This Christmas, with families across North Yorkshire feeling the ongoing impact of the cost of living crisis, we want to make you aware of a vital service to support your constituents.
FEAST offers children and young people across North Yorkshire activities during the school holidays, with free places and a free meal for eligible children and young people. Our sessions enable children to stay engaged, active, fed and warm this Christmas.
Over 50 providers from across the county will deliver activities this holiday, including sports, crafts, music, dance and outdoor pursuits. Many of these activities are inclusive for children and young people with special educational needs, and some are specifically designed for these children.
From next week, schools will send eligible families a voucher, which they can redeem to book their free FEAST places via the online portal HolidayActivities. To learn more about FEAST and the fantastic activities on offer, visit the FEAST website.
The FEAST programme is provided by North Yorkshire Together, commissioned by North Yorkshire Council and funded by the Department for Education.
Visit a FEAST activity
If you’d like to see one of our FEAST activities taking place this Christmas, or at future school holidays, please email email@example.com and we’ll do our best to arrange that for you.
Thank you, from the North Yorkshire Together Team
Free activities for children and young people this Christmas holiday
FEAST brings the fun to the school holidays, offering loads of different activities for everyone to take part in.
All children and young people across North Yorkshire can get involved in a range of activities, with free places and a free meal for eligible children and young people, thanks to funding from the Department for Education.
If your child is eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals or is made eligible by exception (see the website FAQs for details), you will receive a voucher from their school. This will enable you to book school holiday activities that are part of the FEAST programme for free, using the online platform Holiday Activities.
To see all the fantastic activities on offer and learn more about how to claim a free place, visit the FEAST website.