The Heart of the Valley YMCA in Kimberly recently became a 24 hour/7 days a week facility and opens a new soft-play indoor playground at their facility today. The play area occupies the previous martial arts center and will be a fun place for kiddos to burn off energy! This YMCA is also the home of the gymnastic center, pool, and water slide.
The Heart of the Valley Y also offers drop-in childcare (Kids Corner) for kids ages 6 weeks – 10 years old while you stay in the facility for up to 3 hours per day. Pre-registration is required for infants 6 weeks-2 years old. Find hours.
The Family Fun Center is currently open to YMCA members or guests of members. Watch their website for more information including hours of operation and membership options.
Who can use the Family Fun Center?
- The Family Fun Center is designed for kids 9 and under.
- Kids ages 7 and under need to have an adult (16+) present with them.
- Ages 8-9 can use the center independently.
- Their Y card is scanned when they enter and is paired to their grown-up’s location.
- Family Fun Center staff monitors when they head out.
- YMCA Membership or Guest Pass required
- Day passes for non-members are not currently available
Other Family Fun Center Rules
- No shoes – cubbies available
- No drinks
- No food
What is there to do in the Family Fun Center?
- For All Ages:
- Low tables for coloring and play
- Plenty of markers
- Coloring sheets
- Interlocking blocks
- Lots of space to play
- For Toddlers and Preschoolers:
- Activity boards on the walls
- Soft blocks for tumbling and building
- Caterpillar tunnel
- Small slide
- For Older Kids
- Large play structure with a swirly slide that starts three levels up
- Climbing wall
- Mini basketball hoop
When is the Family Fun Center Open?
Be sure to check with the YMCA website to verify hours for this new adventure!
- Monday – Friday: 10 am – 12pm
- Monday – Thursday: 4 – 7 pm
- Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm
Heart of the Valley YMCA
225 West Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136
Other YMCA Play Areas
All YMCA play areas have the same basic set of rules and age guidelines, hours vary by location.
- Appleton YMCA, 218 E Lawrence St, Appleton
- Favorite Family Perks: Splash Pad, Pool, Family Fun Center
- Neenah Menasha YMCA, 110 W North Water St, Neenah
- Favorite Family Perks: Waterslide, Fine Arts Center, Family Fun Center