YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre Holiday Programmes

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Creating exciting experiences for your child during the holidays at YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre

The last thing any child wants to do is to waste their holidays doing something boring!

That’s why our YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre holiday programme 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.

It’s important to us that each child has fun in a safe environment, where they can learn new skills, make new friends and do stuff that they wouldn’t normally get to do. Our friendly, welcoming staff are all highly trained, and completely dedicated to helping your kids have an amazing, safe time.

Our programme activities run 9am-3pm unless otherwise stated in the brochure. Programme hours are 7am-6pm. There is also the option of a short day 8:30am-3pm with the centre based programme.


Starting July 2022, we also have a Rugby Based Holiday Programme running from the Marist Tamaki Rugby Club in Panmure (Dunkirk Road). Click here to check out the programme.

Why Choose YMCA?

WINZ Funding available for approved applicants

Our Programmes Include

WINZ Subsidies

Available to approved families. For more information on WINZ or to see if you qualify click here. Please note: WINZ bookings cannot be booked online, please contact the YMCA Mt Ellerslie team on 09 579 4716.

Quality Assurance

We understand that it’s hard for parents to leave their kids in other people’s care, that’s why we take safety very seriously. YMCA Holiday Programmes are proudly approved and audited by Child Youth and Family (CYF).

Trained Staff

All YMCA Holiday Programme Staff undergo police checks, inducted and receive on-going training which include Child Protection, Behaviour Management and Health & Safety.

Fee Assistance

At YMCA we believe that cost should never be a barrier for individuals and families accessing services in their community. YMCA provides fee assistance on an application basis to ensure that services are available to everyone.

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Don't miss out these school holidays

Spaces are limited and can fill up quickly. Make sure your kids don't miss out on their next school holiday adventure.