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our free school meals scheme will be back this summer holidays!




We work in partnership with Bedford Borough Council to offer
fully funded spaces to families who are eligible for free school meals on our Active
Care School Holiday Clubs over the Easter and Summer Holiday Periods across
Bedford. Children in receipt of benefit related free school meals are eligible to access the HAF programme. 



The HAF Funded Active Care School Holiday Club includes a
free lunch as well as activities designed to ensure all of the children have a
FUN and ACTIVE school holiday this year in Bedford and parents can be confident
in their childcare and activity choice.




Our funded HAF Active Care Holiday Clubs operate from the following venues during the Easter and Summer Holidays on selected dates: 

Ursula Taylor CofE School, High Street, Fenlake, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6EG


Westfield Primary School, Chester Road, Queens Park, Bedford, MK40 4HW

You can choose which venue you would like your child to attend. 

How to book 

To book your child onto our free school meals scheme, you will need to book via the E-Vouchers Holiday Activities booking system. 

One month prior to school holidays commencing, you will be sent an email by your child’s school, containing your login details (including a unique booking code) and you will need these details to access E-Vouchers. If you believe you are eligible for free school meals and have not received these ahead of the Summer Holidays, please speak to your child’s school directly.

On the E-vouchers platform you need to search for ‘SSG Activities – Active Care’ to book onto our provision and choose the venue and dates you would like. You will be allocated a number of credits to use over the school holiday period. 

If you have any questions regarding booking onto our free school meals scheme, please email or call 01234 340782.


The Activities:

At our Active Care Holiday Club each jam-packed day ensures
children aged 5-12 years old have access to a wide range of activities to keep
them busy, engaged, having fun and developing throughout each day.

Children are split into groups of similar ages and each
group move round activities under the following headings:


Inflatable Fun:

A huge favourite with all of our children there will be one
or more inflatables on site for children to access. Inflatables include
traditional bouncy castles, slides and inflatable target shooting.


Creative Crafts & Messy Play:

A themed creative craft activity will be on hand every day
for children to let their creative sides run wild. Themes are changed daily and
based on children’s feedback ensuring that activities remain relevant and fun.
Groups will build, stick, colour, draw and create each day and have options to
take creations home or add to our holiday display.


Inclusive Sports:

We ensure that children of all ages and abilities are able
to access a massive range of sports with specialist high quality equipment
playing inclusive games and sessions tailored to their age and experience.
Sports include team sports, racket sports, summer sports, American sports,
athletics to name but a few.


Active Games & Challenges:


A wide range of practical challenge and adventure games are
set for the children each day to test and stretch their cognitive and physical
boundaries and ensure our children are helped to enhance their leadership, team
working and problem-solving skills whilst at Active Care!


We understand that the most important ingredient for our ACE

School Holiday Club has to be the fun and enjoyment of all of our children.


We ensure the day is well paced and that we have staff on
site that can bring a sense of fun, enthusiasm, genuine compassion and
excitement to all activities. Staff are fun, friendly and go out of their way
to ensure that they learn each child’s name as quickly as possible and make
them feel at home.


We incorporate daily themes within the club to ensure each day is unique, with themes including but not limited to:





Mission Survival

Emergency Services

Life Skills

high quality & safe provision

Our ACE School Holiday Clubs are a safe and high-quality childcare and activity option for all parents. All venues operate inline with the OFSTED benchmarks and are operated by experienced staff teams.


As an organisation we have been operating provision for children and schools across Bedfordshire for over 20 years ensuring:

Make an Enquiry


Our Active Care programmes are open to children aged 5-12 years.
Each pop-up experience day will cater for different age ranges, please view our timetable for upcoming days & the ages they are suitable for.
Our school holiday activities start from £25.00 for our pop up experience days, and from £29.50 per day for Active Care.
Yes, we accept childcare voucher payments and the taxfree government scheme payments for our Active Care programmes. We cannot accept these payment methods for our pop-up experience days.

You can book online by clicking the ‘book now’ button, or over the on 01234 340782 (our phone lines are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).