Find Special Activities 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.

Kid’s Night Out

With Kids Night Out, parents enjoy a night out while kids engage in fun and safe activities at the Y
We know parents need a break from time to time while kids enjoy games, crafts, and more centered around a unique monthly theme. Kids play in the Play and Learn Center while adults can enjoy an evening out. These specially themed evenings include crafts, games, dinner, physical activities and lots of fun!

Parent’s Day Out

Take four hours of “me” time while your children make crafts, play games, and just have fun in a safe and well-supervised environment
The Parent's Day Out program provides a play group for your child and a break away from the Y for you to shop, run errands, have an extended lunch, see a movie or just relax. Children can learn a lot from regular play dates with friends including social skills, sharing, communication with others and how to deal with separation issues. We offer arts & crafts, group activities, story time and free play.

Play and Learn Centers

In our YMCA Play and Learn Centers, your child will experience all kinds of fun and engaging activities while you enjoy your work out!
At the Y, we believe that "play is the work of young children, and is the foundation for learning." Our Play and Learn Centers offer children the opportunity to experience curriculum-based learning activities in a fun and nurturing environment.

Our trained staff can care for babies 6 weeks and older, and we have activities geared to toddlers and for children up to 10 years of age. A few of our locations also have Play and Learn amenities geared to pre-teens (ages 11-12); please ask at your local Y.

  • Use of our Play and Learn Centers is included FREE as a part of  YMCA household memberships.
  • Play and Learn Centers are available at 10 of our YMCA locations (Play and Learn is not available at the YMCA at the Athenaeum or the YMCA at the City Market).
  • Members may use our Play and Learn Centers for up to two hours per day while you are onsite at our facility.
  • For Play and Learn hours of operation, please visit the Location Info tab and “hours” for your YMCA location of choice.
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