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Eligible children benefit from free sessions

Attendees at one of the previous holiday camps

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A programme of free holiday sessions for children from families who receive benefits is to be extended to all leisure centres in the borough of Hounslow.

Lampton Leisure’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme has been run at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre and Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre over the past two years.

Over 330 local children attended the holiday camps since they were launched in April 2022.

The sessions provide eligible children with access to free activities including swimming, tennis, dodgeball and team challenges such as “drop the egg”. Sessions last four hours each and attending children also receive a meal.

Lampton Leisure has run 14 weeks’ worth of HAF sessions since first launching the programme and last year the business was selected as a regular HAF provider. Welcoming 66 participants in its first camp, Lampton Leisure’s holiday programmes have grown rapidly with 126 participants attending the sessions over the Christmas holidays. By extending the HAF programme to all six of its leisure centres, Lampton Leisure aims to improve access to sessions for children across the borough.

Parents of children who have attended previous Lampton Leisure holiday camps have shared overwhelmingly positive feedback about the programme. One said, “Everyone is friendly and I can see a big change in my daughter's confidence and motivation in sports and socially. I really appreciate the coaches and can't wait to bring my daughter back”.

Rowland Omamor, Managing Director of, Lampton Leisure, said, “By expanding our HAF programme to all six of our sites, we are helping more children in Hounslow to stay active and develop new skills in line with our commitment to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes for the community. With a broad range of fun and confidence-building sessions and nutritious meals on offer, we are supporting healthier lifestyles while providing children with the opportunity to participate in activities that they may not otherwise have access to.”

Parents in receipt of a qualifying benefit are encouraged to apply for HAF for their children attending reception to year 11 who receive benefit-related free school meals. All claims should be verified by the school or local authority.

To find out more about upcoming holiday camps contact Jonathan Barbour, Sports and Community Development Officer at Lampton Leisure at

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