Essex ActivAte is the name for the Holiday Activity and Food programme across Essex, run by Active Essex on behalf of Essex County Council. The programme aims to support the physical and mental wellbeing of primary and secondary school children, through engagement in a wide variety of activities.

Working with a network of trusted local delivery partners, Active Essex run FREE face to face clubs during the school holidays for children and young people who are eligible for benefits based free school meals, as well as those from low income working families who would benefit from this extra support. Each Essex ActivAte club will deliver a variety of fun physical and enrichment activities, fun food education and a nutritious meal.

Alongside this you can access family support and fun activities to keep children active and entertained at home. Check out our Family Support page below to get started!


If you are an organisation looking to apply to be part of our winter programme, click here.

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