YMCA Holiday Programmes

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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 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 activities shown.

We also offer a variety of different holiday programmes and are located around several areas in Hamilton including: the YMCA Hamilton Stadium with 3 separate age group programmes ( 5 to 7, 8 to 11 and a teenage group 12 to 15 year olds), Hukanui, Silverdale, Woodstock, Endeavour, Aberdeen, Forest Lake, Hamilton West, Horsham Downs, and Cambridge East 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, Cheer and Tumbling!

Why Choose YMCA?

  • 10 conveniently located programmes around Hamilton and Cambridge
  • 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

Holiday programmes are available in these Hamilton locations:

**Specialised Programmes**

Gymnastics Day

YMCA Hamilton is running a one day specialised Gymnastics Holiday Programme these holidays for children age 5-15 years old.

Children will have a fantastic time with us learning new gymnastic skills, having fun with great games, art and craft activities and making new friends.

Throughout our day we work on developing fundamental gymnastic skills which include balance, movement, jumping, rolling, gymnastic circuits and team building activities.

If you've never done gymnastics before or already have a few tricks up your sleeve we can help you improve. Have a go at walking the beam, mini trampoline, rings, parallel and horizontal bars, vault and mat work and we will be using our Air Track. Please don't forget your lunch box, drink bottle, morning and afternoon snack.

We can’t wait to see you for the day!


Parents/Caregivers are required to supply children with sufficient lunch, re-fillable water bottle, snacks and a change of clothes on each day of attendance.

Please ensure children have suitable foot wear.

Gymnastics Brochure

Cheer and Tumbling Day

Cheer and Tumbling:

Calling all boys, girls, kids and Tweens!, these school holidays we're opening the doors of the YMCA Hamilton for Cheer and Tumble for our 1 day holiday programme, packed with activities for everyone!

We're hosting everything from cheerleading to tumbling to some fun games. Come and join us for the afternoon for this brand new adventure where you'll learn new skills, make new friends and put your energy into something fun!


Cheer and Tumbling Brochure

Holiday Programme Details

YMCA Stadium 5-7's

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.

Stadium 5-7's Brochure

YMCA Stadium 8-11's

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.

Stadium 8-11's Brochure

YMCA Stadium 11-15's

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.

Stadium 11-15's Brochure

Hukanui Primary School

Hukanui Primary will be running for 5-12year olds.

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 Brochure

Hamilton West Primary School

Hamilton West will be running for 5-12year olds.

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 Brochure

Silverdale Primary School

Silverdale will be running for 5-12year olds.

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 Brochure

Aberdeen Primary School

Aberdeen will be running for 5-12year olds.

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 Brochure

Endeavour Primary School

Endeavour will be running for 5-12year olds.

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 Brochure

Forest Lake Primary School

Forest Lake will be running for 5-12year olds.

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 Brochure

Woodstock Primary School

Woodstock will be running for 5-12year olds.

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 Brochure

Cambridge East Primary School

Cambridge East will be running for 5-12year olds.

Drop off is in the Multi purpose room 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.

Cambridge East Brochure

Horsham Downs Primary School

Horsham Downs will be running for 5-12year olds.

Drop off is in the Multi purpose room 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.

Horsham Downs 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 here. Please 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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