After School Activities



Bricks 4 Kidz – Lexington

Lexington & Central Kentucky

(859) 433-1515

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an atmosphere for children where they learn, build and we play…with LEGO Bricks. Programs are designed by engineers and architects and built around proprietary model plans and project kits that motivate children by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. Each 1-hour class includes a lesson, model building with instructions, and creative build time.


CREATE Art + Play Studio

365 Southland Dr.

(859) 429-1594

CREATE art + play studio offers a variety of classes and artistic opportunities for children ages 2 and up. Our classes include after school, preschool, homeschool classes, and open studio. Our After School Art Club is for children ages 5 – 12 featuring instruction based on the week’s featured artist or technique while simultaneously leaving room for the student to explore her/his own artistic style. A healthy snack will be provided during After School Art Club. We also offer after school art classes focusing on particular media such as drawing and painting, mixed media, and sculpture.


The Carnegie Center

   for Literacy and Learning

251 W. Second St.

(859) 254-4175, ext. 21

Offers seasonal classes in reading, writing and math for children; tutoring for students grades K-12; monthly Family Fun and Learning Nights; writing, publishing and language classes for adults; author readings and other literary arts-related events. Many classes and events are free, and wherever low-cost registration fees are required scholarships are available.


Curious Edge

401 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 120

(859) 899-EDGE (3343)

Provides after-school therapy sessions for students struggling academically, specializing in language processing disorders, dyslexia and ADHD. Staff includes certified dyslexia specialists, speech-language pathologists and teachers. Services include ACT Prep, reading intervention, cognitive therapy, math intervention, writing, study skills and test-taking strategies.


Explorium of Lexington

440 W. Short St. / (859) 258-3253

For more than 25 years, the Explorium of Lexington has offered hands-on exploration in science and the arts for kids of all ages. Enjoy favorite exhibits such as the Bubble Zone and Moonscape, or make your own art in the Explorium’s sketch pad. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.


Jessamine County Public Library

600 S. Main St., Nicholasville

(859) 885-3523 /

Offers a variety of age-appropriate programs for children and teens from newborns through grade 12. For details about each month’s happenings and to register for programs, check the online calendar. Downloadable material and information also available at the web site. Check out the Creative Space, Recording Studio and other features in newly expanded building.


Lexington Public Library

Various Locations / (859) 231-5500

After-school activities include book clubs for young readers, homework help and crafts at all library branches.


Newton’s Attic

4974 Old Versailles Road  / 368-7334

Newton’s Attic offers highly unusual, hands-on science and engineering (STEM) educational resources, summer camps, after-school programs, classes and field trip opportunities for public, private, homeschools, community groups and families.




Bluegrass Youth Ballet

1595 Mercer Road, Suite 150

(859) 271-4472

The after-school program serves ages 3 through adults with creative movement, pre-ballet, eight levels of ballet, pointe, partnering, adult ballet, modern, character, contemporary dance, boys classes and performance opportunities. Piano and voice lessons are offered. Classes are located at the 9,000-square-foot facility, including three studios, kitchen, music studios, dressing rooms, play area and plenty of room to sit and enjoy the viewing windows. BYB engages and inspires youth by providing access to the art of dance throughout our community.


Cut and Paste Craft Studio

220 Ruccio Way, Ste. 180

(859) 223-0114

Make creativity a regular part of your after-school routine at Cut and Paste. Register now for 6 week sessions with themes like: Art Explorers, STEAM Crafting In Sept/Oct and Gift Crafting in Nov/Dec. We also have Saturday morning workshops for kids and weeknight classes for adults.


Images Model & Talent Agency

2401 Regency Road, Suite 303

(859) 271-2301

Training for children’s and juniors starting at 4 years old. Classes are  for boys and girls who are taught manners, modeling and acting, and who build their confidence. Adult training starts at age 12 and up.


Kentucky Mudworks

825 National Ave. / (859) 389-9681

Weekly clay classes for children ages 6-14, including handbuilding, sculpting and wheel-throwing projects for creative learning.


Lex. Children’s Theatre

418 W. Short St.

(859) 254-4546

LCT offers after-school theatre classes and workshops for children ages 4-18. Classes are geared toward age groups and meet weekly during the fall, winter, spring and summer.


Living Arts & Science Center

362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

(859) 252-5222

With newly expanded building and programs, LASC provides even more creative and unique classes, workshops, exhibits and family events. LASC offers after-school classes on weekdays in various elementary schools and at the LASC location, and part- and full-day classes for K-12th grade students are offered 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on No-School Days for Fayette County. Morning, evening and Saturday classes are available for pre-school, K-12th and adults.


The Mad Potter

3385 Tates Creek Road

(859) 269-4591

Creative fun for everyone, including pottery painting and glass fusing.  Mad Potter is a walk-in studio, no appointment necessary. If you have six or more in your party, please call ahead, to make sure that everyone in your party can be seated together.




Aqua Tots

220 Ruccio Way, #150

(859) 712-0271

Aqua-Tots features a compre-hensive curriculum, extensively trained swim instructors and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching children and adults water safety in small group class sizes.


Collins Bowling Centers

205 Southland Drive / (859) 277-5746

Children always love bowling parties to celebrate their birthdays. Parties are priced per child and include bowling, shoe rental, favor bag (includes coupon for free game of bowling), paper products and balloons. Food, beverages, game room and juke box are available.


The First Tee

3403 Kearney Road / (859) 253-9183

Providing youth ages 7-18 with educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Programs are delivered at golf courses, in elementary schools and at youth centers.


Legacy All Sports

261 Ruccio Way / (859) 977-8862

Central Kentucky’s largest recreational and competitive facility offering gymnastics, cheer, tumbling, dance and HIT athletic training for ages 15 months and up. Legacy is home to USA Gymnastics girls and boys competitive teams, All Star Cheer and Company Dance. Legacy features school’s-out day camps, lunch bunch, open gyms, rentals, On The Move and more. Online registration available. First class for new students is free.


Monkey Joe’s

1850 Bryant Road

(859) 264-0405

Fun-filled inflatable play center with wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses that will keep your kids active, happy and healthy. Suitable for kids 12 years old and younger. Includes a Mini Monkey Zone toddler play area.


Punchestown Stable

1210 Belmar Lane / (859) 971-1485

Riding lessons and horse showing opportunities available for ages 5 and up. Punchestown Stable has a large indoor and outdoor riding arena allowing us to teach lessons all year round.  Private or group lessons scheduled Tuesday-Sunday.


Salato Wildlife Education Center

1 Sportsman’s Lane

Frankfort / (502) 564-7863 (Click on Education)

Features indoor and outdoor exhibits of native wildlife in naturalistic enclosures, including bald eagle, black bear, bobcats, elk, bison and more.  Fishing lakes, picnic areas and hiking trails will help your active family have fun and learn something, too. Suitable for all ages.


YMCA of Central Kentucky

School Age Child Care Programs

Various Locations

Through caring, qualified staff, creative curriculum and a child-centered approach, the Y provides a high-quality learning environment that enables every child to reach their full potential. Before and After School Care is available to children in grades K-8 at six licensed school locations, one enrichment program held at the High Street YMCA and three other YMCA branch locations. Full and part-week options are available. The programs include homework help, healthy snacks, physical activity, enrichment activities, literacy, social competency and problem solving and critical thinking skills. On-site swim lessons for programs held at the Y locations can be included. Out of School Day Care is also available at all four YMCA locations when schools are closed for holidays, snow days and in-service days. Some after school transportation options are also available. The Y is for everyone – no one is refused service based on inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.