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

Holiday Programme Venues

Whanganui, Bulls, Feilding and Palmerston North.

Whanganui: YMCA Community Centre, 125 Grey Street, Whanganui. Entrance on GF Moore Drive.
Bulls: St. James Church Hall, 10 Daniel Street, Bulls.
Feilding: Room 17 at North Street School, 52 North Street, Feilding. In the holidays Feilding is combined with Palmerston North. Parents can drop children at the Feilding programme between 7am-8.30am and we will transport them over. They return back to Feilding after 4pm each day.
Palmerston North: YMCA Palmerston North, 148 Park Road.

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, Kid Zone 7-9 yrs, Youth Zone 10-13 yrs.
We are open from 6.30am-6pm. Watch this space latest Holiday programme on its way.

Bulls Holiday Programme

Click the link above to see what our holiday programme is proudly offering for your area.
Located at The St. James Presbyterian Church hall, 10 Daniell Street, Bulls; and open from 8am-5.15pm offering care for 5-13 year olds.

Palmerston North and Feilding Holiday Programme

In Palmerston North and Feilding we offer care from 7am-6pm and have two age groups, 5-8 yrs and 9-13 yrs.
Feilding: Children need to be dropped off at the site by 8.30am each day to be transported over to Palmerston North. The children are returned back to Feilding after 4pm each day.

Holiday Programme Brochures.

Click the LINK below to see the Holiday Programme brochure for your area.

  • To see the Bulls Holiday Programme, Click  this link.
  • To see the Palmerston North and Feilding Holiday Programme, Click  this link.
  • To see the Whanganui Holiday Programme, Click  this link.
  • To see the Camp Raukawa Holiday Programme, Click here.


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.