Leisure and Recreation

Leisure and recreation

West Berkshire has activities and events aimed at families for all different age groups. We also have plenty of parks and outdoor space where families can enjoy the outdoors together for free.

Please use the section below to find links to Parks/ Open spaces, children’s activities and events in West Berkshire.  Details of classes can be found by clicking on 'view all services'.

Holiday Clubs Programme

There are free places available for children and young people eligible for free school meals. This opportunity is provided as part of the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme being delivered across West Berkshire, which also covers the Christmas holidays in 2021.

The scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

Children will be able to access sessions throughout the holidays, at no cost to you. The sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day. 

To find out if your child is eligible for a place, and how to book a place, please contact your child’s school .

If you have any queries regarding the HAF programme, please call HAF Coordinator  on 07795290575  or 07500097115.

In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit Help With Childcare Costs (gov.uk) to find out more. 

West Berkshire Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme. The free places are funded by the Department for Education. Visit the government website for more information on the national programme.

Parks and Open Spaces
Click here for details of parks and open spaces in West Berkshire

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