Activities galore for children and families this Easter in Solihull!


Solihull Council’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme will run again this Easter holiday, with nearly 30 providers offering a wide range of children’s and family activities across 33 borough venues. Children and parents/carers, who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, can book activities for free. With a meal also provided at no cost for children and for children and parents/carers for family activities. Whilst many activities are also available at great value prices, for non-eligible children.

Computer and technology based sessions can be booked, in addition to arts and crafts, cooking and swimming, plus a wide range of sports including dodgeball and darts or some more familiar such as tennis, football, hockey and netball.    

Family activities are once again available at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre, with swimming, badminton and table tennis sessions, on various dates from 23 March to 7 April. With tennis and Active Antz soft play (under 5s) also running at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

Ice skating for both children and families, as well as learn to skate sessions are available at Planet Ice Solihull. For the first time, teenagers will be able to access ice skating without a parent or guardian’s attendance, available for HAF eligible 13 to 16 year olds.

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens are providing free family access to the gardens across the entire Easter holiday period for HAF families.

Councillor Wazma Qais, Cabinet Member for Communities & Leisure, Solihull Council, said:

“From children’s activities to sessions aimed at families, the Easter HAF programme offers free activities and a free meal for all Solihull residents who are eligible for benefits related free school meals. We have a number of new providers for the Easter holiday period, which further extends the number of locations hosting activities for Solihull families. Many can also be accessed by non-eligible children and families, with prices that offer great value.”

“We also have a diverse range of fun, family sessions at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre. These, in addition to activities at Planet Ice Solihull and entrance to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, allow parents and carers of eligible families, free access to a number of venues. A truly comprehensive range of activities are available for our residents this Easter.”


See what’s on offer? Check availability and book activities this Easter:

Children’s activities -

Family activities -

Everyone Active sessions at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre require advanced registration if you have not registered previously. Places are limited for each session, book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For families not eligible for the funded family activities, prices and sessions can be viewed by selecting your preferred centre

Planet Ice - skating sessions - teenagers aged 13 to 16 years   

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens – HAF family pass to gardens

SEND/additional needs activities -