School Holiday Programme at The Y Ellerslie

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Looking for a fun holiday programme your tamariki will love?

We know the last thing any child wants to do is to waste their holidays doing something boring! That’s why our holiday programme at The Y (formerly known as YMCA) Ellerslie Recreation Centre is jam-packed with activities for kids. One day children could be tackling a rock climbing wall, and the next, they could be jumping into a jet boat.

Fun, engaging programmes

Our school holiday programme, for five to 12-year olds gives them the space to wind down after a busy term while keeping them interested and involved through different activities each day. From games and sport to creative self expression, they'll make new friends and stay busy - you'll be picking up happy kids at the end of each day!

Our next holiday programmes will run from Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October. Stay tuned for more information.

Key Info


Michaels Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

Contact Details

Centre Phone: 09 579 4716

Programme Enquiries: 021962 295 - Ella

Times & Pricing

Shorter session: 8:30am-3:00pm; $46.00 per session

Longer session: 7:30am-6:00pm; $58.00 per session

External provider on-site - From $65.00 per session

Excursion programme: 7:00am-6:00pm; from $75.00 per day

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Safeguarding our tamariki

For years The Y has provided a safe and secure environment, where kids can just be’ and enjoy their time with us. We want to support every parent by not only being a fun programme, but also a safe haven where kids’ development is supported and learning is recognised.

The Y is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). We are proud to lead the children’s workforce as a child-safe organisation. Find out more.

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Before & After School Care

Based on three fundamental themes - Active, Create & Life Skills, the Y Out of School Care programme, run in schools throughout Hamilton and the Waikato, supports kids to wind down in ways that suit them. Our super fun zones: Engineering Wonders, Cool Builders, Future Inventors, Sporty Stars, & Super Artists; change throughout the term, so there's always something new and inspiring!

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Y-Bots term programme

Designed to introduce children to coding and robotics Y-Bots combine maths, teamwork, and problem-solving, where children work together to learn about coding and its use in everyday applications in a fun and engaging environment.

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Fitness programmes

At your local The Y Ellerslie, our fitness team is here to help you be the best you can be – through whatever activity suits your capabilities and your goals. If you want to get stronger, or simply get a bit healthier, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Have a few questions?

We've put together all the information you, as a parent, and also your child/ren could need to have a brilliant school holidays - what to bring, how to sign up, how our programmes work.

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