Bookings are open from Tuesday 22 November for our Summer School Holiday Program! Scroll down to view activity details.

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 Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our Barton YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 27 January 2023. The program will not operate on public holidays.

We've prepared an exciting range of daily activities including incursions and excursions that take advantage of the warm summer weather.

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.

Date

Activity details

Monday 19 - Friday 23 December 2022
Monday
19 December
Pyjama Party
Simply roll-out of bed and head over in your PJ's! We're having pyjama party fun, building epic forts and cooking!!
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Tuesday
20 December
Colours of the Rainbow
Today is all about colour, from art and craft activities to cooking and games. We're exploring all the colours of the rainbow.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Wednesday
21 December
Kids in the Kitchen
Start the day with decorating aprons and weaving placemats, then put them to use as we make some yummy food in the kitchen.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
22 December
Christmas Bonanza
Welcome to the holidays! We'll be preparing for Christmas by creating decorations and handmade gifts.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Friday
23 December
Jumping Castle Fun
We're celebrating the holidays with party games, healthy fun foods and a jumping castle! How high can you bounce?
Category:
Incursion
Cost: 
$100.30
Monday 2 - Friday 6 January 2023 
Monday
2 January
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 2 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday
3 January
Hawaiian Luau
Aloha! Come dressed up for the beach as we discover art, costumes and food from this beautiful island.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Wednesday
4 January
Strawberry Picking
We are travelling to Sunny Ridge for a delicious day out picking strawberries.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Thursday
5 January
Creepy Crawlies
Today is your chance to discover the wonderful world of bugs! We explore these amazing creatures and learn about their tiny worlds.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Friday
6 January
Super Science
Learn about chemical reactions in a range of creative science experiments. Including self-inflating bags, chemical rockets and dry ice.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Y Talent Show
We're putting on a talent show! Show us your talents or crazy skills and learn some new ones from your friends.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Tuesday
10 January
IMAX & Melbourne Museum
We’re off to the Melbourne Museum to learn about dinosaurs and other ancient animals. Afterwards, we’ll head to an awesome IMAX movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Wednesday
11 January
Silent Disco
It'll be a day filled with party games, food and a silent disco. Show off your dancing skills to some of your favourite songs!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Thursday
12 January
Zone Bowling and Laser Tag (Frankston)
Test your ten-pin bowling skills at our local bowling alley and then try a game of laser tag!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Friday
13 January
Pirate Party
Ahoy there! We're making pirate hats, eye patches and treasure maps and then going on an epic treasure hunt.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Splashtastic Water Party
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! There will be waterfall fun, water tag team and much more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Tuesday
17 January
Skateboarding Skills
It's skating time! Boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads and wrist guards provided; you just need to bring the cool tricks!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Wednesday
18 January
Art Adventure
Bring out your inner artist as we make an art gallery. We'll be creating recycled sculptures, painting and drawing.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
19 January
Back to the Eighties (80s)
We’re hosting a totally rad dance party inspired by the 1980s. Wear retro clothes, make your own scrunchie and play arcade games.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Friday
20 January
Activate by Hardrock
Experience over 30 climbing challenges and craft activities at Activate by Hardrock. Race up the Speedwall or climb the Face to Face.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Village Cinemas Fountain Gate
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax, because we’re heading to our local cinema to watch the latest new release movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Tuesday
24 January
Spies and Detectives
Calling all detectives... There's a mystery and we need your help. Invisible ink, hints and clues will help you solve this puzzle!
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Wednesday
25 January
CraftPower Wood Work
Let's develop your wood working skills! Have fun making wooden toys and solar-powered toy aeroplanes.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Back to School
A day of relaxation and creating stationary items in preparation for the new school year.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30

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

 

Inclusion

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 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

 

Location

Barton YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Barton Primary School
90 Everlasting Boulevard
Cranbourne West
VIC 3977

Other programs available at this location