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 Cranbourne West families with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Barton Primary School.

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 Barton Primary School.

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
Magic Workshop
Dazzling Dan is visiting to provide an interactive magic workshop. Participate in the show and learn your own magic trick!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $98.30
28 June
Chill Out Challenge
Let’s relax to the max! It will be a day filled with calming activities that help you relax.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.30
29 June
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax watching the latest new release film at Village Cinemas Fountain Gate.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $98.30
30 June
Welcome to Japan
Travel to the land of the rising sun by experiencing Japanese art, games music and culture. We’ll also try famous Japanese food.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.30
1 July
Video Game Bus
We’ll be visited by a mobile video gaming lounge. Try out the latest consoles and games with your holiday friends.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $98.30
Week 2
4 July
Book Character Day
Come dressed as a character from your favourite book. Shate the book with friends and try illustrating your own book!
Category: In house
Cost: $78.30
5 July
Melbourne Aquarium
We’re visiting SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium to learn about ocean conservation and meet incredible sea creatures.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $108.30
6 July
Big Bake Off
Put your baking hats on! We’ll be making a range of healthy treats to enjoy. Then we’ll make recipe books to show our families at home.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.30
7 July
Flipping Fun
Get your comfy clothes on, we’re going to Bounce Keysborough! There are loads of tramps and foam pits to keep everyone active.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $98.30
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: $78.30


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

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

  • In house: $78.30
  • Incursion: $98.30
  • Excursion: $108.30

These costs came into effect on December 1 2021.

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



Barton YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Barton Primary School
90 Everlasting Boulevard
Cranbourne West
VIC 3977

Other programs available at this location