Christmas Holiday Camps

Join us for a fun filled holiday!

Life Leisure are proud to participate in the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) once again, meaning we have a number of funded places available on our holiday camps for children on benefits related free school meals. We will be delivering some fantastic holiday provision across our centres in Stockport for children and young people aged 5-12. There will be various physical activities on offer each day, a free meal for each child or young person and a safe and welcoming environment for all to enjoy.

To find out more about the HAF programme and its funding, visit Holiday activities and food programme 2022 - GOV.UK (

Activity Timetable TBC

The HAF programme is a government funded scheme that aims to provide childcare and nutritional meals to children from disadvantaged families during the school holidays. Marcus Rashford, the England footballer, brought the issue of childhood food poverty during the school holidays to the public eye in 2020, and this had since led to the government significantly increasing funding for children and families in need in the form of holiday provision. For more information on the HAF programme, please visit the Gov website.

Dates & Times

Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th January 2023

10.00am - 14.00pm

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How to book

To book, please contact one of the available sites below, either by email, phone or by calling in to the site.

If you have previously had or would like to register your interest for a free place, please fill out our online form before booking. These places are very limited and may not be guaranteed.

Our team will then review your submission and get in touch with you via email to confirm if your child is eligible for a free place. Once you have received this email, you will need to contact your preferred site directly to book and secure your place.

Please note that by applying for a free place, this does not mean your child is automatically booked on to the camp. You will still need to book and confirm your place directly with a site.

Register your interest


Places: £12.50 per child per day including a free buffet style lunch each day. You can secure your child or young person’s place at one of our camps at: Life Leisure Avondale and Life Leisure Brinnington.

Free places are available to those on benefits related free school meals, including a free buffet style lunch each day. Funded places may also be awarded to children and young people who are from a disadvantaged area, are vulnerable or have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.

To register your interest for a free place, please complete our eligibility form here you will receive a response within 48 hours if your child or young person qualifies for a free place. Please note, centres will not be able to book you onto a free place before you have received confirmation from the form. 

Places are limited so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity for your child or young person this holiday!

SEND Activity Camp Information

For those children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, we are also offering a session with trained coaches and a smaller ratio. These sessions will run very similarly to our other camps but will be better equipped in looking after young people who may need a little more support. Quiet zones and activity adaptations will be available during the day if and when needed. Parents and Carers are also very welcome to stay and join in the fun. To register for your child’s free place, please complete our eligibility form here you will receive a response within 48 hours if your child or young person qualifies for a free place. Please note, centres will not be able to book you onto a free place before you have received confirmation from us.

Please note, we are not able to provide personal care or one to one support at our SEND HAF provision, we welcome parents or carers or support workers to attend with the child or young person to enable access. Please contact us for further information.


Centre Contact Details:

Life Leisure Avondale: 

Heathbank Rd, Cheadle Heath, Stockport SK3 0UP


Brinnington Park Leisure Complex:

Brinnington Park, Northumberland Road, Brinnington, Stockport, SK5 8LS

0161 494 6465


"I would like to thank everyone in making my 3 children enjoy there holidays with you like they have. They can’t wait until the holidays again. Thank you"

"Ava really enjoyed herself and grew in confidence. Louis the coach was brilliant and gave me feedback on how she did. Thank you for the opportunity!"

'"My 2 children had never been to a holiday camp before so were a bit nervous, they only did one day.
They both absolutely loved it!!
They both came out skipping and buzzing to tell me all about it. They can’t wait for the next hols to go again!!"

"Thank you all so much!! Makes it easier for me to leave them knowing they are safe and happy!"


Every child and young person is welcome to attend our holiday camps, however our funded places are allocated based on eligibility provided by the Department For Education. Children and young people who are entitled to benefits related free school meals will take priority on most of the funded places, however we can also award funded places to children and young people who are from a disadvantaged area, are vulnerable or have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.

If your child does not qualify for a funded place, we have a limited number of places available at a very competitively priced cost of £12.50 per child per day.

Our holiday activity camps take place at various Life Leisure facilities. It is possible camps will also be available at other Life Leisure centres throughout the year so please keep an eye out on our website for updates.

10.00am - 14.00pm


If you need to change your booking, please contact the site directly, there will be an email provided on the booking confirmation for you to contact. you can also ask our wonderful coaches on the day if it’s during the camp and they will take all the necessary steps in helping you.

There will be posters and banners showing where registration is but also our welcoming staff will be pointing you in the right direction. Registration will be in the same place every day.

All our staff come from different backgrounds, but all have one thing in common which is offering the BEST diverse activity camps with diverse opportunities for children and young people. Our staff are recruited for their attitude, enthusiasm, and dedication to caring for children. Some are primary PE leads, some are coaches, some are youth workers, we have play leaders chefs and volunteers. Naturally they are cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau at the Enhanced Level.

Yes, all coaches are trained in delivering medications. Please ensure your child brings any medication they need each day and ensure a health questionnaire has been completed before you attend your first day. A health questionnaire will be sent to all parents within 24 hours of booking your place and children will not be permitted to attend the camps until this form has been completed. It’s extremely important that correct and up to date information has been provided. No medication can be given if prior details have not been disclosed. If you did not receive your confirmation email, please contact

If you can’t attend a date you have booked, we encourage you to inform us beforehand by contacting the centre of the booking. If you miss up to three dates then unfortunately your remaining booked places will be removed and made available to others.

Each child should wear appropriate clothing to do some physical activity in and appropriate for the weather whether that being sun cream or waterproof jacket also suitable footwear for the day ahead. Our arts and crafts activities and cooking can get messy, and we would rather your child's best clothes don't get ruined. 

No, a hot or cold meal will be provided on the day.

Yes. Please make sure your child brings plenty of drinks, there will be regular drinks breaks.

Every single day numerous activities are available. If you wish to find out exactly what your child will be doing on that day, please ask the coaches in the morning what options they have available for the day. Or you can check the timetable which will be available soon will provide an overview of the day.

Certainly. At the end of each day our staff will be more than happy to talk to you in the collection area and tell you all about how much fun they have had in their group on that day.

  • Every child day will have a wide variety of games and activities
  • Children will be well supervised
  • Children will make new friends
  • All staff are 100% committed to delivering an enjoyable fun filled week for kids

Each coach is trained to deal with any situation to make sure that everyone is kept safe and engaged throughout the day. If there are any problems, any of the coaches can be spoken to, to resolve an issue.

We would like parents to be arriving 5 minutes before the end of the day so that it ensures the smooth transition, and the kids aren’t waiting around for too long after their day of fun filled activities.

Often, we have 'special guests' visit us on site, offering children slightly different experiences to what we normally provide.

If you have any further questions, please email

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