Welcome to our Holiday Programme Information Hub

 

We have been funded via the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme by Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council via the Department for Education.

This means we can continue to provide creative holiday provision for Bristol and South Gloucestershire families for the Easter, Summer and Winter holidays.

We have teamed up with local food suppliers who provide nutritious meals everyday.

Our holiday programmes are open to children aged 5 – 11 years old in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals. We are running programmes North, South and East Bristol and in South Gloucestershire. 

Please email Becky with your name and contact number at beckyh@uniquevoice.org to request a space.

A little bit about us… 

We are a Community Interest Company, delivering lots of different projects across the Southwest for children and young people. We are have been running for over 11 years now and delivering holiday provision is one of our longest standing services. 

We are creatives, so everything we do is based on using creativity: drama, music, art, song and dance. We know that supporting children and young people to develop their social and emotional skills is incredibly important, helping them to thrive now and in the future. 

And our programmes…

Performing Arts is the main focus of our holiday programmes, which means lots of games and creative play. However, you don’t have to be a confident performer to attend. Everyone is welcome, just be prepared for lots of energetic games and fun.

Drama

Circle Games

Time Outdoors

Arts and Crafts

Yummy Food

Making Friends

Our team…

We have a wonderful team, who are nurturing, fun and highly experienced.

There is always a paediatric first aid trained leader on site and all team members have an updated Enhanced DBS.

What else is happening?

Please find below some activities and helpful information that we have spotted for Bristol and South Glos families. 

PLEASE NOTE: The activities and information included below is being shared by Unique Voice. If you require any further information you should get in contact with that organisation directly. Unique Voice does not hold responsibility for any of the contents of the information provided. Unique Voice does not endorse the organisations/activities and you should make your own checks to satisfy yourself on the quality of the services on offer. If you would like the information in a different language or format please contact the organisation/agency who will hopefully be able to help. We cannot guarantee to include everything but will prioritise information on services or activities that practitioners will find useful in their organisation or to pass on to families. 

Child Health

Holiday Clubs/Activities

  • Your Holiday Hub – Bristol – information on a mix of free and paid for school holiday clubs and activities across Bristol for children and young people aged 4-16. 
  • Central Bristol Children’s Centre – Information on groups taking place at Central Bristol Children’s Centres.
  • Out and About Bristol – A group of specialist organisations who work together to provide inclusive sessions and support for Disabled and SEND children and young people.
  • Tobacco Factory Theatres – Youth theatre for 3-19 year olds.
  • Children’s Scrapstore – Creative activities for children.
  • Boing! Softplay – A softly family centre based in Lockleaze. It’s a welcoming and safe place for parents and carers to connect with others and interact with their children.
  • Creative Youth Network  – Charity offering youth clubs, creative courses and 1:1 support for young people aged 11-19 in Bristol, South Glos and North Somerset
  • Windmill Hill City Farm – Regular events and courses for children and families
  • St Werburghs City Farm – Outdoor child and youth programmes and after school activities. Summer, Half Term and Holiday Camps
  • Hartcliffe City Farm – Newly reopened community farm in Hartcliffe. Free to visit farm with animals, gardens and picnic area. Upcoming plans for a new playground and spaces for community classes and workshops.
  • Young Bristol – Youth organisation working in Bristol providing youth clubs, creative programmes, holiday clubs and outdoor activities.
  • Learning Partnership West – Youth Organisation providing holiday sessions and activities for children and young people up to the age of 25.
  • The Vench – Adventure playground and community centre in Lockleaze providing local young people and their families with a safe place to play, learn and create the change they want to see in the world.
  • The Birch Collective A range of programmes for young people which aim to build connection through experiences in the natural world. 
  • St Pauls Adventure Playground – A safe and inclusive space for St Pauls and its extended community that allows children, young people and their families to come together. Where children and young people meet, play, have fun, be free, learn, find support and make friends.
  • St Pauls Learning Centre – Courses, classes and events including sessions for children & young people
  • Felix Road Adventure Playground – Play and community setting for children from 8 to 14 years old
  • Heart of BS13 – Community events, activities and forest school holiday club
  • Arnolfini – Art gallery with free access and events and activities for families
  • Branches Out Forest School – Forest School groups and holiday clubs for ages 0-14
  • Princes Trust – Support for young people aged 16+ to gain skills and experience, take part in community projects and get into employment.
  • Babbasa – Organisation supporting young people to improve their wellbeing, develop new skills, become role models and start their dream careers.
  • ACE (Aspiration Creation Elevation) – ACE empowers disadvantaged young people in Bristol through arts activities, role-model guidance and inspirational experiences to tackle barriers preventing them from reaching their potential in life. Weekly drop in music sessions for young people aged 8-21 years old.
  •  Full Circle Project –Youth and community organisation running fun, social and sporting activities to young people in St Pauls, Bristol
  • Bristol SEND Events Calendar Regularly updated calendar of events for young people, parents, carers and interested members of the community.
  • Trinity – Trinity provides opportunities for young people aged 11+ and up to 25 years from challenging circumstances to take part in music, arts and cultural activities. Trinity also offers a Friday drop in session from 10am-12pm for children aged 0-5 and their families/carers.

Household Support

Recent changes in government guidance around free school meals mean that pupils who were eligible on 1 April 2018, or who became eligible since then, continue to receive free meals up until March 2025, even if their household is no longer eligible under the benefits/low-earnings criteria. After that date, they will still be able to access free school meals until the end of their current phase of primary or secondary education, even if their household no longer meets the eligible criteria.

Mental Health Support

  • Free Talking Therapy – VitaMinds  – A free and confidential NHS service – If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.
  • Off The Record (OTR) – Charity offering mental health support for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol and South Glos
  • Brook – Charity providing free sexual health and wellbeing advice and support for young people up to 19 years old.
  • Mind – Charity offering mental health support and information. Includes information specific to young people aged 11-18
  • Nilaari – Nilaari is a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led charity which offers social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people across Bristol.
  • NHS Mental Heath Services – NHS guidance and information

Accessing English classes

Misc Resources