HAF On The Hill
Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)
for 11-16 year olds
Our EASTER HAF sessions will be running for 4 days in the Easter Holiday
From Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th April 2024
from 3pm - 7pm
A healthy cooked dinner is inluded in all sessions, This will be vegetarian, with gluten free and vegan options.
These are free of charge, as part of Devon County Council's fully funded Holiday Activities and Food programme.
Priority is given to young people in receipt of benefit related free school meals
The HAF programme is a fully funded holiday activities provision for children who recieve benefits related free school meals.
Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits. To check if your child is eligible to apply for the programme, please visit this page Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk) for more information.
If you are not eligible to access a funded place but are interested in booking your young person onto a paid for place then do get in touch - we have a limited number of these places, and they are available on a sliding scale. We ask you to self-assess dependant on your means:
From £25-£30 per sessions per child.
HAF On The Hill
Do you want to learn how to make a fire from natural materials or the old way of making fire by friction? Fire making for fun and to use for cooking will be a part of every HAF On The Hill session. Come and develop your firecraft skills with us with winter.
There are always a variety of farm activities which bring a group together, tending to the sheep, vegetable harvesting, wild food foraging, wood processing and tractor rides!.
Cooking over the fire
Each HAF session will include making hot food, and what better way than cooking it over the fire - from learning fire making skills to getting creative with seasonal pancake mixes and fragrant curries and flatbreads. It's amazing the dishes that can come together over fire!
Big Garden Adventures
Would you like to understand better where your food comes from, and make a contribution to the garden that feeds us all?
On a big garden adventure we will discover the wild and grown food readily available on the land, and the more tropical treats growing in our polytunnel! ever wondered what a passion fruit straight off the vine tatses like? or a vitamin c bomb that is the mighty kumquat lemon?
Rural Craft and Art Projects
Discover natural art materials here on the land and get involved in crafternoons on a HAF session!
From lantern making to creating natural pigments for painting and charcoal for drawing to whittling butter knives and making felt christmas decorations.
Learn new skills
You could make a bench from scratch or learn to fix a garden tool in the repair workshop.
You will learn crafting skills through being introduced to the natural materials of wood, clay, willow and wool (from our flock of shetland sheep on the farm)
Young Person , August 2023
"I just want to say how much I appreciate you and the team for allowing me to experience all the activities I have done on the farm. I hope to see you all again. Thank you for making the last 2 weeks of my summer holiday enjoyable. I will miss you guys a lot"
Care Manager, August 2023
“I would like to say a big thank you to you and your team for how welcome you have made J feel during his sessions with you. He has taken a great deal from the experiences and has talked highly of you all and has a big smile when he knows he is going. The food he has been making and the time spent there have been a valuable experience for J”.
Parent, August 2023
“You offer something very special and unique and there is a lack of this for the older kids”