Welcome to Extend Holiday Programs

Extend Squad

Extend's school holiday programs are a fantabulous opportunity for your child to do fun and engaging activities with friends. Book 14 days in advance to receive the best rate. Book via LookedAfter up to 60 minutes prior to the session start time.

On Excursion days please ensure children are dropped off by 8.30am for bus departure. They can be collected from the program after 5pm.

Penleigh & Essendon Grammar

Address: Cottage 51 | 49-59 Raleigh Street | Essendon | VIC | 3040
Operating Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Session Fee *: $ 93.60. Out-of-pocket expense is lower with Child Care Subsidy.
* Fees are per child per session. Extra fee for excursions / incursions.


Image Personalised Magnet
Showcase your creative flare with our Extend Exclusive take home gift. Design and create a personalised magnet, a must have piece for your family home.
Image Erupting Slime
A twist on traditional slime, watch as it bubbles up and boils over. Make sure you stand back and put your goggles on!
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Superhero Yoga
Participate in a calm and relaxing session of various yoga-based movements and stretches with a superhero twist. Practice your balance as you enter into a tranquil and peaceful mindset wearing a special superhero cape!
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Session Fee + $20.00
Image Strawberry Cupcakes
Put on your chef's hat and join us in making some delicious strawberry cupcakes. Have fun decorating them with fresh berries.
Image Mini Golf
Create an epic mini golf course using recycled materials! Test your mini golf skills by challenging your friends and completing the course!
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Bundoora Park Farm
Head down to Bundoora Park for a great day out with the farm animals! Enjoy a fun, exciting and interactive experience of handling and feeding farm animals, going on a tractor ride through the Wildlife reserve, playing in the Adventure playground and other exciting activities.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Session Fee + $25.50
Image Painting Autumn Leaves
Become the next Picasso as we collect natural materials to create a beautiful piece of art. Leaves, sand and sticks can help to make an imaginative landscape picture.
Image PJ Party
It's a PJ party and you're invited! Come dressed in your favourite Pyjamas and enjoy an array of party foods and sleepover games!
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Dream Puppets
Follower dreamer and his golden seahorse friend as they explore the Australian southern seas and the magical barrier reef. A deep sea production not to be missed!
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Session Fee + $20.00
Image Fairy Garden/Jurassic World
Construct your own special fairy garden or Jurassic World in a tea cup pot using a variety of succulents, pixie plants, figurines and hand painted rocks.
Image Sushi
Explore Japanese culture through this delicious and healthy treat. Pick your vegetable fillings and get rolling!
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Bowling, Laser Tag and Black Sapphire Pirate Ship Playground
Test your skills in ten pin bowling. Learn the rules, practice your bowling, and knock 'em down! Followed by a challenging action-packed game of laser tag. Suitable for all ages.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Session Fee + $28.50
Image Easter Egg Hunt
To celebrate Easter go on an chocolate treasure hunt adventure and find some tasty prizes along the way.
Image DIY Board Game
Get creative and bring to life your own board or ball game. Test out your game by challenging your friends.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
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Craft Craft Games Sport / Games Cooking Cooking Science Science
Party Party Goodie Bag Goodie bag Seasonal Seasonal Closed Closed
    WHAT TO BRING
  • A snack
  • A water bottle
  • A packed lunch (unless otherwise indicated in the activity descriptions)
  • Suitable clothing for the weather (consider Sunsmart clothing/hat or jumper when cold)
  • Suitable footwear (no thongs or open toe shoes – sandals are okay)
  • An art smock or wear old clothes for art or messy activities
  • Check the activity descriptions above for any additional items to bring on specialty days
    ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL ITEMS
  • Double-check the activity descriptions on the Extend website to ensure you are familiar with any special requirements. For example is your child attending a dress-up day? Do they need to bring a photo for a craft activity?
    PAY THE BEST RATE
  • If you're not already receiving Child Care Subsidy see our Child Care Subsidy page to learn more, and use our estimator to estimate your out of pocket expense.
  • Book 14 days or more in advance to receive the best rate. See our Terms and Conditions for more details.
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