Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Enrichment Programs

Alpha Krav Maga

Self Defense Classes for Youth and Kids Programs

Canal Street, info@cravct.com
Plantsville,

Phone: 860-288-7700

Web Site: http://kravct.com/southington/

Apogee Dance Academy

Mommy and Me program, Dance lessons for ages 3+, half day summer camp programs, 122 Spring Street, Unit D-2
Southington,

Phone: 860-628-8998

Web Site: http://www.apogeedanceacademy.com

Art Studio of Connecticut

Art Studio of Connecticut offers adult and children art classes, summer programs, field trips, birthday parties, paint and sip nights, family paint time and more. Opened April 2018,

1850 West Street, Rear of Building
Southington,

Phone: 860-426-1188

Web Site: http://www.ctartstudio.com

Arts at Angeloria’s, LLC

The Arts at Angeloria's, LLC is an eclectic, Victorian-era venue for events, entertainment, and instruction in the arts in a rustic, park-like setting. For children they offer performances, workshops and a summer day camp series with a focus on STEAM or fine arts for grades 4 to 8.

223 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-996-9640

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/The-Arts-at-Angelorias-LLC-708114555906836/

Barnes Nature Center

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center in Bristol, part of the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc., offers exhibits and activities, an extensive collection of reptiles and amphibians, live birds of prey, interactive exhibits, and hiking trails. 68 acres.

175 Shrub Road
Bristol,

Web Site: http://elcct.org/harry-c-barnes-memorial-nature-center/harry-barnes-nature-center/

Blue Knights Sports Camps

A variety of sports camps and clinics are held in the summer for ages 6 through 12th grade, depending on the sport.
Sessions are typically 90 minutes to 1/2 day for one to two weeks.
These programs focus on fundamentals and skill development.



Web Site: http://southingtonsports.com/Sports-Camps.html

Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

The Boys and Girls Club of Bristols' Mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Summer Camp enables and empowers youth entering grades 1-8 in the fall to discover and develop their individual intellectual, social and physical potential in a safe and structured setting. They provide a variety of activities that are age-appropriate and designed to offer children and early teens a full day of learning and fun during the summer. They are an OEC licensed Camp.

255 West Street
Bristol, CT 06010

Phone: 8605834734

Web Site: http://www.bbgc.org/

Bradley Mountain Farm

Bradley Mountain Farm is located on a 200 year old dairy farm, next to Crescent Lake, that is on the registry of National Historical Places. They offer opportunities to visit the farm, Goat Walks and Hikes, Goat Yoga, Soap Making Classes, Birthday Parties, Team Building activities, Farm Weddings and More. The farm hosts a 4-H Club and offers Goat Nanny and Crafty Cuddler volunteer opportunities. Goat Milk Soap is available for sale. Note the farm is closed from January to March.

537 Shuttle Meadow Rd
Southington,

Phone: (860) 385-4628

Web Site: https://bradleymountainfarm.com/

Center Stage Dance Studio

447 N Main St
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 426-9655

Center Street Kids

This retail shop, which sells candy, books and kids items, also offers craft activities and party space.

88 Center Street
Southington,

Phone: 860-621-5555

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/CenterStreetKids/

Circle of Friends Music

Music and movement for adult with child ages 0-6. Schedule changes depending on the season. Felice Danielson, Owner/Director., 447 North Main Street
Southington, jointhecircle@sbcglobal.net

Phone: (860) 919-5135

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/Circle-of-Friends-Music-offering-Music-Together-202984949721230

Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA

Join a Cub Scout Pack (co-ed for girls and boys in grades K-5), a Scout BSA Troop (single sex troops for youth age 11 to 18) or a Venture Crew (co-ed for young adults age 14 to 21).
There are several packs, troops and crews in town. Contacts are on the BeAScout website, but note that unit integration of girls may not match what is on this website.
CT Yankee Council, which covers the Southington area, offers a Cub Scout summer daycamp - http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/cubdaycamp. Scout BSA members can attend a summer resident camp with their troop or as a provisional camper with other youth who are attending independently - http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/residentcamp/boyscout.

Connecticut Yankee Council, P.O. Box 32 • 60 Wellington Road
Milford, CT

Phone: (203) 876-6868

Web Site: http://www.BeAScout.org

Dance City & The Arts LLC

37 W Center St,
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 628-4433

Web Site: http://dancecityandthearts.com/

Family Resource Center of Southington

The Family Resource Center of Southington offers fun and free family programs for children ages birth to 5 years.
Contact Shannon Fitzsimons at sfitzsimons@southingtonschools.org to receive their program newsletter or send them a message through their Facebook page.

Strong School, 820 Marion Avenue
Southington,

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/FRCSouthington

Foodology Cooking School

Cooking classes for ages 5-17, summer programs, spring break workshops, stories sweets and snacks (adult & me 3-5 yrs), parties and adult workshops., 991 S. Main Street
Plantsville, CT

Phone: 860-426-9499

Web Site: http://www.foodologylab.com

Girl Scouts

Southington has several Girl Scout units for girls in grade K to 12. You need to contact the GS service center to find the unit near you.




Phone: (800) 922-2770

Web Site: http://gsofct.org/

Hungerford Park Nature Center

The Hungerford Park Nature Center in Kensington is home to many domestic animals and native wild birds. There is a farm-yard, indoor exhibits, walking trails, and a picnic and play area. They offer preschool programs, summer programs, a 4-H club and rentals for birthday parties.

191 Farmington Ave
Kensington,

Web Site: http://www.newbritainyouthmuseum.org/home.aspx

Imagine Nation

Imagine Nation is a NAEYC accredited, state licensed Early Learning School offers an affordable, quality School Readiness Preschool Program and a mixed age infant and toddler program. Their highly qualified, degreed teachers implement developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizing the State of CT Early Learning and Development Standards along with tangible learning experiences throughout our Museum Studios.
A free family membership to our Museum Studios is included upon enrollment.

The mixed age classroom is open to all children ages 6 weeks up to 3 years of age. The mixed age infant toddler classroom is a full-time program,
The preschool program is open to Bristol and out of town residents. Children entering the preschool program must be ages 3 to 5 years old.
At the beginning of the school year in September they accept children aged 2 years 9 months, turning 3 before December 31,
per State of Connecticut Licensing Requirements.

Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale according to you family’s gross income and size. They are open year round to working and accept Care4Kids child care subsidies for those families that qualify.

1 Pleasant St
Bristol, CT 06010

Phone: (860) 314-1400

Web Site: https://www.imaginenation.org/

Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc. offers educational programs, birthday parties and a summer day camp, with optional extended day hours, for grades K to 12 at Indian Rock Nature Preserve.


501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT 06010

Web Site: http://elcct.org

Infinity Music Therapy Services

Infinity Music Therapy Services offers high-quality, client-centered music therapy services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. Experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, ambulation needs and more. A variety of music classes are being scheduled for children of all ages.
New for 2018, a 1/2 day Music Therapy Summer Camp for ages 5-16 designed specifically for children with special needs with peer models.
New office location as of May 2018.

196 Queen Street
Southington,

Phone: (860) 518-5557

Web Site: http://www.infinitymusictherapy.com/

Kellys Kids – Animal Therapy Programs and Summer Farm Camp

Programs at the farm or your group's location. Summer day camp., 9 Spring Road
Prospect, CT

Phone: 203-232-3546

Web Site: http://www.kellyskids.org

Kid City

Kidcity is a children's museum with three floors of imagination play, where kids ages 1 to 7 play pretend with their favorite grown-ups. Their exhibits are handmade and one-of-a-kind, built by in-house artists who love inspiring playfulness in visitors of all ages.

119 Washington St
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 347-0495

Web Site: http://www.kidcitymuseum.com/

Mount Southington

Ski and snowboard lessons starting at age 4, 396 Mt Vernon Rd
Plantsville, CT

Phone: (860) 628-0954

Web Site: http://mountsouthington.com/lessons-kids/

Music Shop

The Music Shop sells new and used guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, PA equipment, sheet music, accessories, and much more.
They offer an extensive music lesson program for students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to very advanced students. They offer every style of lessons from classical to jazz and pop for voice, drum, violin, guitar, mandolin ukulele, piano, woodwinds, brass and more.
The summer Rock Band Camp allows a group of school-age students meet every morning for a week and learn to play in a live-band setting. During the school year there is a similar Weekend Rock Band program.

405 Queen St
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 628-7878

Web Site: http://musicshopct.com/

Riverbound Farm Sanctuary

Riverbound Farm Sanctuary, on the Quinnipiac River in Cheshire CT includes a house built in 1814 and 23.4 acres of diverse habitat preserved permanently as open space.
The grounds, which include hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and bird viewing blinds, are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. The nature museum is open the third Sunday each month from April to November. It is owned by the Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society.

1881 Cheshire Street
Cheshire,

Web Site: http://quinnipiacvalleyaudubon.org/riverbound-farm-sanctuary.html

Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area

Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area focuses on conservation education, offering educational programs, demonstrations, and workshops pertaining to wildlife and natural resource management. These facilities include an education center with an exhibit area and a large meeting room, as well as interpretive trails, and habitat management demonstration sites. 771-acre state preserve.

341 Milford Street (Rte 69)
Burlington,

Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326220&deepNav_GID=1655%20

Small World Languages

Small World Languages is a language school in Cheshire, Connecticut focused on providing early language exposure to children, with options for all ages. Research supports the benefits of learning a foreign language and that these benefits are magnified in young children. Some of the many benefits include enhanced cultural understanding, communication skills, problem-solving, academic achievement, ease of learning additional languages, and more.

205 Academy Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: (203) 516-1663

Web Site: https://smallworldlanguages.com/

SoCCA – Southington Community Cultural Arts Center

Music, art and pottery classes for ages 3 to adult; exhibits and performances; and creative and vocational artisan training for those with disabilities.
A variety of summer programs are offered.

93 Main Street, Corner of Main Street and Berlin Avenue
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-276-1581

Web Site: http://www.southingtonarts.org

Southington Public Library

The Southington Public Library has more than just books. You can also check out videos, CDs, games, backpacks of educational materials, shaped cake pans and more.
The Children's department has a puppet theater, computers with educational programs, train table, blocks and other toys.
Their children's programs are free to attend; though the more popular programs do require you to sign up beforehand and to put down a refundable deposit (which you get back when you attend the program! It just saves your spot!).
Programs are promoted at the Children's circulation desk and on their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SouthingtonKidsPlace/ (but not on the Library's Calendar of Events).


Southington Library, 255 Main St
Southington,

Phone: (860) 628-0947

Web Site: http://www.southingtonlibrary.org

Southington Recreation Department

The Southington Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for youth and adults including baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, Music on the Green Concert series, summer playground program (aka as camp), summer theater and more.
Registration the Summer Theater and Summer Playground programs usually opens in March.
Registration for swimming lessons at Recreation and Memorial Parks usually opens in May and June.
Their Kid's Entertainment Series is held on Tuesday evenings in the summer from 6-8 PM at the Community Pavilion on the Southington Drive-In property, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment. All ages are welcome!



Web Site: http://www.southington.org/Recreation/Programs

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA

The Southington-Cheshire YMCAs offer a variety of programs for children and adults - enrichment, swimming lessons, sports programs and more.
Nursery school, preschool and afterschool childcare programs
Summer camp programs
Dedicated babysitting (Amazing Kids Club) room - for when parents are using the facilities.
Spirit, Mind & Body Center featuring our Women's Health & Wellness Center, Studio 130 (classroom for Yoga, Pilates and other fitness classes)
Sports Performance Center
Separate locker room facilities for Men, Women, Boys, Girls and Families
Saunas
Southington’s only 6 lane, 25 yd. indoor heated pool. (Elevator and handicap accessible)
Over 15,000 square feet of Fitness space
Functional training area for personal training
State of the art Group Cycling Studio
Studio 29 - large aerobics studio with suspended wood floor
Full gymnasium with 6 basketball hoops and/or volleyball set-up
2 Racquetball Courts
143 acre YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center.
Cheshire Community YMCA Health & Wellness Center



29 High Street
Southington,

Phone: (860) 628-5597

Web Site: http://www.sccymca.org/

Straznicky Violin Studio

Offering a high-quality music program specializing in Suzuki Method (for ages 3 and up) and Traditional lessons (for ages 9 and up). The Suzuki philosophy is, "Every Child Can" and is the foundation of the Method, which emphasizes parent involvement, early beginning, listening, repetition, encouragement, learning with other children, and character development through graded repertoire. Professional violinist and Suzuki teacher, Ariana Straznicky (M. Mus.) has lead this program since 2011. 

Located in Southington Community Cultural Arts at 95 Main Street
Southington,

Phone: 860-400-2196

Web Site: http://www.ctviolin.com

Talcott Mountain Science Center

Talcott Mountain Science Center offers educational programs around science and technology on Saturday's (K-12), during school vacations (K-8) and in the summer (K-8).

324 Montevideo Road
Avon, CT

Phone: 860-677-8571

Web Site: http://www.tmsc.org

Tapout Fitness

Tapout Martial Arts teaches kids age 4 to 12 great life skills, including self-confidence, focus and self-defense, in a fun and engaging way.

235 Queen St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: (860) 384-7981

Web Site: https://southington.tapoutfitness.com/

Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. They bring families together in a natural place in their community for classes where kids learn through play.
Each class becomes a tight-knit group of children and adults who learn together through well-designed, outdoor play-based activities. They help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Their expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months—8 years develop core life skills while enjoying healthy, fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces.

Free trial classes and paid summer classes will be offered at Recreation and Panthorn Park.
Put in 06489 or 06479 in the search of their website.




Web Site: http://www.tinkergarten.com

Tutoring You to Excellence, LLC

Tutoring You to Excellence LLC. was created with the students in mind. Creating a small 1:1 setting helps students thrive. Students are able to take risks and work toward a common goal. Tutoring You to Excellence LLC works hard to communicate with students, parents, and teachers to help students succeed.



Phone: 860-752-0138

Web Site: http://www.tutoringtoexcellence.com

Whippersnappers Play Gym

Whippersnappers Play Gym offers extraordinary programs at their indoor play gym that help children develop confidence and self-esteem through unique and innovative activities. Their goal is to offer a clean and safe environment for children to explore through music, creative movement, fitness, games, and arts & crafts. Their programs focus on fine and gross motor development in a non-competitive environment

360 Sandbank Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: (203) 272-4386

Web Site: http://whippersnappersplaygym.com/

Zingalingz Music/Fitness

Music and movement for kids ages 5-12, with or without the adults who love them., 447 North Main Street
Southington, jointhecircle@sbcglobal.net

Phone: (860) 919-5135

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/zingalingz/