Have a “Fab Feb” this half term!

Are you looking for fun activities for your youngsters next week? Never fear – Fab Feb is here!

Throughout next week’s half-term break, organisations across Liverpool are coming together to offer hundreds of activities for five to 16-year-olds as part of Fab Feb – which also guarantees healthy meals and snacks.

If your family receives benefits-related free school meals, your children are welcome to join in the fun which starts on Monday, 21 February.

The whole programme of events is available through the MPAC website. If you would like to book your children on to an activity please contact organisations directly.

Liverpool City Council co-ordinates activity programmes in the half-term breaks, complementing the Department for Education-funded Holiday and Activity Food (HAF) programmes which take place in the Easter, summer and Christmas breaks.

Over the Christmas break, Liverpool saw over 71 local organisations support over 5,800 youngsters at 75 venues and serve over 37,700 meals and snacks. The programme was also supported by 5,311 hours of volunteering.

Cllr Frazer Lake, cabinet member for adults’ and children’s social care, said: “It’s great news that activities will be running again over the half-term break. As a council we are committed to supporting families beyond the government-funded HAF programme.

“The activity programme takes some of the stress of food insecurity off families and I know that it is valued by parent carers and children across the city. Our thanks go to all the incredible organisations who pull out all the stops to create a programme that has something for everyone.

“The success of the programme over Christmas was fantastic with some organisations also delivering activities and food on the bank holidays. We know that families are facing – and will continue to face – increasing pressure and the dedication of organisations to supporting families in this way means such a lot to so many.”

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