Fit and Fed

 

Plymouth City Council has received funding from the Department for Education to coordinate a city-wide holiday activity and food programme during the 2021 Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays to support families with children who receive free school meals. The Fit and Fed programme in Plymouth is being managed by the Sports Development Unit who have been coordinating holiday programmes in the city for over six years.

Fit and Fed Holiday Clubs

Our summer holiday club programme aims to support children on free school meals and will provide a safe and fun environment, where they can experience a wide range of amazing activities including sports, dance, arts and crafts, forest skills and much more. Every child will also receive a healthy nutritional meal or packed lunch each day.

There are over 70 free clubs taking place across the city at different times and for different age groups. The holiday clubs are funded to provide four weeks of free activities for children on free school meals. Children can attend the same club for four weeks or visit a different club each week. Spaces can be booked directly with the holiday club, on a first-come first-served basis.

Booking details and more information on all the holiday clubs available can be found in the Summer Activities Brochure below.

Fit and Fed on Tour

We are also taking Fit and Fed on tour to one of the city’s parks every Tuesday and Thursday, offering the whole family a range of free and fun-filled activities such as bouncy castles, mini golf, junk modelling and more.

There’s no need to book for Fit and Fed on Tour just drop by between 10am and 2pm at any of the following locations:

Date   Venue
Tuesday 27 July Devonport Park, Devonport, PL1 4BT
Thursday 29 July Ernesettle Green, Ernesettle, PL5 2SY
Tuesday 3 August Tothill Park, St Jude’s, PL4 9HF
Thursday 5 August Peacock Meadow, Plympton, PL7 4JL 
Tuesday 10 August Victoria Park, Stonehouse PL1 5NQ
Thursday 12 August Moonies Park Field, Southway, PL6 6RZ
Tuesday 17 August Bernice Terrace Field, Lipson, PL4 7HZ
Thursday 19 August King George V Playing Fields, Plymstock, PL9 8AR
Tuesday 24 August Central Park, Milehouse, PL2 3DG
Thursday 26 August Central Park, Milehouse, PL2 3DG 

We hope that you will join us and enjoy a happy, healthy holiday with Fit and Fed this summer!

FAQs

 

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme funding from the Department for Education is only to support children that are currently receiving free school meals. If your child does not currently have free school meals, they are not eligible for this year’s Fit and Fed programme. However, many holiday clubs that are running across the city are open to everyone and provide similar opportunities.

Thanks to funding from the Department for Education, our holiday clubs are able to provide four weeks of free activities for children who receive free school meals.

Each holiday club is managing its own bookings. You will need to contact them directly. Contact details can be found in the Summer Brochure below.

Yes. You can book a different club each week, or you can choose to book the same club each week. 

Please note: The number of sessions you can book with the Mount Batten Centre and Plymouth Snowsports Centre are restricted to enable as many children as possible the chance to experience these particular activities.

Each holiday club will have a different theme (e.g. sport, art, outdoors, dance) and will offer a different mix of activities.

Daily activities will include some exercise, food education, fun, and enriching activities as well as a healthy meal

Your child does not need to bring anything with them although a water bottle/drink is advisable. They should wear comfortable clothing and footwear that allows them to run around and play games in. They may also need to wear appropriate clothing if activities are outside e.g. jumper, sun hat.

All of the holiday club providers have declared they have suitable arrangements and appropriate policies and procedures in place in relation to Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Insurance and Accessibility.

Where appropriate, clubs are also compliant with Ofsted requirements. 

The Fit and Fed programme is being managed by the Council’s Sports Development Unit. If you need to speak to someone about the Fit and Fed programme, or have any queries you can send them an email at sportsdev@plymouth.gov.uk.

If your child has additional needs and requires extra support to access the holiday clubs please get in touch with the Sports Development Unit via email at sportsdev@plymouth.gov.uk.

More information on the national Holiday Activities and Food Programme from the Department for Education can be found on the GOV.UK website.