Chorley's Holiday and Food Activity Programme

Chorley’s Winter Holiday Programme is back this Winter Term, providing FREE activities and food for eligible young people from 19th December providing multiple days of activities and food. This page details the activities and support available for young people in receipt of benefit related free school meals and aged 4 – 12 years old.


  • Free 12 month membership at Inspire Youth Zone for those aged 8+!
  • Free access to sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings in Summer.
  • Additional activity sessions in parks and green spaces across the borough in partnership with Chorley School Sports Partnership.
  • Free healthy meals available at each session too!

This programme is fully funded by the Government via the Holiday Activities Fund and is therefore AT NO COST to you. (Please note that evidence of being on free school meals may be requested at the time of booking).

The main criteria remains that your child is eligible for free school meals. 

Check out the details below to see all the venues, activities and times.

You can book your place onto the Holiday Activity and Food Programme by calling Inspire Youth Zone on 01257 228888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm. 

Each venue has a variety of amazing activities for children to get involved with, build skills and experience new things. Please check with the venue provider on specific activities they have planned. Typically, you can expect to find lots of multi-sports (from football to tennis, and even climbing at Inspire!) or dance, baking, art and lots of fun games! 

Once you’ve booked your place, children will not need to bring anything from home. Only lots of energy, big smiles and their listening skills to keep themselves and others safe! Children are advised to wear appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activities. 

All children will be provided with a FREE nutritious meal everyday (approximately 12pm/1pm) Vegetarian options available. Please ensure we are provided with any dietary requirements/aware of allergies beforehand. 

The tuck-shop will only be open to buy drinks, sweets and snacks on our Party Tuck-Shop Thursdays. They must take full responsibility for any money they may be carrying around.

For providers, please find Cause for Concern link here.