School Holiday Programs in Brisbane Winter School Holidays

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Are you looking for school holiday programs in Brisbane to help look after the kids these Brisbane school holidays? When you don’t have holidays but your kids do, what do you do? There are some Out of School Vacation Care Providers who extend their opening hours to run school holiday programs, or vacation care programs keeping kids entertained and learning through play and giving you peace of mind.

Brisbane school holiday programs are a great option for busy families. These vacation care programs are often half day or full day programs, giving flexibility to busy parents. We are lucky to have such great weather in Brisbane that the options for both indoor and outdoor activities really are endless! Fortunately we have you covered with the best childcare during school holidays.

Brisbane is such a great place to holiday that locals and visitors will be spoilt for choice with the school holiday camps and vacation care ideas we have for you (including winter holiday camps and summer holiday camps). Take a look at our extensive list of school holiday programs in Brisbane that will make both you and the kids extremely happy.

Check out these great options for vacation care programs, including PCYC and YMCA to help you arrange your school holiday care in Brisbane. Please note – you may find that the Childcare Subsidy can be applied to some of these Brisbane school holiday programs which are well worth investigating.

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State schools finish on Friday 21 June and return to class on Monday 8 July 2024.

Winter school holidays in Queensland are Saturday 22 June to Sunday 7 July 2024.

To help you we have broken our school holiday programs Brisbane guide into sections.

We’ve contacted as many of these school holiday care Brisbane centres as possible and – to the best of our knowledge – ALL information about their school holidays programs is current and correct. We recommend contacting your preferred supplier early to secure your place and avoid disappointment.

STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths vacation care options

STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths vacation care

If you have a child that would prefer a screen to sport, then we have some great vacation care program ideas that don’t involve sitting mindlessly in front of a screen. These STEM holiday programs Brisbane will have kids interacting, making friends and learning, all while doing something they love!

Code Camp – for the best school holidays ever!

Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays, learn some valuable new skills, have fun and make new friends. With a wide range of in-person camps and online programs available, there really is something for everyone. Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps, robotics, stop-motion animation, DJing, video production and so much more!

Not sure where to start?

Code Camp’s flagship coding programs are the perfect way to begin your child’s Code Camp journey. Choose Little Coders for ages 5-7 to take their first steps into the world of coding and Spark for ages 7-12 to use drag & drop coding to create an awesome arcade-style game.

Plus, their most popular creative camps are back this season including Minecraft Engineers, Roblox Legends, Robotics Camp, and YouTube Creators, offering the coolest few days of STEM learning and fun. 

Head to their website to see the full range of fun and engaging holiday camps and check what’s on near you.

Find out more about a Code Camp near you here.

TAFE Queensland School Holiday Program – 1-5 July, select Brisbane campuses


Get ready to turbocharge your school holidays with an electrifying adventure!

TAFE Queensland’s Annual School Holiday Program is back, and it’s hotter than a sizzling summer day! Imagine diving headfirst into a whirlwind of creativity, innovation and hands-on learning. Whether you’re into coding, fashion design, or whipping up culinary masterpieces, we’ve got something that’ll make your brain do a happy dance!

What’s on offer?

  • Workshops galore: From university level study skills to Photoshop wizardry, from robots to hacker stops, getting event-ready to child development, our workshops are like a treasure chest of mind-bending possibilities.
  • Meet the pros: Rub shoulders with industry experts who’ve cracked the code to success.
  • TAFE Queensland sneak peek: Ever wondered what it’s like to study here? Now’s your chance to peek behind the curtain and see what makes TAFE Queensland the coolest place to learn!

Limited spaces, maximum fun! Hurry, folks! Spots are scarcer than unicorn sightings. Secure your golden ticket before it vanishes into thin air! Click here.

Building Block Studio

Building Block Studio knows that everyone has different interests and they provide a great space for kids whose interests include coding, robotics, 3D design and electronics. Located in Clayfield, the studio brings together like-minded kids and encourages them to play and learn to their fullest potential.

Find out more here.

Sheldon Linq Academy

Igniting curiosity and innovation is what this academy is all about. Located at Sheldon College, programs include entrepreneurship and business skills, drone technologies and mixed reality development. Built into the 1 and 2 day workshops is ‘unplugged’ time where kids can make friends and enjoy physical activity. Workshop numbers are capped so that facilitators can work closely with kids so get in quick to secure your spot.

Read more about the workshops.

Chess Mates

If your kids know what a knight, bishop and king do on a chess board, then they will love attending a Chess Mates workshops. Kids can learn new skills and strategies and then engage in a real life tournament. If you already have a professional on your hands, sign them up for a 1 day tournament where they can meet new friends and test their skills. Chess Mates also runs Business Kids, a fun program where kids can learn about money skills and running their own business.

Read more about Chess Mates.

Business Camp

If you have a future CEO in your family, send them along to Business Camp, a 3 day workshop where they can learn all about starting and running a business. Business Camp is inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs through a range of different camps where kids from just 7 years can build a business or explore an idea. Once they have completed the 3 day Ideation camp, kids can participate in the Validation and then Investment camps. Encourage your kids to be their own boss today!

Check out Business Camp online.

School holiday camps – sports & exercise

School holiday camps – sports & exercise

We know that sport is an important (and fun!) part of childhood and we want to make sure that includes the holidays. Thankfully, Brisbane has some amazing Australian sports camps that kids can be a part of. We have listed out the best holiday camps for kids that will that will get them moving and off the screens.

Camp Australia

The Camp Australia school holiday program is called Rocketeers, an action packed and exciting program full of extraordinary holiday adventures. Days are broken up based on types of activities including incursions and excursions that are based on what the kids and families want to do. Be sure to check out the website to find a program near you.

 Check out what’s happening these holidays.

Wildlings Forest School

Let the kids go WILD these school holidays with the Wildlings school holiday programs. Wildlings focuses on children learning naturally is all about getting outside and doing activities such as building forts, campfires and imaginative play in nature. Wildlings encourages kids to embrace what is around us and find joy being in the great outdoors.

Find out more about the program here.

Australian Sports Camps

Sport loving kids will go wild over what’s on offer these holidays in Brisbane. Held across a number of venues Australian sports camps run programs on soccer, netball, basketball, AFL and rugby league. These 3 day intensive camps allow kids to really hone-in on their skills. Programs are interactive and fun based and kids will come away with new friends and new skills.

Read more about what’s on in Brisbane.

Movement Monkeys

Movement Monkeys is a multi-sport camp for active kids. Held in venues across Brisbane, you can choose to do a 1 day camp, right up to a full 5 day week camp. Kids are placed in groups with similar aged kids (a great way to make new friends!) and can do activities like netball, soccer and cricket. They can also try sports that are a little less common such as archery, table tennis, extreme dominoes and bocce.

Take a look at the website for more info.

Flipside Circus

Bouncing, flipping and general gymnastics are unique ways to enjoy some school holiday fun in Brisbane. Budding performers can try their hand at circus skills like trapeze, tumbling and trampolining. Groups are broken up based on age and intermediate sessions are available for more experienced kids.

Get flipping here.

Balance Brisbane

Balance Brisbane promises gymnastics fun for everyone! Boys and girls are invited to try their hand in these mixed classes. Kids are encouraged to try all apparatus and have a go at things like tumbling, vaulting and handstands. Team building activities are also a part of the day and help promote teamwork and friendship.

Have a look at the website to see what’s on.

Griffith Sport Active Kids

Kids from 5-13 will love the programs on offer at Griffith University these holidays. They even have school holiday swimming programs! Broken into junior and senior programs, kids are exposed to a number of sports and workshops are based on learning a skill then putting it into practice in a game. This is a popular program and sells out quickly, so make sure you get in early.

Read more about the program here.

Little Lifesavers

Water safety skills are important for kids of all ages and Surf Lifesaving Queensland wants to teach these skills in fun and engaging way. A morning session at a number of locations across Brisbane will teach kids aged 5+ basic water skills and rescue techniques as well as engage them in beach activities like beach sprints and an obstacle course. A must for your school holiday list.

Find out more about Little Lifesavers.

Vacation care programs with animals

Vacation care programs with animals

These holiday care programs will have the kids finding their new best (furry) friend. While bringing home a pet isn’t always an option, kids will have the opportunity to spend time with some incredible creatures at these school holiday clinics.

RSPCA School Holiday Program

A wonderful way for children and teenagers to learn about the welfare of animals is to spend a day caring for them. The RSPCA Qld runs full week school holiday camps as well as 1 day specific programs that allow kids to choose an animal to learn about. Daily activities can include cleaning enclosures, preparing food and a tour of the shelter and veterinary hospital. Make some new furry friends these holidays.

Get involved with the RSPCA program these holidays.

Lone Pine

If your kids love koalas then send them along to the Lone Pine keeper for a day program. As well as patting a koala and having their photo taken (the highlight of the day!), kids will learn how to care for koalas and other animals, prepare their food, clean their environment as well as much more. The program is broken into junior and senior groups and runs for 5 hours.

Find out more about the keeper for a day program.

Australia Zoo

Crikey! This world famous zoo is a great option for school holiday care as it gives kids the opportunity to go behind the scenes and be a zookeeper for a day! Because life at a zoo changes with the seasons so does  the program, meaning that activities vary throughout the year. Programs up broken up based on age group and a delicious lunch is provided. So what are you waiting for – grab your tickets now!

Visit the website for more info.

Heritage Riding

Spend some time these holidays on the back of a majestic horse. Heritage Riding offers day camps consisting of  2 rides as well as other activities like feeding, grooming and tacking up horses. These day camps help build confidence in a fun and engaging way and are open to riders of all abilities.

Find out how to jump on the back of a horse!

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Located just an hour from Brisbane on the beautiful Gold Coast, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been conserving wildlife for more than 70 years. The sanctuary offers 5 different holiday camp options, including a Junior Wellness with Animals program. Programs are broken up based on age and are a wonderful way to introduce children to caring for animals. They also run the Inclusive adventurers program, a program specially designed for children with different support needs.

Check out what’s on these holidays.

Performing arts school holiday workshops

Performing arts school holiday workshops

If you have the next budding superstar in your family, send them along to one of these kids holiday programs which we know they will love. School holiday childcare is fun and engaging at any one of the workshops listed below because we know that having fun is FUNdamental to a good holiday!


Kids of all ages will love the school holiday day camps on offer at NIDA. Creativity is encouraged as kids sing, dance, write, direct and act their way through all the workshops on offer. Children as young as 2 years old are welcome, with special creative play sessions on offer. Holiday programs for kids are held across two locations in Brisbane so find your closest one.

Check out the NIDA school holiday program here.

Queensland Ballet Academy

Queensland Ballet Academy’s School Holiday Programs are designed for dancers aged 10 – 17+ years and will be held in the Academy’s state-of-the-art home in Kelvin Grove.

They offer a number of opportunities throughout the year for young dancers to progress their training over each school holiday break. You will work with their esteemed Faculty, meet other young dancers, and work in a culture of collaboration and excellence. These programs are open to all dancers!.

Click here to find out more about Queensland Ballet Academy’s upcoming School Holiday Programs.

Get dancing at the Queensland Ballet.

Speak Up Studio

Give your kids the opportunity to express themselves at the Speak Up Studio vacation care workshops. These holiday programs are held in a supportive environment and are broken up based on age and ability so your kids will feel encouraged and supported. Mix and match workshops that your kids will love, or go along for the whole week. Speak Up Studio prides themselves on being Brisbane’s kindest drama school, so send them along and watch their confidence and creativity shine through!

Start speaking up here!

Opera Queensland

Opera Queensland is where music comes to life! Singers of all abilities are welcome and they will sing alongside highly qualified vocal coaches. These day programs are broken into classical, contemporary and choral workshops and kids from 7-12 are invited to attend. Located in the heart of Brisbane at beautiful South Bank, kids are sure to be inspired.

Visit the website to find out more.

Brisbane Youth Theatre

Conveniently located in Paddington, Brisbane Youth Theatre offers holiday workshops to excite and engage kids. Programs aims to foster not only performance skills, but also social, literacy and communication skills, essential life skills for all young people. Workshops are run over 4 days and comprise of Junior Actor (6-11 years) and Senior Actor (12-17 years) groups and at the end of the week these actors put on a show! What a great way to end the program.

Find out more.

Get art and crafty at these kids holiday programs

Get art and crafty at these kids holiday programs

Let’s get creative at one of these school holiday programs Brisbane. Kids can paint, draw, sculpt, create or engage is storytelling at any of these great holiday camps. You will be amazed what they will come home with.

Helping Hands

The Helping Hands vacation care program is so varied it’s hard to narrow it down! Sporting activities, excursions, arts and craft and museum exploration days are just some of the things your kids can enjoy. Parents can relax knowing experienced educators are spending the day making sure kids have the best day possible.

Check out what’s on at a venue near you.

Colour My Pot

Colour My Pot is where pottery becomes art. Children can paint pottery any way they like, letting their creativity come to life. There are a range of items to choose from and kids will love all the options available. This bright and colourful studio is an easy and fun way to entertain the kids and encourage them to put down the screens and pick up a brush!

Get painting here.

Kids Art Fun

Conveniently located in Chapel Hill this studio offers workshops in a number of mediums, including watercolour, plasticine and acrylic paint. Kids from 5 years onwards can try their hand at something new or hone their skills at something they love. Workshops range in length and all materials are provided, so some along for some arty fun!

Visit the website to find out more.  


Imagine a holiday camp where kids have fun AND learn! Linguakidz helps kids discover a love of the Spanish language. Through activities like song, dance, music and cooking kids will develop an appreciation of other cultures. Hands on and interactive learning are key to these 3 day age based programs. Sign up today to and help your kids to become global citizens

Find out about learning Spanish here.

Art Class

Dress to make a mess is what Art Class says is the dress code for their school holidays workshops! To us, it just sounds like kids are going to have fun! Art Class is a place where kids are welcome to express themselves through art. School holiday workshops run for a couple of hours, however as they say, you can’t rush art! Kids from 7 years are welcome to attend and all materials are included.

Check out Art Class online.

Sesame Lane school holiday programs – holidays 2023

Sesame Lane offers school holiday programs and vacation care in Clontarf, Dakabin, Kippa-Ring, Morayfield, Narangba, North Lakes, and Redcliffe.

Unlike some school-based programs, Sesame Lane keeps groups small so they can go make the most of the time off school. Their in-house days are filled with activities like sports days, baking, arts & crafts, workshops, and free relaxation time, so everyone is refreshed for the upcoming school term.

Their caring and fun educators make a priority of getting to know every child so everyone feels a sense of belonging and friendship. The best news for parents; no lunches to pack! They provide all meals and snacks. Some kids say it is like going on school holiday camps in Brisbane!

Call 1800 SESAME to book now, or click here. Places are limited.

PCYC vacation care school holiday programs

It can be hard to find cheap and affordable vacation care programs, but don’t worry PCYC has you covered with a PCYC holiday program that will keep the kids entertained all holidays. PCYC has a long history of community involvement and run some great school holiday workshops including both sporting and creative activities. Make sure you take a look at the PCYC vacation care programs near you.

PCYC has a huge range of vacation care centres running school holiday programs scattered all over Brisbane, Ipswich, and beyond. For more information or to book a place for your child, contact any of the centres below. Please note – all prices listed below are the DAILY RATE.

Check out these school holiday programs for kids across Brisbane from PCYC.

Acacia Ridge – PCYC Acacia Ridge school age care

Address – Nyngam Street, Acacia Ridge, QLD 4100 (L Block)
Time – 7:00 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $51
Phone: 3277 9623 or 0409 780 392

Aspley – PCYC Aspley East school age care

Address – 31 Helena Street, Aspley, QLD 4034
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 3867 2734

Bardon – PCYC Inala – Bardon school age care

Address – 330 Simpson Road, Bardon, QLD 4065
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 3367 0423

Brassall – PCYC Brassall school age care

Address – Cnr Pine Mountain Road and Hunter Street, Brassall, QLD 4305
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 3815 4361

Brookfield – PCYC school age care – Brookfield

Address – 18 Boscombe Road, Brookfield, QLD 4069
Time – 7:00 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: 0439 995 929 or (07) 3915 1658

Browns Plains – PCYC Crestmead – Browns Plains school age care

Address – 1-29 Mayfair Drive, Browns Plains QLD 4418
Time – 6:00am to 6:00pm
Cost – $55
Phone: n/a

Caboolture – PCYC Caboolture school age care

Address – 2 Toovey Street, Caboolture 4510
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 5495 7143

Carindale – PCYC Carindale school age care

Address – 27 Narracott Street, Carindale QLD 4152
Time – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 3324 9652

Corinda – PCYC Inala – Corinda SS school age care

Address – 330 Cliveden Avenue, Corinda, QLD 4075
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 3379 3379

Crestmead – PCYC Crestmead- St Francis College school age care

Address – 64 Julie Street, Crestmead, QLD 4118
Time – 6:00am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: n/a

Durack – PCYC Inala – Inala SS school age care

Address – Rosemary Street, Durack, QLD 4077
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52 plus additional activity costs
Phone: (07) 3879 2093

East Brisbane – PCYC East Brisbane – East Brisbane school age care

Address – 56 Wellington Road, East Brisbane QLD 4169
Time – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Cost – $49
Phone: 0428 257 735

Eastern Heights – PCYC Ipswich school age care

Address – 1c Griffith Rd, Eastern Heights, QLD 4305
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 3281 2547

Eversleigh – PCYC Redcliffe – Scarborough school age care

Address – Eversleigh Road, Eversleigh
Time – 6:00am to 6:00pm
Cost – $73
Phone: (07) 3203 4800

Everton Park – PCYC Hills District – Everton Park school age care

Address – Everton Park State School, Deakin Street, Everton Park QLD 4053
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: (07) 3355 5050

Hamilton – PCYC Hamilton – school age care

Address – 71 Oxford Street, Hamilton, QLD 4007
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $51
Phone: (07) 3256 0683

Holland Park – PCYC Holland Park school age care

Address – 59 Abbotsleigh Street, Holland Park, QLD 4121
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $48
Phone: (07) 3915 1647 or 0431 233 009

Jimboomba – PCYC Logan – Hills school age care

Address – Lot 1, Johanna Street, Jimboomba, QLD 4127
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: (07) 5547 9629 or 0403 338 295

Logan Village – PCYC Logan Village – school age care

Address – 25-39 North Street, Logan Village, QLD 4207
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: n/a

Lota – PCYC Bayside school age care

Address – Cnr Alexander & McDonald Streets, Lota QLD
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $57
Phone: (07) 3348 6666

Margate – PCYC Redcliffe – Humpybong school age care

Address – Ernest Street, Margate, QLD 4019
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $73
Phone: (07) 3283 6421

Morayfield – PCYC Morayfield school age care

Address – 196-230 Morayfield Road, Morayfield, QLD 4506
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: 0417 241 694

Mt Warren Park – PCYC Windaroo school age care

Address – 125 Mt Warren Blvd, Mt Warren Park, QLD 4207
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: (07) 3287 1285

Mt Warren Park – PCYC Windaroo school age care

Address – 300 Mt Warren Blvd, Mt Warren Park, QLD 4207
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: 0427 783 558

Ormiston – PCYC Redlands – Ormiston school age care

Address – 82-110 Gordon Street, Ormiston, QLD 4160
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $51
Phone: n/a

Oxley – PCYC Inala – Oxley school age care

Address – Bannerman Street, Oxley, QLD 4075
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52 (prices vary on ‘special’ days)
Phone: (07) 3278 1488

Pallara – PCYC school age care – Pallara

Address – 39 Ritchie Road, Pallara, QLD 4110
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: 0437 084 792

Petrie – PCYC Pine Rivers – Petrie school age care

Address – 42 Dayboro Rd, Petrie QLD 4502
Time – 6:00am to 6:00pm (TBC)
Cost – $61.00
Phone: (07) 3205 3367

Regents Park – PCYC Crestmead – Yugumbir school age care

Address – 163 – 189 Vansittart Road, Regents Park, QLD 4118
Time – 6:00am to 6:00pm
Cost – $52
Phone: n/a

Salisbury – PCYC Salisbury – school age care

Address – 19 Cripps Street, Salisbury QLD 4107
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: (07) 3276 7232

Shailer Park – PCYC Logan – Shailer Park school age care

Address – Bulwarna Street, Shailer Park, QLD 4218
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost -$50
Phone: (07) 3801 4844 or 0412 922 548

Springwood – PCYC Logan – Springwood school age care

Address – Dennis Road, Springwood, QLD 4127
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: (07) 3290 9318 or 0422 458 426

Sunnybank – PCYC Mt Gravatt – Runcorn school age care

Address – 646 Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank, QLD 4109
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $48
Phone: 0423 551 335

Thornlands – PCYC Redlands – Bayview school age care

Address – 77 Ziegenfusz Road, Thornlands, QLD 4164
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $50
Phone: (07) 3206 5296

Waterford West – PCYC Crestmead – Waterford West school age care

Address – 3-15 John Street Waterford West, QLD 4113
Time – 6:00am to 6:00pm
Cost – $55
Phone: n/a

Wellington Point – PCYC Redlands – Wellington Point school age care

Address – 476 Main Road, Wellington Point, QLD 4160
Time – 6:30am to 6:30pm
Cost – $51
Phone: n/a

Woodridge – PCYC Logan City – school age care

Address – 7 Jacaranda Avenue, Woodridge, QLD 4114
Time – 6:30 am to 6:00pm
Cost – $51
Phone: (07) 3442 1705

Wynnum – PCYC Bayside – Wynnum school age care

Address – 69 Boxgrove Avenue, Wynnum, QLD 4178
Time – 6:30am to 6:00pm
Cost – $57
Phone: (07) 3915 1726 or 0429 879 913

To find out more about the PCYC holiday programs on offer, visit them online.

YMCA vacation care

Kids school holiday camps are something that YMCA pride themselves on. YMCA is all about inspiring young people and as such, we are sure you will find a YMCA school holiday program that is fun and inspires your kids. Physical activity and inquisitive minds are key ingredients for any YMCA vacation care program so take a look at what’s on offer.

YMCA offers a range of school holiday program locations in Brisbane and beyond. For more information or to book a place for your child, contact any of the vacation care centres listed below.

Please check with your local centre for details of program start and finish times. The majority open at 6:30am and close at 6:00pm. Your childcare subsidy will apply (if you are eligible). You will be expected to pay additional costs for incursions and excursions. You must ensure your child brings lunch, a hat, a water bottle, and that they wear appropriate clothing for the activities on offer. 

North Brisbane vacation care

The below vacation care in North Brisbane may suit your needs:

YMCA Albany Creek OSHC

Address – 696 Albany Ck Road, Albany Creek QLD 4035
Phone: 07 3264 4907

YMCA Ashgrove OSHC

Address – 31 Glory Street, Ashgrove QLD 4060
Phone: 07 3366 1523

YMCA Specialist OSHC

Address: 751 Zillmere Road, Aspley QLD 4034
Phone: 0427 157 018


Address: Sparks Road, Bray Park QLD 4500
Phone: 07 3205 4639
Mobile: 0409 845 294


Address: Sheaves Rd, Kallangur QLD 4305
Phone: 3491 5222

YMCA Enoggera OSHC

Phone: 3355 3870 or 0418 747 960


Phone: 3855 9997 or 0438 155 230


Address: Leckie Street, Kedron QLD 4031
Phone: 3621 3444
Mobile: 0438 788 504

YMCA Mitchelton OSHC

Address: 47 Glen Retreat Road, Mitchelton QLD 4053
Phone: 3355 6016
Mobile: 0415 525 851

YMCA Mitchelton Specialist OSHC

Phone: 0437 916 546

YMCA Rainworth OSHC

Address: 185 Boundary Road, Rainworth QLD 4065
Phone: 3368 1596
Mobile: 0438 751 835

YMCA Strathpine OSHC

Address: Don Court, Strathpine QLD 4500
Phone: 3881 3466
Mobile: 0438 646 133


Address: 34 Strathpine Road, Bald Hills QLD 4036
Phone: 3261 1124
Mobile: 0407 742 826


Address: Cnr Waterworks Rd & Settlement Rd, The Gap QLD 4061
Phone: 3300 4792
Mobile: 0419 171 742

YMCA Virginia OSHC

Address: 1678 Sandgate Road, Virginia QLD 4014
Phone: 3266 3159
Mobile: 0400 099 656

South Brisbane vacation care

Check out these vacation care optins on the south of Brisbane

YMCA Berrinba East OSHC

Phone: 3208 7597 or 0419 334 818

YMCA Edens Landing OSHC

Phone: 3805 1233 or 0439 899 887

YMCA Warrigal Road OSHC

Address: 314 Warrigal Road, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
Mobile: 0477 767 984

YMCA Rochedale South OSHC

Address: Wendon Street, Rochedale South QLD 4123
Phone: 3841 6613
Mobile: 0437 332 970

YMCA Seven Hills OSHC

Address: 152 D’Arcy Street, Seven Hills QLD 4170
Mobile: 0400 281 663 or 3909 8333

YMCA Upper Mt Gravatt OSHC

Address: 1899 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122
Phone: 3343 8244
Mobile: 0419 522 663

West Brisbane vacation care


Address: Old Logan Road, Camira QLD 4300
Phone: 3288 2488
Mobile: 0437 447 939

YMCA Springfield Lakes OSHC

Address: 63 Springfield Lakes Boulevard, Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
Phone: 3818 3741
Mobile: 0437 823 073

YMCA Active Kids school holiday program

YMCA also offers the Active Kids Holiday school program. These action-packed programs include sports, gymnastics, crafts, and special events which change daily. They run from 7am to 6pm on school holidays and some pupil free days. These programs are for children from Prep to 15 years of age. You can make enquiries here. 

Bowen Hills
Address: 95 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills, QLD 4110
Phone: 3851 8800
Fax: 3851 8811

Victoria Point
Address: 128 Link Road Victoria Point, QLD 4165
Phone: 3820 5300
Fax: 3207 6737

Visit their website to find your local YMCA holiday program.

Moreton Bay College school holiday program

Times: 6:30am – 6pm 

Cost: $52

Meals/Snacks: Not provided

Address: 450 Wondall Road Manly West QLD 4179 Australia


Phone: 0475 958 302

The Moreton Bay College school holiday programs are carefully tailored to the children based on their ages and interests. They will enjoy cooking, art, outdoor play, learning computers, sewing, and games and come away stimulated and having had heaps of fun. If they like, the children are also able to either complete their homework or simply wind down in the safe environment with their friends. Sometimes extra-curricular activities are planned and children are escorted to and from at all times.

John Paul College school holiday program

Times: 7am – 6pm – Bookings Essential

Cost: $44

Email: – Co-ordinator Jan Marxsen

Phone: 07 3826 3361.

Following the National Quality Framework, programs are fun-filled and educational creating real-life experiences that are meaningful and mimic life. Children’s physical, cognitive, and spiritual being is enhanced through a holistic approach, positive reinforcement, and educators who are great role models promoting good behavior and manners. Their vacation care programs are targeted towards prep – Year 7 children and activities are available 3 weeks prior to the end of school term.

Avegates school holiday program

Multicap’s school holiday programs offer lots of fun activities to keep children engaged and entertained during school holidays. Based in Brisbane and Toowoomba, the program provides fun and engaging experiences for kids and teens throughout the school holidays. Avegates School Holiday Program activities include relaxed sensory and skill-building activities such as games, sports and arts and crafts.

“John really enjoyed the day he spent in the Avegates holiday program. It’s the first time he’s done anything like it! So thank you so much. We look forward to the next one”

For those feeling adventurous, the school holiday program offers theme park trips, laser tag and mini-golf (when practicable and available). Find out more here.

School holiday programs in Brisbane

So what do you think? Do we have vacation care in Brisbane covered? Have we missed any OOSH vacation care that you love and we need to know about? If so, let us know.

We think our childcare in school holidays options are so good that the kids will love them so much and will be begging to go back for the next school holidays!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of school teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, an expert Queensland publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children including things to do with them over the school holidays. Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

1 thought on “School Holiday Programs in Brisbane Winter School Holidays”

  1. Hi team,

    Looking for holiday program/vacation care for my 5 year old daughter in and around Indooroopilly.
    Please let me know details regarding the same



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