Y Kids Out of School Care and Recreation
(OSCAR) -Holiday Programmes

Y Kids Holiday Programme Venues

Whanganui and Palmerston North.

Whanganui: YMCA Community Centre, 125 Grey Street, Whanganui. Entrance on GF Moore Drive.
Palmerston North: YMCA Palmerston North, 148 Park Road.

Y Kids OSCAR Holiday Prices


Costs for Holiday Programmes vary per centre and prices vary dependent upon requirements. 
Please contact your nearest office for more information or see the relevant Holiday Programmes for full details which include costings.

What we offer

YMCA Central has a number of holiday programmes designed to provide your child with a safe environment to enjoy and thrive in during the holidays.

Programmes include day trips filled with fun and excitement – enjoy cooking, sports and recreation on our amazing sites, visiting adventure parks and swimming pools, and go-kart racing!  We offer the option for certain age groups to visit Camp Raukawa for a week where they’ll experience the best in outdoor education (kayaking, archery and much more). Limited spaces are available on all our programmes. Subsidies are available from WINZ for holiday programmes and Camp Raukawa. Call WINZ on 0800 559 009 to see if you are eligible.

Whanganui Holiday Programme

In the Whanganui region we offer programmes for the following age groups: Nippers 5-6 yrs, Kippers 7-8 yrs, KidZone 9-10 yrs, YouthZone 11-13 yrs.
We are open from 6.30am-6pm. Watch this space latest Holiday programme on its way.

Palmerston North and Linton Holiday Programme

In Palmerston North and Linton we offer care from 7am-6pm and have two age groups, 5-8 yrs and 9-13 yrs.


Many of you will be able to use Government subsidies. All of the YMCA Holiday Programmes are approved for government subsidies which mean that eligible families can receive a large discount off programme fees. For information on whether you qualify please speak to Davina at WINZ—0800 559 009 or give us a call at either of our offices.
All children must be registered to attend the programme.
Programmes are limited by maximum numbers (please register early to avoid disappointment).
Please contact us for your holiday programme information.