YMCA School Holiday Programs are a fun and active way to keep your children engaged over school holidays!

Every school holidays, we run a variety of programs across Victoria to suit all interests and family budgets. If your child is aged between five years old to 12 years old and enrolled in primary school, they will love our School Holiday Programs.

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Next program

Our Summer School Holiday Program will run between the end of Term 4 2021 and the start Term 1 2022. The program’s start date will vary at each location depending on the requirements of the primary schools.

Therefore, only selected locations will be running in the week leading up to Christmas (Saturday 25 December) and they will then take a break until Monday 3 January.

The program will return in full at all participating locations on Tuesday 4 January and run until Friday 28 January. The program will not operate on the Tuesday 26 January Public Holiday.

In November we will release a full list of operating days and activities for each location so you will know when your local program is running.

Returning families will receive an email notification when the program details are released.

New to our programs? Complete our enrolment process to prepare for the spring holidays.

How to get started

  1. Take a look at our locations to find the site most convenient to you.
  2. Once you've decided where you would like to book, go to our bookings page.
  3. If you're a new family, you'll need to follow the booking steps on the bookings page to register for a My Family Lounge account.
  4. If you already have a My Family Lounge account with YMCA Children's Programs, you can sign in to make a booking.
  5. If at any point you have any questions, take a look our at FAQs or feel free to submit an enquiry.

COVID-safe practices

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues, the safety and wellbeing of children, families and staff remains our number one priority.

YMCA Children's Programs employs ongoing safety practices to ensure our programs are COVID-safe.

We require support and action from our families to maintain these practices.

Practices involving parents and guardians include:

  • Contactless sign-in and out process
  • Social distancing 1.5m from other families during drop-off and collection
  • All adults to wear a face covering during drop-off and collection
  • Keeping children at home if anyone in your household is unwell

Further details on our safety practices are available on our COVID-19 updates page.