About the project
“A high-quality holiday activity programme ‐ including support with literacy ‐ in Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, with a nutritious meal every day, free of charge.”

Fit Fed & Read school holiday activity programmes operate across Hertfordshire during the school Easter and summer holidays.  

Each four-hour day consists of:

  • Two hours of physical activity
  • One hour of fun education
  • One hour of two-course nutritious cooked lunch

Participant entry criteria:

  • Aged between 8-11 years
  • Eligible for free school meals

Physical Activity

  • Games based physical activity

Fun Education

  • Healthy Eating and Nutrition (games based) (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd)
  • Creative Literacy (Hertfordshire Libraries)
  • Fire and Community Safety (Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service)


  • Two-course nutritious hot lunch (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd)


FFR Festival 2021

To recognize another successful delivery of Fit, Fed & Read we hosted all ten camps at the University of Hertfordshire for the inaugural Fit, Fed & Read Festival.  The day was jam packed with fun activities which was delivered by a range of core partners to celebrate the programme and ensure each child had the best summer before returning back to school.

There has been extensive evaluation of the programme delivery and the impact that it can have for the participants and their families.

Please click here for the Fit, Fed & Read Summary Report for the 2021 Summer delivery

For more information about Fit Fed & Read in Hertfordshire please contact fitfedandread@herts.ac.uk. For the latest updates please visit our Facebook page.