Spring School Holiday Program is now open! Scroll down to view the list of activities.

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 Spring 2023 School Holiday Program based at Barton Primary School.

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 outline on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.


Activity details

Week 1
18 September
Creepy Creatures
We’ll learn about the amazing world of bugs through a hands-on incursion from the Minibeasts Team.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $105.50
19 September
Spring Has Sprung
Join us for a variety of spring themed craft activities, inspired by beautiful flowers We’ll also go outside to explore nature.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.40
20 September
Chesterfield Farm Day
Love animals? Then look no further than our excursion to the Chesterfield Farm! Milk a cow, feed the animals and go on a tractor ride.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $130.40
21 September
Dress Up Day!
Get ready to unleash your imagination and step into a work of endless possibilities. This is a day where you can become anything you like!
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.40
22 September

Flipping Fun - Bounce Keysborough
Get your comfy clothes on, we’re going trampolining! Heaps of tramps, foam pits and challenges to keep everyone active and entertained.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $130.40
Note: Bus will depart at 12:00pm for the excursion and return back at 2:00pm.

Week 2
25 September
Wheels Day (Gear Not Provided)
It's skating time! Bring your boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and cool tricks!
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.40
26 September
Aircrafts Day
Visit the home of the most comprehensive collection of Australian aircrafts and engines in the world!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $115.40
27 September
Circus Spectacular
Roll up, roll up! We’re learning circus skills including tight rope walking and juggling. Don’t miss out!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $105.40
28 September
Tales, Myths and Legends
Let’s step into the world of fairy tales at Fairy Park! Here we will uncover the popular bedtime stories and see them played out before our very eyes through animatronics and figures!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $130.40
Note: Please arrive at the program no later than 8:00am
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



Barton YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Barton Primary School
90 Everlasting Boulevard
Cranbourne West
VIC 3977

Other programs available at this location