What is Sheffield Healthy Holidays?

Be active, eat well

The aim of Sheffield Healthy Holidays is to make sure that children are happy and healthy during the long summer break, with activities to get moving, hampers full of food and recipes for lots of fun!

What’s on offer?

Whether you are hula-hooping in the park or having a family cook off in the kitchen, we will feed your imagination this summer!

We have developed a programme of activities with partners across Sheffield that you can enjoy at home, take outdoors and join others in your local area for some small group activities.

We’re bringing together:

  • Healthy Hampers packed with tasty ingredients, delivered weekly
  • Interactive resources on this website, where you can learn new skills and even win a prize in one of our competitions!
  • The Sheffield Healthy Holidays Activity Guide published every Monday in The Star, packed full of activity ideas and delicious recipes.
  • Local small group activities to engage children of all ages.

How can I get involved?

  • Healthy Hampers are still available in Burngreave, Firth Park, Shiregreen, Brightside, Southey, Ecclesfield. To apply, complete this form.
  • Take a look around this website and try one of our workshops. We’ve got everything from Bollywood dancing to recipe classes lined up.
  • Pick up a copy of The Star on a Monday (from 27 July) for 16 pages of fun activities to try at home or in the local park.
  • Take a look at the Partners list below to find your nearest Hub for a full list of local activities.
  • Follow us @SheffieldHealthyHolidays for up-to-date info.

Healthy Hampers   Eat Well, Have Fun!  

Healthy Hampers   Eat Well, Have Fun!  

Healthy Hampers   Eat Well, Have Fun!  

Healthy Hampers   Eat Well, Have Fun!  

Healthy Hampers   Eat Well, Have Fun!  

Sheffield Healthy Holidays is all about trying activities and eating food that does us good. In addition to the fun workshops we have on this website and in our weekly activity guide, Healthy Hampers will be distributed to families across Sheffield.


Update 10 August 2020:

We’re pleased to report that we have been able to allocate the hampers that we previously had available to local families in Burngreave, Firth Park, Shiregreen, Brightside, Southey and Ecclesfield. If you had previously completed the form online, then our local partner, SOAR, will be in touch with you as soon as possible to make the necessary arrangements with you for collection.

VAS is at the heart of voluntary and community action in Sheffield.

We strive to tackle inequality; increase democratic engagement and influence change to city systems and structures to better meet people’s needs. We are ambitious and optimistic – we love Sheffield and want it to be a great city for all its people and communities. We provide a wide range of support and services to community and voluntary organisations in the city, helping those starting up, as well as established organisations. In addition to support for groups, some of our services are directed at individuals, particularly our support for volunteers and people who use health and social care services in the city.

Sheffield Healthy Holidays Partners


Zest is an award-winning community enterprise delivering high quality and responsive services to local people. They are passionate community enablers, working to tackle local inequalities and improve community wellbeing. Zest manages a flagship community building, delivering responsive and integrated community, leisure, health and work support services to adults and children from Sheffield.

Zest Centre, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NA
0114 270 2040


SOAR is a community regeneration charity that provides a range of services designed to improve a person’s health, well-being and employability. Their mission is to enable and support local people through partnership working to improve the quality of life for North Sheffield residents.

SOAR Works, 14 Knutton Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S5 9NU
0114 213 4065


Manor & Castle Development Trust has spent over 20 years working with communities to take control of their own destiny and develop solutions to challenges. Alongside local people, MCDT addresses issues that matter to the community, offering a range of services and activities including training and development, help to find work, health activities, support for families, activities for older people, children and young people, and volunteering opportunities.

1st Floor Park Library, Duke Street, Sheffield, S2 5QP
0114 278 9999

Heeley City Farm

Heeley City Farm is a lively community hub with activities delivered all year round. Alongside volunteers, the farm grows many tonnes of fresh produce from their gardens and allotments, promoting healthy eating and low-carbon lifestyles. Young people help care for the animals at the farm through a vocational education programme.

Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, S2 3DT.
0114 258 0482


Sharrow Community Forum (SCF) was founded 20 years ago by local people who wanted to have a voice and to shape what was happening in their area. Today, SCF plays a pivotal role in Sharrow, enabling community connectivity and cohesion through a range of complimentary services, volunteering, partnerships and community development work.

Sharrow Community Forum, Old Junior School, South View Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 1DB
0114 250 8384