Family Space HAF

What we do

At Cheltenham YMCA Family Space we provide enriching and enjoyable activities during the school holidays, we are committed to creating a safe inclusive environment where children, young people and their parents/careers can come together to engage in family-focused activities.  We understand the pressures of feeding a family and providing activities can have and aim to support families in often an isolating time, where the change of rhythm to family life can affect the whole family’s well-being.

Through our programmes and HAF provision, we offer carefully designed family activities, aiming to strengthen family bonds, creating and forging community connections.


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‘The purpose is to make sure children and young people are entertained, active, educated, safe, and fed during the holidays’ – Lindsey Power – YMCA Family Space Interim Manager

1 Engaging Activities: From sports and arts to educational workshops and outings, our Holiday Provision program offers a diverse range of activities to keep children and young people entertained and stimulated throughout the holidays.

2 Nutritious Meals: We understand the importance of proper nutrition, especially during times when access to meals may be limited. That’s why we provide wholesome and nutritious meals as part of our Holiday Provision program, ensuring that every participant receives the nourishment they need to thrive.

3 Safe Environment: The safety and well-being of our participants are our top priorities. Our Holiday Provision program takes place in a secure and supervised environment, while parents stay with their children, ensuring safety and comfort for all.

4 Educational Opportunities: Holidays are not just a time for relaxation but also for learning and growth. Through our Holiday Provision program, children and young people have the opportunity to engage in educational activities that foster curiosity, creativity, and lifelong learning.

Why Choose YMCA Cheltenham’s Holiday Provision?

Proven Track Record: Since its inception, our Holiday Provision program has successfully served over 1,050 young people during the summer holidays, making a tangible difference in their lives.

Community Impact: By participating in Holiday Provision, you’re not just ensuring a memorable holiday experience for your child – you’re also contributing to the well-being of the community by supporting a program that promotes inclusivity, engagement, and opportunity for all.

Expert Guidance: Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to providing the highest quality care and support to every participant in the Holiday Provision program, ensuring that each child and young person feels valued, respected, and empowered.

Don’t let school holidays be a time of worry or uncertainty. Join YMCA Cheltenham’s Holiday Provision program and give your child the gift of unforgettable holiday experiences, meaningful connections, and boundless opportunities for growth and development.

Contact us today to learn more about Holiday Provision and how your child can get involved.

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