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Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme launches for families across Norfolk

12 March 2021

Children and young people across Norfolk could be eligible to take part in the new Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme.

The scheme is being run by Norfolk County Council, in partnership with Active Norfolk and is free to all families with children aged 5-16, who are eligible for means tested free school meals.

The scheme will run throughout this year over Easter, summer and the Christmas holidays, with a remote offer provided for the Easter holidays and more face-to-face activities planned over the summer and Christmas holidays as restrictions allow.

The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Programme is completely FREE and will give children and young people access to lots of different activities to help keep them busy, active and healthy over the holidays. This Easter families can sign up for activity boxes that include activity equipment, booklets, recipe kits and ingredients and activities will include:

  • Live cook along sessions
  • Craft and games fun
  • Art
  • Yoga and fitness
  • Mindfulness

Cllr John Fisher, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said, “This year has been hard for all of us, especially children who haven’t been able to be in school, see their friends or take part in any of their usual group activities. The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme will help them and their families across the county to make the most of holidays throughout the rest of the year.

“Its great to be able to put in place this resource that will help families as we come out of Covid restrictions. Over the Easter holidays in particular, restrictions will still be in place on many activities and hospitality venues that would usually be full of families. The resources in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun scheme will help families make the most of their holiday during the Easter break.”

Families eligible for the scheme must apply by 15th March to secure a place on the Easter activity scheme. Signing up can be done by:

The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun scheme is funded by the Department for Education to offer a holiday activities and food programme for one week during the Easter break, four weeks during the summer break and for one week during the Christmas holidays.

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