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Holiday activities and food (HAF)

 

This Summer, we will be delivering the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in Tower Hamlets.

We have a wide range of organisations locally who will be delivering food and activities across Tower Hamlets — each will provide delicious, healthy meals, allow kids to get active, help them learn new things, make friends and have fun. And that is what the holidays are all about!

The holiday programmes are open to all school-age children and places will be prioritised for children eligible for free school meals. All clubs will be free to attend for those eligible for free school meals.

Look through the following for details on the activities and how to sign up!

Tower Hamlets' Healthy Holidays guide

Download our Tower Hamlets' Healthy Holidays guide for Summer 2021 which contains ideas, information and inspiration for staying active and eating well.

Listings and A3 poster

You can download the A4 listings booklet or A3 poster.

Listings

Any times and dates listed may be subject to change. For the most up to date details, please use the contact details provided.


 ActivityDate/time Description Contact
 St Andrews Summer Sport Camp 26 July - 23 August, Monday to Friday 10am-4pm Free sporting activities including basketball, football, netball, tennis and cricket as well as ice skating, swimming and cinema trips

Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road E9 7EQ 

Tel: 07956298469

Make It Happen Food & Fun Mile End

26 July – 27 August, Monday to Friday

(Contact for hours of operation)

 A fun and safe place where young people aged 13 to 18 can play, make new friends and eat.

Clinton Rd, London E3 4QY

For more information email: info@rightdevelopmentfoundation.com

Girls Multi Sports Summer Camp 16 and 17 August, 10am-3pm

Join the summer fun

Year 7's only

Central Foundation Girls School E3 2AE

Book in advance

Tel: 07956 456743

London Jaguars summer

2–26 August,

Monday to Thursday

11am-1pm (trips 2-4pm)

Fitness and fun for those aged 6-16 including trips for ice skating, bowling and a visit to Southend

Mile End Park, E3 4QY

For more information Tel: 0791 364 5738 

 Pro Touch SA Multi-sport summer camp

2 – 26 August

Monday to Thursday

11am-3pm

Free sporting activities such as football, short tennis, fencing, fitness for ages 6 to 12 and 13 to 14

Bow School, 44 Twelvetrees Crescent, London E3 3QW

For more details and to book 

Tel: 07874872044

Canary Wharf Football Academy Summer Sports Camp 2021

2 - 29 August

7 days a week

10am-2pm

 Come and join in our structured multi-sports sessions delivered by our qualified coaches for children of all ages

 Sir John Mcdougall Gardens, Westferry Rd, E14 5TQ

For more details and to get involved

Email: canarywharffa@outlook.com

Docklands Community Organisation

17 July-12 September

Saturday and Sunday

3pm-7pm

 Activities, exercise and arts & crafts for those aged 9 - 16 with a focus on nutrition and healthy eating.

 111-113 Mellish Street E14 8PJ

Registration on 17 July - for details

Tel: 07592884335

 

Olive Tree Education

2–26 August

Monday to Thursday

10am-3pm

 Arts and crafts and creative exercises alongside nutritional education

 111-113 Mellish Street E14 8PJ

Booking only, for details contact

Tel: 07432219412

Email: info.Olivetreeeducation@yahoo.com

 MTVH Healthy Summer

2-30 August

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

4-8pm

 Free sessions for those aged 5-19 with sports and activities provided by Wapping FC

 Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier St, E14 3HP

No advanced booking required -

For details

Tel: 07944 606026

 

Leaders in community

2- 26 August

Monday to Thursday

10am-2pm

Activities including sports, arts & crafts, bee keeping, photography and e-gaming for children ages 6-16

 Teviot Community Centre, Wyvis Street, E14 6QD

For more details and to book contact

Tel: 020 7987 5764

Email: info@leadersincommunity.org

London Young Stars Elite holiday club

 2 – 26 August

Monday to Thursday

10am-2pm

Sports, games and fun activities for children ages 6-12

 Trussler Hall, 78 Grundy Street E14 6AE

For more details and to book 

Email: yseboxing@gmail.com

 Spotlight Summer Holidays Programme

 26 July – 27 August

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,

12-5pm

 Performing arts and activities for those aged 11 to 19

 Spotlight, 30 Hay Currie Street, E14 6GN

For more details and to book 

Email: hello@wearespotlight.com 

Tel: 02030111333

Sporting Foundation Summer Programme

 3 - 27 August

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

11am-1pm,

Friday

10.30am-12.30pm

 Indoor and outdoor Multi-sports sessions (Basketball/Football/Table Tennis/Wall Climbing/Keep-fit) as well as indoor games for those aged 11-19

 Limehouse Youth Centre, Limehouse Causeway, E14 8BN

 For more details and to book

Tel: 07949204103

 GLL Summer Fun

 26 July – 27 August

Monday to Thursday

9am – 5pm

 Indoor adventure playground, swimming, trampolining, athletics, football, arts & crafts, team games and theme days. Ages 5-16

 Mile End Park Leisure Centre & Stadium, E3 4HL

For more details and to book Email: nick.clook@gll.org

Newark Youth London

 26 July – 26 August

Monday to Thursday

10am-2pm

 Come and join in our free multi-sports, games and arts & crafts sessions for children aged 8-18

 Locksley Community Centre, Dora Street, E14 7TP

To book

Tel: 020 7392 2121 or 07308 472 398

Children's Wellbeing on Wheels  contact to find out details  Learn to cycle or join us for a group ride! Free session for those aged 5-16 - bikes provided

 Mile End Stadium, Copperfield Road, London E3 4RR

For more details and to book 

Tel: 07940117323

Girls Multi Sports Summer Camp

 2 - 26 August

Monday to Thursday

10-12pm and 1-3pm

 Join the summer fun

 Urban Adventure Base, E3 4JT

Book in advance

Tel: 07956 456743

 Try Athletics

 26 - 30 July

Monday to Friday

10am-3pm

 Come and learn the disciplines of athletics in this fun filled free week for those aged 8-16

 Mile End Park Leisure Centre 190 Birdett Rd E3 4HL

For more details or to book a place

Email: shenneth.brereton@towerhamlets.gov.uk

OITIJ-JO Summer Holiday Play Scheme

 27 July - 20 August

Tuesday to Friday

10am-3pm

(9.30am-3.30pm available on request)

 Encouraging young people through creativity with activities including art, cooking and gardening as well as physical fitness.

 Unit 3, Lighterman House, 3 Clove Crescent, E14 2BE

For more details and to book 

Email: info@oitijjo.org

Shadwell Community Project Summer Camp

 27 July – 27 August

Tuesday to Friday

11.30am - 4pm

 Outdoor play, water play, circuit fitness, arts and crafts, games, story-telling, gardening, plus drama and outdoor mural art workshops

 Glamis Adventure Playground, 10 Glamis Road, Shadwell, E1W 3EG

For details 

Email: Candace.Lewis@shadwellcommunityproject.org

 Bangladesh Youth Movement

 2 – 22 August

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

10am-3pm

 Fun, Free holiday activities for ages 8-15

 Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial St, E1 6LS

To book,

Email: fanumiah@hotmail.com

Aasha Summer Programme 2021

26 July – 20 August

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

12-4pm

 Activities, workshops and excursions for children aged 11-19

 Osmani Centre, 58 Underwood Road, E1 5AW

For more details and to book 

Email: Abdul.Hasnath@osmanitrust.org

Canvas Cafe Holiday Playscheme

19 July - 4 September

5 days a week

10-2pm

 Come and play! Free sessions and free food for children aged 7-13

No booking required

 5 Thrawl St, Brick Ln, London E1 6RT

For more details

Email: Adam@thecanvascafe.org

WIT summer play and thrive (8-11)

 2 – 27 August

Monday to Thursday

10am-3pm

 Free fun sessions for those aged 8-11 full of playing, learning and workshops with a hot meal.

 Hanbury Street, E1 5JY

For more information and bookings

Tel: 07458 307 354

 Club Zone One

 26 July – 20 August

Monday 1-5pm

Tuesday 11-1pm

Wednesday 11-5pm

Thursday 11-1pm

Friday 3-7pm

Saturday 2-4pm

 Mixed gender football training as well as a range of initiatives aimed at young girls including graffiti workshops, spoken word training and fitness sessions for those aged 8-16

 117 Vallance Road, E1 5BW

and

Mile End Stadium, 190 Burdett Rd, E3 4HL

For more details and for bookings 

Email: hello@trappedinzoneone.com

 

Ocean Youth Connexions

26 July - 26 August

Monday to Thursday

11am to 3pm 

 Open Access for all aged 8 to 19, free summer programme activities.

Turn up on the day no booking required.

 Ocean TLA, Ernest Street, E1 4SH

For more details 

Email: info@oceanyc.org

 Next Steps

 2 – 20 August

Monday to Friday

9.15am-12.15pm

or

12.45pm–3.45pm

 Half Moon will offer a free week-long Summer School for Year 6s to explore secondary school transition

 Half Moon Theatre, 43 White Horse Road, E1 0ND

For more information and to book

Tel: 020 7709 8905 

Email: androulla@halfmoon.org.uk 

Girls Multi Sports Summer Camp

 18 and 19 August

10am-3pm

 Join the summer fun

 Haileybury Youth Centre E1 3FQ

Book in advance

Tel: 0795 645 6743

 WYFC multi-sports hub

 2 - 27 August

Monday – Thursday

11am-2pm

online sessions 3pm-4pm

 Come and join our multisports development hub and make new friends whilst elevating your game. Includes online tutor support for summer homework

 Wapping Gardens, Tench Street, E1W 2QD

For more details

Tel: 0794 460 6026

 SYA Summer Programme 2021

 26 July – 28 August

Every Monday 10am-2pm (girls) and 4-8pm (boys)

Thursday 10am-2pm (girls)

Friday 2-7pm (boys)

Saturday 4-7pm (boys)

 Free sports and healthy living activities for the community's young people aged 11-19 

 Minerva Community Centre, Minerva Street, E2 9EH

To book

Tel: 0749 690 5069

 Make It Happen Food & Fun Bethnal Green

 26 July – 27 August

Monday to Friday

Contact for hours of operation.

 A fun and safe place where young people aged 13 to 18 can play, make new friends and eat.

 10 Witan St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6FG

For more information

Email: info@rightdevelopmentfoundation.com

WIT summer play and thrive

 2 – 27 August

Monday to Thursday

12-5pm

 Free fun online and in-person workshops featuring learning, fitness and creativity

Ages 12-16

 Mayfield House, 202 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9LJ

For more information and bookings 

Tel: 0745 830 7354

Wise Youth Trust

 26 July – 19 August

Monday to Thursday

11am-3.30pm

 Multi sports, healthy cooking and creative activities including football fitness sessions delivered by FA accredited coaches. Activities for children aged 9-16

 Minerva Community Centre, E2 9EH

For more details

Email: admin@wiseyouthtrust.com

 AIP Summer Sports Camp

 26 July – 20 August

Monday to Thursday

11am-2pm

 Multisport activities and games.

Free sessions for those aged 5-16

 Stepney Green Park, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG

For more details 

Tel: 0795 893 3848

 SOUL Summer multi-sports camp

 26 July – 26 August

Monday to Thursday

10am-2.30pm

 Multi sports sessions delivered by qualified sports coaches and PE teachers for primary and secondary school children aged 6-16

 Shoreditch power league, Braithwaite street, London E1 6GJ

For more details and to book

Tel: 0208 064 1351

 Weavers Back to Play

 26 July – 3 September

Monday to Friday

10.30am – 2pm

2.30pm-6pm

 Join us for Adventure Play, indoor/outdoor sports, and a variety of arts & crafts for those aged 8-16.

 Weavers Adventure Playground, Viaduct Street, Bethnal Green, E2 0BH

For more details and to book

Email: weaversad@btconnect.com

Summer in the Park with SocietyLinks

 2 – 27 August

Monday to Friday

12-5pm

 Free sessions- come and join in with sports, games, arts and crafts and workshops for those aged 5 to 18 (under 8s must be accompanied).

 Swedenborg Park, Shadwell E1 8HP

No booking required

For more details

Tel: 0795 628 1838

 LIS Youth Summer Olympics summer sports camp

 26 July – 19 August

Monday to Thursday

11am-3pm

 Indoor and outdoor multi-sport activity sessions for all aged 6-16

 London Islamic School, 18-22 Damien Street, London E1 2HX

for advanced registration and more information 

Tel: 0207 265 9667 

or

Text: 0793 479 5779

The Sapphire BIY Summer School

2 – 27 August

Monday to Friday

11am-5pm

Free programme aiming to bring young people together, build relationships in the community and address social issues that young people face. Ages 5-18

Oxford House, Derbyshire St, London E2 6HG

For more information please

email: enrichment@sapphireministriesrtwv.org

 Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Langdon Park

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

3.30pm-6.30pm

- Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

Langdon Park, 33 Bright Street, E14 0RT

To book contact

Tel: 0795 893 3848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: St John’s Park

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

11am-2pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

St John’s Park, Plevna Street, E14 3PD

To book contact

Tel: 0795 893 3848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: John McDougall Park

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

3.30pm-6.30pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

John Mcdougall Park, Westferry Road, E14 3ST

To book

Tel: 0795 893 3848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Ropewalk Gardens

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

3.30pm-6.30pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

Ropewalk Gardens, 203 Christian Street, E1 1AY

 To book contact

Tel: 0795 893 3848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Meath Gardens

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

11am-2pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16.

Free of Charge

Meath Gardens, 1 Smart Street, E2 0SN

To book 

Tel: 07958933848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Shadwell Gardens

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

4pm-7pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16.

Free of Charge

Shadwell Gardens, E1 2QL

To book 

Tel: 07958933848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Weavers Field

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

3.30 – 6.30pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

Weavers field, Mape Street, E2 6HW

To book 

Tel: 0795 893 3848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Bartlett Park

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

11am – 2pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

Bartlett Park, 17 Bartlett close, E14 6LH

To book

Tel: 0795 893 3848

 Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Three Mills Green

26 July – 20 August

Monday to Friday

3.30pm – 6.30pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

Three Mill Ln, London E3 3DU

To book 

Tel: 0795 893 3848

Wapping Youth FC & Streetgames Summer Camp: Mile End Park

30 July – 22 August

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

11am – 3pm

Multisport games and activities with lunch provided for those aged 5-16

Free of Charge

Mile End Park, Clinton Road, E3 3QY

To book 

Tel: 07958933848

Recipe videos

Keep scrolling down or click the following links to watch a short video recipe that has been designed to accompany the Healthy Holidays guide.

  1. Baked potato (Page 16)
  2. Pitta pocket pizza (Page 17)
  3. Tortilla wraps with mixed vegetables (Page 18)
  4. Stir fry vegetable rice (Page 19)
  5. Courgette ravioli with sweet potato chips (Page 20)

Recipe 1: Baked potato

 

Recipe 2: Pitta pocket pizza

 

Recipe 3: Tortilla wraps with mixed vegetables

 

Recipe 4: Stir fry vegetable rice

 

Recipe 5: Courgette ravioli with sweet potato chips

 About these videos

These videos were commissioned by the council and delivered by OITIJ-JO's TATI. TATI was created to support women and young people to develop their skills and establish food businesses in east London, serving authentic Bangla-style food.

Visit their website to learn more.