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Our next program will run in the upcoming Spring Holidays between Monday 21 September - Friday 2 October 2020.

The team at Bendigo YMCA School Holiday Program look forward to providing a memorable set of activities and themed days for the 2020 Spring Holidays.

Further activity details for this location will be released closer to the programs start date.

In the interim, we encourage you to revise the program list below from Bendigo's recent 2020 Winter Holiday program.

Date Program details 
29 June
Chill Out Day
Come in your PJ's for a chilled day as we sit back and relax for our Beauty and Barber experiences. From creating fake nails to paint and decorate to making funky hair models to cut and style. Then we'll be relaxing with a movie.
30 June
All About Nature
We're getting back to nature by designing a mural using rocks for paint and a wide variety of natural materials we have on site as well as some we'll go exploring for. Then we're going to grow grass heads in eggshells.
1 July
Weird Science
From paper cup phone experiments, straw rockets and volcanos. This will be a science day with a difference!
2 July
Let's go on safari!
Dress ready for a safari! We're making our own binoculars and heading outside to spot the hidden objects. Create your own animal mask and explore the many footprints left in our animal kingdom.
3 July
Art with food
Did you know that you can use food to make art? Make shapes with bread, try out pancake art and create fun food stamps.
6 July
Around the world
We start with making your own mini plane and imagine flying off to the rainforests of Brazil. Then we head to China and Italy before we come back home for some cool Aussie activities.
7 July
Come join the Circus
Come one, come all for a fun filled day. Learn circus tricks and try your luck in the arcade games. You can even make your own juggling balls. 
8 July
Working with wool Wednesday
So much wool and so many projects! Create your own dream catcher and learn to knit using only your fingers. These are just a few of the fun activities we will do with wool.
9 July
Woodwork workshop
We're getting crafty with wood and you get to design, build and decorate your very own bird feeder to take home.
10 July
Camping party
Let's get active with our fun relay races and bush activities. Enjoy a toasted marshmallow at the campfire and Pizza will be supplied for lunch.

Booking and enrolments

Bookings and enrolments for our School Holiday Program is managed through an online system called My Family Lounge.

Bookings are opened shortly prior to a programs commencement. If you are new to the program, please register online.

For additional advice on the process, please read our booking and enrolment process

COVID-19 Updates

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and are taking every precaution recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure the health and safety of the children, staff and families who attend our centres.

Further details on our response is available on our COVID-19 Updates page.


If you're new to our services or your enrolment details have recently, we suggest revising your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) status. Get started by visiting the Services Australia website.

Lightning Reef Primary YMCA Before and After School Program

74 Holmes Rd
North Bendigo VIC
P: (03) 5444 6666

We are open
Mon to Fri from 7:00am - 9:00am | 3:15pm - 6:00pm