Winter School Holiday Program will be coming soon! Find your location below to view its specific dates and the program schedule when available.

We make school holidays fun! Our holiday programs are jam-packed with activities designed to help your child grow and learn from new experiences.

We provide school holiday programs at 31 locations across Melbourne and Victoria. Our holiday programs vary at each of our locations – view your preferred location’s page to see their schedule. Whichever location you attend, there’ll be an exciting mix of activities to help your child have fun, become more confident, and make amazing memories.

Our diverse range of holiday program activities include themed in-house days, incursions and excursions. Your child could take part in sports like basketball, gymnastics or soccer – or enjoy one of our circus, dance or art holiday activities. There’s also cooking, craft, science and STEM-based activities to get involved in. On excursion days, we often head to places like the zoo, local farms, the cinema and ninja parks. Every day is different!

We’ve designed our programs to suit all interests. We know the school holidays can be a juggle, so whether you’re looking for vacation care or ways to keep the kids entertained – we’re here to support you. Our school holiday programs are safe, inclusive and supportive environments where awesome experiences, new friendships and thrilling adventures await. Come and join the fun!


Types of holiday activities


In-house school holiday program activities are run by our friendly and experienced Educators. These themed days range from science activities, bake-offs and games to art and craft sessions, parties and learning about other countries and cultures. The possibilities are endless!


Incursions are led by organisations who visit our holiday program to deliver an activity. Popular incursions have included visits from petting zoos, martial arts experts and specialised sports clinics, as well as professional artists, musicians, silent discos and many more.


Excursions take place at a venue off-site. Past holiday program excursions we've organised include trips to bowling and laser tag, the cinema, galleries, local attractions and the zoo. We’ve also had amazing adventures at ninja parks, rock climbing and trampolining centres.

Who can enrol in our holiday programs? 

The Y runs holiday programs for primary school kids aged five to 12 years old. Don’t worry if your child doesn't attend the school where our holiday program is based – they’re still welcome to come along and join in the fun. Your child can attend as many days as you like.

How much do holiday programs cost? 

You can find the daily price for your holiday program in your location’s program schedule. The daily price varies depending on the type of activity (for example, whether it’s an in-house activity, incursion or excursion). The price listed in the program schedule is the full daily price without any government subsidies that you may be eligible for. 

What is your holiday program schedule?

Our school holiday program schedule varies at each of our locations, however it typically includes a mix of in-house activities, incursions and excursions. You can find your location’s schedule by searching for their webpage below. The schedule will be released around four weeks before the start of each school holiday. 

Find your local School Holiday Program

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Are you a new family?

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Booking information

  • 1. What you need to get started

    As you complete your enrolment you will be asked to provide certain information in order to secure a spot for your child.

    We suggest preparing the following documentation before setting up an account:

    • Contact information: Contact information is required for the person who will be responsible for the account. Please note: The primary contact would also be the parent or guardian registered for Centrelink benefits.
    • Secondary contact: You will also be asked to add a secondary contact, which is the additional parent/guardian.
    • Billing information: Your child cannot commence care with us until a payment method has been set up. Please provide the following billing information: credit card details or bank card details.
    • Action plans, birth certificates and immunisation history statements.
  • 2. Register for an account

    My Family Lounge is an online booking and enrolment system which allows families to amend or update information at their convenience.

    This paperless systems allows you to:

    • Enrol your child/ren in our programs
    • Submit a new booking request
    • Manage existing bookings
    • Update your contact details

    It can be accessed via desktop or mobile devices (download the app via the Apple App Store or Google Play).

    To create a My Family Lounge account, visit their registration portal. You will be asked to set up an account with a username and password.

    Once you have registered you will be sent an email with a link to follow to complete your enrolment.

    Visit the registration portal

  • 3. Completing the enrolment form in My Family Lounge

    You can complete your child's enrolment form by actioning the following:

    1. Enter the primary contact details for the person who will be responsible for the account. Add the secondary contact which is the additional parent or guardian.
    2. For each child you are enrolling you will be asked to complete a separate enrolment form.
    3. Add which centre or service you want to attend.
    4. Provide any medical or dietary requirements for your child are provided.
    5. Upload action plans, birth certificates and immunisation history statements.
    6. Choose your preferred payment method. Remember, your child cannot commence care with us until a payment method has been set up.
    7. Read all the information thoroughly. It is important you feel informed and confident before starting care with us. Almost there...please read and agree to the terms and conditions of the YMCA and type your name in the box.
    8. Submit! Click on the submit button when you have completed all of the above. If something is missing, any areas still needing information will be highlighted red at the top of the page.
  • 4. Book a place

    Once enrolment is completed, sign into My Family Lounge and go to the casual bookings section. Select the days that you would like your child to attend our school holiday program at the relevant location and book your days.

    This needs to be done for each child being booked into the program.

  • 7. Manage your account

    Once you have enrolled with YMCA Children's Programs, we recommend reviewing the resources and support service available on our enrolment hub.

    This include advice on accessing the Child Care Subsidy, details on our fortnightly debit cycle and directions on updating bank details.

    The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees.

    CCS is provided by the Federal Government and is managed through their Services Australia agency.