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 2023 School Holiday Program based at Bannockburn P-12 College.

The program runs between Monday 18 September to Thursday 28 September, 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 outlined on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.


Activity details

Week 1
18 September
Big Birthday Bash
Join us for a birthday party like no other as we celebrate everyone's birthday at once! Lots of delicious food and party games!
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.40
19 September
Arcade Games, Bowling and Laser Tag - Melbourne
Children can have fun playing arcade games, laser tag and bowling!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $130.40
20 September
Holiday Party
We made it to the holidays! Let's celebrate with movies, themed games and a popcorn station. 
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.40
21 September
Junkyard Beats
We'll be experiencing an interactive music workshop to create a junkband orchestra.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $105.40
22 September
Endangered Species
We’ll be meeting native Australian animals who are considered endangered species and learn about the issues affecting them.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $105.40
Week 2
25 September
Dancefit For Kids
Join us for a high energy dancefit class, were we will be combining dance with fitness activities provided by FunFit Junior Fitness.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $105.40
26 September
Pizza Party
We’re celebrating the holidays by hosting a pizza party and playing a series of party games.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.40
27 September
Crocs Play Centre - Hoppers Crossing
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Crocs Play Centre!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $115.40
28 September
Bombs Away
Blow your minds with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun-filled day of activities perfect for curious minds. 
Category: Incursion
Cost: $105.40
29 September
Closed - Public Holiday


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.

Activity types, prices and subsidies

YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activity days, which include:

  • In house: activities run by our Educator Team;
  • Incursion: activities run by visitors to our service;
  • Excursion: activities run at an off-site location.

Each activity day incurs a separate cost that is confirmed prior to each holidays when bookings are opened.

Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities types and associated fees. 

Fees listed on program tables 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 payment information page for more details. 

Bookings and enquiries

To enrol your child in a YMCA School Holiday Program or submit a booking request, go to the how to enrol 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