Bookings are open from Tuesday 22 November for our Summer School Holiday Program! Scroll down to view activity details.

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 excited to be joining the Upper Plenty Primary School community in June 2022 with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

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

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our Upper Plenty YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 16 January to Friday 27 January. The program will not operate on public holidays.

We've prepared an exciting range of daily activities including incursions and excursions that take advantage of the warm summer weather.

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 16 - Friday 20 January
16 January
Kids in the Kitchen
Start the day with decorating aprons and weaving placemats, then put them to use as we make some yummy food in the kitchen.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
17 January
Healesville Sanctuary
Experience Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Learn about conservation and how to help fight wildlife extinction and more.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.00
18 January
Splashtastic Water Party
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! There will be waterfall fun, water tag team and much more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.00
19 January
Inflatable World
Get ready for an amazing day at Inflatable World Bundoora. Bounce the day away with your friends!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.00
20 January
Circus Spectacular
Roll up, roll up! We’ll be learning circus skills including juggling, poi spinning, flower sticks and plate spinning.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
23 January
Superhero Party
We're calling all superheros to wear your favourite superhero gear to save the world!
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
24 January
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.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.00
25 January
Smoothie Creations
Imagine, make and taste! Master your entrepreneurial skills by making creative, delicious and nutritious blend smoothies.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.00
26 January
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
27 January
Colourful Fun
Prepare to get colourful! it's a day filled with colourful fun including our very own colour run. Wear clothes you can get dirty.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00

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 07:00 and 18:00 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

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



Upper Plenty YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Upper Plenty Primary School
10 Clarkes Road
Upper Plenty
VIC 3756

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