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Summer Holiday Support

Please see some useful information around clubs and courses and things to do for children and families throughout the summer.



Bookings are open for children to take part in a wide choice of activities, discover and develop all kinds of skills, learn about healthy, tasty food and eat it with new friends in the summer holiday.


For details of all local activities and clubs taking place as part of the South Glos Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) and to book, visit 🌐 


Places are FREE for children aged 5-16 on benefits-related free school meals.


The leisure centres all run holiday camps and other activities throughout the summer. Holidays - Active Centres



Financial support/offers


- buy food

- pay energy bills

- cover other essential costs linked to energy and wider essentials (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets)

Support for families who have children with additional needs


  • SEND and You - SAY: Local SEN and disability information service (SENDIAS) - Information and support around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, for children, young people and families. (previously Supportive Parents) 


  • South Glos Parents and Carers: Information and groups for parents who have children with a disability and/or additional needs. Offers a weekly drop in for parents and carers, support groups, workshops, counselling and events. They also run the Parent Carer forum in South Gloucestershire to collect feedback and views from families with disabled children.


  • JIGSAW Thornbury Support families who have children who are 0-25 years and have any additional needs or disability. This can be anything from learning needs such as dyslexia to complex disabilities or medical problems. Many children who come have no diagnosis. Weekly support group for parents, carers and children + training courses on a range of topics.