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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 Spring School Holiday Program which runs Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation within Victoria, this program will only offer in house activities facilitated by our educators.

The Victorian Government have introduced restrictions that limit who can currently access School Holiday Programs.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest detail on who can access the program under current Government Restrictions.

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
20 September
Safety First
We're discovering all things First Aid, CPR and how to apply bandages. Plus we'll learn about how to stay safe, fit and healthy.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
21 September
Y Talent Show
It's time to test our skills and talent by putting on a Talent Show! Show us your talents or crazy skills and learn some new ones from your friends.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
22 September
All About Sport
Kids can dress in their team colours and practice their sport skills with a range of activities. Bring all your energy to this super sports day!
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
23 September
Camping with a difference
Bring in your sleeping bag and camping skills as we transform school holidays into an indoor camping adventure!
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
24 September
Public Holiday
The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.
Week 2
27 September
Celebrate Your Pet
Bring along a picture of your family’s pet and tell us what makes them special. Later we’ll be making yummy treat that kids can take home for their furry friends.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please remember to bring a photo of your pet on the day!

28 September

Hawaiian Luau
Aloha! We're getting tropical and preparing for a Hawaiian Luau. Come dressed up for the beach as we discover art, costumes and food from this beautiful island.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
29 September
Spies and Detectives
Calling all detectives! There's a mystery afoot and we need your help. Invisible ink, hints and clues, will test your brain power and problem solving skills.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
30 September
Art & Craft
Today we get to play with all things soft and fluffy. Build your own stuffed creation to take home and treasure forever.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
1 October
Teddy Bear Picnic
Children will have a "beary" excellent day as they bring along their favourite stuffed toy for a teddy bear picnic with a twist!
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