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 African Drumming
This interactive incursion will immerse children into the thrilling rhythms of African music. Learn about the historical use of the drums in Africa, and how dancing and singing play an important part to African culture. By trying out some of the traditional percussion instruments, you'll get the chance to experience closely the exciting drumming rhythms! Suitable for primary school aged children.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Session Fee + $20.00
Image Disco Party
Get your party shoes on and get ready to dance at our fun-filled disco themed party complete with flashing lights, awesome music and glow sticks.
Image Bath Bombs
We know that bath bombs are always fun to watch in the bath, but have you ever tried making your own? Learn how to make your own fizzy bath bombs using safe household ingredients and watch them fizz in the water!
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Dancing Worms
Did you know worms can dance? Unleash your inner scientist as we watch worms come alive before our eyes in a mesmerizing science experiment testing chemical reactions.
Image Build your own Boat Challenge
Are you ready for the challenge? Create your very own foil boat and compete against your friends to test your building skills. Will your boat be the strongest or will it float the longest?
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Magic Show and Workshop
It's a showcase of impressive magic tricks suitable for primary school aged children! Witness a live rabbit show, be entertained by puppets, and learn some of your own magic tricks to perform to others.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Session Fee + $20.00
Image Apple and Cinnamon Chips
This sweet and healthy treat made of sliced apples, cinnamon and agave nectar is so delicious you'll wonder why you don't snack on apples more often! You'll have to trust us on this one.
Image Big Bang!
Participate in a series of science experiments and learn how explosions occur as a result of a chemical reaction. Have a blast with an exploding bag experiment, Mentos explosion, and make an erupting volcano! A safe activity using safe non-toxic ingredients suitable for children of all ages.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Tie Dye T-Shirt
Bring along a plain white t shirt or clothing item to transform into an Extend Squad Exclusive t-shirt. Learn the techniques in tie dying and discover the amazing patterns you can create.
Image Smoothie and Juice Bar
The Extend Squad Juice Bar is open and everyone is invited! Join in to make your own healthy smoothies and fruit juice.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
Image Pirate Party and Treasure Hunt
Ahoy, me hearties! Jump onboard and sail the seas at our pirate party, children will create pirate hats and their very own treasure maps. The voyage continues as we embrace on a hunt for treassure. Will you find the gold?
Image Mini Athletics
The Extend Mini Athletics has arrived and you're competing! Participate in competitive games of relays and races and test your skills in long jump or discus. Adapted for children of all ages.
Bonus Play
Artbox create and design, fun indoor challenges and competitive team games
LEGEND Bus Bus Excursion Bus Incursion Walking Walking
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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