Find Specialty Programs for Families

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a number of special events for family fun in Indianapolis including Father’s Day grill-outs, Mother’s Day tea parties, family movie nights, and holiday parties throughout the year. There’s also something fun coming up, so check in with your local YMCA to see what’s around the corner. Every day is an opportunity to create lasting memories with your family. Get fit together with some family fitness, relax and have fun while taking a family swim at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis!

Family Play Days

The Y is a great place to enjoy some great family time! Our play center offers you and your child an indoor play experience with slides, rope climbs, and more. This is a great way to spend quality time as a family! Spend quality time with us! Come to the Play and Learn Center as a family and play, play, play! The Play Center Family Time is offered free with your Y membership.

Family Fun & Game Nights

Laugh, love, learn and grow together as a family with arts and crafts, games and special themed activities that the entire family will enjoy. We have fun family activities. Activities may include board games, reading, science, crafts, and more. Visit the Member Services Desk for days and times.

Euchre Nights

Do you want to have a great time while benefiting a great cause? Join us to play Euchre! Euchre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships. All proceeds benefit the Annual Fundraising Campaign.

Play Time

Join other YMCA families for our “open motor gym.” We will put out our mats, balls, and other equipment. Play with your child at their own interest level. Under the guidance of our dedicated staff, we offer a safe and happy atmosphere to learn, grow and thrive.  Programs cover the areas of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth through learning and playing with peers of the same age. Each child will experience activities in music and rhythm, art, dramatic play, large and small muscle development, math, and reading readiness, science, and social studies.  Every child will develop a positive self-reliance while learning to relate effectively to adults and other children.

Lending Library

Visit our lending library in the lobby. Borrow books to take home and enjoy. Bring them back at your convenience. Also share books with others. We are pleased to provide you with a wide variety of wonderful books in our lending library. These books have been donated and/or purchased by the YMCA for your enjoyment. We take donations of gently used books. There are books for all ages.


Bring your 6-12 year old for a time of mentoring with some of our volunteer veterans! These veterans are members of our community who feel strongly about enriching the lives of young people. The Ys goal is to touch the lives of as many youth and veterans as possible. In doing so, it deepens interpersonal bonds and strengthens our community.

Unless otherwise noted, please visit the Member Services Desk for registration and additional program information.

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