Families across Oldham can book a range of free activities


Families across Oldham can now book on to a range of exciting activities for free this summer thanks to a new universal programme launched by Oldham Council.

With schools closing for the summer holidays, children and young people are able to enjoy fantastic opportunities over the upcoming holidays, without it coming at a cost to parents.

The announcement is great news to households across the borough who, without this support, may have otherwise struggled to afford such luxuries due to the financial pressures associated with the cost-of-living crisis.

More than 3,600 incredibly fun and enjoyable sessions will be accessible to children and young people over the next six weeks as part of the local authority’s new universal activity offer.

Outings include everything from cinema screenings and theatre shows to swimming sessions and family fun activities.

Some universal sessions will coincide with events taking place as part of the council’s existing Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF), which starts on Monday 24 July.

Oldham’s HAF programme, which first began during Easter 2021, provides enriching activities and healthy meals for free to children aged 5-16 on benefits-related free school meals during Easter, summer and winter.

Eligible households can already book onto the council's HAF activities using unique codes they have recently been issued in the post.