Bookings for our 2024 winter holiday program will be coming soon!

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre


8 Warner Avenue
VIC 3147

Program offered

School Holiday Program 

School Holiday Program opening hours

Monday to Friday
7:30am – 6:00pm

Contact us in centre

Phone   Email

Map showing entrance and directions to Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre Holiday Program for parents to drop off and pick up kids

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

School Holiday Program

Our Ashburton holiday program provides an opportunity for your child to learn from new experiences through a fun mix of activities, while making friends along the way.

We offer a wide variety of interest-based in-house activities, themed incursions and exciting excursions. Our holiday programs are run by experienced Educators who help your child become more confident and independent.

Activities could include anything from drumming workshops to silent discos. We do regular excursions too (such as to Boroondara Sports Complex to learn gymnastics). We've even had a comedy show visit us!

Your child can also get lunch at our café when you submit an order through School Lunch Online. Simply create an account, select 'YMCA Ashburton' as the school you're ordering from, and follow the steps to place your order.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming program – we'll share the schedule on this page about four weeks before the school holidays start.

If you're looking for care for a short amount of time, we also run a Creche program from 9:00am-10:30am and 10:30am-12:00pm. The program is suitable for children from six weeks old and provides a space to socialise and play.

How to enrol   Prices

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We offer three types of activity days which are priced differently:

  • In-house: activities run by our Educator team.
  • Incursion: activities run by visitors to our service.
  • Excursion: activities run at an off-site location.

The table below lists the current daily fee for our in-house activities at Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre.

Prices for incursions and excursions will be available when the program is open for bookings (approximately four weeks before the start of the holidays).

Holiday program


You pay as little as*

In-house activity $90.90 $9.09
Incursion activity Price available when each holiday program is released.
Excursion activity Price available when each holiday program is released.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Our holiday programs qualify for the Federal Government's Child Care Subsidy (CCS). CCS helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees.

The 'Fee' price listed in the table on this page is the full permanent or casual daily fee for each program without any CCS entitlements.

*The 'You pay as little as' price is an example of how little you could pay if you qualify for the maximum CCS percentage (90%) as provided by the Federal Government. We've calculated this price to allow for the 5% withheld by Services Australia to reduce the chances of an overpayment.

When our holiday programs are open for bookings, you'll be able to see the prices for each activity on this page. These prices are the daily price and do not include any CCS you may be entitled to, which could significantly reduce your out of pocket expense.

Learn more about Child Care Subsidy or visit the Service Australia website for more information. We also recommend using this CCS calculator to estimate your new subsidy payments. 

Book your place

You can book into our School Holiday Program through My Family Lounge (our online booking system).

Read our 'How to enrol' guide and FAQs to make sure you've got everything you need to book. 

Returning families:   Sign in

New families:            Register 

Got a question?        Enquire              

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