YMCA centres regularly open their doors to the wider community through Family Fun Days and other family-focused events. Our facilities are also a popular as birthday party venues, bringing family and friends together for a fun celebration.
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YMCA Aqua Birthday Parties
There’s nowhere as cool as the pool for kids’ birthday parties. If your child loves the water, the Y makes a great location for their celebration. We can organise and supervise the event, allowing you to relax while the birthday girl or boy and their guests enjoy fun pool games and activities together.
YMCA Birthday PartiesBirthdays are all about family, friends and fun, so where else would you hold your party but at the ultimate community facility
YMCA Charity Golf Day
This annual fundraising event sees the Y’s corporate partners joining forces for a great cause – supporting the YMCA Siblings Reconnect program. Each year, the YMCA Charity Golf Day aims to raise more than $40,000 for camps that reconnect siblings separated in foster care. For golfers, there’s the satisfaction of lending a helping hand to kids in need, plus the chance to network and practise your drive shot at the renowned Macquarie Links International Golf Club.
YMCA Dive-in MoviesDive in for a night of togetherness, connection and fun with the whole family at the Y’s Dive-in Movie Nights. From the comfort of the pool, relax and enjoy a family-friendly movie, handpicked to ensure fun entertainment for all. And after the movie’s over, enjoy a swim together for a perfect end to the evening.
YMCA Family Fun Days & Nights
Experience how the Y unites communities at our Family Fun Days and Family Fun Nights. A tangible example of community strengthening in action, these events are low-cost and are a great way for families to spend quality time together, with age-appropriate fun for children and plenty of activities for everyone. Come down and see what the Y has to offer you and your family, connect with other families in your community and just have a fun day or evening out.
YMCA Gymnastics Displays
When our young gymnasts showcase the skills they’ve learnt during the year, it’s hard to know who is more proud: the kids or their families. The Y’s Gymnastics Displays provide an opportunity for families to share a special moment, and for younger siblings, it can provide the inspiration and motivation to get involved too.
YMCA Gymnastics Family Days
Don’t be shy; come and try! The Y’s gymnastics open days are family-friendly, and an unbeatable opportunity to inspire your child to get involved by participating in our safe, supervised try-outs. You’ll also be able to tour our other facilities and see everything else we have to offer.
YMCA Grandparent Mornings
At the Y, grandparents are part of the family, too. We know how much you value your time with your grandkids, and our Grandparent Mornings are an opportunity to observe your grandchild’s gymnastics lesson, share special time together and strengthen the bond between the generations.
YMCA Inflatable Fun Days
Wet and wild Inflatable Fun Days at the Y offer a great way to get the kids up off the couch and active. Our pool inflatables are huge – and they’re big on fun, play and healthy exercise, too. Once your children have experienced one Inflatable Fun Day, they won’t want to miss the next.
YMCA Learn-to-Play End-of-Term EventsYour child’s first experience of team sport is a special moment. That’s why we like to celebrate the Y’s Learn-to-Play program with a lively family event for the kids who’ve participated during the season. There are always fun activities, such as a jumping castle, and the free barbecue is a drawcard too.
YMCA SportsAbility Gala DayEveryone with an intellectual or physical disability is welcome to join the Y for our exciting SportsAbility Gala Day. Held to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability in December, it gives you the opportunity to try different events, have fun, meet new people and build team spirit, while learning about our wide range of programs for people with disabilities.
YMCA Sports Competitions End-of-Season EventsThe end of the sporting season is the time to reminisce about the highlights and share a few laughs with teammates. At the Y, we know that team spirit and friendship is built off the field, as well as on, so many of our sporting competitions celebrate season’s end with a barbecue and presentations.
WHAT IS THE YMCA SWIMATHON?
The YMCA Swimathon is an annual national fundraising event where people come together, swim laps and raise funds to support people with disabilities learn to swim at their YMCA.
On 28 February 2016, 60 YMCA managed centres will splash out to raise $400,000 and support 5,000 people with disabilities enjoy the water safely. We want you to join us!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Step 1: Register yourself or a team to splash out for a great cause at www.YMCAswimathon.org.au
Step 2: Ask your friends and family to sponsor your swim
Step 3: Come along to YMCA Ku-ring-gai on Sunday 28 February, swim your laps, and join in the festivities.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
The funds you raise go to your local YMCA to support people with disabilities in your community learn to swim and enjoy the water safely.
The funds have been spent on loads of different programs and services including:
Up-skilling swim instructors
Installing disability-access equipment, including pool hoists
Enrolling thousands of people into swimming lessons.
ABOUT THE YMCA
The YMCA in Australia is a not for profit that builds healthier, happier communities through encouraging healthy living, empowering young people, and running programs and services which have positive social impact. We serve over 700 communities across Australia.
Click here to find out how your donation helps!
International Women's Day
Come and Celebrate International Women's Day with your local YMCA, the City of Canterbury and the Go Active Team from the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA).
Through a local partnership initiative, YMCA NSW at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, the LMA and the City of Canterbury collaboratively brainstormed ideas for enabling young women to actively engage in healthy, physical activity.
The event is based on a Go Active Initiative and incorporates services from YMCA NSW and the City of Canterbury. There will be a range of inspirational female athlete role models from a myriad of sporting backgrounds along with our very own local nutritionist.
We are inviting all schools in our LGA to come along and enjoy our FREE event.