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Bookings are now open for our 2024 winter holiday program!

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Macleod Recreation Centre


157 Wungan Street
Macleod VIC 3085

Program offered

School Holiday Program 

School Holiday Program opening hours

Monday to Friday
7:30am – 6:00pm

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Macleod Recreation Centre

School Holiday Program

Our Macleod 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 learning gymnastics or soccer skills to laughing yourself silly at a comedy show. We do regular excursions too (such as to the local cinema and roller skating rink).

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

How to enrol  Prices

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Winter Holiday Program

Bookings are now open for our Winter 2024 School Holiday Program! The program runs on weekdays from Monday 1 July to Friday 12 July 2024.

We've planned a bumper program of school holiday activities that will interest your child over the holidays. There are three different types of activity days.

Activity days

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

What to bring

  • Lunch and snack (nutritious and nut free)
  • SunSmart hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing and shoes
  • Swimwear, towel and change of clothes as required (if an activity involves water)

You can also read our School Holiday Program FAQs.

The prices listed in the table below are the full fee for each day. If you're entitled to Child Care Subsidy, what you actually pay could be significantly reduced. 


Holiday activity details

Week 1          1 - 5 July 2024
1 July
Dress up Party
What's your ultimate costume pick?
Get ready to rock your favourite look for a day packed with exciting games and tonnes of fun!
Category: Inhouse
Cost: $80.00
2 July
Inflatable world
Get ready for an amazing day at Inflatable World. Bounce the day away with your friends!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $125.00
3 July
Get ready to tumble, soar and flip as we dive into the world of gymnastics! We will introduce children to the fundamental skills and excitement of Gymnastics!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $95.00
4 July
Kazoo Workshop
Indulge in our dynamic music workshops. Children explore rhythm, dynamics, and tempo, band together to stage a lively concert, and take home their very own kazoo as a cherished memento.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $95.00
5 July
Junior Chef Extravaganza
Join us for Kids Cooking Day! Let's cook, learn, and have fun together.
Category: Inhouse
Cost: $80.00


Holiday activity details

Week 2          8 - 12 July 2024
8 July
Indigenous Celebration Day
Explore culture and creativity at our Art and Craft Day! Dive into vibrant colors, traditional techniques, and meaningful storytelling honoring Indigenous heritage.
Category: Inhouse
Cost: $80.00
9 July
Build a Bear
Today, we're diving into a world of softness and fluffiness! Get ready to create your own cuddly companion to cherish forever.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $95.00
10 July
Get ready to tumble, soar and flip as we dive into the world of gymnastics! We will introduce children to the fundamental skills and excitement of Gymnastics!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $95.00
11 July
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax, because we’re heading to our local cinema to watch the latest new release movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $125.00
12 July
Pyjama Party
Just roll out of bed and join us in your comfiest PJs! It's pyjama party time, where we'll build epic forts and cook up a storm of fun!
Category: Inhouse 
Cost: $80.00


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 Macleod 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 $73.00 $7.30
Excursion activity Price available when each holiday program is released.
Incursion 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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