Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Providers

Be part of the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme

We’re inviting activity providers in Norfolk to become a part of the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme.

The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme is Norfolk’s biggest summer programme. In partnership with Active Norfolk and Norfolk County Council, activity providers across the county put on sessions to provide local children with enriching and engaging opportunities.

If you are looking to be a future Big Norfolk Holiday Fun provider, these pages should provide you with useful information. Please read the requirements before filling in the expression of interest form. If you have already been a provider in the past, you don’t need to fill in the form.


What is the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme?

Big Norfolk Holiday Fun is the local offer of the Department for Education funded Holiday Activities and Food Programme.

It is a scheme which recruits local activity providers to the programme and offers fun and healthy activities to children, with a nutritious meal at each session.

The activities will be free and open to all young people aged 5-16 who are eligible for means tested free school meals. It will also be open to those who do not receive free school meals, at a cost.

The aim of the programme is to encourage children who receive free school meals to be more active, eat more healthily, and develop soft skills. It also plays a role in helping young people to understand the role physical activity and nutrition has on health. 


Why sign up to become a Big Norfolk Holiday Fun provider?

By getting involved in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme, you’ll be joining hundreds of other providers in making a difference to young people across Norfolk.

Children will have the opportunity to try something new, and meet new friends. They’ll also be given an incentive to get out and about during the holidays.

Successful providers will be offered training on how to provide inclusive, accessible activities. You’ll also receive information on nutrition and safeguarding.

The below document summarises the benefits of providing activities for children.


Sign up to become a Big Norfolk Holiday Fun provider

If you’re an activity provider in Norfolk who can provide sessions for children and young people, we’d love to have you on board. Those wishing to take part should meet the following requirements:

  • Provide a face-to-face offer (i.e. not online)
  • Use the funding available to provide free places to those eligible for means-tested free school meals 
  • Offer at least one nutritional meal per session that meets school food standards
  • Include nutritional education (this can be provided)
  • Aim for 60 minutes of physical activity per session
  • Be inclusive and accessible to young people with a special educational need or disability (training will be offered)

Fill in the expression of interest form

We encourage providers to offer paid places as well as places for means-tested free school meals children where possible. Whether you offer physical activity, creative activities, cultural sessions, science and nature, outdoor activities or anything else, we want to hear from you. To submit an expression of interest, simply fill in the form below.



Contact Us

Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Team

If you have any questions, get in touch with our designated team.

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