BACE Holidays

Summer 2024 Bookings Open Monday 10 June 2024 and close 1 week before the start of each activity. 
We close the bookings 1 week before to allow planning for food, SEND support and staffing.


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 in Reception - Year 11 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.

*Benefit-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.

  • Summer Holidays - 29 July - 30 August 2024*
  • Winter Holidays - 23 December 2024 - 05 January 2025*
*Dates may be subject to change
Summer 2024 Bookings Open Monday 10 June 2024 and close 1 week before the start of each activity. 
We close the bookings 1 week before to allow planning for food, SEND support and staffing.


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 used in 2023 across the Borough of Barnet. Confirmed Venues for Spring BACE 2024 will be updated by the end of Jan 2024.

  • All Saints' School, N20 9EZ
  • Ashmole Primary School, N14 7NP
  • Brunswick Park Primary and Nursery, N14 5DU
  • Canada Villa Young People's Centre, NW7 2BU
  • Chickenshed, N14 4PE
  • Claremont Primary School, NW2 1AB
  • Colindale School, NW9 6DT
  • Coppetts Wood Primary School, N10 1JS
  • Cromer Road Primary School, EN5 5HT
  • Fairways School, NW7 3HS
  • Finchley Youth Centre, N2 9ED
  • Hillsong North London, NW11 7RP

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 




  • Holiday Inn (Brent Cross), NW2 1LP
  • Holiday Inn (Golders Green), N3 3JN
  • Millbrook Park Primary, NW7 1JF
  • Moss Hall Junior School, N3 1NR
  • New Barnet Leisure Centre, EN4 9BS
  • Parkfield Primary, NW4 3PJ
  • The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum, NW9 5LL
  • Tiferes High School, NW4 2TA
  • Torah Vodaas Primary School, NW9 7AJ
  • Underhill School and Children's Centre, EN5 2LZ
  • Saracen's High School, NW9 4AS
  • Summerside Primary School, N12 0QU
  • Watling Park School, HA8 9YA
  • Whitings Hill School, EN5 2QY

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 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.

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