Big Norfolk Holiday Fun opens for summer bookings

Children across Norfolk can benefit from a range of fun activities this summer, as the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun scheme returns for the six-week school holiday. Bookings are now open for the scheme, which provides free activities with a healthy lunch for children eligible for means tested free school meals.

The scheme is delivered by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Active Norfolk and supports children aged 5 to 16 as part of the government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

Activities will be running from 25 July to 2 September where children will have the opportunity to learn a new skill, play a range of sports or take part in a host of activities such as outdoor adventures, science workshops, cooking, art, and lots more.

Those who have taken part in previous Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programmes have reported doing more physical activity and many have said they’ve been inspired to try healthier foods.

The summer programme is now open for bookings for children aged 5-16 (or 4 if they turn 5 in August).

Those who are eligible for means-tested free school meals can claim free spaces, whilst paid spots for a small charge are available on many activities for those who don’t qualify for a free place, more can be found on this at

This year there will be no special codes needed to book activities making it much easier for families to take part. Families are encouraged to explore the wide range of activities available and book as soon as possible. Find out further information on how to book and the video ‘What is Big Norfolk Holiday Fun?’ gives a great summary of the scheme.