School Holiday Programs in Melbourne: The Best for Summer 2023/2024

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School holidays in Melbourne are fast approaching, and the city is brimming with exciting school holiday programs to keep your kids entertained and engaged!

Whether your child is interested in sports, technology, or the arts, there's something for everyone at these fantastic school holiday programs in Melbourne.

Don't let your kids suffer from cabin fever or boredom during the break - sign them up for one of the many exciting programs on offer and watch them thrive! 

School Holiday Programs in Melbourne

1. Code Camp

Code Camp
Join the fun at Code Camp during these school holidays.

Perfect for kids who love STEAM, Code Camp is a school holiday favourite, where kids can design, code, and problem-solve by creating games, websites, music, and videos in just 2-3 days! Code Camp has taught over 100,000 kids in Australia the fascinating possibilities of technology and empowered them to create their own unique projects.

Code Camp offers a multitude of school holiday camps to explore with all the favourites returning this season including Minecraft Engineers, Minecraft Minis and Roblox Legends This summer, brand new camps are on the schedule including Little Coders: Trolls Edition and Spark and Ignite, inspired by DreamWorks' Trolls! Plus, there are new AI Camps where kids embark on an exciting journey into the world of Artificial Intelligence.

Where:     All areas of Melbourne, plus regional locations
When:     11 December 2023 - 19 January 2024 | 9:30 am – 3:30 pm*
Cost:       Starting from $129 for online and $275 for in-person camps

*Drop-off starts at 9 am and pick-up ends at 4 pm. Extended hours from 8 am until 5 pm are offered at selected venues. 

2. YMCA Summer School Holiday Program

YMCA Summer School Holiday Program
YMCA Summer School Holiday Program

The YMCA Summer School Holiday Program is now open for bookings! Offering a wealth of activities for children across Melbourne and Victoria, this program is your go-to for a summer filled with adventure and learning.

Each YMCA location offers a unique set of activities, whether it's cooking classes, circus workshops, or creative arts and crafts, there's something for every child to enjoy. Exciting excursions are also part of the package, including trips to cinemas, bowling alleys, laser skirmish arenas, or local farms. If your child is aged between 5 to 12 years and enrolled in primary school, they're set for an unforgettable experience. The YMCA School Holiday Programs blend fun, adventure, and educational activities, perfect for fostering independence and confidence.

Where:     Various locations across Melbourne and Victoria.
When:      Check individual locations for program days and times.
Cost:        Contact individual locations for specific program costs.

3. Melbourne Sports Centres School Holiday Swimming Intensives

Dive into fun!

Melbourne Sports Centres offer an engaging School Holiday Intensive program, perfect for keeping kids active and learning during the summer holidays in Melbourne.

Designed for children aged three and older, this engaging program focuses on reinforcing and advancing the swimming skills and techniques acquired during the term. It combines skill development with enjoyable and safe water play in our pools.

Over the course of five days, your child will have the opportunity to either solidify their existing swimming abilities or accelerate their learning through daily swim lessons during the school holidays.

Where:    Various locations across Melbourne
When:     8 January 2024 - 25 January 2024
Cost:       Prices vary by age group and class level - Preschool classes at $99.00, School Aged from $99.00, and Level 6 -7 Masterclass at $125

4. Tennis World Tennis Camps

Tennis Hot Shots Clinics
Improve your tennis skills during these school holidays in Melbourne.

If you’ve got a Nadal fan on your hands, then a Melbourne Tennis World Tennis Camp could just be the ticket. These sporty clinics run by Tennis World take place during each of the Victorian school holidays and include ANZ Hot Shots Clinics, Junior Development Camp and Junior Performance Camp.

Perfect for children aged five to 12, Tennis camps aim to include all participants in a variety of fun and engaging activities and games so your child will stay active and meet some new friends along the way.

Where:   Melbourne Park and Albert Reserve
When:    11 December 2023 - 23 January, 2024
Cost:      $99 per day

5. Melbourne Sports Centres School Holiday Programs 

Tennis Hot Shots Clinics
The Melbourne Sports Centres' Holiday Program

Melbourne Sports Centres are excited to announce the upcoming School Holiday Programs, a fantastic opportunity for children to engage in a wide array of sports and aquatic activities during the school holidays. The program is designed for kids aged 5-11 years and is set to run in various locations across Melbourne, including the Melbourne Sports Centre - MSAC.

Children will have the chance to try their hand at various sports, including netball, basketball, AFL, golf, volleyball, soccer, and little athletics, along with enjoying the water inflatables, dive boards, and wave pool at the centre.

The Melbourne Sports Centres' Holiday Program is a blend of sporting excitement and aquatic adventures, offering children a unique experience to explore new activities, develop skills, and make new friends under the guidance of experienced and passionate instructors.

Where:   Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC and other locations
When:    20 December  2023 - 22 December 2023 and 4 January 2024 -25 January 2024 (excluding weekends & holidays)
Cost:      $89 per day

6.  Melbourne Museum's School Holiday Program

Melbourne Museum's School Holiday Program
Melbourne Museum's School Holiday Program


Explore the miniature marvels and historic giants this summer at Melbourne Museum's School Holiday Program. From Friday, 22 December to Sunday, 28 January, the museum transforms into a haven for young adventurers, offering engaging experiences through the RELICS: A New World Rises and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.

The program is perfect for children of all ages, including babies, toddlers, kids, and teens, with interactive activities tailored to each age group. Notably, the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery, designed for children up to 5 years old, features a dinosaur dig, discovery garden, and more.

Where:   Melbourne Museum
When:    22 December to 28 January
Cost:      Free to $15, included with museum entry."

7. Sport Star Academy School Holiday Program

Sport Star Academy School Holiday Program
A one-stop shop for all things soccer, Sport Star Academy is the perfect place to improve those skills during the school holidays!

Sport Star Academy's award-winning soccer program, Football Star Academy, offers fun, skill-based learning that will ensure your child stays active during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years, the program is run by qualified coaches who will build your child's confidence and improve their skills. 

A great option for sporty kids or those wanting to learn a new craft, Sport Star Academy's school holiday offering promises to be fun-filled and action-packed! 

Where:   Various locations throughout Melbourne
When:    8 January 2024 - 25 January 2024
Cost:     From $89 per day for full-day camps to different rates for half-day sessions.

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