BACE Holidays

BACE Holidays stands for Barnet.
Active. Creative. Engaging. Holidays!


BACE Holidays

What is BACE Holidays?

BACE Holidays is organised and run by Barnet Council and Young Barnet Foundation and fully funded by the Department for Education.

BACE holidays supports children and young people aged 5 – 16 who receive benefit-related Free School Meals* in the borough of Barnet.

School holidays can be pressure points for some families due to increased costs and reduced incomes. BACE Holidays provide engaging and healthy activities with an emphasis on physical, emotional, and nutritional wellbeing during the school holidays. Activities may include football, cricket, arts and crafts, performing arts and lots more.

If your child is eligble, or is in receipt of benefit-related Free School Meals* and would like to apply to attend BACE Holiday camps click below to register for BACE Holidays.

*Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

Universal Infant Free School Meals - All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in England’s state-funded schools receive a free meal under the Department for Education (DfE) Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) policy. However, infant pupils who receive a free meal under UIFSM must also be eligible for benefits-related FSM to be able to access a place on the HAF programme.

Please note: You will be asked to provide evidence of the above within the registration form and after booking.

  • Spring Holidays - 03 April - 14 April 2023*
  • Summer Holidays - 24 July - 01 September 2023*
  • Winter Holidays - 22 December - 05 January 2024*
*Dates may be subject to change


Get physical

Get your heart racing and join in the fun with Football, Bastketball, Multisports, Tennis, Dance, accessing gyms and so much more!

Try creative & enriching activities

Try something new, learn a new skill or simply enjoy a range of engaging activities such as; Circus Skills, Arts and Crafts, Trips, Team Challenges, Music Production, Talent Shows and lots more.

Learn about nutrition

Are you what you eat? learn about food, ingredients, how to prep and cookhealthy snacks and meals. Find fun ways to learn about sugar, water, the body and being sustainable.

Eat hot healthy meals

Each day a healthy meal will be served with healthy snacks and fruit! Try something new and we sometimes have extra to take home too!

Cost of living support?




Find out how we can support you with funds, free school meals, maternity grants and childcare here.


Venues across the Borough of Barnet - Each location below has different dates.

  • Canada Villa Young People's Centre, NW7 2BU
  • East Barnet School, EN4 8PU
  • Claremont Primary School, NW2 1AB
  • Church Hill School, EN4 8NN
  • Colindale School, NW9 6DT
  • Coppetts Wood, N10 1JS
  • Fairways School, NW7 3HS
  • Finchley Youth Centre, N2 9ED
  • Parkfield Primary, NW4 3PJ
  • Tudor Primary School, N3 2AG
  • Sunnyfield Primary School, NW4 4JH
  • St James' Catholic High School, NW9 5PE

Have a question? Go to our FAQ's to find out more! Click Here

If you have any issues booking onto any of the courses and / or have any queries please email BACEHolidays@barnet.gov.uk 


BACE Booklets

Inside each BACE edition you can find out about family-friendly activities and our exciting BACE Holiday camp and activities on offer!

Get going in 2022 with suggestions on how to make changes for a healthier lifestyle, with better food choices, keeping active, mental health support and where to go if you are worried and would like more advice.

Every family in Barnet deserves a healthy and rewarding holiday.