Who said only teachers can take your kids on f ield trips? Findlay has plenty to offer, and Findlay Family shows you where your young ones—tykes to teens — can get their groove on, learn new skills, go exploring and more… after they've finished their homework, of course!
Music together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. Children enjoy sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Registration is open now for fall classes. The 10-week session runs from Monday, Sept. 16 through Nov. 22.
1 Amazing Place
207 E. Foulke Ave.
This child care center and preschool is called amazing for a reason! Children explore and learn in a safe and happy environment, and every teacher and staff member's goal is to make each day a positive learning experience for every child. Preschoolers are engaged in a unique curriculum, and after-school activities are fun yet educational, too.
Call today to find out how to enroll your child!
Hancock Park District
1424 E. Main Cross St.
The best way to understand science and social studies is in the great outdoors!
Hancock Park District provides Findlay kids and their parents an opportunity to explore natural life with fun activities. Practice astronomy skills while camping under the stars at Riverbend or view ecosystems firsthand while kayaking on the Blanchard. There are also historical reenactments for those children who are history buffs, and organized programs and events for teachers seeking an exciting field trip opportunity or parents who want to make the weekend fun and educational, too. Visit their website to see which outdoor exploration suits
Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
305. W. Hardin St.
419-422-5415 (Ask for Kelda or Valli)
Camp Fire clubs are for boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. They offer youth an opportunity to build social and life skills in small groups and age appropriate settings. Clubs meet during the school year in various locations and schools throughout Hancock County. Schools are organizing now – ask if your school is offering Camp Fire this year! Club activities are based on the child’s interest, as well as earning Camp Fire recognitions. Cost is $20 per youth and includes a Camp Fire t-shirt.
Gold Medal Gymnastics & Cheerleading
1850 Manor Hill Rd.
Kids can really get moving after school at Gold Medal Gymnastics & Cheerleading, where recreational programs are designed to be safe and fun, as well as a challenge to all ages and skill levels. The gym offers a variety of classes after school for girls and boys including recreational gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, and competitive teams for gymnastics and cheerleading. Classes after school range in time from 4:30 to 8 p.m., though daytime classes are also available for younger children. Stop by Gold Medal’s Open House from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 for a walk-through, and see gymnasts and cheerleaders in action.
201 College St.
Mazza Museum will again be offering its Funday Sunday events this October through April. Each event is the first Sunday of the month and goes from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The programs feature a different theme each month with activities, games and story times, and are open to the public. Some themes this year are “Be an Everyday Hero,” “Christmas Train,” and “Penguin Party.” The Mazza Museum is dedicated to the work of children’s book illustrators. It is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center
2225 Keith Parkway
Rolling Thunder is a state of the art roller rink where kids can skate and have a blast! There is also a restaurant, Pizza Station, located inside. Rolling Thunder will be open 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 6 and 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7. Check their web site for additional hours.
Findlay Family YMCA
Downtown Branch: 300 E. Lincoln St.
East Branch: 1400 Manor Hill Rd.
Head to the YMCA for activities galore! The YMCA offers kids programming for children of all ages. Some of the classes offered this fall, which are open members and non-members, include: swimming, dance, cheerleading, tumbling, gymnastics, racquetball, tennis, judo, and a basketball league. Once per month, there will be a Family Movie Night showing of a G or PG rated movie, also open to members and non-members. And for members this fall, the YMCA will host Family Pool Nights, where swimming, snacks, games and crafts can be enjoyed.
Also this fall, kids in 7th through 12th grade can join Leaders Club, where they can volunteer in the YMCA and community. Participants will volunteer at the Special Olympics; learn leadership skills, responsibility, respect, communication, and more in this bi-weekly club. Contact Richie VanHoose, camp/sports director at 419-422-4424 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fall session #1 programs begin the week of Sept. 3, so hurry and register!