Winter in Dorset is an opportunity for children and young people to:
- take part in an exciting programme of activities and events
- make new friends
- take part in physical exercise and learn new skills
- enjoy tasty and nutritious food
- join in the fun if your child has special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
- take part in short breaks
- have lots of fun!
Holiday, activities and food programme
Find out more about the holiday, activities and food (HAF) programme.
If your child is eligible for benefit-related free school meals they're also eligible for a Winter in Dorset pass code.
If you registered your child for Easter/Summer in Dorset you do not need to sign up again; your pass code will still be valid.
Contact us if you've lost your pass code and we can find it for you.
Sign up for free activities
Search for Winter in Dorset activities
Contact our Holiday Activities team if you need help signing up.
Once you sign up we'll send you your Winter in Dorset pass code by text or email. Keep your code somewhere safe as you'll need it to book free places on holiday activities throughout the year.
Many of the activities that accept the pass code will also be open to fee-paying customers too.
If your child is not eligible for free school meals, many activities that accept the pass code will also be open to fee-paying customers too. You can search for activities in your area on our Family Information Directory.
To make sure we're still supporting all our families we're using Winter in Dorset as an opportunity to encourage all providers to be as inclusive as possible. We're offering more funding and training to make sure our providers have the support they need to make activities suitable for children and young people with SEND.
Find holiday activities for children and young people with SEND
If your child is eligible for continuing healthcare they may be able to access short breaks.
Find short breaks for your child on our Family Information Directory.
As well as all the fun activities we also want to help families get access to tasty and nutritious food over the holidays.
Eating well is a great way to help you live well, feel good and is important for a child's development.
Find tips and recipes for healthy eating at home and watch our useful cook-along videos.