Recreation

Yooralla’s services offer a range of individual supports, group activities and outings across Melbourne.

Ask about our 1:1 supports, and in home overnight support. Join a Social Group, School Holiday program, an online program, attend a respite camp or holiday. Tell us what you would like and we can design programs to suit your needs.

1:1 Supports

Individual co-designed supports for tasks and skills building.

1:1 In Home Overnight Support

Staff can support you in your own home.

Social Groups

Yooralla’s social groups are a great way to make new friends and try new things. Some outings and activities are designed for adults and others are for children and young people which may include people over 18 years of age. We use public transport on every program. Please bring lunch, or money to buy lunch, Companion Card, Myki Card and money to top-up, water bottle and appropriate clothing.

For more information please contact Yooralla Connect 1800 966 725

To book your spot please email yoorallaconnect@yooralla.com.au

School Holiday programs

Yooralla’s School Holiday programs offer a range of group activities and outings across Melbourne. Make new friends and meet up with familiar faces. Download the program flyers for your region in Melbourne:

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  • West Term 3 2022 - Coming Soon
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Online Life Skills and Recreation activities.

Respite Camps

Overnight camps up to 3 days for children and young people to explore local attractions and build social and life skills.

Respite Holidays

Overnight holidays for adults and young people to explore local attractions and build social and life skills.

Future Services

We create services to cater to your needs.

Social group activities in your area

All of Melbourne

Activities can be offered as a 1:1 basis. If several clients are interested in the same activity, there is a possibility of a group booking being made and the ratio being altered to meet client needs

OngoingHamiltonBook tickets
Various datesAFL GamesSee AFL fixture
OngoingMoviesCost dependent on movie theatre
OngoingGrazeland$4 entry + food
Various datesBasketball, soccer, rugby, and netballBook tickets
30 Mar - 24 AprMelbourne Comedy FestivalBook tickets
From 4 MayHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildBook tickets
11 & 12 JuneOz Comic ConBook tickets
1 June – 31 AugWinter Night MarketsFREE entry + spending money
2 - 4 SepDreamHacks$50 entry
15 Sep – 14 OctTesselaar Tulip FestivalBook tickets
2 Sep - 2 OctRoyal Melbourne ShowTBC
7 - 9 OctPAX Gaming Convention$65 entry Book tickets
14 - 16 OctMelbourne Dog Lovers ShowBook tickets
29 Oct - 5 NovRoyal Melbourne Cup CarnivalBook tickets
TBCSt Kilda Twilight MarketsFREE entry + spending money
2 DecGood Things Music FestivalBook tickets
24 DecCarols by CandlelightBook tickets
Ongoing groups

Arrangements can be made if you require assistance with transport.

Sun 10am Coffee Connections Visit a different café each week
Sun 1pm Central Strikes Join a bowling group
Thurs 5.30pm Tastes of the World Visit restaurants of different cultures around Melbourne

Northern Region

Preston: The Northern Social Group

For young people who love getting out and about in the community. Fortnightly Saturdays 11am to 4pm. Ages Under 18.

30/04/22Cluedo Experience at the Old Melbourne Gaol$30 + spending money
07/05/22Melbourne Science Gallery & Mental ExhibitionFREE + spending money
14/05/22Melbourne Tram Museum Open DayGold coin donation, BYO lunch
21/05/22NGV & GAIAFREE + spending money
28/05/22African FestivalFREE + lunch/spending money
04/06/22Cat Café & Melbourne Central$16 inc. drink + spending money
11/06/22Oz Comic Con$35 + lunch/spending money
Pre-paid non-refundable tickets
18/06/22Melbourne Museum & Thai Town Hawker Market QVFREE + lunch optional $15
Mansfield: The Mansfield Social Group

For young people who love getting out and about in their community. Fortnightly Tuesday 4 to 8pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm. Ages teens and 18+.

Benalla: The Benalla Social Group

For young people who love getting out and about in the community. Fortnightly Saturday 11am to 4pm. Ages teens and 18+.

Wangaratta: The Wangaratta Social Group

For young people who love getting out and about in the community. Fortnightly Saturday 4 to 8pm. Ages teens and 18+.

29/04/22Charlies Burger Bar Wangaratta$20 - $30
13/05/22Gamzi Smokehouse Millawa$20 - $30
27/05/22Hotel Pinsent Wangaratta$20 - $30
10/06/22Home Thai Restaurant Wangaratta$20 - $30
24/06/22Hollywood’s Pizza Café Wangaratta$20 - $30

Southern Region

Hampton: The Junior Explorers Youth Group

For active young people who love getting out and about in the community with a focus on outings to the city. Fortnightly Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ages 10 to 15.

30/4/22Glow Golf$12 + spending money
14/5/22South Side FestivalFREE + spending money
28/5/22Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre$5.80 Concession + spending money
11/6/22Inflatable World$17 + spending money
Cranbourne: The Cranbourne Youth Group

For young people who love getting out and about in the community to increase independence and confidence. Fortnightly Saturday 11am to 4pm. Ages 10 to 17.

Moorabbin: The Trax Adult Social Group

For adults to participate in activities in and around Melbourne such as going to the Melbourne Aquarium, football and local festivals. Fortnightly Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ages 18+.

8/5/22South Side FestivalFREE + spending money
22/5/22TwistED Science experience + afternoon teaAdult $32 Conc $22
5/6/22Cat Lovers Show (Alternative Option: Bowling)$32.50 + spending money
$8 per game 
19/6/22HOYTS Movies$18 for companion card holders
Clayton: The Clayton Adult Social Group

For adults to participate in activities in and around Melbourne such as going to the Royal Melbourne Show, Melbourne Zoo and art galleries. Fortnightly Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ages 18+.

30/4/22Melbourne ZooAdult $38 Concession $29
14/5/22South Side FestivalFREE + Spending Money
28/5/22African FestivalFREE + Spending Money
11/6/22HOYTS Movies$18 for companion card holders
Hampton: The Hampton Adult Social Group

For adults to participate in activities in and around Melbourne such as going to Werribee Zoo, movies and swimming. Fortnightly Sunday 10:30am to 4.30pm. Ages 18+.

1/5/22Sealife AquariumAdult $36 + spending money
15/5/22South Side FestivalFREE + spending money
29/5/22African FestivalFREE + spending money
12/6/22HOYTS Movies$18 for companion card holders
La Trobe Valley: The Gippsland Adult Bowling Group

A social group who meet weekly to participate in the local bowling group. Weekly Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Ages 18+ but 16 and over considered.

Warragul and Drouin: The Baw Baw Adult Social Club

A social group who enjoy local community markets, bowling, movies and day trips for activities such as the Royal Melbourne Show and AFL matches. Weekly Saturday 9am to 4pm. Ages 18+ but teens considered.

Oakleigh, Bentleigh, Clarinda, Clayton, Cranbourne, Mornington

Adult Social Groups meet 5 days a week to access the community and skill development programs. Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm. Ages 18 to 30 and 30+.

Eastern Region

Croydon: The Croydon Social Group

For active young people who enjoy activities from movies and arcades to rock climbing and festivals. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 4pm. Ages 18+.

30/04/22Brothers Arcade DocklandsAdult $25
14/05/22Luna ParkEntry + single ride $15 (pre-booking required)
28/05/22Swimming at MSACAdult $10 + money for lunch
11/06/21Group to decide on the dayBring money for lunch/spending money
25/06/22ScienceworksAdult $15
Exhibition 'Illuminate: How Science Comes to Light' 
Adult: $27 Student concession: $12 
9/07/22Glow Golf DocklandsAdult $12 + spending money
Box Hill: The Trio Social Group

For young people who enjoy a self-directed service visiting the Old Melbourne Gaol, the MCG and more. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 4pm. Ages 15+.

Box Hill: The Get About Social Group

For active young people wanting to develop friendships and independence in the community. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 4pm. Ages18+.

Box Hill: The Rovers Social Group

For active young people wanting to develop friendships and independence in the community. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 4pm. Ages18+.

Box Hill: The Buddies Social Group

For young men who enjoy a self-directed service visiting the Old Melbourne Gaol, the MCG and more. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 4pm. Ages 18+.

Western Region

Laverton: The Wyndham Wanders

A group for children who enjoy art, craft, cooking, sensory activities, outings to parks and indoor recreation centres. Fortnightly Saturday 11am to 5pm. Ages 12 and under.

St Albans: The Barkly Bunch

A social group for young people with a mix of incursions at St Albans Community Centre and excursions in the local community. Fortnightly Saturday 11am to 4pm. Ages teens and young adults.

23/4/22Arts and Crafts: Making your own underwater world$5 for art supplies
7/5/22Cooking: Mini Pizzas and Cookie decorating$10 for ingredients
21/5/22Scavenger Hunt around baseFree
4/6/22Science Week: Make your own volcano$5 for supplies
18/6/22Disco DayFree
West Footscray: Rec n Roll

A social group for energetic and adventurous young people who like to catch public transport for outings to Scienceworks, Melbourne Museum, ACMI, karaoke, movies and festivals. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 5pm. Ages teens and young adults.

30/4/22Cluedo Experience at the Old Melbourne GaolFree
14/5/22Cat Café and Melbourne Central$16 incl. drink + spending money
28/5/22Sunshine RollerskatingConcession $24 Child $15
11/6/22Oz Comic Con$35 + spending money
Pre-paid non-refundable tickets
St Albans: The Westies Social Group

For for young people who enjoy activities such as ArtVo, Melbourne Star, luncheons, theatre, AFL and bowling. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 5pm. Ages 18+.

23/4/22Bowling at Werribee PlazaApprox. $10 per game
7/5/22Cat Café in Melbourne CBDFREE
21/5/22Eureka Skydeck$26 concession $18 child
Additional $13/$9.50 for the Edge 
4/6/22Movies (TBC closer to date)TBC
18/6/22ArtvoConcession $25 Under 15 $18
St Albans: The Fun with Rec Group

For children who enjoy art, craft, cooking, sensory activities, outings to parks and indoor recreation centres. Fortnightly Saturday 11am to 5pm. Ages 12 and under.

Melbourne CBD: The City Surfers Group

For adults who enjoy activities such as ArtVo, Melbourne Star, luncheons, theatre, AFL and bowling. Fortnightly Saturday or Sunday 11am to 5pm. Ages teens and young adults.

Melton: Melton Hive

A group for children who enjoy catching public transport for outings to ArtVo, Melbourne Star, luncheons, Melbourne Zoo and bowling. Fortnightly Saturday or Sunday. Ages under 12.

Bendigo, City Experience, Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Geelong and Phillip Island: Camps and holidays

For groups varying from 2 to 5 people with similar interests. Camps for under 18. Holidays for adults to experience an overnight or short getaway. TBC

Resources

 

Download: Recreation factsheet (PDF, 824kb) 538kb Recreation-2pp-web-290518.pdf

 

Download: Recreation factsheet (Word, 45kb) 46kb Recreation_Accessible-word.docx

Easy English

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Interested in attending?

Call Yooralla Connect 1800 966 725 To book your spot please email YoorallaConnect@yooralla.com.au

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