Bassetlaw holiday activities and food programme (HAF)

his summer there are a range of activities taking place in Bassetlaw for children and young people.

The activities have been set up as part of Government’s expanded £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) and championed by Marcus Rashford offering fun and food for children and young people in the holidays. Follow #HAF2021 on social media and find out more on HAF2021.

The activities will take place during these dates:

  • Monday 2 - Friday 6 August
  • Monday 9 - Friday 13 August
  • Monday 16 - Friday 20 August
  • Monday 23 - Friday 27 August
  • Tuesday 31 August

The Holiday activities and food programme is in association with the Department for Education (external link) and Nottinghamshire County Council (external link).

If you have any questions or queries, please contact

Who is eligible?

Children and young people eligible or accessing free school meals (external link) can access these programmes free of charge; All you need to do is let the organiser know.

If your child/young person isn’t eligible for free school meals, they may still be able to attend the activities. The cost will differ, dependant on the activity.

You will also be asked if your child/young person has SEND or additional needs. Please let the organiser know if they have an existing Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, receiving Additional Family Needs funding, or High-Level Needs funding.

The activities will be popular so please only book on to activities that you know your child/young person can attend. If for any reason your child cannot attend the activity or you no longer require a place, please let the organiser know.

Share this information with your friends and families who have children and/or young people, who are eligible for free school meals.

To view our privacy notice for the Bassetlaw Holiday Activity Food Programme.


Activities on offer

Retford Tennis Club

Ages 6-16

  • Monday 02 August 2021 9am-1pm
  • Monday 09 August 2021 9am -1pm
  • Monday 16 August 2021 9am-1pm
  • Monday 23 August 2021 9am-1pm Fully booked

Archery at Hayton Castle Farm, Retford

Ages 10-16

  • Monday 02 August 9am-2pm
  • Tuesday 10 August 9am-2pm    

There will be a minibus pickup from Worksop and Retford for this activity. 

Enigma Live Escape Rooms, Retford

Ages 10-16

  • Monday 09 August 9:30am-1:30pm 
  • Tuesday 17 August 9:30am-1:30pm 

There will be a minibus pickup Worksop for this activity

Dance/Theatre, Steeple Village Hall

Ages 5-16

  • Tuesday 17 August 10am-2pm 
  • Tuesday 24 August 10am-2pm Booking no longer available 
  • Tuesday 31 August 10am-2pm Booking no longer available 


Multi Activities, Outwood Academy Portland, Worksop

Activities such as football, athletic, rounders etc. Please book by 12 noon on Thursday 19th August 2021. 

Ages 5 - 11

  • Monday 23 August 10am-2pm Booking no longer available
  • Tuesday 24 August 10am-2pm Booking no longer available
  • Wednesday 25 August 10am-2pm Booking no longer available
  • Thursday 26 August 10am-2pm Booking no longer available
  • Tuesday 31 August 10am-2pm Booking no longer available
    • This was originally advertised as Monday 30 August, however due to an administrative error, the date should be Tuesday 31 August, 10am-2pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, if you have already booked for the 30 August and you have not been contacted by our organiser, please email

Last Updated on Thursday, August 19, 2021