Healthy child development starts early. Our trained staff will welcome your child in a warm, safe and caring environment, with a wide range of activities to stimulate your child's creativity to help your children learn essential social, physical and intellectual building blocks.

Child Watch

Children are like sponges; they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That's why our afterschool program is staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids. They see the needs children must have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

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. Climb through the tunnels, produce a puppet show, or show your creative side through coloring. Come hang out with us!

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

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 dodge ball and kick-ball; or just hang out on the Climbing Wall, jump in the Bouncer, or practice your aim with the Sports Wall. Best of all—climb and slide in the new Kids Gym playground. 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 (January-February-March)
  • 2 hour Limit per day


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

Parents' Date Night

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 kids in safe hands. Children 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: Friday (As Listed): 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  • Y Members: Free with household memberships

Dates to Remember:

Register Date Theme
05/18-05/24 05/25 Going on a Bear Hunt
08/24-08/30 08/31 Night at the Museum
09/21-09/27 09/28 Fall Fest
10/19-10/25 10/26 It’s the Great Pumpkin
11/16-11/22 11/23 Gobble, Gobble until you Wobble
12/07-12/13 12/14 Polar Express

Parents' Date Night Flyer
Online Registration

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