School Age Holiday Program

Join our fantastic School Holiday Program for 5-12 year olds run at the Brighton Rec Centre throughout the school holidays. Our program includes excursions and incursions as well as a range of fun filled activities here at the Centre.


Brighton Recreational Centre, 93 Outer Crescent, Brighton




Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April, 2021


$62.00 Centre Days
$77.00 Excursions/Incursions

Program Guide

Program Guide April 2021

Click here to view our April Program Guide.

Booking Information

How to Book

Bookings Open at 7pm on Wednesday 3 March, 2021. 

We have now introduced Online Bookings.  By booking online you will be able to secure your place in the program immediately, unlike email bookings which won’t be processed until the following day during business hours. We therefore encourage you to book online to ensure that you don’t miss out on the days that you need.

Complete and Email a 2021 Enrolment Form

To enrol in our School Holiday program in 2021, you will first need to complete a 2021 Enrolment Form. Please ensure the document title contains your family name. This enrolment form only needs to be completed once each year and can be completed at any time prior to bookings opening.  Please email the form to

Online Bookings

  • Click the Book Online button below.  If you have already logged into your account via our Home Page then select Browse Classes under the Classes menu.
  • Select the Filter “Holiday Program” on the left hand side to view the Holiday Program dates.
  • Select the “Book” button underneath the list of School Holiday Program dates.
  • You will then be asked to Login or Register an Account.  Families who have previously booked into our Programs will already have an account.  Your username will be the email address that you have registered with the Centre, and then select Forgot Username/password to create a Password.  New Families will need to Register an account.
  • Select/Add the student you wish to book for, then select Add to Cart.  You can book in multiple students at once by checking the box next to the Students Name.  Select the day/s you wish to book in for and enter your credit card details.  Be sure to double check the dates you have selected during check out.
  • Your credit card will be charged $1 per child per day at the time of booking.  This fee will be deducted from your total amount once our provider updates your Centrelink account pending CCS eligibility and informs us of any benefits you may be entitled to.
  • An email will be sent to you to confirm your booking.


Email Bookings

To book your place via email, download and complete the School Holiday Program Booking Form and email your completed form along with your 2021 Enrolment Form to or deliver in person at the Centre.  You will receive a confirmation email from the Centre once your booking has been processed.

Activate CRN Benefits

After submitting your booking either online or via email, you will need to log into your MyGov account and ‘Approve’ the upcoming care session in order to activate any CRN benefits your family is eligible for. This will need to be done for each and every holiday period.  Failure to do so may result in being charged the full fees for the program.

The fee estimates established by our CCS provider are estimates only and once your request has been sent off to Centrelink it may take 2 weeks for them to confirm the actual amount that you are eligible for. In some instances, this amount may return to state that you are completely ineligible and are required to pay the outstanding balance of the difference from the estimate to full fees. To ensure greatest clarity with Centrelink, keep your details updated and watch your MyGov account as your percentage of eligibility is displayed on your MyGov account.

Please note: Telephone bookings will not be accepted.  Contact the Centre on 9592 3033 if you have any queries.

Additional Information

Important Information

Children must have attended one term of Primary School to participate in the School Holiday Program.

The program operates from 8.00am-6.00pm each day. Children cannot be left at the Centre before this time. Late fees of $1 per child, per minute will apply for children collected after 6.00pm. Children must arrive at least 30 minutes before excursions are scheduled to depart. Children who are late for excursions will not be allowed to stay at the Centre.

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy and adequate lunch, snacks and a drink bottle each day. Please ensure no kiwi fruit, shellfish, egg or nut products are included in your child’s lunchbox.

Please ensure that your child is dressed in appropriate clothing for outdoor play and all clothing & personal belongings are named. Children must not bring any personal items to the program i.e. mobile phone, games etc.

Refunds will only be issued with a medical certificate and no credits will be issued. All families that are eligible to receive Child Care Benefit must register with the Family Assistance Office (Phone: 13 61 50).  Our Customer Reference No. is 555 010 979A.  It is the family’s responsibility to have their details updated with Centrelink and MyGov before submitting a booking form to be eligible to claim CRN benefits. After submitting your booking form, you will need to log into your MyGov account and ‘Approve’ the upcoming care session in order to activate any CRN benefits your family is eligible for. Failure to do so may result in being charged the full fees for the program.

Enrolments and Bookings
Bookings will not be accepted without a correctly completed Enrolment Form. You will require the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete the interactive form. Full payment is required upon booking.  Parents are advised not to consider their booking finalised until they receive an email confirming their child’s place in the program, which will be sent to the email address provided.

Bookings can only be made via email or our online booking system. Phone or fax bookings will not be accepted. We will not accept email requests as Booking Forms. Please do not take a photo of your forms and attach them to an email as they become too pixelated and cannot be read. Either scan, download or hand them into the Centre.

Children must be signed in and out of the program at the Centre upon drop off and collection. Children attending excursions must depart with the Program bus and return on the Program bus. Children may not be dropped off at excursion sites nor collected from the excursion sites.