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
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.
5 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.
6 Jan
Sports Galore
Today is all about sports as we dive into our sports bags and try out some exciting new games and play some of our favourites.
7 Jan
Art and Craft Spectacular
Are you ready to get creative? We have a day full of arty, crafty fun to help you create your own masterpieces! Have a go at new art ideas and crazy art activities!
8 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.
Week 2
11 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.
12 Jan
Y Photographers
Today we see the world through your eyes! Take photos,You could decorate your own photo frame to put a printed photo inside or create props for the photo booth and have fun making poses to photograph?
13 Jan
Exploring the Senses
Dive in and try activities that stimulate all your senses. We'll be exploring sight, sound, smell, taste and touch with a variety of interactive experiences.
14 Jan
Around The World
Pack your bags and travel with us as we explore art, craft and food from different countries around the world.
15 Jan
Choose your own Art Adventure
Roll up! Roll up! It's the much loved YMCA Royal Show Day Today the children take over and turn our stadium into their very own showgrounds complete with show bags!
Week 3
18 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?
19 Jan
Friendship Day*
Friendship Day is all about you and making friends. From get to know you games, special art and craft activities to create and share with your friends to yummy snacks we can make together.
20 Jan
Recipe Revolution!*
Can you follow a recipe? Learn to read and follow recipe instructions and then taste test at the end. We can create our own recipe books for you to take home with some yummy recipes to share with your family.
21 Jan
Around the World*
Jump on board as we go on an adventure to different parts of the world! We learn about different cultures through traditional art, craft and games. We also get to taste traditional cuisine from the countries we visit.
22 Jan
Party Day
It's party time! Come along and celebrate the last day of the holidays with heaps of fun games, activities and yummy food!
Week 4
25 Jan
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!*
Happy Australia Day! We’re celebrating our mulitcultural nation. Come dressed in your own cultural outfit and enjoy heaps of Aussie inspired cooking, and art and craft. Plus a game of backyard cricket and a sausage sizzle.
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 Jan
Crazy Hair Day
There’s no better way to have some fun, than having crazy hair – the coolest colours, to the weirdest hairstyles, there’s hours of fun to be had. Plus face painting!

*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 06:30 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


Taylors Hill YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Taylors Hill YMCA Early Learning Centre
12 Park Lane
Taylors Hill
VIC 3037

Other programs available at this location