If your child needs quality care during school holidays, is between five and 12 years old, and enrolled in primary school – they will love YMCA School Holiday Programs!

About us

We're proud to support families in Bannockburn with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Bannockburn P-12 College.

This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Winter 2022 School Holiday Program based at Bannockburn P-12 College.

The program runs between Monday 27 June to Friday 8 July, on weekdays.

We've prepared a range of engaging experiences that will spark your child's interests and connect them with new friends.

Current families can sign into My Family Lounge to make a booking.

New to our programs? Follow the steps outline on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.


Activity details

Week 1
27 June
A Day of Dance
Get your dancing shows on! We’ll learn about the benefits of dance fitness and prepare our own routines with our holiday friends.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
28 June
Fitness Challenge
The team from Glacier Fitness are visiting to provider a fitness workshop. Challenge yourself with a variety of physical activities.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.00
29 June
Geelong Gaol Museum
We’re visiting Victoria's longest running colonial jail for a guided tour performed in character as someone who lived or worked there.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.00
30 June
Pizza Party
We’re celebrating the holidays by hosting a pizza party and playing a series of party games.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
1 July
Art Adventure
We’re bringing out our inner artists with a series of art and craft activities. Hang your masterpiece in our gallery.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
Week 2
4 July
Build your very own take home stuffed, soft and cuddly creation that you can treasure forever!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.00
5 July
Spies and Detectives
We need your help to solve a mystery! Work in teams to complete puzzles, read invisible ink and investigate clues.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
6 July
Celebrate your Pet
We’ll be making special treats to take home to our favourite furry friends. Bring a picture of your pet and share stories about them.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
7 July
Roller Skating Fun
Get a roll on! It’s time to practice your roller skating or blading skills at Rollerway Skate Centre Newtown.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.00
8 July
Winter Wonderland
Join us for a variety of winter themed craft activities, inspired by the falling snow. We’ll also bake cookies and drink hot chocolate.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00


Activities and learning outcomes

YMCA School Holiday Programs offer a variety of activities to interest your child, such as:

  • arts and crafts
  • music and movement area
  • outdoor and physical space
  • puzzles and board games
  • reading and quiet space
  • science, nature and sensory activities
  • incursion and excursions.

Strict departure hours apply for excursions (please note the times when booking the activity).

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 06:30 and 18:30 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).


Co-located programs

The Y also offers the following services at the same location:

What to bring

  • Lunch and snack (nutritious & NUT FREE)
  • SunSmart hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing and shoes
  • Where activity involves water, please bring swimwear, towel and a change of clothes as required



We believe in an inclusive society for all children and families. Children with additional needs are welcome to attend our program. Families must contact the OSHC Coordinator at least four weeks prior to the holiday program to discuss the individual needs of your child and complete any funding applications. Find out more about inclusion at YMCA Children's Programs.

Prices and subsidies

Bannockburn YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activities, which each incur a cost: 

  • In House: $78.30
  • Incursion: $98.30
  • Excursion: $108.30
Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities planned and associated fees. 

Please note: The fees above are not inclusive of any Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlements, which may reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

Debit process

Our programs operate on a fortnightly debit cycle, which withdraws payment for the next two weeks of care your family has booked.

If you book an additional day of care during our School Holiday Program, your account will be back charged in the following debit cycle.

Visit our debit process page for a list of forthcoming debit dates.

Bookings and enquiries

To enrol your child in a YMCA School Holiday Program or submit a booking request, go to the bookings page for step by step instructions on how to to get started. Bookings are managed through an online system called My Family Lounge.

If you're not quite ready to book and have a few more questions, our team will be happy to help – simply fill in our enquiry form and someone will get back to you.

Contact details

Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Team by completing our current families contact form.



Bannockburn YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Bannockburn P-12 College
139 Milton Street
VIC 3331

Other programs available at this location