Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Activities

The Department for Education (2021) say: ‘School holidays can be particular pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare); this leads to a holiday experience gap – with children from disadvantaged families less likely to access organised out-of-school activities; more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health and are more likely to experience social isolation.

 Free holiday clubs are a response to this issue and evidence suggests that they can have a positive impact on children and young people. It also shows they work best when they provide consistent and easily accessible enrichment activities, when they offer more than just breakfast or lunch, and when they involve children in food preparation’. 

Free School Meals

In 2023,  Rewilding are pleased to be able to offer a third year of HAF Funded activities for children who receive ‘benefit related free school meals’ (see this link for a list of eligible benefits). 

This is for children who live or are educated in either the Redcar & Cleveland or Middlesbrough Council areas. These places are fully funded for children who receive benefits-related free school meals (see the link above for which benefits are included).

During Easter 2024, your child can attend 4 HAF sessions!

Easter Activities | Redcar & Cleveland Area

Adventure Activity Sessions

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Your child does not have to attend this school; we are simply using it as a collection point!

Note: for event times and collection locations please see the booking link below

Dates

  • Mon. 25th March
  • Fri. 29th March
  • Mon. 1st April
  • Fri. 5th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Your child does not have to attend this school; we are simply using it as a collection point!

Note: for event times and collection locations please see the booking link below

Dates:

  • Tues. 26th March
  • Sat. 30th March
  • Tues. 2nd April
  • Sat. 6th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Your child does not have to attend this school; we are simply using it as a collection point!

Note: for event times and collection locations please see the booking link below

Dates:

  • Mon. 25th March
  • Fri. 29th March
  • Mon. 1st April
  • Fri. 5th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Your child does not have to attend this school; we are simply using it as a collection point!

Note: for event times and collection locations please see the booking link below

Dates:

  • Wed. 27th March
  • Sun. 31st March
  • Wed. 3rd April
  • Sun. 7th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Your child does not have to attend this school; we are simply using it as a collection point!

Note: for event times and collection locations please see the booking link below

Dates

  • Mon. 25th March
  • Fri. 29th March
  • Mon. 1st April
  • Fri. 5th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Your child does not have to attend this school; we are simply using it as a collection point!

Note: for event times and collection locations please see the booking link below

Dates

  • Wed. 27th March
  • Sun. 31st March
  • Wed. 3rd April
  • Sun. 7th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Your child does not have to attend this school; we are simply using it as a collection point!

Note: for event times and collection locations please see the booking link below

Dates

  • Tues. 26th March
  • Sat. 30th March
  • Tues. 2nd April
  • Sat. 6th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

These open events are intended for children who live closer to our Dunsdale site, or are able to be dropped off, and do not require a place on the transport (please do not book an event that includes transport if you don’t need it- as other children will be able to use that place).  

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

During the day they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Dates:

  • Mon. 25th March
  • Tues. 26th March
  • Fri. 29th March
  • Sat. 30th March
  • Mon. 1st April
  • Tues. 2nd April
  • Fri. 5th April
  • Sat. 6th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Easter Activities | Middlesbrough Area

Adventure Activity Sessions

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Dates:

  • Tues. 26th March
  • Sat. 30th March
  • Tues. 2nd April
  • Sat. 6th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

We will collect children from our partner’s locations and transport them to our woodland site at Dunsdale, where they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Dates:

  • Wed. 27th March
  • Sun. 31st March
  • Wed. 3rd April
  • Sun. 7th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

These open events are intended for children who live closer to our Dunsdale site, or are able to be dropped off, and do not require a place on the transport (please do not book an event that includes transport if you don’t need it- as other children will be able to use that place).  

Following a similar format of our popular Wild Activity Days, these days are for children aged 8-14 years; who are eligible for benefit related free school meals.

During the day they will be engaged in outdoor adventure sports, including archery, axe throwing, rifle shooting and bushcraft; including a healthy hot meal prepared by them on the campfire.

Dates:

  • Wed. 27th March
  • Sun. 31st March
  • Wed. 3rd April
  • Sun. 7th April

Booking Link:

Click this link to be taken to the booking page

FAQs

See each of the schools above; underneath each is link to the booking page, click on that.

When on the booking page, just select the date/dates you’d like, select how many places you’d like then click ‘Book Now’- then you will be able to go through the checkout (but don’t worry, there’s nothing to pay…). 

Yes. All you have to do is arrive at the pick up location at the time stated and we’ll collect you. 

For the Adventure Activity Days, you can drop the children at Dunsdale- just select the ‘Open’ day and book that way! 

Please only book a place from one of the schools if you need it- we can get more children there if we leave the transport for those who need it!

No. Part of the HAF is healthy and hot food. If your child would prefer a packed lunch then feel free to send one. 

We also provide a range of drinks, including juice, milk, water and hot chocolate. 

Please record this in the notes section of the booking, as well as on the Participant Information Form you complete as part of the booking process. Please let us know the details of the allergy or food intolerance. 

We can cater for several diets and will work with you to accommodate your child’s needs as much as we can. 

We are using local schools and community organisations as pick up points; school staff are welcome to come, but there will be sufficient Rewilding staff to ensure we have at least a 1:8 ratio.

These activities are funded by the DfE HAF Programme, and are free for children in receipt of free school meal related benefits. 

During the Christmas break they can come to 4! 

They don’t have to be the same events; or if your child would prefer to come to just one day then that’s OK. 

We routinely cater for vegetarian and vegan diets; if you have a specific dietary need please record it on the booking when you go through the checkout and we will aim to cater for it. 

If possible please give them the medication prior to coming.

If it can be self-administered (such as an inhaler) then send it with them.

If it needs to be taken at a certain time then please send it along with instructions and inform the member of staff who is checking your child into the activity. 

In all case, we ask that the medication be recorded on the Participant Information Sheet that you complete as part of the booking process. 

The activities are ran by Rewilding Adventure staff, all of which have the relevant adventurous activity qualifications and outdoor first aid certificates, as well as holding a recent DBS check. 

Contact Us If You Have Any Questions

Get in touch with Rewilding Adventure by email, telephone, social media or web contact form.

Email: info@rewildingadventure.co.uk

Tel: 07799 141 373

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