School Holiday Programme at Hamilton West School

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Looking for a fun holiday programme your tamariki will love?

The Y (formerly YMCA) is super excited to be a part of the Hamilton West community to deliver a fun holiday programme in a safe and secure environment.

Fun, Engaging Programme

Our school holiday programme, for 5 to 13-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!

Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July

Key Info


36 Hammond Street, Hamilton, Access via Fow Street

Contact Details

Phone: 021 962 241 - only answered during programme hours

Office: 07 838 2529 - option 3

Times & Pricing

Holiday Programme

8.30am to 3.00pm;

On-site - $46.00 per day

7.00am to 5.30pm;

On-site - $58.00 per day

External Providers on-site - from $68

Excursions - From $70.00 per day

July school holiday programme OUT NOW

These holidays we're super excited to share...

African Day - soak up this awesome day!

Friday 19th July

Jambo! Hakuna Matata! Join us for an African-themed day filled with creativity and culture. One of the highlighted activities includes learning the art of braiding!

Calling all Super Heroes

Tuesday 9th July

Calling all young heroes of the Y! We’ll concoct superhero slime and whip up a Hulk-themed snack that’ll have your taste buds doing somersaults!

A New Experience for one of our Trip Days holidays

18th July

We are heading to the Hamilton Museum! Immerse yourself in the pivotal events that shaped our world. Then brace yourself to encounter prehistoric giants in the gripping Six Extinctions exhibit. Don't delay in booking this trip as spaces are limited.

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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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Safeguarding our tamariki

For years The Y (formerly YMCA) 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.