Holiday Programmes

Winter Holiday Programme

Our winter holiday programme was very popular this year, with some great activities drawing in lots of new children. Here are some highlights from the Winter Holiday Programme.

Week one included crafts, gymnastics, Bumper Ball, Inflatable World, movies, and a talent show.

Here's a video of one of our junior leaders-in-training doing a flip on a skateboard from a jump ramp to a crash mat . 

Week two included the amazing race, a quest at Te Puna Quarry Park, gaming, skateboarding, a Y Kitchen Rules competition, and a trip to Baywave.

Andrew Warner from Bay of Plenty Times came to Y Kitchen Rules day to take photos for a photo essay.

The children at the Winter Holiday Programme practiced and performed this haka for the YMCA Tauranga patron, Mahe Drysdale. The haka was written by our staff member Jubert Moeke.  

We're planning the Spring Holiday Programme now, so stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook and we'll tell you when it is open for booking.

Online bookings for Spring are not open yet, but if you don't yet have an account with us you can register online now. 

Phone: 07 579 6530 | Email:

Payments can be made via internet banking:

Westpac 03-0435-0467494-02

Opening hours:  Our programmes run from 7:30am to 5.30pm.

Spring Holiday Programme locations:

Tauranga Boys' College

664 Cameron Road,

Mount Maunganui Football Club 

130 Links Ave
Mount Maunganui

Van Drop off and Pick up service

Please make sure your child is at the location at the required time. A parent or caregiver needs to sign children on and off at the van.  This service needs to be booked in advance.

YMCA will provide van pick ups from the following locations to for the Tauranga programme only: 

                                                                            Pick Up                 Drop Off
Welcome Bay   Welcome Bay Hall               8.00-8:15am        4.45-5:05pm

Otumoetai        Otumoetai Primary                8.00-8:15am        4:45-5.05pm

YMCA will provide van pick ups from the following locations to Mount Football Club programme only:

                                                                            Pick Up                Drop Off

Papamoa @ Bluebiyou                                  8:15 - 8.30am      4.30 - 4:40pm

Te Puke Citz Club                                            8.00 - 8.15am      4.40 - 4.50pm

Paengaroa Primary School Park                 7.45 - 8.00am      5.00 - 5.15pm


YMCA Office

428 Devonport Road
Tauranga, 3112

Phone: (07) 579 6530
Text: 022 698 9984

Y-Kids Coordinator - Karyn Winters

Phone: (07) 579-6536

If your child is interested in action, being creative, or just wants to stay in one place and chill - the YMCA has a programme to suit your child’s needs! Our team of dedicated supervisors, leaders and volunteers are ready to help your child learn new things, build their confidence and enjoy having fun in a safe, child focused environment

Giving your child the best experience possible is the YMCA’s main priority. The activities are age-group based, but some are combined when appropriate for team sports and group play. This encourages the kids to interact with each other and promotes good social behaviour.

PLEASE NOTE: You don't need to have a creditcard to register online. WINZ and Internet Banking options are available through the checkout - click here for more.

If you can't register online, you can download the manual registration form or collect a copy from the YMCA office.  Registration form for extra children.

Developmental Assets

The YMCA is proud to announce that all the activities offered will be based on learning outcomes called Developmental Assets.
These Assets are the building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up as healthy, caring and responsible people.
There are 40 assets that make our children the exceptional and unique beings that they are.



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