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Fuel4Fun Holiday Camps

Holiday Camps

There are over 10,000 young people in Tameside who receive benefit related free school meals. The main aim of the Fuel 4 fun programme is to engage with these young people over the school holiday period. During this time, we offer FREE holiday activities, supported interventions and provisions; we also provide a healthy lunch and snacks throughout the duration of the delivery. Additionally, to this a healthy food hamper is delivered to the family home of each of the young people enrolled on the programme. The food hampers contain recipe cards, fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh meat along with ambient products to create healthy meals. Developed alongside the NHS Children’s Nutrition Team it allows the families to be educated in healthy choices and to develop their knowledge surrounding a healthy lifestyle.

Funded places

Tameside families in receipt of benefit related free school meals with children attending a Tameside mainstream school are eligible for a free place on one of the camps subject to availability. Booking is essential. SEND places are also available for more information please email

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Young Person Learning To Cook As Part Of Fuel4Fun Holiday Camp

2 Young Teens Watering Allotments During Fuel4Fun Holiday Camps

Paid places

We also offer paid places on our Holiday Camps for those who do not qualify for the funding criteria. The Holiday Camps are a great place for children to learn, make friends and keep active during the school holidays.

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If these sites aren’t accessible please see other partner camps, information listed below.

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The Village Out Of School Club GX 16A Higham, Church Hall, Gee Cross, SK14 5LX
Buckton Vale – Inspire Sports Coaching Carrbrook, Stalybridge SK15 3LG
Rayner Stephen Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK16 5BL
Curzon Ashton JFC Tameside Stadium, Richmond St, A-U-L, OL7 9HG
Academy HQ Caroline House, Grosvenor Street, SK15 1SE
Priory Tennis Club Cheethams Park, Mottram Rd, Stalybridge SK15 2QX
BASE – Hattersley The Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersly
Aldwinian RUFC
Hattersley FC
Mottram CC
Tameside NC
Micklehurst CC
BASE – Guide bridge Audenshaw Rd, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5HJ
Lymefield Forest School Lymefield, Broadbottom, Hyde SK14 6AG
United Sports Coaching Keppel Street, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 6NN
Little Sports Coaching Manor Rd, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6QD
Micklehurst The Rowans, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 9DR
Canon Johnson Elgin St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9DD
Haughton Green Community Centre
Lindley Educational Trust- Ashton Youth Club


Commonly asked questions about the holiday clubs

Who is entitled to the Free holiday camp provision?

Children between the age of 5-13 in receipt of benefit related free school meals, that live and attend Tameside schools.

What times do the camps run?

Active Tameside Sites and Denton Community College camps will run from 9am – 3pm. External Providers will need to be contacted individually as they have separate running times.

What Activities will the children engage in?

All children will engage in a range of activities including Multi sports, arts and crafts, swimming and health and wellbeing sessions.

Will my child be taken off site?

Children will engage in activities off site including nature walks, park visits and trips.

Will lunch be provided?

All children will receive a healthy lunch that meets the requirements of the children’s NHS nutrition’s team.  Lunches will be ordered in advance.

My child has specific dietary requirements, can you provide lunch for my child?

When completing the registration form please include in detail the specific dietary requirement and we will ensure we can meet the needs of your child.

Other Holiday Clubs

Through the holiday activity funding we are able to provide free holiday places for children on benefit related free school meals within the local community supported by local clubs, youth provisions including private and volunteer sector.

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What parents have to say…

“A big THANK YOU! I have never seen our children smile as such as they did when I asked them if they enjoyed themselves. Your camps have really made a difference. Thank you for running these camps over the easter holidays to support our families.”
– Lynn King (Millbrook Primary School)


“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you. My son had an amazing time this half term at Denton. My son has ADHD and autism and it’s great to see him involved and loving the activities you provide. The camps are a great deal for him, and they really help me too. He enjoys every aspect of it and is really looking forward to the next half term.”
– Parent Feedback

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