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Youth Arts Mural Project at Y Leisure City

From June to Dec 2023, students from the Wollert & Epping North area worked on a community arts project aimed at strengthening connections to their local sports and recreation space and showcasing their innovation and talent. Councils Youth Development Officer for Wollert & Epping North collaborated with the City of Whittlesea Arts, Culture and Events […]

How gymnastics helps children learn

Gymnastics offers numerous benefits for children’s physical, cognitive, and social development, making it an excellent activity for learning and growth. Here’s how gymnastics can help children learn: Overall, gymnastics provides a holistic approach to learning, incorporating physical, cognitive, and social aspects that contribute to children’s overall development and well-being. At Leisure City we offer gymnastics […]

Benefit of sport activities for toddlers

Participating in junior sports activities offers numerous benefits for toddlers, both physically and emotionally. Here are some of the key advantages: It’s important to note that toddlers should be encouraged to participate in sports in a supportive and non-competitive environment that prioritises fun, skill development, and positive reinforcement. Parents and coaches play a crucial role […]

Indoor tennis vs Outdoor Tennis practise

Tennis training indoors offers several benefits compared to outdoor tennis practice, depending on individual preferences and specific circumstances. Here are some advantages: Overall, while both indoor and outdoor tennis offer unique experiences and training opportunities, indoor tennis provides distinct advantages in terms of consistency, convenience, and controlled conditions, making it a preferred option for many […]

World Basketball Day

Did you know that the YMCA was the birthplace of the invention of Basketball? Yep! On this day, 112 years ago, a YMCA fitness instructor, James Naismith, invented the game. A Canadian farm boy, James Naismith developed the game at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts! Inspired by the need for an indoor activity during winter, […]

Winter Gymnastics school holiday program

Winter School Holiday Gymnastics classes are back! ❄️ The perfect indoor school holiday activity to keep the kids active, warm and having fun! Monday 26th June – Thursday 6th July Play Gym (1 – 5 years) 11:30am – 12:30 pm / Monday to Thursday Open Gym (6 – 12 years) 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm […]

Footy for Fun at the Y Leisure City

FOOTY 4 Fun has arrived at the Y Leisure City! If you are looking for a fun and inclusive environment for your child, this is it! FOOTY 4 Fun is a range of participation offerings, delivered by AFL Victoria, with the aim to support the growth and transition of participants into our Summer and Winter […]


Calling future tennis stars! If you are looking to improve your tennis skills while having heaps of fun, sign up for the Australian Open Tennis Camp at the Y Leisure City! The two-day camp includes specialised tennis training, sports activities, lunch, a swimming pass and a trip to the 2022 Australian Open! See the poster below […]

Aquatic Hazardous Environments

Have you ever been swimming at the beach and felt the strong push and pull of the water? Let’s talk about rip currents! Rips can change shape and location really quickly and may be difficult to see. They can hide very well and can be hard to see from where you’re standing down on the […]

Get Your Splash On At VicSwim 2022

The Swim Team hopes you can join us for VicSwim in January! VicSwim is an intensive holiday program for all ages and abilities. It runs across 3 weeks from Tuesday 4th January to the Friday 21st January. For only $35 per week you can participate in 1, 2 or all 3 weeks. It is TONNES of […]

Design our 2022 Gymnastics Shirt!

Submit a drawing to your coach to go in the running to win a month of free lessons and a free shirt of your winning design! The winning design will be worn by our 2022 gymnastics participants. You must submit your entry in person at Leisure City to your program coach/teacher or at reception. You […]

YLC Gymnastics Challenge

hallenge yourself to complete a different gymnastics skill or activity everyday for 30 days in October! Get creative and share your skills with us.

Draw Philbert a friend

Philbert wants a new friend! Time to get creative and design one for him.  For this activity you will need a printer and something to draw with, OR a computer/laptop/ipad.  Don’t have a printer at home? That’s ok! Just grab a sheet of paper and draw away! 

Aquatic Scavenger Hunt

We’re off on a scavenger hunt! This scavenger hunt is about exploring aquatics, to find some fun water based items and all the essential  items needs to enjoy the water! How many from the list can you find?  See if you can find them all! TIP: You can save or print this image for your hunt! 

Aquatics Colouring activity

Grab your crayons or markers, it’s time for some activities!  Activity – Colouring! For this, you will need a printer and something to colour with.  Today we are featuring these 3 special swimming characters: Choose one or all three to print and then colour!

Practise blowing bubbles at home

Preparing your child for blowing bubbles in the pool! When children learn to swim, putting their face in the water is one of the most daunting tasks. Learning to blow bubbles can help alleviate some of the fear and provide them with a fun activity to make the experience more fun! It is also an important safety skill […]

Word Search- Swimming

Grab your pens and thinking caps, it’s time for a water-themed word search!  In addition to being a lot of fun, word searches can also help develop: •    Pattern recognition•    Spelling•    Vocabulary•    And more! These activities are also a great refresher for swimming and water safety terms! Print it out and see how many words […]

Philbert Scavenger Hunt

Philbert is always losing things and needs your help to track them down. Print off the list below and help Philbert collect everything he is looking for. Maybe even challenge mum, dad or your sibling to see who can collect everything the fastest?

Gymnastics Colouring sheet

Philbert has been practising his gymnastics skills and now needs a hand to be nice and colourful. Print and download the colouring sheet below and get creative. Can you practise a cartwheel just like Philbert?

Y Wellbeing – Air Boxing

What you’ll need: Complete 20 of each exercise (10 x each alternating arms for boxing moves) and rest for 10 seconds between each exercise.  Good luck! Activity Disclaimer All participants must ensure they have a clear area to perform all skills and activities prior to commencing the activity.  All child related activities must be conducted under […]

Y Wellbeing – WORKOUT: Every Minute On the Minute

Challenge of the Week: Every Minute On the Minute Are you ready for this week’s #theYathome Challenge? Complete the below moves as fast as you can starting at the beginning of each minute. How many minutes can you get through completing the three exercises? Tips: Activity Disclaimer All participants must ensure they have a clear area […]

Y Wellbeing – Abs Workout

It’s time to focus on those abs! 45 Seconds on 15 Second rest per exercise. 4 ROUNDS TOTAL!  Exercise: Remember to share your results with us and use the hashtag #theYathome #YFitChallenge Goodluck!  Activity Disclaimer All participants must ensure they have a clear area to perform all skills and activities prior to commencing the activity.  All […]

Y Wellbeing – Everyday Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness by Laura Eason (Y NSW) At times, we all struggle to stay present. This becomes even more common during stressful times, like many of us may now find ourselves in. This article will cover some information about the benefits of mindfulness, how to get started, and what to do if you’re struggling […]

Y Wellbeing – Strength Dice

Build strength in your gymnastics skills with the roll of a dice! This is a fun activity to do solo or with a partner! Variations for Recreational/Colours gymnasts and Competitive/Advanced gymnasts.  Instructions: Activity DisclaimerAll participants must ensure they have a clear area to perform all skills and activities prior to commencing the activity. All child related activities […]

Y Wellbeing – 5 Self Care Tips

1.    Acknowledge your feelings – Having feelings of stress and anxiety are normal responses to upsetting situations. Take time to notice and express how you’re coping. You can consider doing this by writing your thoughts in a journal, talking to others, doing something creative, practising meditation or anything else that will allow you to reflect.  2.   […]

Safeguarding – Environment

Our final pillar of our Safeguarding Framework is Environment. We commit to creating safe environments and spaces for Children and Young People at the Y. Our Commitment to creating a Safeguarding Environment comprise of: To view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy click here.

Safeguarding – Operations

As part of our Safeguarding Framework we commit to creating safe operations to ensure Y People have the right policies, processes and practices to keep Children and Young People safe. Our Commitment to creating a Safeguarding Operations comprise of: To view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy click here.

Safeguarding – Culture

The first pillar of our Safeguarding Framework is Culture. We are committed to creating a safe culture that empowers Children and Young People and promotes intergenerational leadership and governance to embed Safeguarding at the Y. Our commitment to achieving a Safeguarding Culture comprises of: To view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy click here.

Our Safeguarding Framework

To achieve our Safeguarding Vision, we have developed our Safeguarding Framework. At the heart of our Safeguarding Framework is our Safeguarding Vision, to ‘feel safe, be safe’. Our Safeguarding Vision stands on three Pillars: These Pillars are comprised of 15 elements that enable our Y People to understand how Safeguarding directly relates to their individual […]

Our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

At the Y Whittlesea, the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults is our highest priority. The right to be able to enjoy a safe environment free from threats, abuse, neglect or exploitation is our service commitment. We work hard to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people is embedded […]

Philbert in Tokyo

Tell us the story! Get creative and take us on an adventure. Philbert is off to Tokyo! Can you tell us about some of his favourite swimming strokes and how he went in his races? Did he win any medals?

Gymnastics Word Jumble

When practising gymnastics is not enough, do you see gymnastics everywhere? We’ve created a fun WORD JUMBLE with mixed up gymnastics words – can you decode them all? Print it out and see if you can complete them all! 

Free Coffee for Child’s Play Mum’s on Mothers Day!

You’ve earnt it! We’re offering a free coffee for all mothers who have a child that uses our Child’s Play Area on Sunday the 10th of May 2021. Grab a friend and enjoy the afternoon hassle free while your child runs, jumps and plays in our indoor Child’s Play Area. We have endless fun for […]

Family Fun and Grand Final Day!

Get ready for an action packed day for the family on Sunday the 28th of March. We’ve got our Social Sport Grand Finals taking place Sunday the 28th throughout the afternoon with plenty of free activities around the centre for children and adults. Sausage sizzle will be available from 2:00pm – 5:00pm with a gold […]

Y Gymnastics – Letter Maze

When practising gymnastics is not enough, do a fun letter maze as well. A printable activity for you to enjoy at home with your family.

Y Fit – Keeping Active over 50

Staying active in your 50’s and beyond can be the best gift you give to yourself and those around you.

Y Fit – Kid Friendly Yoga Session

Stretch, relax and strengthen your mind with this 20 minute beginner yoga class. This yoga session is great for the whole family.