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Summer 2022 Vacation Care program

Published on 10 December 2021
  • Children and young people
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Want to keep your children active and entertained these summer school holidays but stuck for ideas?

Bookings for Council’s Vacation Care Program are now open, with plenty of activities and fun things to see and do from 4 to 21 January 2022.

Children will experience a different and exciting new adventure each visit with fascinating excursions and centre-based activities, all supervised by Council’s qualified and experienced vacation care educators.

To secure your child’s place, parents are advised to book before the closing date of Monday 13 December 2021. The summer program will operate from one location at Springfield Pavilion, Springfield Avenue in Croydon.

To attend Maroondah Vacation Care, all children must have a completed online enrolment. Once enrolled, you will be able to book your child into the program using the BookMe section of the parent portal.

Councillor Tasa Damante said Council’s Vacation Care program was a high-quality, flexible and child-focused program that aimed to support busy working parents during the school holidays.

“As a parent of four young children, I know how challenging it can sometimes be to find ways to keep children occupied during the holidays,” Cr Damante said.

“Maroondah’s Vacation Care team pride themselves on providing a program of recreational and stimulating activities that are the right mixture of fun, adventure and learning. It means that children want to be there, and parents can feel reassured that their child is in a safe and secure environment,” she said.

“Parents can book for one day or all 14 days, which provides them with that important flexibility,” Cr Damante said.

The program is available for primary school-aged children, with activities run between 8am and 6pm (except for weekends) at Springfield Avenue, Croydon.

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s on offer:

Week 1

Week one gives youngsters the chance to challenge themselves at the amazingly fun trampoline park, Flip Out, as well as exploring the wonderful world of wildlife at Melbourne Zoo. Children will also get to celebrate the new year, with fun music, games, and circus tricks and thrills.

Week 2

Week two is where it’s at for all things sport. Bring your bike, scooter or skates and helmet as we visit the X & Y space skatepark in Croydon. There’s also rollerskating fun with an excursion to Skaterz in Eltham, while cricket fans can enjoy a fun cricket incursion with a visit from Fit for Kids. Also, find out what it takes to become a Friendship Ninja during a fun, friendology trip to Eastland’s Friendship Ninja Zone. And did we mention the awesome excursion to The Big Goose? Meet cool farmyard animals, ride on the tractor and see sheep and reptile shows!

Week 3

Week three includes excursions to Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition and the Melbourne Museum to see dinosaur skeletons, plus amazing insects and artefacts. And for those budding astronauts, find out what it takes to reach the moon with a fascinating in-house science exploration that’s out of this world!

For a full program of activities and booking details, see our School holiday program - primary school page, or contact our Vacation Care coordinator on 9294 5723 or 1300 88 22 33.

View the January Vacation Care program brochure.

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