'Food and Fun’ School Holiday Enrichment Programme

‘Working together to promote healthy living, support positive well-being and improve engagement with education and the school during the summer holidays.’


What is Food and Fun?

Food and Fun is a school-based education programme that provides food and nutrition education, physical activity, enrichment sessions and healthy meals to children during the school summer holidays.


Starting as a pilot run by Cardiff Council in 2015, Food and Fun has developed into a national, fully funded Welsh Government programme administered by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). In 2023, 175 schools delivered the programme and provided over 11,150 places for children each day that it ran.


The WLGA will continue to roll-out the programme by working closely with local authorities and partner agencies.



What are Food and Fun’s intended outcomes?


What are the main benefits of Food and Fun?

  1. The schemes encourage children to be more active over the summer
  2. Improvements in children’s diets
  3. Making new friends and having fun
  4. Learning and engagement with school
  5. Improving parents’ health and well-being
  6. Parents learn new skills
  7. Involves the whole family
  8. Facilitates collaboration between agencies
  9. Makes better use of existing facilities
  10. Encourages community engagement
  11. Offers paid and voluntary employment
  12. Signposts to other services
  13. Helps parents meet the costs of school holidays

For more information contact: Foodandfun@wlga.gov.uk


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

Tel : 02920 468680
Mail : enquiries@wlga.gov.uk
Business Hours : Mon - Thurs 8:30 - 5:00, Fri - 08:30 - 16:30