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!
We're proud to support families in Mernda with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Mernda Park Primary School.
Bookings are now open for our Spring 2023 School Holiday Program based at Mernda Park 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.
|What's Your Favourite Colour?
Come dressed in your favourite colour as we learn about different colours.
Category: In-House Day
We are getting a visit from a Petting Zoo. You'll get to learn all about, pat and feed different farm animals.
|Arcade Games, Bowling and Laser Tag - Melbourne
Children can have fun playing arcade games, laser tag and bowling!
Note: Bus leaving service at 9:30am
|Wheels Day (Gear Provided)
It's skating time! Boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads and wrist guards provided, you just need to bring the cool tricks!
|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
Today we get to play with all things soft and fluffy. Build your own stuffed creation to take home and treasure forever.
Solve puzzles, read stories, use special torches to uncover secret messages and discover the magic!
|Movies - Village Cinemas Plenty Valley
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax, because we’re heading to our local cinema to watch the latest new release movie.
Celebrate the holidays with a party! Come dressed up in your disco threads as we boogie and sing along to tunes you love.
Category: In-House Day
|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).
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).
The Y also offers the following services at the same location or 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.
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.
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.
Mernda Park YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:
Mernda Park Primary School
40 Riverdale Boulevard