Town Resources

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

Entertainment/Activities

2-1-1 Child Development Infoline

2-1-1 Child Care helps families find child care to best meet their needs and maintains current listings of licensed and license exempt child care programs in Connecticut. They provide early care professionals with training, technical assistance and resources.



Phone: 2-1-1 or 1-800-505-1000

Web Site: https://www.211childcare.org/

ACES – Advocacy, Commitment, Excellence, Service

Mission: Dedicated to enhancing and transforming lives through education, innovation, and leadership.
Vision: To create an equitable and socially just world, one life at a time.

ACES dedication to better serve its community is exemplified by the wide array of services and programs offered. These include adult and vocational programs, interdistrict programs, Open and Magnet School Parent Choice programs, Minority Teacher Recruitment initiatives, behavior services for individuals on the autism spectrum, occupational/ physical therapy, professional development, and technology services.



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

ACES Treatment and Learning Center

The ACES Treatment and Learning Center (TLC) offers a wide range of services to individuals from the greater New Haven area. TLC is staffed full-time with a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians and offers ABA services to children ages 3 to 5 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities. In addition to ABA services, TLC offers speech and occupational therapy services.

The ACES Treatment and Learning Center offerings:
• Behavioral Assessments
• Behavior Support Plans
• Comprehensive and Focused ABA Treatment
• Parent Training
• Social Skills Groups
• Supplementary summer and afterschool programming
• Speech Services
• Occupational Therapy Services

205 Skiff Street
Hamden,

Phone: (203) 498-6850

Web Site: https://www.aces.org/services/behavior-services/treatment-and-learning-center

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/

American Gymnastics

American Gymnastics offers classes, a competitive program, birthday parties and summer programs.
Recreational program is designed for ages 2 years through adult, these classes meet one or more times per week. We start with the basics, and work the students through progressions of skills, effectively and safely.
The Summer Programs include a pre-school option for ages 3 to 5, a big kids program for age 5+ and summer classes.

1280 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke
Plantsville,

Phone: 860.621.5001

Web Site: http://www.american-gymnastics.net

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.
Their summer kid's camp runs four days a week in the afternoon through the summer.

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. They offer a variety of group and individual opportunities in the arts as well as seasonal performances and events of all genres. The Arts at Angeloria’s is also available for private functions having played host to a multitude of weddings, graduation, birthday, and holiday parties, and fundraisers.

Their licensed summer day camp focuses on STEAM or fine arts for students entering grades 4 to 9.
Camp hours: 8:30-3:30 Monday-Friday and the theme is Wizard World.
Visit https://www.theartsatangelorias.com/summer-camps.html for camp forms and registration.


223 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-996-9640

Web Site: https://www.theartsatangelorias.com/

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

Phone: 8605834734

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

Boys and Girls Club of Meriden

The Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, Connecticut is a safe, positive place for kids to learn and grow while having fun. Their programs are made available to and affordable for all children in the community, and are designed to offer recreation, companionship, and a sense of belonging.

15 Lincoln Street
Meriden,

Phone: (203) 235-8185

Web Site: https://www.bgcmeriden.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.
For children in grades 2 to 12 there is a Junior Farmers 1/2 day drop off summer camp program.
Age 7-17 can participate in the Farm Explorers Membership evening program.
Goat Milk Soap is available for sale.


537 Shuttle Meadow Rd
Southington,

Phone: (860) 385-4628

Web Site: https://bradleymountainfarm.com/

Bright Beginnings Child Care Center and Nursery School

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 10 years.
Full-time childcare
Part-time nursery school: M/W/F for four year olds and Tu/Th for three year olds
Summer program for school age children, sign up on a weekly basis. The day camp option runs from 9 am to 2 pm, the full day option runs from 7 am to 5:30 pm.
Before & After School Care for Strong Elementary, which has bus transportation to/from the center, and for Oshana (formerly Plantsville) Elementary which is adjacent to the property and staff walk the children across the playground to/from school.

"Bright Beginnings has been providing quality childcare services for the town of Southington and the surrounding area for over 30 years. Our longstanding relationship with the community has been built on trust and a steadfast commitment to providing a safe, supportive and educational environment for every child that walks through our doors. At Bright Beginnings, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. Now under new ownership, come see some of the exciting changes we are making! To find out more about us, feel free to stop by our center or reach out by phone or email."

185 West Main St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone: 860-621-9770

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

Bristol Parks

Our neighbors in Bristol, CT have several parks with playgrounds, hiking trails, sports fields and other amenities. Page Park has an especially good playground area.


Bristol,

Web Site: http://www.bristolrec.com/info/facilities/default.aspx

Camp CONNRI

Camp CONNRI is a 272-acre camp for The Salvation Army in Connecticut and Rhode Island, located in Ashford, CT. The American Legion Auxiliary, Post # 72, in Southington, covers the cost for qualified Southington children between the ages of 7 – 12 to go to camp for four nights and five days. This is coordinated by Southington Community Services, contact Mark at (860) 628-3761.



Web Site: http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17290/22824.aspx

Camp Invention

Camp Invention® is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids' natural curiosity, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving. For children entering grades K - 6.

Early registration discounts are available! Register and find current promotions at invent.org/camp or call 800.968.4332.

For the current Camp Invention Southington Activities visit the Southington Schools link below.




Web Site: https://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students/summer-information/summer-school/camp-invention

Camp Korp

Camp Korp is Southington's newest summer camp for all kids, who love to play, explore, compete, and have fun. Open to kids from pre-k through middle school, Camp Korp Southington offers a wide variety of unique options, such as sports and games of all kinds, building forts and exploring in the woods, water games, and water balloon activities, and even biking, nerf blaster battles, and ninja warrior obstacle course races. All campers will work together to achieve goals, take on new challenges, and encourage one another.

korpyk@yahoo.com


Southington,

Phone: 203-715-3774 or 860-670-0510

Web Site: https://www.campkorpsouthington.com/

Centennial Park

Centennial Park has a small playground and passive recreation area. 1.5 acres.

Grove Street
Southington,

Cheshire KinderCare

KinderCare offers preschool, trusted part-time or full-time daycare, and educational before- or after-school programs.
They have an online application for information and a chat feature for after hours at kindercare.com
Ages: licensed for 6 weeks to 12 years, but not taking school age children
Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

1544 Byam Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: (203) 574-2892

Web Site: https://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/cheshire/ct/070220

Cheshire Parks

Our neighbors in Cheshire have several parks.
Bartlem Recreation Area, located on Route 10 across from Cheshire High School, has amenities that include the Community Pool, a 90 foot baseball diamond, soccer, lacrosse, Kids In Motion playscape, a pavilion, picnic area, community gardens and skate park.
The Quinnipiac Recreation Area on Cheshire Road has a playground towards the front of the property, an in-line skating rink and plenty of fields for running around.
Cheshire Park, located on Route 10 toward the Cheshire/Southington town line, has 75 acres, of which 25% are set aside for active recreation and the park has a basketball court, softball fields, a pavilion, picnic area, theater and tennis courts.
The 2.9 mile Farmington Canal Linear Park was designed to create a safe place for fitness activities along the Farmington Canal including walking, bicycling, running, in-line skating, cross country skiing and a place for people with disabilities.


Cheshire,

Web Site: http://www.cheshirect.org/recreation-and-leisure/parks

Cheshire Public Library

The Cheshire Public Library offers a wide variety of books, graphic novels, CDs and DVDs to be checked out. They also host many events and workshops.
Don't forget to check out their Children's Department which has resources and activities for all ages!

104 Main Street
Cheshire,

Phone: 203-272-2245

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

Circle of Friends Music

Music and movement for adult with child ages 0-6. Schedule changes depending on the season.
Special classes are sometimes scheduled at the Southington Public Library or in a senior community.
Felice Danielson, Owner/Director.

447 North Main Street
Southington, musicwithfelice@yahoo.com

Phone: (860) 919-5135

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

Club SciKidz

Club SciKidz offers summer camp programs for ages 4 to 15 that focus science and technology. The company is committed to demonstrating how science works in the real world by providing activities in veterinary medicine, robotics, forensics, video game creation, food science, paleontology, engineering, chemistry and biology, astronomy, oceanography, emergency medicine, and special effects.
Camp runs from 9 am to 4 pm and Pre-camp and Post-camp hours are available.
A half-day camp is offered for 4 and 5 year olds.
2023 sessions are planned for June 26 to July 28. You can register for one to four weeks.
There are CT locations in Avon and South Windsor, these CT franchise locations launched in 2023.
Note that as of 5/23/23 they have decided not to offer a program in Southington for the summer of 2023.
Owner Kavita Nigam, kavita@clubscikidz.com



Phone: 860-978-3665

Web Site: https://hartford.clubscikidz.com/

Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake in Southington offers Boating, Fishing and Ice Fishing, hiking trails and picnic grove. Note that bowhunting is allowed (Seasonally; Permits Required) so wear bright colors and stay on the trails in season. 223 Acres; 56 Acre Lake

Shuttle Meadow Rd
Southington,

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/highway_parks_department/crescent_lake.php

Crystal Bees

Crystal Bees is an elegant, upscale entertainment center in Southington, Connecticut with bowling, video games and other activities. Fun for the whole family. Kid's birthday parties available.

Currently Closed Due to COVID-19

240 Spring St.
Southingon, CT 06489

Phone: (860) 276-2337

Web Site: http://crystalbees.com

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 or nearby.
Here is the general contact information for the Packs in town, including the schools they recruit from and sponsoring organization.

Pack 19 ( Flanders, Hatton, Thalberg, Kelly, Oshana, and Strong)
https://www.cspack19.org/front_page
Pack19scouts@hotmail.com
American Legion

Pack 8 (Derynoski, South End, Southington Catholic)
Southingtonpack8.org
membership@southingtonpack8.org
Derynoski PTO

Additional contacts are on the BeAScout 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

Extreme Air Trampoline Park

Extreme Air is a family-owned and operated business with a full-time cleaning crew before, during, and after operational hours.
Glow Night is every Friday and Saturday night 6-10 pm, for ages 4+. Every other Friday they have a DJ play anything from 90s music to today's hits!
Inclusion Night is for jumpers with sensory needs every Thursday Night.
Toddler Time Tuesday-Friday 10 am-12 pm or Sundays from 9-11 am.

Discounts are available for Military, Police, Fire, EMT, students, and teachers with the presentation of valid ID.

540 West Johnson Ave
Cheshire,

Phone: (203) 439-0280

Web Site: https://extremeairfunusa.com/

Extreme Karate

Extreme Karate offers classes for children, adults and families.

One Factory Square , 37 West Center Street
Southington,

Phone: 860-426-1667

Web Site: http://www.extremekarate.us/

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

FAST Camp

F.A.S.T. Camp is a unique multi-sport, co-ed summer day camp with locations in Southington, Meriden, and Wallingford. Registration is now open and weekly sessions go from June through August.
F.A.S.T. combines physical education games, sports, exercise, recess, arts and crafts, and team-building activities for grades 1-8. A CIT program is offered for grades 9-12. Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm with, extended hours available.
FAST Jr. is for fully potty trained campers that are not entering 1st grade yet.

FAST is a fully insured State Licensed Day Camp and all employees are First Aid and CPR certified. They accept the Care4Kids childcare subsidy.



Web Site: http://www.fast-camps.com

FIT – Foresi’s Individualized Training

Youth sports specific training, toddler movement programs, FIT Kid birthday parties

122 Spring Street, Unit D4/ D5
Southington , CT foresifitness@gmail.com

Phone: 860-690-9796

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

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/

Girls Inc of Meriden

Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Since 1919 Girls Incorporated of Meriden has provided vital educational programs to more than 1,500 young girls, guiding them toward self-discovery in a safe, stable, all-girl environment. Our innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.

Girls Inc of Meriden provides afterschool care, gymnastics, dance, summer programs and more!

130 Lincoln Street
Meriden,

Phone: 203-235-7146

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

Golf Quest

Golf Quest offers private lessons, group lessons, juniors programs, summer camps, short game school, miniature golf, batting cages, birthday parties, field trips, baseball fields.

125 Jude Lane
Southington,

Phone: (860) 621-3663

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

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley has mini-golf, a patio grill, and birthday parties. Note they are cash only for minigolf. Credit cards are accepted for the Waterfront Grill and Ice Cream Shop.

2060 West Street
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 621-1630

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

Hillside Equestrian Meadows

Hillside Equestrian offers lessons in both English and Western riding. Students range in ability from beginners to advanced riders, ages five to adult. Lessons may be booked from 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week. Available for birthday parties.

1260 Woodtick Rd
Wolcott,

Phone: 203-879-6863

Web Site: https://hillsideequestrian.com/

Holiday Hill Day Camp

Holiday Hill Day Camp has been providing day camping for children since 1954.
Their trained, certified staff members teach fun and varied activities. The small counselor to camper ratio encourages the development of diverse skills by working in small, intimate groups and encouraging each camper.

43 Candee Road
Prospect,

Phone: 203-387-2267

Web Site: https://www.holidayhilldaycamp.com/home

Hotchkiss Field

This park in Prospect has the Field of Dreams playscape area, a cinder track which runs for a full mile, basketball courts, soccer fields, picnic area, and an ice skating rink.

59 Waterbury Rd
Prospect, CT 06712

Hubbard Park

Hubbard Park in Meriden, has a recreation area with a bandshell, tennis courts, pavilion, swings and playground equipment. Castle Craig is a tower at the top of the park which offers a spectacular view of the Greater Meriden area. There is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the highway and connects to hiking trails to the Tower. There is also a road to the tower which is open from May 1st through October 31st. 1,800 acres
Trail map: http://www.meridenlandtrust.com/Hubbard_quad.pdf

West Main Street
Meriden,

Web Site: https://www.meridenct.gov/city-services/parks-and-recreation/hubbard-park/

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/

iD Tech Camp

A summer tech camp for ages 7–18 at Stanford, MIT, and 150 top campuses. Become a coder, game developer, engineer, or designer.
CT locations include Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Trinity College in Hartford, and Fairfield University in Fairfield.
Day and overnight programs are available.



Web Site: https://www.idtech.com/

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, music lessons, and early childhood music services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. We also offer dance and movement therapy as well as dance lessons.

Infinity Music Therapy Services is the only perinatal music therapy services provider in the state of Connecticut. We work with expecting families from the second trimester on providing assistance with child birth education through the creative arts, original womb song/ lullaby creation, music therapy assisted childbirth, early childhood/family bonding through music, early intervention through music therapy, and more.

We offer in-person services, sessions in the home, virtual and telehealth services, depending on the type of service.
We have experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, neurological disorders, and more.

196 Queen Street, Southington
info@infinitymusictherapy.com,

Phone: (860) 518-5557

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

Jaycee Park

Southington's Jaycee Park has a picnic grove and passive recreation area. 4.2 acres.

20 Union Street
Southington,

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/

Lake Compounce

A family friendly amusement park and waterpark with themed events and activities. Home to the top-rated wooden roller coaster in the world, Boulder Dash, as well as the largest waterpark in Connecticut

186 Enterprise Drive
Bristol,

Phone: (860)-583-3300

Web Site: https://www.lakecompounce.com/

Leadership Martial Arts

Leadership Martial Arts offers martial arts classes, an exciting and safe Summer Camp and an after-school program specializing in unique fun games designed to motivate and challenge children ages 5-12.
Campers will get to enjoy dodge ball, Ninja Warrior courses, NERF Battles, arts & crafts, and Martial Arts lessons in a huge 7,000 air-conditioned indoor space as well as play outdoor sports such as kickball, catch, and water balloon fun in our large fields. 8 Weeks of camp are offered with hours as early as 7:30 am - 5:30 pm being offered. Each week offers a unique theme as its focus with discounts available for enrolling for multiple weeks.
The after-school Enrichment Program is fun and offers a ton of variety. Kids are active and participating in fun drills and specialty training. Check out all of these exciting activities that are included in your membership at no extra charge;
Martial Arts!
Dance and Tumbling!
Indoor team games!
Leadership Training!
Outdoor Sports!
Arts & Crafts!
Ninja Equipment and Monkey Bars!
Homework and Reading Time Done By Pick Up!
A Decked Out KID CAVE For Tons Of Fun!
Free Transportation from every elementary school in Southington.

971 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Plantsville,

Phone: (860) 426-3198

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

Linear Trail

Southington's Linear Trail is 4.1 miles in length. It currently runs from the Cheshire/Southington town line north to Hart Street (Southington). This paved trail is used for walking, bicycling, roller blading and strollers. The Southington "Rails to Trails" pathway is part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail


Southington,

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/highway_parks_department/linear_trail_(_rails_to_trails_).php

Little Free Library Charter #112606

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

280 Stonegate Rd
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #117187

This Little Free Library was part of Girl Scout Troop 67984's Silver Project and the books are being supplied as a Bronze Project of a Southington Independent Girl Scout.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

51 North Main Street
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #119129

This Little Free Library is located at the Hubbard Park Playground.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

999 West Main Street
Meriden,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #49204

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

2279 Mt. Vernon Road
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #52828

This Little Free Library is located next to the Southington Dog Park and on the Linear Trail.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

Mill Street
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #63566

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

265 Bristol Street
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #64108

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

29 High Street
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #72464

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

111 Pine Hollow Drive
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #76314

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

67 Vicki Lane
Southington,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #88596

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

182 Prospect Street
Plantsville,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little Free Library Charter #89139

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."

Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.

51 Fern Drive
Plantsville,

Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Little People’s Playground

This park in Berlin is designed for 2-5 year olds. Fully fenced. Bathroom and water fountain. Lots of shade. Picnic tables. Nice playground features and large sandbox.

218 Kensington Rd
Berlin, CT

Phone: (860) 828-7009

Mel’s Bike Rentals

At Mel’s, everyone can experience the freedom of adventure hassle-free. We provide flexible and affordable bike rentals so that you can easily explore the outdoors, connect with the community, and make lasting memories with loved ones. Mel’s Bike Rentals can get you ready for adventure and out on the trail in minutes. They rent quality cruiser bikes that are easy to handle and simple to use so that everyone is prepared to enjoy the freedom of a bike ride without worrying about transporting equipment.

melsbikerentals@gmail.com

991 South Main Street Suite 7
Plantsville ,

Phone: 860-335-4359

Web Site: https://www.melsbikerentals.com/

Meriden YMCA

The Meriden YMCA is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.
Facilities include:
a 6-lane, 25-yard indoor heated pool
sauna; air-conditioned fitness center with a complete array of Precor Cardio, Cybex Strength Training Equipment & Free Weights
two racquetball courts
an indoor track
a gym with 6 basketball hoops
aerobics studio with free unlimited drop-in aerobics classes for full members
free spinning classes for full members
free water aerobics classes for full members
locker rooms

The Meriden YMCA also has the following child care facilities:
Infant & Toddler Learning Center at 95/99 Main Street in South Meriden.
Meriden YMCA Little Rascals Daycare Center at 43 Swain Ave.
Meriden YMCA Head Start at 398 Liberty Street.
Meriden YMCA Martin A. Gaffey Child Care Center at 66 Crown Street.
Meriden YMCA Early Learning Center at 12 Johnson Avenue.

110 West Main Street
Meriden, 06451

Phone: (203) 235-6386

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

Middletown Trail Guide

The Middletown Conservation Commission has created a guide to Middletown’s open spaces and trails. You will find information about conservation lands in the City that provide a variety of passive recreational opportunities, including hiking, walking, jogging, cross country skiing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, and last but not least studying nature. Many of the City’s open spaces have notable geological, scenic and ecological features. This guide provides directions to the popular well-used open space areas, as well as less familiar spots throughout the City. Each of these properties offers diverse opportunities for exploration and enjoyment: traversing broad open fields, following winding trails through wooded terrain, climbing rocky crags or paddling along lush water ways, and observing a variety of wildlife from birds to foxes, and deer to turtles. In season, the flowering trees and shrubs offer a colorful array. Autumn is particularly spectacular. All of the awesome beauty of nature flourishes within the City’s conservation properties waiting for you to discover it.


Middletown, CT

Web Site: http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/DocumentCenter/View/2583/Middletown-Trail-Guide-PDF

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 & Arts Southington

Music & Arts Southington location offers lessons for all ages, from beginner to advanced, instrument rentals, repairs, and sales. Check out their events calendar for monthly events to honor local music educators to instrument workshops and student recitals.

99 Executive Blvd S.
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 276-5861

Web Site: https://stores.musicarts.com/southington

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/

National Program for Playground Safety

The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) leads projects that increase quality and safety of play environments for the health and well-being of children. They offer comprehensive training to educators and advocates, undertake collaborative projects that improve research and support the development of best practices regarding safe and inclusive play environments, and advocate for policies that improve the quality of programs and the lives of children.



Web Site: https://playgroundsafety.org/

New Britain YWCA

The New Britain YWCA offers a variety of programs for children and adults.
Toddler care and preschool programs
Family Literacy Center
Sexual assault services including; sexual assault crisis service, sexual violence prevention education, empowerment workshops, and more.
Fitness Center with gym, in-person and virtual options for group exercise classes and personal training sessions.
Summer Sizzlers; The program is open to children kindergarten through 5th grade. Arts and crafts, sports and games, cooking activities, community exploration, and more!

19 Franklin Square
New Britain,

Phone: 860-225-4681

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

New Britain-Berlin YMCA

The New Britain-Berlin YMCA has five locations throughout our community including a full Health and Wellness Facility and a preschool at 50 High Street in New Britain, two infant, toddler and preschool centers (one in New Britain and one in Berlin), a program center in Berlin and a fitness studio in Berlin.

One membership gives you access to three YMCAs. The Meriden, New Britain and Berlin YMCAs have joined together to better serve our three communities. This means more membership privileges for those with full memberships:

Access to more facilities
More group exercise classes (take them at any of the three locations)
More program choices
Save on programs. Sign up for any program held at the New Britain, Berlin and Meriden YMCAs at the lower full member rate.

50 High Street
New Britain,

Phone: (860) 229-3787

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

Panthorn Park

Panthorn Park in Plantsville has a child's playscape, hiking trails, fishing pond, picnic groves and a passive recreation. There are softball and lacrosse fields and tennis courts. Several competitive sports leagues meet here. 139 acres.

Burritt Street

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/highway_parks_department/panthorn_park.php

Plainville Public Library

The Plainville Public Library helps taxpayers save money in a number of different ways. By using the library and taking advantage of the free resources and information, the residents of Plainville help their own pocketbooks. They don’t have to pay to borrow print books or to download e-books or audiobooks to their mobile devices. They don’t have to pay to borrow a DVD or music CD. From the comfort of their own home, they can go online and access the Library’s various databases for up-to-the-minute information. Yet for those in our community who don’t own a computer, the Library saves them money by providing free public computer access.

The Plainville Public Library hosts many events and workshops for children of all ages that can be registered for even if you are not a resident of Plainville.

Adult Dept: 860-793-1446
Youth Services: 860-793-1450

56 East Main St
Plainville,

Web Site: https://www.plainvillect.com/library

Recreation Park

Recreation Park in Plantsville has a child's playscape, swimming pool, picnic groves and a gazebo/community pavilion. There are softball, baseball, soccer and football fields and tennis, basketball, volleyball and bocce courts. Several competitive sports leagues meet here. The Southington Drive-in is located on the property and shows family-friendly movies on Saturday nights in the summer. 37.6 acres.

Note that the Recreation Park swimming pool will be closed for the 2023 season for renovations to the pool and pool house.

Maxwell Noble Drive
Plantsville,

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/highway_parks_department/recreation_park.php

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

SCCYMCA Camp Quinnipiac

YMCA Camp Quinnipiac is a day camp in Cheshire for youth age 3 years old through Grade 8 with a CIT program for Grades 9 and 10.
Before and after care is available.
Financial Assistance is available for qualifying individuals and families. Care4Kids is accepted.


Cheshire,

Web Site: http://sccymca.org/youth-development/cheshire-ymca/day-camp/ymca-camp-quinnipiac

SCCYMCA Camp Sloper

The YMCA Camp Sloper property is open to the public on Sundays and has a playground, hiking trails, Ninja Warrior Course, basketball courts, letterboxing, Frisbee golf course, lake for fishing and exploring, and the "Super Slide."
YMCA Camp Sloper can be rented for private events including birthday parties, team building programs or other rentals.

The YMCA Camp Sloper day camp program serves over 3,100 campers each summer, roughly 600+ campers per day. The program and facility are broken down into two program areas: the East Coast for younger campers in grades K-5 and the West Coast for older campers in grades 6-9. A Counselors-In-Training program is offered for those entering grade 10. A Pre-K program that runs from 9am-1pm is offered for 3 and 4 year olds.
Each coast has specifically trained staff members, activities, and facilities designed to meet the needs of that particular age group.
YMCA Camp Sloper is a fully insured State Licensed Day Camp.
They offer financial aid to qualified individuals and families.

1000 East St
Southington,

Phone: (860) 621-8194

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

SCCYMCA Naciwonki Summer Adventures

One-week summer sessions for children entering K-6. Held at Southington YMCA.
Before and aftercare is available. Financial aid is available and Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.

The Early Childhood Summer program, Naciwonki Junior Summer Adventures, for ages 3-5, is located at the YMCA Learning Center 30 High Street. If interested, contact them at 860-621-8130.






29 High Street
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-426-9547

Web Site: https://www.sccymca.org/naciwonki-summer-adventures

School Playgrounds

Every elementary school in the Southington Public School district has its own playground. These are available for public use when school is not in session.

Varies
Southington,

Web Site: https://www.southingtonschools.org/schools/elementary-school

SERC, State Education Resource Center

SERC, the State Education Resource Center, is a quasi-public agency established under statute to serve the CT State Board of Education in supporting educational equity and excellence. They do this by providing professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts. The agency maintains the Special Education Resource Center and SERC Library in addition to its broader responsibilities, including the support to programs and activities regarding early childhood education and school improvement.

In collaboration with the CSDE Bureau of Special Education, SERC continues to design, coordinate, and implement special education programming to support educators, leaders, youth, and families.

SERC, in collaboration with the CT Tech Act, has established an Adaptive Technology demonstration site and lending library.

SERC's library provides a collection of research, reference, and instructional materials and resources for children and adults related to education and social service needs. It continues to serve educators, families, college and university students, and other interested residents seeking resources and professional learning that supports educational equity and excellence for all K-12 students. View their catalog at https://serclibrary.library.site.

175 Union Street
Waterbury, CT

Phone: (860) 632-1485

Web Site: https://ctserc.org/

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

SoCCA – Southington Community Cultural Arts Center

The Southington Community Cultural Arts Center (SoCCA) offers 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 Dog Park

Southington Dog Park has a fenced area for dogs and their owners.
Note that children under 12 years of old are not allowed in the fenced area.

Mill Street
Southington,

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/highway_parks_department/southington_dog_park.php

Southington Drive-In Theater

A drive -in theater showcasing movies old and new. Open every Saturday night from early June through September plus a Halloween screening in late October. Gates open at 6 p.m.

995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Southington,

Web Site: http://www.southingtondrive-in.org

Southington Girls Softball League

The objective of the Southington Girls Softball League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community, the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect so that they may be well adjusted, stronger, and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.

Panthorn Park, 485 Burritt St
Plantsville,

Web Site: http://www.sgsl.info/

Southington Little League

Southington has three (3) youth baseball leagues.
Southington North Little League - https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/southingtonnorth
Southington South Little League - https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/southingtonsyaa
Southington West Little League - https://www.southingtonwestbaseball.com/

To find which league your child will play in at https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/league-finder/.

Southington Open Space

Southington has over 30 Open Space parcels, several which allow hiking and passive recreation.


Southington,

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/highway_parks_department/open_space.php

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 Public School’s Summer School Programs

Southington Public Schools offers a variety of summer school remedial and enrichment programs from elementary through high school.
The "Camp Invention" summer enrichment program for elementary students (and middle school Counselors in Training) which runs July - early August , usually opens registration in January. Sign up early, the program usually fills up by early March.
Course listings and registration information for the Southington Public Schools summer school program will be available on the website.




Elementary: enrichment program at Hatton School and Camp Invention at Strong School, Middle and HS programs at Southington HS
Southington,

Web Site: http://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students/summer-information/summer-school/camp-invention

Southington Recreation Department

The Southington Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for youth and adults including baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, football, 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.
The Playground Program is open to Southington resident children, ages 5-12. The program is held rain or shine, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, at South End Elementary School & Recreation Park. The program is comprised multiple, 2-week sessions. Each child may be registered for a maximum of two sessions.
https://www.southington.org/departments/recreation/playground.php

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!

Southington Town pools and the splash pad at Memorial Park are open seasonally to Southington residents only; however, each resident with proper ID may bring one (1) non-resident guest. Registration for swimming lessons at Recreation and Memorial Parks usually opens in May and June.
(NOTE: The pool at Recreation Park is closed for construction the summer of 2023.)
https://www.southington.org/departments/recreation/pools.php

The Town of Southington Recreation Department is a proud sponsor of several youth sport leagues.
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
Southington Girls Softball League
Southington Knights Travel Baseball
Southington Northern Baseball
Southington Southern Baseball
Southington Western Baseball
BASKETBALL
Southington Youth Basketball Association
CHEERLEADING & FOOTBALL
Southington Knights Travel Football & Cheerleading
Southington Valley Midget Football League
LACROSSE
Southington Lacrosse Association
SOCCER
Southington Soccer Club
Southington Youth Soccer League
WRESTLING
Southington Youth Wrestling Club
https://www.southington.org/departments/recreation/youthleagues.php




Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/recreation/index.php

Southington Soccer Club

Travel soccer programs for youth age 8 to 17. Fall and spring season plays outdoors and travels to fields across the State.
Winter indoor season plays games in Farmington and practices at F.I.T. Sports Performance Center on Spring Street in Southington.



Web Site: http://southingtonsoccer.org/

Southington Valley Midget Football League (SVMFL)

Youth football and cheerleading program. Flag football clinic for age 4 to 7.

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

Southington Youth Soccer League

The League offers a fun filled Fall soccer league open to boys and girls from Southington ranging in age from six to fifteen. All games are played in town against other teams in the league (not out of town travel). Equal playing time is given to each player regardless of ability level. The Southington Youth Soccer League's mission is to help develop Southington youth through the beautiful sport of soccer.
This Rec league has fields and field house at Recreation Park.



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

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

SuperTots Sports Academy

SuperTots Sports Academy provides sport-based development programs where children discover and develop athletic, motor, and social skills. SuperTots' curriculum is specifically designed to promote development alongside a healthy, active lifestyle. Classes and enrichment programs are for children ages 18 months to 5 years.

613 W Johnson Ave.
Cheshire,

Phone: (475) 244-3228

Web Site: https://www.supertotsports.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/

The Coder School

The Coder School is an in person coding school for kids ages 7 to 18. They offer small ratio classes and semi private lessons. The lessons are an hour long and they provide coding accounts where students are able to code from home. The weekly lessons are offered after school. The Coder School offers summer camps during the summer which are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. Languages taught range from: block coding, Python, Java, Minecraft, HTML/CSS, Roblox, Robotics, Virtual Reality and more.

Three locations in Connecticut:
The Coder School Cheshire
106 Elm St
Cheshire, CT 06410
203-441-3185
https://www.thecoderschool.com/locations/cheshire/

The Coder School Farmington
1051 Farmington Ave, Suite D
Farmington, CT 06032
860-470-6276
https://www.thecoderschool.com/locations/farmington/

The Coder School Glastonbury
39 New London Turnpike, Suite 112
Glastonbury, CT 06033
860-266-6292
https://www.thecoderschool.com/locations/glastonbury/


Cheshire,

Web Site: https://www.thecoderschool.com/locations/cheshire/

The Misfit Mamas, Inc.

At The Misfit Mamas Inc., we prioritize the importance of family and meaningful connections with others in the local community. We achieve this by providing a diverse range of enjoyable and relaxed events, including: workshops, educational opportunities, support groups, fun meet-ups, and unique special events. Our ultimate goal is to help all families thrive, not just survive, their parenting journey; regardless of their stage of parenthood. We are also excited to launch our Care Specialist program. This program allows families to find a child care specialist with extensive experience, background and reference checks and CPR/First Aid certification. These child care specialists are contracted through our organization and we work closely with families seeking care to ensure that you find the right caregiver for your family’s needs. Our child care specialists are available for full time, part time, or occasional caregiving.

info@themisfitmamasinc.org

PO Box 629, 125 Main St
Southington,

Phone: (860) 222 - 0831

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

The Music Lab

The Music Lab, formerly Apple Music, offers musical instrument repairs, rentals, and accessories.

Rochambeau Mall, 1783 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Milldale, CT

Phone: 860-426-1961

Web Site: https://www.ctmusiclab.com

Timberlin Park

Timberlin Park and Golf Corse is owned by the Town of Berlin. It has hiking trails, a long paved trail/road good for strollers, a picnic grove and pavilion, and a (older) playground.
Drive past the clubhouse to the large parking lot at the bottom of the hill or turn left onto a small driveway and follow it to the back parking lot which is closer to the pavilion. The trail map does not show the paved path that goes to the east or the trail that runs parallel to it through the woods and comes back out along the paved path.

330 Southington Rd
Berlin,

Web Site: https://www.town.berlin.ct.us/egov/apps/locations/facilities.egov?view=detail&id=20

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

Tunxis CC Public Library

Tunxis Community College has a public library which includes a children's department. Using a library card from any town in CT you can check out books, movies or music in several languages. They even have ukuleles.
View their Early Childhood Education and Children Resource catalog.

The Tunxis Early Childhood Professional Educators also have their own library in the Tunxis Early Childhood Education department. Childcare providers can contact Joyce at 860-773-1344 for access.
View their Lending Library catalog.

271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT

Phone: 860.773.1300

Web Site: https://www.tunxis.edu/library/

USA Ninja Challenge

USA Ninja Challenge is a year-round obstacle course training program that combines basic skill sets from gymnastics, climbing, cross-training, and track and field. The sport of Ninja is quickly becoming the most fun and creative way to meet the physical needs of today’s kids! Ninja Challenge is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 17.
The class program has 6 levels to master, and each level has 27 different skills. Ninjas that demonstrate their mastery of skills advance to the next level of training. Each Ninja progresses according to their own abilities. The purpose of the program is to build a Ninja’s self-esteem, confidence, and sense of accomplishment one obstacle at a time.
Camps are offered during the summer and several school-related vacation weeks. Camps serve kids and young teens ages 6-13.

24A Robert Porter Rd
Southington,

Phone: 860-736-5566

Web Site: https://ninjasouthington.com/

Valentin Karate

Kid's and Adult martial arts, birthday parties.
Summer camp at their Meriden location - 75 South Colony Street

991 South Main Street
Plantsville,

Phone: 860-621-1474

Web Site: http://www.valentinkarate.net

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park in Southington has duck pond (no fishing), picnic grove, playscape, swimming pool and splash pad with changing rooms, basketball and tennis courts and football and baseball fields. 20.5 acres.

The pool area is open seasonally to Southington residents only; however, each resident with proper ID may bring one (1) non-resident guest. Proof of residency, like a driver's license, must be presented in order to gain entry.
More pool details and hours are at https://www.southington.org/departments/recreation/pools.php.

Woodruff Street
Southington,

Web Site: https://www.southington.org/departments/highway_parks_department/veterans_memorial_park.php

Villari’s Martial Arts Centers

Villari's Martial Arts Centers offers classes for children and adults at several locations across CT.

405 Queen Street
Southington,

Phone: (860) 621-5553

Web Site: https://villaristudios.com/

Wallingford Family YMCA

The Wallingford Family YMCA offers a variety of programs at two campuses.

The YMCA Learning Community at Choate, formerly known as Tot Time, was founded by the Wallingford Family YMCA in 1989. It is located in the Bronfman building and accommodates 80 full-time children. The preschool serves as a laboratory for Choate students taking child development courses. YLC at Choate is open Monday-Friday from 7:00AM-6:00PM.

The YMCA Learning Community at Masonicare is located in the former Child Development Center on the Masonicare Health Center campus. The center is designed to provide care for 49 full-time children and is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Children are involved in an intergenerational program with residents of Masonicare Health Center and Masonicare at Ashlar Village. YLC at Masonicare is open Monday-Friday from 6:30AM-5:30PM

Care 4 Kids is accepted.



Web Site: https://wallingfordymca.org/ylc/

Wallingford Public Library

The Wallingford Public Library aspires to be a hub where all are welcome, an educator through programs, services, and collections, a leader evolving with the changing needs and interests of our community, and a convener collaborating with partners to collectively serve the community and maximize resources.
They have an extensive catalog of books, CDs, DVDs and other resources. Check out their children's department and all of the activities and events they host.

200 North Main St
Wallingford,

Phone: 203-265-6754

Web Site: https://wallingford.lioninc.org/

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

Phone: (203) 272-4386

Web Site: http://whippersnappersplaygym.com/