Town Resources

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

Sports & Recreation

Alpha Krav Maga

Self Defense Classes for Youth and Kids Programs

Canal Street,

Phone: 860-288-7700

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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

Phone: 860.621.5001

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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

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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

Phone: (203) 439-0280

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Extreme Karate

Extreme Karate offers classes for children, adults and families.

One Factory Square , 37 West Center Street

Phone: 860-426-1667

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FIT – Foresi’s Individualized Training

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

122 Spring Street, Unit D4/ D5
Southington , CT

Phone: 860-690-9796

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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

Phone: 203-235-7146

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Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School offers a wide variety of swimming programs, including infant swim lessons, toddler swim lessons, and programs for children between 4 months and 12 years old. Their swimming classes for kids have a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure maximum safety, learning and fun.
Goldfish Swim School also hosts birthday parties and various clinics for those that want to improve their swim skills quickly.

Goldfish Swim School has multiple locations throughout Connecticut.

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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

Phone: (860) 621-3663

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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

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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

Phone: 203-879-6863

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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. Located in the South End School District with a school bus stop. Free Transportation for every other elementary school in Southington.

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!

971 Meriden Waterbury Tpke

Phone: (860) 426-3198

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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.

991 South Main Street Suite 7
Plantsville ,

Phone: 860-335-4359

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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

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Mount Southington

Ski and snowboard lessons starting at age 4.

396 Mt Vernon Rd
Plantsville, CT

Phone: (860) 628-0954

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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

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Olympic Taekwondo Academy

Olympic Taekwondo Academy is an all-inclusive martial arts studio that offers a complete range of classes from beginner to advance and children to adults. They have been serving the western Connecticut community for over 10 years with seven convenient locations.

At Olympic Taekwondo Academy they incorporate life lessons in a peaceful and fun environment. Through the instructors at the academy, students learn respect and discipline on a whole new level that they will enjoy and carry into their adult lives.

166 Queen St

Phone: (860) 863-5888

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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

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Southington Little League

Southington has three (3) youth baseball leagues.
Southington North Little League -
Southington South Little League -
Southington West Little League -

To find which league your child will play in at

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.

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.)

The Town of Southington Recreation Department is a proud sponsor of several youth sport leagues.
Southington Girls Softball League
Southington Knights Travel Baseball
Southington Northern Baseball
Southington Southern Baseball
Southington Western Baseball
Southington Youth Basketball Association
Southington Knights Travel Football & Cheerleading
Southington Valley Midget Football League
Southington Lacrosse Association
Southington Soccer Club
Southington Youth Soccer League
Southington Youth Wrestling Club

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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.

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Southington Valley Midget Football League (SVMFL)

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

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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.

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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
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

Phone: (860) 628-5597

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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.

Phone: (475) 244-3228

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UFC Gym Youth Programs

UFC Gym Youth Programs were created to build a foundation of athletic and motivational skills that apply in and outside the gym.
Youth Programs develop coordination, agility, speed, and strength. Combat the negative impact of screen time with the positive influence of fitness for ages 6 and up.

235 Queen St

Phone: 860-276-3928

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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

Phone: 860-736-5566

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Valentin Karate

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

991 South Main Street

Phone: 860-621-1474

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Villari’s Martial Arts Centers

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

405 Queen Street

Phone: (860) 621-5553

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