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 Autumn School Holiday Program which runs between Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 April 2021.

This nine day program includes a memorable set of activities which are listed below.

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
5 April
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
6 April
Easter Shenanigans
Don’t miss the celebrations as we make Easter bonnets and baskets, have our very own parade and decorate eggs. 
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
7 April
Imagine your children completely immersed in a world of building and imagination. This program allows children to lead the through fun challenges.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $96.00
Note: Arrive before 10:00am for start of the incursion.
8 April
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
We're heading to Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to walk through the native garden, learn about bush tucker and medicines and to feed their native animals!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $117.00
Note: Arrive before 8:30am for start of thee xcursion.
9 April
Commando Kids
Fun problem-solving activities! 'Commando Kids' will divide you into groups and rotate through four uniquely designed and colourful activities.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $96.00
Note: Arrive before 10:00am for start of the incursion.
Week 2
12 April
Awesome Asia
Join in the festivities of Chinese New Year. There will be plenty of activities including wearing masks, creating a giant dragon and participating in a parade!
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
13 April
Arty Party
Get creative with messy art projects you can take home. Use recycled and natural materials, clay, paint, paper and photos to create your master piece.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
14 April
Movie Marathon
Create your own popcorn box then chill out and relax with popcorn and popular movies. During intervals, test your knowledge of movie trivia.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
15 April
Wildlife Adventure
We get to meet some of our Australian wildlife with a live display at the program. Hold a lizard or pat a furry animal when they come to visit us today.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $97.00
Note: Arrive before 2:00pm for start of the incursion.
16 April
House Party
Celebrate the end of the school holidays with us as we groove to the ultimate party playlist, eat party food and play party games.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00


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: $76.00
  • Incursion: $96.00
  • Excursion: $117.00
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