Summer HAF + HAP

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Summer HAF + HAP

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A quick rundown…

What is happening?  Football, outdoor games and crafts:  all free.

More details about the food soon….

When?  11am – 2pm Tuesdays 2, 9 and 16 August; 11am – 2pm Thursdays 4, 11 and 18 August

Where? Glevum Open Space

For?  Children of any age accompanied by their parent(s).

Run by Neighbourhood Chaplains of Abbey Church CIO.

The Summer Healthy Activities and Food Programme is open to families with children, whether eligible for income-based free school meals or not; and provides a midday meal and activities (sports, crafts and games) on the Glevum Open Space, next to the play park on 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th August from 11am – 2pm (although the volunteers will be setting up and clearing away before and after these times).

The food will be served from a catering lorry arranged by the Council on the car park.

It is important to book, especially if your child(ren) would like a meal; it will help the food providers and also help those planning sports and crafts,  so please go to:

When booking, you will be asked if your child is eligible for Income-related free school meals so the Council can keep a record of how the funding is being used.

If you have trouble booking please email or ring or text 07788 1106002 to speak to Abby.

If you happen to be in the open space on one of the days HAF + HAP is taking place, you and your children will be welcome to join in the activities, whether you have booked or not.

Activity Title Cooked meal and activities for families
Activity Description Choice of Sports, Games and Craft activities as well as Nature activities around the Open Space (some weather-dependant).
When? Date, duration and time Dates Tuesdays 2, 9 and 16th August

Thursdays 4, 11 and 18th August

Time: 11am – 2pm


This session is open to children of any age accompanied by  parent(s)/carer(s).  Booking is essential

Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) – Gloucestershire County Councile or by email to


Location Glevum Open Space, Glevum Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester, GL4 4BL.

There are safe walking and cycling routes to the Open Space (and bike/scooter racks inside the play park).  The number 2 bus runs along Heron Way.  If arriving by car, there is parking at Morrisons or the Abbeydale Community Centre car park at the end of Glevum Way.


The meals will be served during the middle of the session from an adapted lorry which will be parked in the car park near Glevum Open Space and will be well signposted; you can bring your meals from there to the Open Space where there are a few benches and also tarpaulins to sit on. There are pavements leading from the car park to the Open Space where the activities will be run.  There will be an Abbey Church Neighbourhood Chaplains/HAF banner and an Information Table staffed by our volunteers near the entrance to the Open Space as well as some gazebos.


Contact Abbey Church Neighbourhood Chaplains and other volunteers from Abbey Church CIO will be running the session.  for more information, please contact Church Administrator, Abby Brook:    07788 110602

Activity Description  

Each day there will be at least one craft activity on offer which will be listed at the information table plus colouring sheets/greetings cards to colour / I-Spy style nature activities.  We have some environment message posters that we’d love you to colour: the best we will laminate and tie to the park railings so you can see them displayed the next session!

Some days our volunteers will include keen gardeners who will provide small pots and compost and seeds for flower/vegetable/herb planting.



Sports Other Activities
Tuesday 2 August
Coached football session and informal games Nature: collecting ideas for a “Climate Mobile” and considering how plants grow;


Rounders/cricket Crafts:

  – Climate mobile

–        Bead and pasta-threading

Thursday 4 August
Coached football session and informal games Making and launching stomp rockets
Parachute games

Long rope and individual skipping games

Hula hooping


 –  Endangered species 1 – Hedgehog fan.

–        “Flappy Butterflies”


Tuesday 9 August
Informal football games Nature: Tree hunt around the park and leaf-rubbing



–        “Flappy Birds”

–        Bug cardboard finger puppets

Thursday 11 August
Informal football games Making and launching stomp rockets
Rounders/cricket Crafts:

–        Endangered species 2 – Hazel Dormouse picture

–        “Flappy Butterflies”

Tuesday 16 August
Coached football session and informal games



–         “Flappy Birds”

–         Bead and pasta-threading

Thursday 18 August
Coached football sessions and informal games


Making and launching stomp rockets

–        Endangered species 3: Printed beaver picture

–         Bug cardboard finger puppets



There will be other sports equipment, such as swingball, for you to use and (weather-permitting) mats with toys on for you to sit on and play with babies/toddlers.


The Open Space contains a playpark which is open at all times for children to use.


Food Provision Information A meal meeting DfE nutritional standards will be cooked in the catering lorry parked on the adjacent car park.  If you have booked at least 24 hours beforehand and notified us of any dietary requirements/allergies, then these will be catered for.
Information about accessibility for SEND families Glevum Open Space is accessible – there are no steps –  and there are toilets (including disabled toilets and baby change) a short distance away at Morrisons where parents may take children.

We would welcome enquiries from families whose children have particular needs so that we can reassure you about facilities available.










August 9
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Private: Glevum Open Space
Gloucester, GL4 4BL
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