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!

Bookings are now open for our Summer School Holiday Program which runs from Monday 4 January to Wednesday 27 January 2021.

This four week program includes a memorable set of in-house 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.


Program details

Week 1
4 Jan
Creating with Clay
Today we explore the wonderful world of clay. From clay pots to sculptures, let your imagination run wild with your clay creation to take home.
5 Jan
Celebrate Your Pet
Today we celebrate your furry family members. Bring along a picture and tell us what makes them special. Be inspired to make a special treat to take home for your own pet.
6 Jan
A Day at the Races
Join us for a full day of racing challenges including egg and spoon, 3 legged and sack races, plus design the ultimate paper plane for our flying competition and heaps more!
7 Jan
Get set for a fruit spectacular, as we make juices and smoothies, eat and play fruit salad and have fun with fruity games with a twist.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
8 Jan
Movie Marathon
Today we welcome you into our very own cinema! Create your own popcorn box then chill out and
relax with popcorn and popular movies. During intervals, test your knowledge of movie trivia.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
Week 2
11 Jan
Sensational Science
We're bringing the excitement of science to blow your mind with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day of STEM activities. Challenge your curious mind a in fun and an interactive way
12 Jan
Trip around the world
Make your own passport and travel around the world. We'll be cooking meals from different countries as we explore each stop on our journey.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
13 Jan
Game On
Get your games face on – we've got board games, party games, paper plane competitions and so much more! Could you be our game day champion?
14 Jan
Sandtastic Art
Today is all about Sand!  Make your own sand art masterpiece and get creative with heaps of sand inspired activities.  It will be sandtastic!
15 Jan
Yoga and Mindfulness 
Explore yoga and movement through our yoga classes and get in touch with your inner self through mindfulness
Week 3
18 Jan
Outdoor Fun
Let's have fun in the great outdoors. It's not all about sport as we take our awesome activities outside to create.
19 Jan
Circus time
We start the day at Circus school learning the art of clowns, acrobats and performers before we head to the big top for the Greatest Show on Earth!
20 Jan
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. Delicious!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
21 Jan
Indigenous day 
Explore Australia's indigenous history and culture and learn how to respect our land using Dreamtime story telling, indigenous music making and unique indigenous craft activities.
22 Jan
Come Fly with Me
Design and make your own kite, then try your luck at flying it outside. We can't wait to see how high they can fly
Week 4
25 Jan
Construction Challenge
How big can you make a house of cards before it falls? How many dominoes can you line up? What can you make out of boxes and popsicle sticks?
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 Jan
It's a Beach Party!
Pack your summer gear for a day of beach style fun and games! Prepare and make some yummy summer time and tropical treats to enjoy at our Beach Party!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements

*On days where food is included in the activity, please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

Download a PDF program flyer

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 07:00 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

Daily program fee: $75.00*

*Please note, this fee is for in house School Holiday Programs. Different fees are set for each day, depending on whether it is a headquarters, incursion or excursion day. A list of fees for each holiday program will be confirmed prior to the holiday program start date (here on our website, or in hard copy at the centre).

Our programs qualify for the Federal Government's Child Care Subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees. Please note, the prices above do not include any child care subsidy you may be entitled to, which could significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

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


Derrimut YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Derrimut Primary School
30 Lennon Parkway
VIC 3026

Other programs available at this location