The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme is back for summer!
The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun (BNHF) activity programme provides holiday activities for children and young people aged 5-16 (or 4 if your child is slightly younger but in school) in Norfolk.
It is run in partnership with Norfolk County Council.
Following a hugely successful Easter programme, the summer programme will take place between 25th July – 5th September 2022.
Those who are eligible for means-tested free school meals can claim free spaces on the activities, whilst paid spots are available on many activities for those who don’t. Find out more about this in our FAQ section.
Big Norfolk Holiday Fun is run in partnership with
Norfolk County Council
What activities will be happening over summer?
The next Big Norfolk Holiday Fun scheme will take place over the summer holidays between 25th July and 5th September 2022. Parents can book their children onto activities now!
There will be a range of activities available all over the county, aimed at various ages. These include football, basketball, circus skills, arts and crafts and dance. It also involves music, cookery, film-making and much more!
It’s a fantastic way to encourage children and young people to try new things whilst keeping their brains and bodies stimulated over the school holidays.
All children taking part will receive a nutritious free meal as part of the offer.
To browse activities near you, either visit the Every Move activity finder or select your area’s catalogue below
- South Norfolk Summer Programme
- Norwich Summer Programme
- King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Summer Programme
- Great Yarmouth and East Norfolk Summer Programme
- Broadland Summer Programme
- Breckland Summer Programme
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Book Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Activities Now
We’re thrilled to be opening up bookings for our Big Norfolk Holiday Fun summer programme.
To book your child’s space, simply visit the Every Move activity finder using the button below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Big Norfolk Holiday Fun is aimed at children aged 5-16 (or 4 if your child is slightly younger but in school). It’s to help your children move lots, eat well and have fun, whilst providing a nutritious meal with each activity.
Activities are varied and may include outdoor sport such as football or basketball, circus skills, arts and crafts, dance, music, cookery, film making and so much more.
The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun summer programme will run during the summer holidays, between 25th July – 5th September.
There will be plenty of activities for your child to sign up to and enjoy. The sessions will include a variety of activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day.
To receive the latest updates, sign up to the BNHF newsletter here.
Unlike previous years, we will not be using a code system to identify children who are eligible for free spaces.
Going forward, bookings will be taken directly through the EveryMove activity finder. When signing up, you’ll be asked to confirm whether your child is eligible for a free space, and this will be automatically checked against our database once the booking is complete.
You will not need to enter a code for this.
Most parents will be aware if their child is eligible as they will be receiving free meals. However, if you think you might be eligible and not receiving means-tested free school meals, check with your child’s school.
If your child doesn’t receive free school meals, they may still take part in many of the sessions for a small fee. The cost depends on the session.
To book onto Big Norfolk Holiday Fun activities, visit the EveryMove activity finder.
The total maximum days per child is 20.
If you are unable to access Every Move to book your Big Norfolk Holiday Fun activities you can call 0344 800 8020 or us ethe text relay service on 18001 0344 800 8020.
My child isn’t eligible for free school meals, but I think they’d benefit from a free space. Could I apply for one?
The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme is designed for children who receive free school meals. However, a limited number of free places are also available for other children who would benefit.
These additional free places are offered on the basis that, without assistance, the child would be unable to attend, whether due to the family’s financial situation or other complicating factor impacting the child.
These places will be provided at the discretion of Norfolk County Council and Active Norfolk. Where a place is not available, alternative sources of support will be offered.
To find out more about accessing BNHF please contact [email protected]
Providers are required to ensure activities are inclusive and accessible for all children and young people. This includes those with special educational needs or disabilities. Providers are offered free workshops on inclusion, and wider SEND needs before the programme starts.
To ensure reasonable adjustments can be made, details are requested and further discussions held with parents and carers to understand any specific requirements.
All providers will be happy to have telephone or email interactions with parents and carers who would like to discuss the specific needs of their child or young person in respect of a particular activity they may be considering.
Please contact the provider of your chosen activities directly to discuss this further.
Our aim is for all Big Norfolk Holiday Fun provision to be as accessible as possible and have worked with providers to achieve this.
In the first instance please speak with the activity provider to discuss the needs of your child and their ability to support them.
If additional support is still required, and this cannot be provided by the activity provider, or through the child’s school, we may consider funding this support. It is important that any support needs are discussed as soon as possible to enable us to arrange this.
In general we cannot fund transport for families to access Big Norfolk Holiday Fun activities.
However where there are particular and exceptional circumstances, we may be able to support families. Each situation takes into account whether or not they have access to transport of their own, public transport, alternative family transport or options to lift share, the specific needs of the parent and the vulnerability of the child.
Families can contact the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun team directly to discuss their particular situation via [email protected]
Safety assurances around Big Norfolk Holiday Fun sessions
Children’s safety and wellbeing is paramount. Norfolk County Council and Active Norfolk, which jointly deliver Norfolk Big Holiday Fun, require all participating providers to have relevant and appropriately inclusive policies and procedures in place. This is in relation to safeguarding, health and safety and accessibility.
We require providers to offer activities which are inclusive and accessible to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and also to work with parents and carers at the time of booking with regards to any requirements, adaptations or adjustments needed. This also includes the ability to respond to health conditions.
Safety is a primary consideration when planning activities or events, and always includes the duty to safeguard children. We provide appropriate training (where needed) to support providers with this, including using the Code of Practice for Keeping Children Safe and a guidance leaflet for keeping young people safe in sport.
All providers must have a suitable and up-to-date risk assessment plan in line with the latest government guidelines. We also support this by providing a risk assessment process which can be used to record, identify and assess risks for each session.
Got a question? Start by checking out our FAQ section above. If you’re an activity provider, check out our BNHF Knowledge Hub for more information and training opportunities. If you still have a question, get in touch with the team by using the contact details below. Please do not contact Active Norfolk directly as this is a separate team.
Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Team
The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun team handle all queries related to the programme. Get in touch if you have any queries that aren’t answered in the FAQ section.