Healthy eating

Southwark’s food and fun holiday programme 2023

Decorative Summer of food and fun logo
Summer of Food and Fun

Find out about our school holiday activity and food programme for children aged four to 16 on benefits related free school meals, and how to sign up.

About the food and fun programme and who it’s for

We want to help local families who are in need of additional support to get free, healthy food and fun activities. These are aimed at children and young people aged between four and 16 years.

Each programme will provide:

  • free, nutritious and tasty food
  • fun physical activity sessions
  • a wide range of other exciting activities to suit different ages and personalities
  • opportunities to learn more about food and nutrition for children and their families

“I found that the food was a great help. One less thing to think about.”

Southwark parent

“It’s nice to just sit down whilst having food and talking to each other because you get to bond together.”

Southwark young person

How we will keep you safe during the programmes

To keep you safe, all programmes are delivered in line with government COVID-19 guidance.

Watch our film about the Southwark food and fun programme

Watch our film about what families and children thought of the summer 2021 food and fun programme.

How the food and fun programme is funded

This year we're running a food and fun holiday programme during the Easter, summer and winter school holidays. The food and fun programme is funded by the Department for Education.

When Southwark's summer of food and fun will run

The summer of food and fun will run from 24 July to 25 August 2023

Where your child can take part in Summer of food and fun

Map showing North West, North East, West Central, East Central and South areas of Southwark

Listings for each club taking part will be available below from late June 2023. Once you have chosen the best holiday club for your child, contact our providers directly to sign up. If you would like to be told when holiday clubs are announced or if you have any other queries, email the Holiday Activities and Food Team at

Southwark neighbourhood areas

We’ve included a map of Southwark below to illustrate the five different neighbourhood areas where the food and fun programme will take place.

Page last updated: 30 May 2023

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