2pm

Food: Lasagne, flapjack and fruit.

Booking details: Via the Pro-coaching website. If you are on benefits related free school meals or in care, please use the code HAFXMAS22. Maximum of 30 places available each day, single days are bookable.

 

Simonsbath House

Venue area: Exmoor

Activities provided: 

  • Monday 19 – High ropes, healthy eating workshop, lunch and drumming workshop
  • Tuesday 20 – Christmas decoration making, Christmas ginger biscuits making, Christmas lunch and (grass) sledging
  • Wednesday 28 – Offsite day (TBC)
  • Thursday 29 – Science experiment day

Ages: Primary (8-11) and Secondary (11-12)

Where and when:

📍 Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre, Simonsbath, Somerset, TA24 7SH
📅 Monday 19 December – Tuesday 20 December and Wednesday 28 December – Thursday 29 December
🕙 10am-2.30pm

Food: Pasta bolognese, garlic bread and salad, mince pies and ice cream.

Booking details: Email tutor@shoc.info, or call 01643 831259.

Other details: Transport is available. 10 places per minibus per day will be provided. Minibuses will be provided from the following locations (these are the same for all dates).

🚌 Bus 1 (10 places) – Pick up: 9am Ilfracombe; 9.35am Lynton and Lynmouth. Drop off:  2.55pm Lynton and Lynmouth; 3.30pm Ilfracombe.
🚌 Bus 2 (10 Places) – Pick up: 9am Barnstaple; 9.30am South Molton; 9.40am North Molton. Drop off: 2.50pm North Molton; 3pm South Molton; 3.30pm Barnstaple.

 

Tarka Tots

Venue area: Bideford, South Molton

Activities provided: 

  • 19 December – Christmas crafting and card making, make fruit kebabs, snowball games.
  • 20 December – Making salt dough decorations and a fruit Santa, Lego crafters create Christmas.
  • 21 December – Making table decorations and festive shaped sandwiches, build a snowman.
  • 22 December – A visit from Santa and his elves plus a gift, making a festive fruit salad and designing a Christmas bauble.

A hamper will also be included.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Bideford Bay Children’s Centre, Victoria Park, Bideford, EX39 2QS
📍 The Pip Centre, Mill Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4AS
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 TBC

Food: 

  • 19 December – Beef or vegetable lasagne, homemade potato wedges, and mixed salad and fruit meringues.
  • 20 December – Cheesy tomato pasta with broccoli and sweetcorn, and natural yoghurt and winter berries.
  • 21 December – Jumbo Kilted sausage, creamed mash potato and green beans and carrots, and strawberry and creamed topped mousse.
  • 22 December – Festive Christmas turkey, oven roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and stuffing, and chocolate yule log.

Booking details: Call 01237 471831 for Bideford, or call 01769 579842 for South Molton.

 

Z&H Holiday Fun Club

Venue area: Goodleigh, Ilfracombe

Activities provided: Outdoor crafts; Forest School style activities; camp fires; cooking and baking; arts and crafts; Christmas activities; indoor games; mini golf.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Goodleigh Church of England Primary School, Goodleigh Rd, Goodleigh, Barnstaple, EX32 7LU
📅 Monday 19 December, Tuesday 20 December, Friday 23 December and Wednesday 28 December
🕙 10am-2pm

📍 Ilfracombe Infants and Nursery, Marlborough Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 8JL
📅 Monday 19 December, Tuesday 20 December, Thursday 29 December, Friday 30 December
🕙 10am-2pm

Food: A hot lunch is provided daily. Children will have a choice between two hot meals each day. A hamper will also be provided.

Booking details: Email zarinandhayley@gmail.com, or call on 07946768466.


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South and West Devon

Achieve4All Ltd

Venue area: Kingsteignton, Heathfield

Activities provided: Sports activities plus one day of the following in each location:

  • Music workshop and then a Christmas concert by local band called Room 20 for parents to attend.
  • Science sessions by Fizzpop – with a workshop called ‘The science behind Christmas’, followed by session for families.
  • Christmas crafts
  • Christmas forest adventures

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Church Street, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3BQ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕤 9.30am-1.30pm

📍 St. Catherine’s Church of England Primary School, Musket Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6SB
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕤 9.30am-1.30pm

Food: One of the days will be a Christmas dinner. Meals will be provided by the school, and all of them will be hot meals. Each family of a child who attends will receive a ‘Food Goodie Bag’. This will contain ingredients for a roast dinner, including a joint of meat and vegetables, plus many other items, such as pasta and tinned foods.

Booking details: Via the Achieve4All website.

 

Be Buckfastleigh

Venue area: Buckfastleigh, Totnes

Activities provided: Seasonal arts and crafts including old wool skills; music; dancing; cooking; Lego club; sporty games; sing along film; theatre and storytelling. There will also be a trip to Plymouth for families.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Buckfastleigh Primary School, Bossell Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DD
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕥 10.30am-2.30pm

📍 St.Johns C of E Primary School, Pathfields, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5TZ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕥 10.30am-2.30pm

Food: Lasagne with bread and salad plus cake or biscuit; self-made pizza with coleslaw and cookies; baked potato with beans and salad. A carton of fruit juice and free fruit will be available throughout each of the days.

Booking details: Email hello@bebuckfastleigh.co.uk or via the Be Buckfastleigh Facebook page. First come, first served.

 

Burgess Childminding

Venue area: Teignmouth, Dawlish, Shaldon

Activities provided: Outdoor activities; walking; beach sessions; arts; emotional wellbeing activities.

Christmas crafts, including making decorations to take home; cooking skills, including planning and learning how to cook a meal; Christmas treasure hunt around Mules Park (Eastcliff Park); Christmas party with games and a visit from Santa.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Easton Grey, Haldon Avenue, Teignmouth, TQ14 8JZ
📅 Monday 19 December – Friday 23 December
🕙 10am-2pm
➕ Additional care outside of these hours is available at a cost

Food: A hot meal every day. Crispy chicken rice, courgette pesto pasta, Chinese noodles, macaroni cheese, Christmas dinner. Each meal will include a pudding, such as fresh fruit or yogurt.

Booking details: Email burgess.nicky@btinternet.com, call 01626 775700 or 07962 254746, or via the Burgess Childminding Facebook page.

 

Churchwood Forest School

Venue area: Wembury

Activities provided: Outdoor activities in the woods; forest games; climbing trees; building dens.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Churchwood Valley Holiday Park, Ford Road, Wembury, Devon, PL9 0DZ
📅 Monday 19 December – Friday 23 December
🕙 10am-4pm

Food: Pasta bake

Booking details: Via the Churchwood Forest School website. Bookings open on 7 November.

 

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust – FULLY BOOKED.

Venue area: Bridestowe (near Okehampton)

Activities provided: Sports; crafts; movie magic; cooking. 

Ages: Primary

📍 Bridestowe Primary School, Fore Street, Bridestowe, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4EN
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕤 9.30am-1.30pm

Food: Cheese and onion stuffed potato skins, cherry tomato pasta and cheese, jacket potatoes cheese and beans.

Booking details: Email gtremain@dmatschools.org.uk. Bookings open 14 November.

 

FISH Kids Ltd (Chudleigh)

Venue area: Chudleigh

Activities provided: Arts and crafts; cookery; sports; team games; science workshops.

Ages: Primary

📍 Chudleigh Primary School, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh, TQ13 0LS
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕘 9am-1pm

Food: Fresh fruit morning snack, lasagne with garlic bread and salad, plus apple crumble for pudding.

Booking details: Email sarah@fishkids.co.uk, or call 01626 325808.

 

Happy Holidays

FULLY BOOKED

Venue area: Dawlish

Activities provided: Disco; magic show; arts and crafts; sports; free play; theatre; swimming.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Westcliff Primary School, First Avenue, Dawlish, EX7 0EX
📅 Tuesday 20 December – Friday 23 December
🕘 9am-2pm
➕ There are also limited spaces on Saturday 17 and  Sunday 18 December for over 10 years only.

Food: Pasta with choice of toppings, salad and garlic bread. Christmas dinner.

Booking details: Email natashacleave@hotmail.com, or call 07824825962.

 

Lifeworks Charity Ltd

Venue area: Totnes

Activities provided: 

  • In person – Putting on a pantomime for older folks living in Totnes; football; hula hoop; trip on the Polar Express; healthful cooking, ice skating at Eden; drumming workshop.
  • Online – cooking workshops; keep fit workshops; Lifeworks disco.

Ages: Secondary

📍 Lifeworks College, A385, Shinner’s Bridge, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6JD (in person)
📅 Monday 19 December – Wednesday 21 December and Wednesday 28 December – Friday 30 December
🕙 10am-4pm

📍 Online
📅 Thursday 22 December and Tuesday 27 December
🕛 12pm-4pm

Food: Jacket potatoes with home made toppings, vegetarian curry. Food provided at in person sessions only.

Booking details: Email sarah-janelowson@lifeworks-uk.org, or call 0750 086 0288.

 

Primary Sports and Education

Venue area: Dawlish

Activities provided: Glow-in-the-dark dodgeball; laser tag; Nerf gun battles; football; gymnastics; dance; cheerleading; team games; invasion games; Winter and Summer Olympic activities; Paralympic games such as Boccia. Through the music provision, there are also singing workshops and playing musical instruments, and there and shelter/den building activities through forest school. We also offer a series of exciting workshops from visiting specialists, including circus skills, magic, cookery, and animal handling.

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Gatehouse Primary Academy, Secmaton Lane, Dawlish, EX7 0LW
📅  Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕗 8am-5.30pm

Food: A range of meals including a Christmas dinner.

Booking details: Via the Primary Sports & Education website.

 

OCRA Sport

Venue area: Okehampton

Activities provided: Sport and art days; sports and crafts camps.

Ages: Primary and secondary

📍 Pavilion in the Park, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1GE
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

Food: Pasta bolognese, jacket potato with cheese and beans, chicken goujon wrap, plus puddings including ice cream, crumble and fruit.

Booking details: Via the OCRA Sport website. Bookings open on 1 November.

 

Okehampton Make Lunch Club

Venue area: Okehampton

Activities provided: Cooking; crafts including making Christmas decorations; physical activities and games.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Lower Hall of Okehampton Baptist Church, Fore Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AN
📅 Wednesday 21 December and Wednesday 28 December
🕙 11am-1.30pm

Food: Roast lunch.

Booking details: Email okemakelunchclub@gmail.com, or call 07410 968112. Bookings open on 1 December.

 

Plymouth Argyle Football in the Community Trust

Venue area: Modbury, Ivybridge, Horrabridge, Tavistock, Okehampton, Holsworthy

Activities provided: Each day will consist of 5 hours’ worth of activities, with 2-3 hours of this day centred around sporting and physical activities such as: multi sports; invasion games; athletics; racket sports; dance; daily mile. Plus a range of enrichment activities such as animal encounters, circus skills and magic tricks.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Modbury Primary School, Barrack Road, Modbury, Ivybridge, PL21 0RB
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Manor Primary School, Manor Way, Ivybridge, PL21 9BG
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Horrabridge Primary School, Walkhampton Road, Horrabridge, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7SZ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Mount Kelly College, Parkwood Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0HZ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Okehampton Parklands Leisure Centre, Simmons Park, Okehampton, EX20 1EP
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, EX22 6JD
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm 10am-4pm

Food: Options will be a set menu similar to the school’s menu, with items such as hot tomato pasta, jacket potato, creamy chicken pasta bake, veggie nachos and cheese, roast. Fruit and water provided for snacks.

Booking details: Via the Argyll Community Trust website.

 

Princetown Youth Club

Venue area: Princetown

Activities provided:

  • Juniors – Dartmoor night walk; cooking; baking; art making; all things Christmas; party games; Your Say workshop (youth-led planning for events and activities in the new year); fire pit and marshmallow; music.
  • Seniors – Dartmoor night walk; cooking; baking; art making; all things Christmas; one-to-one facility; Your Say workshop (youth-led planning for events and activities in the new year); fire pit and hot dogs.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Lower Hall of Okehampton Baptist Church, Fore Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AN
📅 Tuesday 20, Thursday 22, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 December, plus Tuesday 3 January
🕙 TBC

Food: Christmas dinner, hot dogs, homemade burgers with salad and potato wedges, homemade mince pies, fruit, apple and pear pie.

Booking details: via the Princetown Youth Club Facebook page.

 

River School

Venue area: Totnes

Activities provided: Cook a Christmas feast; Spotify DJ; festive craft activities; storytelling; outdoor and indoor games. Plus receive a voucher worth £80 to try out canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding in the summer!

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 TBC – will be an indoor venue near Totnes with access to the River Dart and the local woods
📅 Wednesday 28 December – Thursday 29 December
🕚 11am-6pm

Food: Jacket potatoes, broccoli and salad, with apple crumble for dessert.

Booking details: Via the River School website, or email hello@riverschool.org.uk. Booking open 1 November.

 

Saints Southwest

Venue area: Dawlish, Newton Abbot

Activities provided: Multi sports sessions; football; arts and crafts.

Ages: Primary

📍 Dawlish Community College, Elm Grove Rd, Dawlish, EX7 0BY
📅 Monday 19 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Newton Abbot College, 28 Old Exeter Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2NF
📅 Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

Food: Mini Christmas dinner (turkey, potatoes and vegetables), jacket potato with beans and cheese, cottage pie and veg, vegetable stew.

Booking details: Via the Saints Southwest website.

 

Shear Soccer

Venue area: Newton Abbot, Totnes, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge

Activities provided: Football and multi sports, plus a range of outside providers including Animal HQ, a children’s entertainer and a disco. Christmas dinner for the family cooked by our chef and a hamper to take home will also be provided.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

📍 Devon County FA, Coach Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EJ
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 King Edward VI Community College, Ashburton Road, Totnes, TQ9 5JX
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Dartmouth Football Club, Milton Lane, Dartmouth, TQ6 9LW
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

📍 Kingsbridge Community College, Balkwill Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PL
📅 Monday 19 December – Thursday 22 December
🕙 10am-3pm

Food: Spaghetti bolognaise, Christmas dinner, pasta bake, jacket potato, chilli. All with a salad bar.

Booking details: Via the Shear Soccer website. Bookings open on 31 October.

 

Significant Seams CIC

Venue area: Okehampton

Activities provided:  Artist-led gift making and creative themed activity parcel.

Ages: Secondary

Where and when:

📍 Okehampton Eco Hub, 1 Courtenay Rd, Okehampton, EX20 1PZ
📅 Saturday 17 December
🕙 10.30am-2.30pm

Food: An Italian feast.

Booking details: via the Significant Seams Okehampton event page on Eventbrite.

 

Soundart Radio

Venue area: Dartington and Totnes

Activities provided: Broadcasting; cooking; arts and crafts; music and games. There will also be a trip for teenagers to Plymouth.

Ages: Primary and Secondary

Where and when:

👥 Events for anyone aged six and above
📍 Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EN
📅 🕙 Please see the Eventbrite website for Soundart groups in Dartington

👥 Events for anyone aged 11 and above
📍 The Town Mill, Coronation Road, Totnes, TQ9 5DF
📅 🕙 Please see the Eventbrite website for Soundart groups in Totnes

Food: An example of the meals provided would be vegetable soup with bread and salad. A hamper will also be provided for all families.

Booking details: via the Eventbrite links above.

 

Whitchurch Primary School (Invite only)

Venue area: Okehampton

Activities provided: Multisport

Ages: Primary

Where and when:

📍 Whitchurch Primary School, School Road, Tavistock, PL19 9SR
📅 TBC
🕙 TBC

Food: Hot meal and a hamper

Booking details: Invite only. Email admin@whitchurch-primary.devon.sch.uk for more information.


A banner with the HAF logo and Christmas tree introducing the Early Years and Complex Needs section

Early Years and Complex Needs

The following session are exclusively for families accessing the Early Years and Complex Needs service, and email invites have already been sent out to these families.

 

Christmas party – Whipton Children’s Centre

Christmas arts and crafts and sensory play with a Christmas themed snack time.

📅 Monday 19 December
🕘 10am-12pm and 1-3pm
📍 Whipton Children’s Centre, Hill Lane, Exeter, EX1 3JP

Please note that that we are not providing a hot meal at this session and it is not covered by HAF programme funding. This is so that we can offer two shorter sessions to allow more families to come along.

 

Christmas party – Barnstaple Social Club

Lunch will be provided by Roots Barnstaple, and Rob from Entertainingly Different will be providing some festive games.

📅 Tuesday 20 December
🕘 10.30am-2.30pm
📍 Barnstaple Social Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, EX32 7AU

 

Sail with Santa and lunch at Ocean Exmouth

The boat trip is for two hours, where children will get to meet Santa. Every child must have an adult allocated to them on the boat for safety reasons.

📅 Wednesday 21 December
🕘 Boat sails at 11am
📍 Details of where to meet the boat will be shared via email.

 

Dartmoor Zoo – Christmas Zoolumination

Explore the zoo and see the illuminations. A meal voucher will also be provided.

📅 Wednesday 21 December
🕘 2pm-8pm
📍 Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Plymouth, PL7 5DG

 

Christmas party – Courtenay Centre

Lunch will be provided by No Limits, and Rob from Entertainingly Different will be providing some festive games.

📅 Thursday 22 December
🕘 10am-2pm
📍 Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QA

 

Santa’s Grotto – Bow Garden Centre

Visit Santa in his grotto, plus lunch in the café.

📅 Thursday 22 December
🕘 11am-3pm (group times will be allocated)
📍 Bow Garden Centre, Bow, Crediton, EX17 6LA