Recreation

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

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.

Services

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

Spring, September/October
Book by 5 September 2022!  

Yooralla’s School Holiday programs offer a range of group activities and outings across Melbourne. Make new friends and meet up with familiar faces.

We will be using 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

Northern Region Activities

Southern Region Activities

Eastern Region Activities 

Western Region Activities

Online@Yooralla

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
Connections, Exploring Melbourne Group

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

Gippsland

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.

Northern Region

Preston: The Northern Social Group

for young people who love getting out and about in the community. Fortnightly Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Ages Under 18. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us 04/7/22.

16/7/22Strike Bowling & Melbourne Central$8 game + spending money
23/7/22Melbourne Science GalleryFREE  (optional spending money)
30/7/22VFL Match TBC once scheduled (due to floating fixture)Ticket (TBC) + spending money
6/8/22 Queen Victoria MarketFREE + spending money
13/8/22ACMI + lunch at Federation SquareFREE + spending money
20/8/22 Cat Café & Melbourne Central$16 inc. drink + spending money
27/8/22Old Melbourne Gaol$30 includes entry + spending money
3/9/22 Melbourne Museum FREE + spending money
10/9/22Glow Minigolf & Docklands$12
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. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by 4/7/22.

23/7/22Bounce Indoor Trampoline Centre$12 + spending money
6/8/22Holey Moley Mini GolfFREE + spending money
20/8/22Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (Including wave pool session)$5.80 Concession + spending money
3/9/22Fitzroy Gardens outdoor adventure + bowling Please bring a pen/marker$8 per game for companion card holders
Cranbourne: The Cranbourne Youth Group

for children and young people who love getting out and about in the community to increase independence and confidence. Fortnightly Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ages 10 to 17. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by 4/7/22.

16/7/22Bounce Indoor Trampoline Centre$18.50 concession
30/7/22Casey Race Swimming Centre$7.60 concession
13/8/22Fitzroy Gardens outdoor adventure + National Gallery of Victoria - Please bring a pen/markerFREE
27/8/22Bowling + city exploration$8 per game concession
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+. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by the 4/7/22.

23/7/22Melbourne MuseumFREE for companion card holders
6/8/22Hoyts Movies: Minions, Rise of Gru$18 for companion card holders
20/8/22Melbourne ZooAdult $38 Concession $29
3/9/22Holey Moley Mini Golf$16 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
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 Sunday 10am to 4pm. Ages 15+.

17/7/22Metro Tunnel HQ + lunch at South Melbourne marketSpending money if you choose
31/7/22Group to decide Spending money if you choose
14/8/22Strike Escape Room, Strike Bowling, Melbourne CentralAdult $40.00
28/8/21Scienceworks: Beyond Perception, Seeing the UnseenAdult $15.00 Student & Concession FREE
11/09/22Old Melbourne GaolChild $20.30 Student $28.80
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+.

Western Region

Laverton: The Wyndham Wanderers

A group for children who enjoy art, craft, cooking, sensory activities, outings to parks and indoor recreation centres. Fortnightly Saturday 11am to 5pm during school terms unless otherwise specified. Ages 12 and under. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by 1/7/22.

16/7/22Movie (TBC)TBC
30/7/22Archie Bros ArcadeFree entry, plus money for games
13/8/22Melbourne ZooFREE
27/8/22Swimming at MSAC$5.80 concession
10/9/22Penguins at St Kilda Foreshore + Adventure PlaygroundFREE
  
St Albans: The Barkly Bunch

A social group for young people with a mix of incursions at St Albans Community Hub and excursions in the local community. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 3pm. Ages teens and young adults. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by 1/7/22.

16/7/22Arts and Crafts: Making your own underwater world$5 for art supplies
30/7/22Cooking: Mini pizzas and cookie decorating$10 for ingredients
13/8/22Scavenger Hunt around baseFree
27/8/22Science Week: Make your own volcano$5 for supplies
10/9/22Disco 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 11am to 5pm during school terms unless otherwise specified. Ages teens and young adults. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by 1/7/22.

23/7/22VFL Match: Footscray Bulldogs vs Casey Demons @ Whitten Oval 12 -6pm$5
6/8/22 Melbourne ZooSt Albans Railway StationFree
20/08/22Movie (TBC)TBC
03/09/22DreamHacks @ Melbourne and Olympic Park, gaming and esports expo$50
St Albans: The Westies Social Group

For young people who enjoy activities such as ArtVo, Melbourne Star, luncheons, theatre, AFL and bowling. Fortnightly Saturday 10am to 4pm during school terms unless otherwise specified. Ages 18+. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by 1/7//22.

16/7/22ACMI and City ExplorationApprox. $10 per game
30/7/22VFL Game: North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Richmond Tigers @ Ardern St Oval 12- 6pmFREE
13/8/22Movie (TBC)TBC
27/8/22MCG Tour and National Sports Museum - includes access to change rooms, the field, and more$24 + spending money
10/9/22Melbourne ZooFREE
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

CI West Life Skills

Develop Life Skills at St Albans Community Hub. For young people and adults. Wednesdays 3pm to 5pm during school terms unless otherwise specified. Please return your completed expression of interest form to us by 1/7/22.

13/7/22Budgeting + money$5 for supplies
20/7/22Budgeting + money$5 for supplies
27/7/2022Budgeting + money$5 for supplies
3/8/2022Meal planning and healthy eating$5 for supplies
10/8/2022Meal planning and healthy eating$5 for supplies
17/8/2022Food hygiene + cooking$5 for ingredients
24/8/2022Food hygiene + cooking$5 for ingredients
31/8/2022Dinner party$5 for ingredients

Resources

 

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

 

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

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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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