Feast of Fun is a partnership of local churches, community groups and schools that offer holiday activities with healthy food across Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.

For many families the summer holidays are a struggle with the children at home 24/7 and no free school meals. The weekly budget has to stretch further for food, so there is little left for activities and treats. Starting in 2014 with 6 churches each year Feast of Fun grows. In 2019 there were 36 Feast of Fun groups providing lots of fun activities, healthy food and amazing trips for 1,315 children, 506 young people, and 467 parents/carers.

Our Partners

We work with a wide range of partners who support Feast of Fun. For example companies like Quorn Foods which supplies Quorn products and cooking experiences; or organisation such as the National Literacy Trust which supports reading and provides free books.

We aim to ensure that all the children, young people and families have the opportunity to enjoy a trip outside of their community, to places such as North York Moors Centre at Danby, The Bowes Museum, RSPB Saltholme, Kirkleatham Museum, Wensleydale Railway, MIMA and Teesside University.

Our Volunteers

We have more than 300 volunteers of all ages who give their energy and enthusiasm to support Feast of Fun. And since 2017 we have welcomed a whole new generation of volunteers, older people through Faithfully Ageing Better - people over 50, who share their time, skills and talents with the children and families to create A Feast of Fun across the Generations.

Feast of Fun is a great example of churches, community groups and schools working together to make a difference to family life during the school holidays. Children, families and volunteers know the difference that Feast of Fun makes in the summer holidays, you can watch the film and read our 2018 evaluation report to find out more.