YMCA Holiday Programmes

Keep the kids busy these school holidays with YMCA Hamilton!

Kids don’t want to waste their holidays doing boring stuff – and we totally understand! YMCA School holiday programmes offer a new adventure every day with a range of inclusive and stimulating activities.

At our YMCA holiday programme in Hamilton, we make sure there is plenty to do to keep kids occupied. We go on trips to cool places around the city, we have fun activities to do, and it’s a great opportunity for kids to make friends. We like to keep the children active and run lots of activities during the day, even more than the listed main activity.

We offer a variety of different holiday programmes and are located around several areas in Hamilton including: YMCA Hamilton Stadium, Hukanui, Silverdale, Woodstock, Endeavour, Aberdeen, Forest Lake, Hamilton West and now Horsham Downs Primary.

Your local holiday programme is waiting for you just around the corner!

If you are a WINZ applicant, please register online and come to the office and we can complete your WINZ forms. 

Try our specialised one day programmes of Gymnastics, Dance and Netball!

Why Choose YMCA?

  • 9 conveniently located programmes around Hamilton
  • New Zealand's only child safe registered facility
  • Great way for children to make new friends and get out of the house during the holidays
  • 11-15 year old Tailored Programmes at the Pembroke Street site.
  • Fully Trained Staff
  • MSD Audited & Accredited Centres
  • WINZ Subsidies Available
  • Easy to register and book online
WINZ Funding available for approved applicants

Horsham Downs Primary School

Horsham Downs Primary School

Horsham Downs will be running during the following dates for 5-12 year olds:

Monday 14th of January 2019 to Friday 25th of January 2019

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Holiday Programme Details

YMCA Stadium

YMCA Stadium will be running during the following dates for 5-15 year olds:

Monday 17th of December to  Monday the 24th of December

Thursday 3rd of January to Friday the 1st of February

Drop off is in the Stadium foyer  from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Please note:11-15s programme will use the Fitness Centre most days, please bring suitable footwear, a change of clothes and a towel.

Stadium Holiday Programme Brochure

Hukanui Primary School

Hukanui Primary will be running during the following dates for 5-12year olds:

Monday 17th of December to  Monday the 24th of December

Thursday 3rd of January to Friday the 25th of January 2019

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Hukanui Holiday Programme brochure

Hamilton West Primary School

Hamilton West will be running during the following dates for 5-12year olds:

Monday 7th of January 2019 to Friday 25th of January 2019  

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Hamilton West Holiday Programme brochure

Silverdale Primary School

Silverdale will be running during the following dates for 5-12year olds:

Monday 7th of January 2019 to Friday 25th of January 2019

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Silverdale Holiday Programme brochure

Aberdeen Primary School

Aberdeen will be running during the following dates for 5-12year olds:

Monday 7th of January 2019 to Friday 25th of January 2019

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Aberdeen Holiday Programme brochure

Endeavour Primary School

Endeavour will be running during the following dates for 5-12year olds:

Monday 7th of January 2019 to Friday 25th of January 2019

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Endeavour Holiday Programme brochure

Forest Lake Primary School

Forest Lake will be running during the following dates for 5-12year olds:

Monday 7th of January 2019 to Friday 25th of January 2019

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Forest Lake Holiday Programme brochure

Woodstock Primary School

Woodstock will be running during the following dates for 5-12year olds:

Monday 7th of January 2019 to Friday 25th of January 2019

Drop off is in the School Hall from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear for all excursion days.

Woodstock

** New Gymnastics Day **

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Drop off is in the YMCA Stadium from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Programme runs from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Jam packed with balance, movement, jumping and rolling, gymnastic circuits and we will use our Brand New Air Tumble Track.

Great value and your kids will enjoy learning some awesome new skills with our experienced, friendly and professional team of coaches. Spaces are limited so bookings are essential


Spaces are limited and bookings are essential, Get in quick to secure your spot!

Gymnastics Brochure

** New Dance Day **

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Drop off is in the YMCA Stadium from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Programme runs from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Children will spend time developing skills in a few different styles with focus on fun with the correct technique. But that’s not all! We will develop artistry by creating personalised choreography for an end of the day performance! This day is perfect for beginners and experienced dancers, as ages/ability will be catered for.

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential, Get in quick to secure your spot!

Dance Brochure

**Netball Training Days**


Drop off is in the YMCA Stadium from 7.30am and last pick up is 5.30pm  

Programme runs from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Parents/Caregivers are require to supply children with sufficient lunch, drinks and sunhat on each day of attendance.

Children will spend time developing skills in a few different styles with focus on fun with the correct technique.

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential, Get in quick to secure your spot!

Netball Brochure
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Don't miss out these holidays!

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

Our Programmes Include

WINZ Subsidies

Available to approved families. For more information on WINZ or to see if you qualify click herePlease note: WINZ bookings cannot be booked online, please contact the YMCA Hamilton team on 07 838 2529.

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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