The summer holidays can fill many parents with anxiety as they struggle with childcare or finding affordable activities.

If you are looking for affordable activities to keep children safe and occupied over the summer holidays, many local councils are holding Holiday and Activities Food (HAF) programmes.

Three of our community centres are taking part:

  • Lower Lane Community Centre, Freckleton - 10am until 2pm

Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 

Wednesday 23 August to 25 August to Friday 

Outdoor sports play, indoor games and craft. Lunch provided. 

To book, and for additional enquiries about accessibility and children with disabilities or special educational needs, contact: Emma on 01253 728615 or 07990 015582

  • The Base, Broadfield, Leyland (from 1 August to 1 September)

Tuesdays and Fridays - Holiday and Activities Food (HAF) programme*

*places very limited

The community cafe is open on Mondays, 10am until 4.30pm and the community shop is open Wednesdays. The drop in session is also running on Thursdays.


  • The Place, Wade Hall, Leyland

Holiday and Activities Food (HAF) programme running every Tuesday and Wednesday from 25 July 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

The centre provides an evening meal. Places will fill quickly so if you want to guarantee your places complete a booking form online:


Lancashire County Council’s HAF programme – (Includes links to all participating Lancashire councils)


Other resources

Affordable things to do on a rainy day: Free Family Fun: 50 Rainy Day Activities For Kids - Netmums

100 Screen Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day 

75 Indoor Activities for Kids on a Rainy Day 

Free places to visit in Lancashire: THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Lancashire

Lancs Live article - cheap family days out 

(article published in 2020)

Places where children eat for free or offer affordable meals:

Free activities:

Activities in Leyland:


We hope you find this information useful. 

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