We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our Child Care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of children.

At the Y babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Stay & Play

This is a fun and safe place for children to play while their parents are working out. Check our schedule for fun daily activities that will help your child engage with other children and adults.  Come in for Circle Time, Music/Movement and/or our new GEKO program.

Location: YMCA of Bristol
Ages: 6 weeks – 5 year olds


  • Monday-Friday (Mornings): 8:15 AM – Noon
  • Monday-Friday (Evenings): 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:15 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • 2 hour Limit per day


  • Y Members: Free
  • Potential-Members: Must pay daily guest fees

Stay & Play Daily Schedule

McGlothlin/Street Kids Gym and Jeff Byrd Indoor Playground

Children get their workout in at the same time as their parents. Join us as we play various sports games such as basketball and kick-ball; or just hang out on the Climbing Wall or practice your aim with the Sports Wall. Best of all—climb and slide in our Kids Gym play structure. All of this is in the infield of the Bristol Motor Speedway!

Location: YMCA of Bristol
Ages: 5 – 12 year olds


  • Monday-Friday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM – Noon
  • Sunday: 1:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • 2 hour Limit per day


  • Y Members: Free
  • Potential-Members: Must pay daily guest fees

Parent’s Night Out

Included with all of our household memberships, Parents Night Out is the perfect opportunity for busy parents to take some quality time together with the security of knowing the Y has your children in safe hands. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled evening of activities and games for ages 6 weeks-12 years from 6:30-9:30pm on the listed Saturday nights.

Location: YMCA of Bristol
Ages: 6 weeks – 12 year olds
Hours: Saturday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Fees: Free with household memberships

Dates to Remember:

05/18-05/2405/25Going on a Bear Hunt
08/24-08/3008/31Night at the Museum
09/21-09/2709/28Fall Fest
10/19-10/2510/26It’s the Great Pumpkin
11/16-11/2211/23Gobble, Gobble until you Wobble
12/07-12/1312/14Polar Express

Parent’s Night Out Flyer

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