Summer of food, fun and fitness awaits youngsters in the Ribble Valley

Another summer of food, fun and frolics has been promised to youngsters in the Ribble Valley.

By Dan Black
Tuesday, 5th July 2022, 12:05 pm

Following on from the tremendous success of the HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) programme over the past 12 months, the scheme is set to return to Clitheroe and the surrounding areas during the school holidays.

The £200m programme — which will be run locally by the Ribble Valley Health and Wellbeing Partnership — is devolved to all local authorities for children to be involved in healthy activities and meals.

Working in association with local schools, sports coaching groups, cookery, dance and music schools, the programme will provide free holiday provisions — including health enriching activities and food — to children from disadvantaged families.

Children get up and active during the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme at Roefield Leisure Centre in Clitheroe

The young people will have the opportunity to be involved in activities including a variety of sports, fitness promotion, individual fitness targets, music, dance, bike-ability, healthy eating and nutrition. All participants will also be provided with a substantial healthy lunch.

The scheme, run in association with Roefield Leisure, is available to children aged between 5-16 and will take place Monday–Thursday between July 25th and August 18th. Further information and a full list of providers can be obtained by visiting