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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!

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

In addition, we are running Pupil Free Days in the last week of Term 4 2020 (Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 December) to support our school partners with their curriculum planning for the new year.

This program includes a memorable set of in-house activities which are listed below.

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

Christmas Week
21 Dec
Lets make a Mess!
What better way to spend the day than getting creative with messy activities! Think of gooey slime, messy art projects and messy outdoor play.
We will have messy games as well.  Wear clothes you can get messy in!
22 Dec
Making Magic
We're learning magic tricks and discovering the secrets of performing the perfect illusion. Bring your tricks or learn some new ones. 
23 Dec
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.
Week 1 - Please note, during this week the program will take place at Kalkee Road Children’s & Community Hub
4 Jan
Ice Breakers
Discover the world of ice breakers. Can you solve the riddle, find the clues and discover the ultimate prize. A fun filled day of team building and friendship making. 
5 Jan
Summer Fun
We make the most of the Summer weather with a day filled with cool and fun outdoor Summertime activities to celebrate the holidays.
6 Jan
It's An Emergency
Safety always comes first! Today we will learn about First Aid, CPR and how to apply bandages. We will also learn how to stay safe and fit and healthy.
7 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.
8 Jan
PJ's and Pancakes*
Roll out of bed and head over to the holiday program in your PJ's. Cook and decorate some yummy pancakes on our PJ Day!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
Week 2
11 Jan
Y Spy's
Calling all detectives! There's a mystery in the Y and we need your help. Invisible ink, hints and clues, but how to read them, will make you think. 
12 Jan
Record Breakers
Lets break some records! Today we will be trying to beat some Guinness World Records! Do you have what it takes?
13 Jan
Art Attack
We explore many ways to make art using clay, paint and even recycled materials. What masterpiece will you create?
14 Jan
Ball Game Bonanza
We get the ball pump out for a day of ball games. From football to soccer, netball, basketball and even tennis. Join a team and show off your skills.
15 Jan
A Trip Into Space
Join us as we travel to outer space for some fun, out-of-this- world activities as we explore all things space!
Week 3
18 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.
19 Jan
Recycle, Reuse, Rebuild
Grab your re-cycled boxes and lids and bring them along to holiday program as we build robots, houses and more.
BYO recyclable materials welcome, but please no egg, milk or nut packaging.
20 Jan
Fantastic Fitness
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21 Jan
Bike and Scooter Day
Everyone's favourite activity is back so bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day
of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
22 Jan
Minute 2 Win It
A high action day! Keep your eye on the prize, as the clock is ticking! It’s brain vs brawn as you have just 1 minute to master
the skill and win yourself a great prize.
Week 4
25 Jan
Great Aussie BBQ
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!! We're celebrating Australia's special day with a game of cricket, making Aussie arts and crafts plus
no celebration would be complete with a great Aussie BBQ for lunch! *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 Jan
Pizza Party
There's no better way to finish our holidays than with pizza and party games. Come and join us to celebrate the end of the holidays!
*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 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

Daily program fee: $77.14*

*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


*Please note, during Week 1 (Monday 4 to Friday 8 January) the program will take place at Kalkee Road Children’s & Community Hub.

Otherwise, Horsham YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Horsham Community Sports Pavilion
59 Dimboola Road
VIC 3400

Other programs available nearby