Holiday activities

Information about activities available during school holidays to keep primary and secondary age pupils entertained; including suggestions to make healthy meals, and fun activities the whole family can join in.

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Christmas holidays

North Lincolnshire Council will be using the Department of Education grant funding to deliver the FUELLED Holiday Activity and Food programme to eligible children during the 2021 Christmas school holiday periods.

Children and young people aged 5-16 years old who are eligible for benefit assessed free school meals or have received a postcard from their school will be able to access free activities and healthy food throughout the Christmas holidays.

We have worked with our partners to develop a programme of virtual and face to face activities. They include schools, local voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers. See the virtual activity section below.

How to book an activity

Fuelled brochure

Take a look at our digital brochure for details of activities on offer and then book an activity through the Fuelled booking system via the link below:

Virtual activities

Christmas Virtual Escape Room – Santa’s Journey

Welcome to Santa’s Journey Escape Room! In this escape room, you are Santa’s Head Elf. It’s Christmas Eve, and you have to help Santa deliver all of the presents before dawn. On your journey, Santa reminds you that people wish each other Merry Christmas differently all over the globe. (Tip, Google translator will play an audio recording to help you learn how to say the phrase.)

After completing each puzzle, learn one way that people from each continent wish each other Merry Christmas.

Christmas Sing Along

Top 82 Christmas Songs and Carols with Lyrics 2021 🎅 – YouTube. Join in with your favourite songs.

Christmas Dance Along

Just Dance 2020: All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey | Fanmade – YouTube

Can you keep up with the Just Dance figure as Mariah sings her most famous Christmas hit?

Merry Memory Challenge

Christmas Memory Challenge Quiz – CBBC – BBC

Can you use your observation skills of Christmas present, followed by your memory of Christmas past to ensure that your Christmas yet to come is a winning one?

Snowman Craft

Easy Snowman Crafts for Kids to Make with Parents – Kids Art & Craft (kidsartncraft.com)

Explore lots of different ways to make a snowman using different resources that you have round the house.

Winter Sudoku Puzzles

Winter – Medium Sudoku (Snowflake) (bigactivities.com)

This Medium Sudoku puzzle features a 4×4 Sudoku puzzle to solve. There are a range of puzzles with difficulty levels ranging from easy to hard.

Secret Agent Coded Messages

Christmas – Word Decoder Puzzles (bigactivities.com)

Can you decode the range of messages and become a super sleuth?


Yogabugs are offering FREE access to their online yoga and mindfulness platform to all families in North Lincolnshire eligible for the Fuelled programme.

The platform has over 100 children’s yoga story videos for 3 -12 years and adults will enjoy yoga classes, relaxation classes & mindfulness resources. YogaBugs virtual has sessions for the whole family to get involved in!

To sign up, please visit the Yogabugs website and enter code: north-lincolnshire-1392


Disney 10 Minute Shake-up Games

These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day, inspired by your favourite Marvel, Pixar and Disney characters.

The Elf Christmas Workout

The ‘ELF’ Christmas Workout #GETKIDSMOVING (10Mins)

Join in with Elf and have fun with hug squats and buddy hops.

Phunky 15

Get Active for 15 minutes with a range of Phunky Games 

NL Active 12 days of Christmas

Can you keep up with the Christmas challenge?


Noise Academy have created some virtual beatboxing lessons for you to try at home. No equipment needed! Follow the links to each lesson:

Park Fit

Try the Park Fit circuit in Central Park (Scunthorpe) or Baysgarth Park (Barton)

Brigg Christmas Trail

Pick up a Brigg Christmas Trail sheet from The Angel Hub. How many Christmas pictures can you find? Return the sheet to the The Angel for a surprise treat.

Full Time meals

Get cooking with Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge 

Cook Together with Phunky Foods

Working with your child(ren) to create tasty meals is not only good for their independence and learning around healthy eating, it can also be an incredibly rewarding and bonding experience. Whether you’re teaching basic skills to them, or mastering new skills together; it’s all about the team work.
We’ve collated some fun, simple recipes for you and your child(ren) to try out at home. Watch the videos, download the recipes … and give it a go.

Cook Together with Change 4 life

Sign up to Cook Together and you’ll have taken the first step to cooking healthier meals for yourself and your family or friends.

Every week for four weeks, we’ll send you two tasty, healthy recipes with easy to follow instructions, and a shopping list of all the ingredients you’ll need to cook a healthy meal. We’ll also send you some handy tips about healthier eating and how to be food smart when you’re out shopping.


For when you need self-help advice or to talk to a friendly counsellor about anything that’s worrying you. We are an online emotional wellbeing service for 11-25 year olds in Suffolk


Offers advice to under 25 year olds on topics such as mental health, sex, relationships, drugs and money

On My Mind: Self-care

Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health. Young people have worked with the Anna Freud Centre to develop ideas to help each other when we feel down or low.

Guided meditation for Children

Settle down, close your eyes and be whisked away to a Winter Wonderland.

Sign up to the Fuelled newsletter

If you would like us to keep you informed of upcoming activities and events, please sign up to our newsletter.

Useful information

The Fuelled Christmas Holiday Programme will give your child/children access to fun and free holiday club activities and online resources to engage with during the winter holiday.

All activities will include a healthy hot meal and a range of physical activities.

To ensure everyone has equal access to activities, children can attend up to four sessions over the holidays.

We will send a postcard out to each child before the booking system goes live. It will have information about how to book activities for the Christmas holidays.

Your unique code will be on your eligibility letter. Please use this when registering your child on the system.

The booking system is now live.

The activities will take place in the Christmas Holidays from Friday 17 December to Tuesday 4 January.

If you are unable to find your code, or you have any other queries, please contact your school directly or email the HAF team (fuelled@northlincs.gov.uk) with the following information:

  • your child’s name
  • their date of birth
  • your address

If they are eligible, we will email you your unique reference number.

Alternatively, you can ring the holiday activities helpline on 01724 297270 (Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm).

You will receive an email with confirmation of your child/children’s booking.

The provider of your child/children’s holiday provision will contact you to discuss any practical arrangements (arrival time, any COVID guidance, and any special requirements your child may have, including dietary needs).

If you have any queries and want to get in touch with the provider, please use the contact number that was on the booking page.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 allows us to hold information about children and families as part of our duty to support families.

However, the law says we must:

  • only hold information that we need for the delivery of the programme
  • only use the information for that reason
  • make sure the information we hold is accurate
  • keep the information only for as long as it is needed
  • make sure we only use the information lawfully and not breach your rights as the owner of this information
  • keep the information secure at all times.

We will need to share information about your child with the organisation who are providing the activities your child is booking to ensure that they can effectively deliver their activities as part of the programme.

Please read our Fuelled privacy statement.

Please contact the provider or email fuelled@northlincs.gov.uk if your child is unable to attend one of the activities and we will notify the provider.

All activities are aiming to be inclusive of your child needs. There are however a couple of activities that are specific to children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). If this is the case than this will be clearly stated. Each activity provides a description of what the activity will consist off and what your child can expect. Please book your child onto activities that you feel will meet their interest and ability.

The activity provider may be in touch with you to further understand your child’s need and discuss any additional support your child may need to engage in the activity they booked onto. If you wish to discuss your child’s needs with the provider then you can also contact them directly. All providers’ details can be accessed on the booking site.

We suggest you look at the Fuelled site first as some of the activities are available to everyone and others may have a charge which includes the price of food. Please also visit the activities for families webpage for other activities that are not part of the Fuelled project this Christmas.

Your child will qualify if all these statements apply:

  • your child is eligible for benefit assessed free school meals (FSM) or has received a postcard from their school
  • you live in North Lincolnshire
  • your child is aged between 5 and 16 years.

Other questions or need help?

You can email us with any questions you may have at fuelled@northlincs.gov.uk , or ring our helpline on 01724 297270 (Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm).