School Holiday Programme with Southern Cross Auckland

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Looking for a fun holiday programme your tamariki will love?

The Y (formerly YMCA) holiday programmes will make your kids laugh, move, have fun and just enjoy their school holidays all within a safe and secure environment.

Engaging, active programme

We're excited to be bringing The Y School Holiday Programme to central Auckland! We've been providing a warm, caring welcome to kids since 1855, but just like children, we're all about change and growth! Each day keeps children active and engaged, with a wide range of activities in a fun and supportive space. Our staff are approachable, energetic and care that your kids are having a great holiday. You can relax in the knowledge they'll be enjoying their time with us.

Check out the April 2023 Programme at Southern Cross Auckland HERE

Note; these prices are the Southern Cross employees parent portion. Southern Cross will pay the top up to programme prices. These prices are not available at our other YMCA Auckland locations.

Key Info


Southern Cross - Te Kupenga

Fanshaw Street, Auckland CBD

Children meet at the office between 8am-9am and then will be returned at 3:30pm. Programme closes at 4:30pm. 9am-3:30pm children will be transported by bus to either YMCA Pitt Street or the advertised trip.

Contact Details

Phone: 021 516 744


Times & Pricing

Holiday Programme

8am to 4:30pm:

YMCA Day - $30.00 per day parent portion
Excursion - $45.00 per day parent portion

Book your next school holiday programme with us!

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.

YMCA North 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept WINZ subsidies

Yes, we do! As an approved holiday programme, parents who are eligible can access the OSCAR subsidy from Work and Income NZ. To apply, email us at We will need to complete Part C of your application form, and you will need to pay a 20% deposit. There are different subsidy rates depending on your eligibility – to find out more, visit

How can I make a booking for the programme

The Y uses a safe and secure online booking system called AimyPlus. For first-time bookers, you will need to register first, where you will put in all your details and information about your child/ren, including any medical conditions, contact details, and who can collect your child after the programme. After registering, you will see the programmes available on your parent dashboard to book sessions. Click here to register and book.

What clothing/equipment does my child/ren need to bring

    Active kids are happy kids! Clothing where 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.

    Will you provide Lunch?

      Unfortunately, no, not at this stage.

      Where do we meet/go

        The programme runs 8am-4:30pm. From 8am-9am and 3:30pm-4:30pm the programme is in the Totara Boardrooms (behind reception) at Southern Cross, Te Kupenga. The bus will depart at 9am for either the advertised trip, or to YMCA Pitt Street Stadium.

        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 to your AimyPlus parent account 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 is making their own way to/from the programme please email so you can complete the arrive/depart unaccompanied form.

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

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