Holiday Activities for Children and young people

Holiday activities and food programme 2021

The Holiday activities and food programme is a government initiative that aims to provide healthy food and enriching activities during school holidays, primarily to children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for free school meals. It is funded by the Department for Education (DfE). 

However, there are also a selection of activities and events that children who don’t qualify for free school meals can enjoy too, as well as younger and older children in the family.

Our aim is for Oldham’s children to socialise, learn and play during the summer holidays and have a great time doing it.

This year’s programme includes:

  • School holiday activities
  • Healthy and nutritious meals for all children and young people attending
  • A wide range of fun, physical and enriching activities
  • Education around healthy eating and preparing food
  • Information and advice for parents and carers
  • A safe space for children to interreact with others

Activities by age

Holiday Activities and food programme


Mahdlo summer sessions for children with disabilities

CADS Events

CADS (Creative Amazing Dynamic Spaces) events also operate during school holidays.

Our CADS programme is well known for offering sport, health and leisure activities that are suitable for both able and disabled young people. These events will include both able and disabled children and will include a range of activities such as dance, climbing, trampolining, football, archery and creative activities. One-to-one support can be provided for those with more complex needs.


Holiday Zone takes place Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm

£13.00 (including a light breakfast and hot lunch)

Please click on the link below for further information.

Mahdlo Summer sessions for childen with Disabilities







St Luke's CE Primary School

Albion Street, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 9HT

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