COVID-19 update

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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 Horsham families with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Horsham Community Sports Pavilion.

This is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Spring School Holiday Program which runs Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation within Victoria, this program will only offer in house activities facilitated by our educators.

The Victorian Government have introduced restrictions that limit who can currently access School Holiday Programs.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest detail on who can access the program under current Government Restrictions.

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
20 September
Choose Your Own Adventure
It's choose your own adventure day! From ball games, to origami, to taking on your friends in building challenges, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
21 September
Pet Day
We're celebrating everyone's furry, fluffy and scaly family members. Bring along a picture of your pet and tell us what makes them special. You also get to create a unique treat to take home for them.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
22 September
Life is Like a Dream
Have a feel good day of making dream catchers, friendship bracelets and lots of other activities that are sure to make you smile.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
23 September
Let's Make a Mess!
We're getting creative with a heap of messy activities! Think of gooey slime, hands-on art projects and messy outdoor play. Wear clothes you can get messy in!
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
 Please bring a change of clothes.
24 September
Public Holiday
The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.
Week 2
27 September
Pirate Party
Argghh me hearties, tis the day for an epic swashbuckling adventure! We're making pirate hats, eye patches and treasure maps and then going on a treasure hunt.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
28 September
Little Heroes
Grab your mask and cape, and get here in a flash because today is all about superheroes.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
Note: Children are encouraged to wear themed clothing or dress ups.
29 September
Creating with Clay
We're exploring the wonderful world of clay. From pots to sculptures, let your imagination run wild and create a clay masterpiece to take home.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
Note: Please bring a change of clothes.
30 September
Camping with a Difference
Bring in your sleeping bag and camping skills as we transform school holidays into an indoor camping adventure!
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
1 October
Mexican Fiesta
Get cooking in the kitchen Mexican style! We'll be cooking up tacos, salsa, nachos, burritos and more. Learn all about Mexican culture while eating delicious food.
Category: In house.
Cost: $77.14
Note: Please advise us of any 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 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates). Session times are to be confirmed.

Our team will collect your child from their school gates and safely transport them to the hall in a bus.


Co-located programs

Horsham YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Horsham Aquatic Centre

The Y also offers the following services nearby:

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

Horsham YMCA School Holiday Program offers in house, incursion and excursion activities during the school holidays.

Our set fee of $77.14 includes all these activities.

Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section above, 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



Horsham YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Horsham Community Sports Pavilion
59 Dimboola Road
VIC 3400

Other programs available nearby