Over 5,500 children take up places at this summer’s HAF programme across CV Life venues

With the summer holidays done and dusted and children back at school, CV Life is pleased and proud to announce 5,500 children took part in the HAF (Holiday, Activity and Food) programme across our leisure and culture venues.

Holidays can be a tricky time for parents to keep their school aged children entertained. But due to the cost-of-living crisis it can also be an expensive time keeping them fed – particularly if they qualify for free school meals.

So the HAF programme, funded by Coventry City Council, sees venues across the city hold a broad range of holiday activities, as well as providing a hot meal for children of the city who are on free school dinners.

CV Life venues such as The Wave, Xcel, Alan Higgs, Moat House, Centre AT7, Coventry Transport Museum and Herbert Art Gallery, all host youngsters across the holidays.

Community Manager Wendy Jackson said: “My team does an incredible job in providing fun and engaging activities for children at our leisure venues   – those attending camps with a pool also have the option to learn to swim too.

“The children always leave with huge smiles on their faces, and we get so much positive feedback from parents who say their children have had an amazing time.

“Building relationships with the families is such an important element to this programme. It allows to get to know them and offer support when needed.

“This summer we’ve had more 5,500 children take up places at our camps, which is testament to what a brilliant job our team does in creating a friendly and interactive environment which is why they keep coming back .”