Our half term programme welcomes school aged children (4-16yrs) who are eligible for benefits based free school meals or from ‘low income’ working families, to book onto our activity clubs and enjoy physical activity, enrichment sessions and food education. Paid spaces are also available but can be limited!

Our smaller half term programme is funded by Essex County Council, with Basildon Council providing additional funding for Basildon partners, therefore less spaces are available and prioritised for children and families who require the extra support. Due to Essex County Council solely funding the half term programmes, unfortunately clubs will not run in Thurrock.

We understand that all families circumstances can be different, therefore if your unsure if you’re applicable for one of our half term clubs, either contact your local club, head over to our ‘Essex ActivAte explained page’, or get in touch here.

Don’t forget to tag @EssexActivAte on social media and use #EssexActivAte to share stories, images and videos of clubs this half term!

How do I book onto a half term club with Essex ActivAte?
  • As half term programmes are smaller and clubs offer less days and spaces, sessions are prioritised for young people and families who require extra support the most.
  • You will not recieve or book on with your Holiday Activities voucher.
  • To book onto a local club, you will use this webpage and simply find your area below.
  • Book on with the link, email or contact number provided by the club organisation directly.
  • Please note: Clubs will not be running in Thurrock due to half term programmes being solely funded by Essex County Council.

Any questions, please reach out to the HAF representative of your area.

For further support or any questions you may have, contact the HAF support team here.
Alternatively, contact your locality lead below.
Emma Alderman

Assistant Relationship Manager, West Essex

Email: Emma.Alderman@ActiveEssex.org

Phone: 07557168008

Nicky Smith

HAF Lead

Email: Nicola.Smith5@essex.gov.uk

Chloe Hinds

Assistant Relationship Manager, Mid Essex

Email: Chloe.Hinds@essex.gov.uk

Mobashar Mahmood

Assistant Relationship Manager, South Essex

Email: mobashar.mahmood@activeessex.org

Cheryl Lomas

Assistant Relationship Manager, North Essex

Email: Cheryl.lomas@activeessex.org

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Nina Head

Assistant Relationship Manager, South West Essex

Email: nina.head2@activeessex.org

Phone: 07741 768 873

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