School Holiday Programs

A New Adventure Every Day: School  Holiday Programs in Canberra

Bookings are open for the Summer 2022 School Holiday Programs!

Holiday dates: Monday 19 December 2022 to  Friday 27 January 2023. 

See the program activity calendars by clicking your preferred school location below. 


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Communities at Work offers School Holiday Programs across Canberra. Our programs focus on fun and delivering a new adventure every day for your child. They include a variety of :

Excursions (visits to fun locations)
Incursions (visits from external activity providers to the schools)
In-service activities (a diverse range of flexible and adaptable activities run by our educators, and based on children’s choice).

The programs run from 7:30am to 6pm on weekdays during the school holidays. All locations cater to children in preschool to Year 6, except for Amaroo School Holiday Program (which is unable to accept preschool-aged children).

Please note: Due to licensing regulations, if your child/ren have graduated from Year 6 in 2022 they are unfortunately NOT eligible to attend our summer school holiday programs.


Some of the great activities planned for these holidays:

✅ Catch up on the latest movies at HOYTS

✅ Compete in outrageous challenges in a game show

✅ Get hands-on amongst nature at the National Botanic Gardens

✅ Learn the secrets of being a spy

✅ Explore First Nations weaving techniques

✅ Splash and slide at the lake’s Aqua Park

✅ Wiggle and giggle in a Bollywood dance workshop

✅ Get wet and wild juggling water bombs

✅ Groove and move in our silent dance party

✅ Explore the Yarralumla Play Station

✅ Create eye-catching dream catchers

✅ Cool off at the Dickson Aquatic Centre

… and lots more!


School Holiday Program Fees

(effective 18 November 2022)

  • $80 for in-service days (days on which educators at the service run activities for the children).
  • $95 for incursion days (days on which external providers bring in special activities to the school holiday program service).
  • $115 for excursion days (days on which educators and children visit an external location from the school holiday program location for fun activities).

Please note: these daily rates apply to all our school holiday program locations except for Ngunnawal Child Care and Education Centre, and Narrabundah Early Childhood Service School Holiday Programs. These centres operate at standard long daycare rates during the school holidays.

More Information

Our qualified and reliable educators provide more than just vacation care – they collaborate with children to ensure play, leisure and recreational activities are safe and meaningful. We place each child at the centre of our practice and build respectful and positive relationships with children, families and the community to develop connectedness, confidence and wellbeing.

What does my child need to bring?

Your child will need to bring a healthy morning tea, lunch, a hat and a drink bottle. Please note that unfortunately we cannot cook or reheat lunches.

What should my child wear?

Anything that is comfortable and easy to move in. For activities that involve water (specified in the program calendars), we also recommend the child bring a change of clothes.

Are the activities the same for all age groups?

Each program is different, but we always ensure that all activities are age-appropriate. All our locations are able to cater for children from pre-school to Year 6, except for Amaroo which is unable to care for preschool-aged children.

Step by Step Guide on using the Enrolments Portal

Have trouble making a booking for Communities at Work’s school holiday programs? Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on how to submit an enrolment enquiry to book your child into our holiday programs.


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