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Free Christmas holiday activities and a healthy meal for disadvantaged school age children

17 December 2021

School age children living in Derbyshire who receive benefit-related free school meals will be able to take part in free Christmas holiday activities available at community centres and schools across the county.


The free sessions include a healthy meal at breakfast or lunchtime and seasonal activities including trips to attend pantomimes, outdoor activity centres, concerts as well as sports and craft clubs.

Across the county there are more than 19,000 free places available at 80 venues, four days a week.

The sessions are all free for families who claim benefit-related free school meals. Places are available on a first come, first served basis, with a limited number available for any school age children living in the county.

Registration is easy. 

The free school holiday activities are in addition to the financial support available from the Derbyshire Discretionary Fund and the Household Support Fund.