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 families on Phillip Island with our YMCA School Holiday Programs based at Phillip Island Leisure Centre.

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 based at Phillip Island Leisure Centre.

The program runs between Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April, but will be closed on the Easter public holidays.

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.


Activity details

Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
10 April
The program is not running on Monday 10 April due to the Easter Monday Public Holiday.
11 April
It's a Puppet
It's the greatest mini show in town! We’re making puppets and popcorn to enjoy while we sit back and watch the show.
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00

12 April

Super Science
Investigate different forces and explore the effects of direction, gravity and air resistance!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $73.00
13 April
Ball Games Bonanza
We're getting active today! Football, soccer, netball, basketball and tennis is just the start with options for all skill levels.
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
14 April
Wheels Day (Gear Not Provided)
It's skating time! Bring your boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and cool tricks!
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
Monday 17 - Friday 21 April
17 April
Gymnastics and Make it Day
Join us as we discover all things gymnastics in our very own facility, followed by some creative fun!
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
18 April
Maru Koala Park
We’re heading to Maru Koala and Animal Park to meet and learn about Australia's most famous native animals.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $73.00
19 April
Chocolate Entrepreneurs
A scrumptious day of making mouth-watering chocolate!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $73.00
20 April
Movies - Wonthaggi Arts Centre
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax, because we’re heading to our local cinema to watch the latest new release movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $73.00
21 April
Disco Party
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
Cost: $73.00

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 08:30 and 17:30 during the holidays, Monday to Friday, during the holidays (not on public holidays, see the 'Next program' section above for dates).


Co-located programs

Phillip Island YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Phillip Island Leisure Centre which is run by YMCA Victoria and owned by Bass Coast Shire Council.

The following services are also available at this 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.

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.


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



Phillip Island YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Phillip Island Leisure Centre
10-14 Church Street
VIC 3922

Other programs available at this location