Family Fun Day

Join us for a FREE and exciting day of activities for young people aged 4 – 16. Perfect for those with a HAF Code, open to all.

Sat 16th Dec 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Apple Tree Centre, Ifield Avenue
Crawley, RH11 0AF

About this Free Event

Calling all families with children aged 4 – 16!

Love dancing, making music and being creative or fancy trying something new like martial arts or a new sport? Enjoy some complimentary pizza, or a hot meal and refreshments as you discover the amazing range of children's holiday clubs available throughout Crawley and West Sussex this winter. *Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Get Your HAF Code and sign up for a Holiday Club for FREE! 

Meet the activity clubs that have FREE HAF-funded spaces available. This means that those eligible for Benefit-Related Free School Meals can sign up for an extraordinary holiday club at absolutely no cost. The event is open to all, with plenty for everyone to be involved in, completely free of charge.


Activities include: 

  • Dance with KC’s Dance and Gym,
  • Soft archery, fencing and dodgeball with Horsham Sports Services
  • Music workshops and performances with Audio Active 
  • Interactive art with  Creative Crawley
  • Puppet making with Bigfoot Arts Education South
  • Taekwondo, Hapkido self-defence, Knife Awareness and breaking boards and bricks with Grandmaster Finch from Authentic Taekwondo Association
  • Christmas craft with VIM Clubs
  • Holiday experiences with Junior Adventure Groups
  • Sensory room and outdoor play with Maddie's Playground
  • Rock climbing with Everyone Active
  • Make music with West Sussex Music
  • Dance performance with The Y.E.S Project powered by DanceHub CIC
  • Football with Whizz Kids Holiday Club
  • Face and nail painting with Totz2Teenz

PLUS UKHarvest's very own chefs and food waste experts will be on-site to launch their HAF @ Home box, provide engaging cookery demonstrations and live cook-alongs that will leave your tastebuds wanting more.

PLUS We'll also have local support services on hand to provide information on a range of social issues, including St Johns Ambulance, West Sussex Fire and Rescue, Free Shop Crawley, Sussex Police, Home Start Crawley, Crawley Girl Guides, West Sussex Waste Prevention & Crawley Citizens Advice Bureau.


Volunteer on the day

If you would like to volunteer on the day or know anyone who would like to offer some time to support this free event, please click here! This event won't be possible without your support.

Free Bus Service

Metrobus is kindly providing a free bus service to attendees on the day! Click for the full schedule and map. 

Who can join?

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All young people aged 4 – 16 are invited! The day will be particularly beneficial for those children with a HAF code* as there are opportunities to sign up for fully funded holiday club spaces. 

HAF codes are available to those receiving Benefit Related Free School Meals and can be collected from school or West Sussex County Council. 

What's the full schedule? 

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Our activity providers listed above will be putting on drop in workshops and performances throughout the day so turn up whenever is convenient!

We will also have a main stage, where Holiday Clubs and Youth Groups will perform and showcase their work. 

Main Stage (Subject to Change)

11.00 am UKHarvest WELCOME AND INTRO

11.15 am KC’s DANCE and GYM

11.45 am UKHarvest COOKING DEMO


1.00 pm The YES Project Dance



2.45 pm UKHarvest THANK YOU’S

My child does not have a HAF Code, can they still attend? 

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Absolutely! We welcome all children aged 4 - 16 to come and try a holiday activity club. 

What is a HAF Code and how do I find mine? 

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All children eligible for Benefit Related Free Schools are given a HAF code. If you do not have your HAF code, please check your award letter from the Free School Meal Team in the first instance. If the letter does not show your HAF code, you can ask your child’s school office or email us at 

Do I need to pre-book a specific time?

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No. Families are welcome to drop in throughout the day and stay as long as they like. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. 

How do I get there?

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We encourage you to use our free shuttle bus, kindly provided by MetroBus, of which details can be found here. Car parking is available on-site.

This event has been set with support from West Sussex County Council, as part of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

Metrobus has kindly provided a free bus service for attendees.