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 Torquay and surrounding areas with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Torquay Coast Primary School.

This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Winter 2023 School Holiday Program based at Torquay Coast.

The program runs between Monday 26 June to Friday 7 July, 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.


Activity details

Week 1
26 June
Flipping Fun - Bounce Geelong
Get your comfy clothes on, we’re going trampolining! Heaps of tramps, foam pits and challenges to keep everyone active and entertained.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
27 June
Monster Madness
Calling all little monsters! Let your inner monster run wild with a day packed with monster inspired activities.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $80.30
28 June
Cartoon Workshop
Today we're learning about cartooning. Learn to draw eyes, put faces together and draw hand movements to develop characters.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
29 June
A Trip Into Space
Blast off! We’re exploring space and our solar system from earth! Make a rocket, and discover the wonders of outer space.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $80.30
30 June
Magic Mayhem
Dazzling Dan is visiting to provide an interactive magic workshop. Participate in the show and learn your own magic trick!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Week 2
3 July
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 Day
Cost: $80.30
4 July
Oz Tenpin Bowling - Geelong
Get ready to test your Tenpin bowling skills at our local bowling alley.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
5 July
Wildlife Works
We're joined by the team at Wildlife Exposure as we learn about our native wildlife and Australia's most famous animals!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
6 July
Wizard Science
Science Wizards, we need you! Let's cast spells and create potions to make things disappear and move.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
7 July
Winter Wonderland
Join us for a variety of winter-themed craft activities, inspired by the falling snow. We’ll also play outside and drink hot chocolate.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $80.30


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 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.

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



Torquay YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Torquay Coast Primary School
25 Stretton Drive
VIC 3228

Other programs available at this location