Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub

Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub

Signed up providers – click here to fill in the summer bookings form

The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub is designed to provide guidance and advice on the Holiday Activity and Food programme as well as support and resources to support providers to maximise the impact of their activities.

On this page, you’ll find guidance relating to accessibility, nutrition, safeguarding and COVID-specific guidance, amongst various other topics.

Click the links below to jump straight to your required section, or scroll down to explore.


Training Registration

The following courses are designed for HAF providers to broaden their knowledge and understanding of working with children and young people, and in turn boost their confidence in providing suitable, safe, and successful events for young people.

Check out the courses below and sign up today. Some courses are TBC but you can submit your expression of interest and we’ll email you when more information is available.

This workshop will focus on inclusion and making sure your sessions are accessible for all children – regardless of physical or mental disability, race or gender. It will be held on 15th July at 6-8pm – you can use the form below to sign up.

You can also register for the SEND e-learning module designed to improve the knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and disability (SEND) and associated responsibilities which can be found here.

Finally, we are offering online drop-in clinics to review any content from the e-module or any other information about SEND provision. These will be held on 12th July and 15th July, both between 3.30-5.30pm. You can sign up using the form below.

These courses are provided by AAA and focus on providing inclusive and autism-friendly events.

They are held on the following dates:

  • 6 July, 6-7.30pm
  • 7 July, 6-7.30pm

To register, fill in the form below.

These courses are provided by Street Games and focus on managing challenging behaviour in children whilst providing activities or sessions.

They are held on the following dates:

This course will provide guidance on how to educate young people when it comes to nutrition.

This will be held on 1 July at 6-7.30pm

To register, fill in the form below.

This session will focus on embedding physical activity into your provisions.

It will be held on 6 July between 6-7pm.

To register, fill in the form below.

These courses will focus on best practices for safeguarding children, covering procedures that should be in place, and any forms you should read or complete in advance of your sessions.

Both courses are split into two parts:

  • Keeping Children Safe (first course) dates: 28 June 6-8pm and 30 June, 6-8pm
  • Keeping Children Safe (second course) dates: 12 July 6-8pm and 15 July, 6-8pm

To register your interest, fill in the form below. Please note, there are limited spaces on these courses, and filling in the form is not confirmation of your space. You will receive confirmation via email.

These courses are provided by Ormiston Families and focus on improving confidence to support children’s mental health, and best practices on how to spot and highlight any concerns.

They are held on the following dates:


Accessibility & Diversity

It is important that your sessions are accessible for all children – regardless of physical or mental disability, race or gender. The pandemic has exacerbated inequalities for disadvantaged groups. Take a look at the resources below for information on how these groups have been disproportionately affected, and for information on how to make your sessions accessible for everyone.


Embedding nutritional education into your offer

Food plays a major role in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme. However, it is about more than just the food itself. It’s an opportunity to learn about food and nutrition, for young people to build an understanding of healthy food, to get stuck in and make a meal, or even grow their own food.


Evidence shows that what happens in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme can have an impact in the home. Last year we saw a number of organisations provide young people with ingredient boxes and recipe cards to make meals at home with the rest of their family.

The following organisations provide sources of information about nutritional education as well as recipes and ideas for families.


Health & Safety

All providers should ensure they have a suitable COVID-19 risk assessment plan in place, which is up to date and in line with the latest government guidelines.


Managing Challenging Behaviour

Below are some resources and external sites designed to help you should you encounter challenging behaviour. These guides will help you prepare, and create a plan to adapt your activities and overcome any obstacles presented through challenging behaviour.


Keeping Children Safe

Children’s safety is paramount and should be a primary consideration when planning activities or events. The following resources should provide guidance on how to ensure and maintain child safety through your activities.

Please feel free to print and use the below at your sessions over the summer, if you don’t have access to a printer, please get in touch with Ellen Vanlint if you would like to order any printed versions at [email protected]


Partnership Directory Information: Deliverers who can help you

If you need assistance with your provision over the summer, check out the partnership directory below.


District informational sheets

Below are some district information sheets.


Summer Holiday Bookings

Please fill in this form if you have been asked to, in order to let us know how many bookings you have for the upcoming Big Norfolk Holiday Fun activities.


Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub Help

Need further assistance? Get in touch using the details below, and our team will be happy to get back to you.

Holiday Activity and Food Team

[email protected]