#FABFeb coming soon!

*** February half-term ***

FREE activities and food for children and young people



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**** October Half Term – October Play and Activities Liverpool (OPAL) ****

Our list of free play and activity providers for October Half Term can be downloaded here.

These providers will be delivering free activities over the October half term for children and young people across Liverpool.

For more information on (October Play and Activities Liverpool – OPAL) please email info@merseyplay.com


Summer 2021 HAF (Holiday Activities & Food)

A big thank you to all our Summer 2021 HAF (Holiday Activities & Food) Providers for making this year’s activities some of the best yet!

Over a hundred activity providers supported children, young people and their families across Liverpool during the Summer holidays with free activities and food.


HAF (Holiday Activities & Food) Liverpool Play Days in August 2021
* Princes Park * Rice Lane City Farm * Garston Park *




FREE Activities and Meals this summer with #HAF2021


HAF (Holiday Activities and Food)

Hello everyone I’m Colin Heaney and I’ve recently been appointed as HAF Coordinator here at MPAC (some of you may know me from my time at LCVS). That’s all well and good I hear you say, but what’s HAF when it’s at home? Here’s some more information . . . .


May Half Term Holidays 2021

52 play schemes were supported in providing free activities and food for children and young people across Liverpool this half term.

Click here to download our May 2021 MPAC booklet

Easter Holidays 2021

Positive About Play supported 47 play schemes across Liverpool over the Easter holidays through distribution of grant funding, 470 arts and crafts activities packs and ambient food. The play schemes delivered a range of online and in person (socially distanced) play activities as well as a variety of free food provision to those children, young people and families most in need.

MPAC Easter Activities Booklet free download




February Half Term 2021

Positive About Play supported 40 play schemes across Liverpool during February half term through distribution of grant funding, 400 arts and crafts activities packs and ambient food. The play schemes delivered a range of online and in person (socially distanced) play activities as well as a variety of free food provision to those children, young people and families most in need.
If you want to know more about the play schemes in your area or if you are a new community group / organisation who would like to run a school holiday play scheme for 5 – 15 year olds and need any advice please get in touch with MPAC.












Christmas Holidays 2020

Positive About Play were able to support 45 Christmas play schemes with funding to deliver a range of free play scheme activities and free food provision to children, young people and their families. The number of organisations funded by Positive About Play and delivering activities over the 2020 Christmas period in Liverpool was more than double that of December 2019.





Positive About Play – Christmas Holidays Play Schemes
MPAC and Positive About Play are supporting 45 organisations across the city in delivering a range of free play scheme activities and free food provision to children, young people and their families over the Christmas holiday period.

Activities will be starting Monday 14th December.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to know where your nearest play scheme is.

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twitter: @PlayMpac
youtube: Mpac Liverpool
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mpac.liverpool
website: www.merseyplay.com









Making MPAC COVID-19 Secure
⭐️ MPAC now have a QR code displayed within our building which can be scanned by all visitors using the NHS COVID-19 app β­οΈ

All visitors to our building are now asked to provide a temperature reading via a non-contact infrared thermometer and are also asked to leave telephone contact details.


Positive About Play – October Half Term 2020

Positive about Play were able to distribute just over Β£8,000 of funding to 41 play schemes for the October half term holidays.  The play schemes provided a variety of over 12,000 food hampers, grab and go lunches, breakfasts and food bags for over 2,000 children, young people and their families.

MPAC also provided over 200 activity packs (these were pre-packed boxes consisting of footballs, skipping ropes, hula hoops and other equipment aimed at encouraging physical activity) to the play schemes who then either distributed the packs to families in need or used the packs to deliver play activities to β€˜bubbles’ of children and young people.



MPAC Summer Workshops




Positive About Play – Summer 2020

Positive about Play distributed just over Β£74,000 of funding to 53 play schemes for summer 2020.

Play schemes meticulously planned and delivered activities over the summer which included a range of online/remote and outdoor/indoor activities as well as food provision.

Over 30,000 food hampers, grab and go lunches, breakfasts and food bags were distributed to over 2,300 children, young people and their families.

MPAC also provided 260 activity packs with play instruction booklets (these were prepacked boxes consisting of footballs, skipping ropes, hula hoops and other equipment aimed at encouraging physical activity) to the play schemes who then either distributed the packs to families in need or used the packs to deliver play activities to β€˜bubbles’ of children and young people.




How to contact MPAC
We are available via email info@merseyplay.com by phone 0151 708 0468 and the following social media channels:

instagram: mpacliverpool
twitter: @PlayMpac
youtube: Mpac Liverpool
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mpac.liverpool
website: www.merseyplay.com


Online Learning Resources
Visit our Online Learning Resources page for links to free online educational and fun activities aimed at children, young people and their families.







COVID-19 NHS Guidance for parents and carers
Please see attached guidance for parents and carers about when they
should take children to A & E, call 999, use 111 or call their GP.

Local SEND Support Services




Positive About Play


We need your feedback πŸ“ŠβœοΈ

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BCT9SJP

If you are a play scheme / community group / organisation in Liverpool delivering play/arts/crafts activities to children and young people aged 5-15 during school holidays please take a few minutes to complete our survey.

The information we receive back from you will help us to continue our work with play schemes and improve our services.
#positiveaboutplay #liverpool #plaympac #community #arts



Free School Holiday Play Schemes for 5-15 year olds
Positive About Play
We supported 54 play schemes across Liverpool over the February 2020 half term to provide play activities for children and young people aged 5-15.
To find a play scheme near you contact MPAC on 0151 708 0468 or info@merseyplay.com





Donate to MPAC
Please donate to MPAC so we can continue to support some of the most vulnerable groups in our communities through our play scheme network.



Positive About Play – Play Schemes 2020
If your organisation or group are running a school holiday play scheme for 5-15 year olds in Liverpool please get in touch info@merseyplay.com as you could be eligible for funding.




Visit our new online arts and crafts shop
Our arts and crafts shop is now online with local delivery available










MPAC Food Hub Summer 2019

Thanks to the Mayor’s Hardship Fund MPAC were able to organise a food hub over the 2019 Summer holidays. Click here to see the impact of our first food hub.

– Over 7 tonnes of ambient food were delivered directly to 30 play schemes over the six weeks of Summer

– Over 70 play schemes had access to the food hub

– Over 54,000 meals and snacks were provided to children and young people in Liverpool over Summer 2019 via the MPAC food hub’s network with the play schemes across the city