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'Christmas Break Out' has been developed to allow children, young people and their families to enjoy together, a range of games and activities, in a safe and festive environment. 

Families can sign up to a series of camps that are running throughout December in BaNES, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Bath. Camps are open to all families (children up to age 14 ) and will provide a safe and joyful space to play and spend time together. 

The camps are especially focused on supporting SEND families, families who are entitled to receive free school meals and those that have found lockdown challenging due to being significantly by the economical and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.   

"We wanted to develop this initiative to help spread some 'Christmas cheer' through fun, social and community activities".

All of our fun activities will be centred around food and nutrition. Our camps will also offer families the opportunity to take part in a range of sports including; Rugby, Football, Target and Boccia as well as the option of enjoying some fun arts and crafts.

At the end of each camp, each family will be offered a nutritious hot meal to take home with them to enjoy as a family, as well as a food parcel to enjoy over the festive period. 

Why have we developed Christmas Break Out?

In the most deprived areas across Bath, 54 percent of students attending local primary schools receive free school meals and are supported through Pupil Premium for extracurricular activities and support.  During the school holidays, families can feel a lot of pressure to keep their children busy and provide the additional meals that are required each day.

Vulnerable families do not always have a ‘holiday experience’ and these camps, held within the participants own communities, are designed to support, educate and signpost them to vital services while having fun.

Additional support services such as food banks often see an 11% spike during these times, this is likely to be even higher this year so this is where we aim to offer help and support.


Christmas Break Out - More Information

Christmas Break Out Family Camps are held after school and during school holidays, in partnership with other organisations to ensure the provision of healthy, low-cost meals and fun activities.

Christmas Break Out starts on Monday, 7th December and runs through until Tuesday 22nd December.

Camp dates, locations & times

This year the camps will be held at Castle Primary School in Keynsham (BS31 2TS), Combe Down RFC, Bath, (BA2 5DE) and Welton Rovers FC in Midsomer Norton, (BA3 4QD).

Places are limited (Bookings will be confirmed by the BRF Team via email or phone)

After School Camps

Monday 7th December – 4-6pm Castle Primary, Keynsham

Tuesday 8th December – 4-6pm, Combe Down RFC, Bath

Wednesday 9th December – 4-6pm, Welton Rovers FC, Midsomer Norton

Monday 14th December – 4-6pm Castle Primary, Keynsham

Tuesday 15th December – 4-6pm, Combe Down RFC, Bath

Wednesday 16th December – 4-6pm, Welton Rovers FC, Midsomer Norton

Christmas School Holiday Camps 

Monday 21st December – 10 - 1pm , Castle Primary, Keynsham,

Tuesday 22nd December 10 - 1pm, Combe Down RFC, Bath

Tuesday 22nd December 10 - 1pm, Welton Rovers FC, Midsomer Norton