Bricks 4 Kidz – Lexington
Lexington & Central Kentucky
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.
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.
Centered – Holistic Community Center
309 N. Ashland Ave. Suite 180
(859) 721-1841 / www.centeredlex.org
Centered offers a variety of therapies, classes and delicious healthy food options and smoothies at the Centered Cafe in a convenient, fun and nurturing environment for the whole family. Classes include Kids Yoga Club, Itty Bitty Yoga with Childlight Certified Katie Sherrer, painting classes and a Family Aikido Class with Sensei Wade Wickus. Therapies offered include craniosacral for kids with attention and sensory issues and massage for all ages.
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.
Happy and Healthy Ways
312 S. Ashland Ave. / (859) 260-1100
Children ages 4-15 make an after-school smoothie or snack and then prepare dinner at one of seven stoves to take home to their families. Monthly Chopped, Cupcake Wars and themed dinners are available to encourage creativity in the kitchen. See schedules and sign up online at Happyandhealthyways.com. Free app available too.
Jessamine County Public Library
600 S. Main St., Nicholasville
(859) 885-3523 / www.jesspublib.org
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.
3061 Fieldstone Way
Offers help with study skills, organization, preparation, and homework subjects calculus, Spanish, reading, writing and chemistry.
Bluegrass Youth Ballet
1595 Mercer Road, Suite 150
The after-school program serves ages 3 through adults, creative movement, pre-ballet, eight levels of ballet, pointe, partnering, adult ballet, modern, character, contemporary dance, boys classes and performance opportunities. Piano, violin and voice lessons are offered. Classes are located at the 9,000-square-foot facility, CulturARTE, where Culture, Art & Community meet. BYB enhances lives by providing dance education in a positive environment for all youth through high-quality training, innovative performance and cultural experiences.
Cut and Paste Craft Studio
220 Ruccio Way, Ste. 180
Make creativity a regular part of your after-school routine at Cut and Paste. Sign up now for After-School Craft Clubs and Adult Classes or just drop in to craft.
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.
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. LCT’s Theatre School is a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to explore the beauty, diversity, complexity and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process. Students develop their own unique creative voices, imaginations and understanding of drama.
Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
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 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
Creative fun for everyone, including pottery painting and glass fusing, plus Tuesday Diva Nights and Saturday Family Fun & Pizza Nights.
220 Ruccio Way, #150
Aqua Tots features a compre-hensive curriculum, quality swim instructors and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching children and adults water safety in small class sizes.
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles
(859) 873-3097 /
Enjoy a large and unique playground with a 90-foot slide, five-decker treehouse, climbing walls, giant straw pyramid and 40-foot small slide. Kids can feed animals in the animal center and pick berries and fruits in season. Fall season will include hayrides, corn maze, pony rides and the popular train ride.
Collins Bowling Centers
205 Southland Drive / (859) 277-5746
750 East New Circle Road
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. Save money with online specials at www.collinsbowling.com.
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.
560 Eureka Springs Drive
Hoop Dreams provides quality basketball instruction for boys and girls of all ages and abilities by top-notch, dedicated trainers in a fun, competitive and energetic environment.
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.
Little Gym of Lexington East
3101 Richmond Road, #309
Offers after-school classes for children of all ages, including gymnastics, dance (tap and ballet) and sports skills.
P.O. Box 24844, Lexington, 40524
(859) 223-5632 / www.lysa.org
LYSA provides soccer training and play for more than 3,000 Lexington kids ages 4 and up.
1850 Bryant Road
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.
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.
Red River Gorge Zipline
455 Cliffview Road, Campton, Ky.
Red River Gorge Zipline in Cliffview Resort is an exhilarating five-line course. The first three lines take you through a canopy tour in which guests whiz through the trees and check out the local flora. The last two lines are the tallest and longest, soaring to heights of 350 feet and for lengths up to 2,000 feet over the Cowan Fork Gorge. Expert guides ensure both guest safety and entertainment. Open seven days a week. Reservations recommended.
Salato Wildlife Education Center
1 Sportsman’s Lane
Frankfort / (502) 564-7863
http://fw.ky.gov (Click on Education)
Features indoor and outdoor exhibits of live animals in large, naturalistic habitats. Fishing lakes, picnic areas and hiking trails help active kids have fun and learn something, too. Suitable for all ages.
YMCA of Central Kentucky
Various Locations / 859-254-9622
The Y offers childcare programs for children in grades K-5 and middle school at 12 Fayette County sites including two YMCA facility locations. Before and After-School Programs include homework help, healthy snacks, enrichment activities in art, science and math, and physical activity in a safe, fun and supervised environment. Enrichment program focusing on homework, physical activity and the arts is offered at the High Street YMCA and Leestown Middle for two hours each afternoon (Leestown also offers a Before School Enrichment Program from 7:15-8:30 a.m.) Sports and swim lessons offered throughout the year. Out of School Day Care is also offered at all YMCA facility locations.