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 Autumn School Holiday Program which runs between Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 April 2021.

This nine day program includes a memorable set of activities which are listed below.

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
5 April
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
6 April
Beautify your Bedroom
Freshen up your bedroom with heaps of new decorations. Design your own picture frames, art pieces or door handle signs.
Category: In House
Cost: $78.00
7 April
Mini Golf
It's off to Dingley Village Adventure Golf to put our putting skills to the test!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $118.00
Note: Arrive by 8:30am for start of the excursion.
8 April
FitKids Hunger Games
Two hours of Hunger Game battles where kids will be engaged in archery, sword fighting, hiding, catching, searching and more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $98.00
9 April
Gardening Day
Calling all green thumbs! Join our gardening themed adventures as we get back to nature and reconnect with plants.
Category: In House
Cost: $78.00
Note: Wear comfortable clothing you can move around in.
Week 2
12 April
Sensational Science
We're bringing the excitement of science with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day of STEM activities.
Category: In House
Cost: $78.00
Note: Please advise us on any dietary requirements.
13 April
Melbourne Zoo
Get up close and personal to your favourite zoo animals. Learn about the natural habitats of our favourite furry and reptile friends.
Category: Excursion to Melbourne Zoo.
Cost: $118.00
Note: Arrive by 8:30am for start of the excursion.
14 April
A Walk in the Park
Let's enjoy our outside world with a trip to the local park to have fun the playgrounds and a walk in nature. Top it all off with a picnic.
Category: In House
Cost: $78.00
15 April
Bowling and Laser Tag
Back by popular demand we’re testing our skills at the bowling alley – have you got what it takes to beat the Educators?
Category: Excursion
Cost: $118.00
Note: Arrive by 8:30am for start of the excursion.
16 April
PJs and Pancakes
Roll out of bed and head over to the holiday program in your PJ's. Then be ready to cook and decorate some yummy pancakes.
Category: In House
Cost: $78.00
Note: Please advise us on an dietary requirements.


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: $78.00
  • Incursion: $98.00
  • Excursion: $118.00
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



Barton YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Barton Primary School
90 Everlasting Boulevard
Cranbourne West
VIC 3977

Other programs available at this location