School Holiday Programmes

Well-planned activities that will keep your kids engaged, active and having fun

We want the same for your kids as you do - for them to spend their holidays doing what they enjoy, spending time with friends, and finishing each day wanting to do it all over again.

Anywhere you are, we are too! We're your local! With multiple locations and activities across Auckland and Hamilton, you get to choose what's best for you and your kids. Scroll down to see the list of locations.

For Auckland locations, click here.

For Hamilton locations, click here.

What we offer

Sports, games and activities

Let your kids unleash their energy and challenge themselves with our thrilling activities!

Our experienced team deliver a range of sports and games each day, and we also offer activity-based outings like ice-skating, rock climbing and more.

Arts and Crafts

Marvel as your child expresses their creativity and imagination with our fun and educational arts and crafts activities.

At our centre-based days we offer painting, crafting, photography, and more. Kids will also get to apply the principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) to real-life situations, making everyday fun and engaging.

Great outings

Your kids will love these carefully chosen outings

Each holidays we create an action-packed programme of outings that we know everyone enjoys - from well-known local attractions to seasonal highlights. We work hard to offer both popular and loved options, plus new and exciting choices.

Contact us to find out more and book


Y Holiday Programme in Auckland

Warkworth Primary School

35 Hill Street, Warkworth

027 700 8605

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The Y North Shore

5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland

021 962 295

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Greenhithe Primary

Isobel Road, Greenhithe, Auckland

021 323 383

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Kauri Park School

16 McGlashen Place, Beach Haven, Auckland

021 223 8452

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The Y Ellerslie

46 Michaels Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

09 579 4716

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The Y Lynfield

16-18 Griffen Park Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland

021 962 295

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The Y Massey

545 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland

09 833 8100

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The Y Mt Albert

773 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

09 846 0788

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Mt Albert Primary School

6 Sainsbury Street, Mt Albert

09 846 0788

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The Y Sir William Jordan

5 Pearce Street, Onehunga, Auckland

021 962 295

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Freyberg Community School

60 Roberts Road, Te Atatū South Auckland 0610

021 323 154

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Y Holiday Programme in Hamilton

Hamilton West

36 Hammond Street, Hamilton

07 838 2529

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Pickering Crescent, Chartwell, Hamilton

07 838 2529

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Woodstock School

21 Woodstock Road, Fairfield, Hamilton

07 838 2529

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50 Aberdeen Drive, Dinsdale

07 838 2529

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The Y Hamilton Recreation Centre

36 Pembroke Street, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton

07 838 2529

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Te Kowhai Primary School

605 Horotiu Road, Burbush

07 838 2529

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Ready to book?

Click here to book your child

Jess Parker

"We loved the range of days and trips planned!"

Jess Parker Holiday Programme
R. Roiri

"My kids loved the range of trips; Nano girl was a particular highlight. My two children came home buzzing from that day."

R. Roiri Holiday Programme
Janeen Anyon

"The familiar location was helpful, and my child found it easy to make friends or know that someone from school will be there that they know."

Janeen Anyon Holiday Programme
Sam Thorburn

"My son loved playing with the fun toys, doing the activities that were set up and playing with his friends."

Sam Thorburn Holiday Programme

"Our kids just love the variety of play during down times, and the creative ideas for themes of the day."

Mira Holiday Programme
Sarah Blair

"Big fans of the Trip days - they're a great way to visit some fun sites around town and have heaps of friends to play with at the same time!"

Sarah Blair Holiday Programme
Julie Oliver

"My daughter adores the activities offered. I enroll her in the days there are activities of interest like cooking or crafting. We love how the staff/leaders interact and get involved, not just supervising."

Julie Oliver Holiday Programme

WINZ Subsidies Available

Do you need a helping hand to send your kids on our programmes these holidays? We believe there should be no barrier for children to participate in our programmes, so WINZ subsidies are available to approved families.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do WINZ subsidies

Yes, we do! As an approved holiday programme, parents who are eligible can access the OSCAR subsidy from Work and Income. If this is you, contact as we need to complete Part C of the application form, and you will need to pay a 20% deposit. There are different subsidy rates depending on your eligibility – check out for more information.

How can I make a booking to the programme

The Y uses an online booking system called AimyPlus. To book a Y’s OSCAR Kids’ school holiday programme, you need to follow these steps:

1. Choose the location and age group of the programme you want to book from the list of available options on the Y’s website.

2. Register your child/ren on our online booking system called AimyPlus, where you will provide your details, information about your child/ren, and any medical conditions or special needs they have. https://ymca-akl-ham-bop.aimyp...

3. Make a booking for the desired programme and dates on AimyPlus, and select the payment method and frequency. You can also apply for a Work and Income Subsidy if you are eligible.

4. Confirm your booking and receive a confirmation email with the programme details and instructions.

That’s it! You have successfully booked a Y’s OSCAR Kids’ school holiday programme.

What clothing/equipment do we need to bring

    Active kids are happy kids! Clothing children can move in is best, and for those who go hard, a change of clothes is always great to have in the bag. Children will need to bring a drink bottle, morning tea and lunch every day. Children can bring their rugby boots, but they are not a requirement, and are not to be worn in the club. Children who play tackle will need to have their mouth guard with them as well.

    Do you provide lunch

      Unfortunately, no, not at this stage.

      Where do we meet/go

        This is available on the relevant page for the location you have chosen

        Signing in process

          Children must be signed in and out each day by an authorised person. You can add as many people as you would like into your AimyPlus profile to collect your child. If someone turns up to collect a child and they are not on the approved list, we will call you to confirm. If your child will be making their own way to/from the programme please email or so you can complete the arrive/depart unaccompanied form.

          Have a question? Call us on 021 962 247 or email us at or