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 - Thursday 24 December) to support our school partner with their curriculum planning for the new year.

This 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
Stained Glass Wonders
Using art and craft materials we will make some beautiful and colourful stained glass style creations to hang in the sunshine and see the rainbow of colours shine!
22 Dec
Outdoor Fun
Let's have fun in the great outdoors. It's not all about sport as we take our awesome activities outside to create.
23 Dec
Christmas Cards and Decorations
Get into the spirit of the festive season as we make Christmas Cards and unique decorations for the tree. Take home some Christmas joy!
24 Dec
Party on!
Dress up in your party gear – we’re celebrating everything about our holidays! There’ll be party games, plus music and dancing and even a karaoke competition.
Week 1
4 Jan
Life at the Zoo
Zoos Victoria is taking us on a virtual excursion with an expert educator teaching us all about the animals at the zoo while we get to watch them live on screen.
5 Jan
Tie Dying Workshop
Let's get tie dying and create colourful items to take home. What can we make with cool colours and our imagination?
6 Jan
The Mad Scientist
Mess up your hair and become a mad scientist for the day. With heaps of fun and fascinating experiments planned, you’ll have an scienterrific day!
7 Jan
Camping with a difference
Bring in your sleeping bag and camping skills as we transform school holidays into an indoor camping adventure! We'll make our own "campfire" and have cool camping activities with a twist.
8 Jan
Dress Up Day
Will you be a Superhero, Doctor or a Princess? Dress up in a costume of your choice and join in a heap of fun activities throughout the day.
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
Creating with Clay
Today we explore the wonderful world of clay. From clay pots to sculptures, let your imagination run wild with your clay creation to take home.
13 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.
14 Jan
Y Cinemas
Today we welcome you into our very own gold class cinema! Select your session time and movie, then be welcomed into the movie with your gold ticket. Yes, of course there will be popcorn!
15 Jan
Hawaiian Luau
Aloha! We're getting tropical and preparing for a Hawaiian Luau. Come dressed up for the beach as we discover art, costumes and food from this beautiful island.
Week 3
18 Jan
Recycled City
Together we use all sorts of boxes and recycled items to create our very own city.
19 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!
20 Jan
YMCA Talent Show
A star is born as it's time to test our skills and talent by putting on our very own YMCA Talent Show! What talent can you bring to share with us on the day? Impress us with your crazy skills!
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
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!
Week 4
25 Jan
Gardening Day
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.
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 Jan
Cooking and Party Day
It’s the end of the holidays so it’s time to party. Join us for a day of music, dancing and games as well as cooking delicious treats for our party!

*On days where food is included in the activity, please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

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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: $74.00*

*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


Torquay YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Torquay Coast Primary School
25 Stretton Drive
VIC 3228

Other programs available at this location