Family time at the Y is about giving families as a unit, and as individuals, the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community.


Spring Garden Programs

Planting Your Food

Embark on a culinary journey that begins right where your food comes to life – in the garden! During our program, you will learn the magic of growing, harvesting, and savoring your own delicious delights. Whether you have a balcony, patio, or a sunny windowsill, discover the secrets to cultivating a thriving garden in any space by creating a container garden. During this program you will plant your own salsa, salad, or pizza garden in a container to take home and enjoy throughout the summer!

SAT, Apr 13

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online

Hummingbirds!

Unlock the secrets to inviting these mesmerizing creatures into your backyard with our Hummingbird program. Dive into the world of fluttering wings, vibrant colors, and joyous melodies as we guide you on an adventure to create a haven for these enchanting birds. Don’t miss the chance to turn your backyard into a hummingbird haven.

 

SAT, Apr 13
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online

Backyard Beekeeper

Ever wonder what it takes to be a beekeeper? Thought about starting a beehive of your own? During this program, you will learn what it takes to start your own beehives in your own backyard, as well as learning about bee behavior and how to harvest honey from your hives. This informative session will help you determine if you have what it takes to be a backyard beekeeper! Ages 12+.

SAT, APR 27
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online

Mommy & Me Garden Party

This Mother’s Day weekend, dive into the world of flowers, laughter, and shared moments at our enchanting gardening program designed for moms and their little green thumbs!
Immerse yourselves in the joy of nature as you decorate a planter and create your own container garden to bring home. Price is per family.

SAT, MAY 11
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Norton Outdoor Center

Register Online


Bounce & Play

Each month, children and their families are invited to exercise their bodies and minds with time in our bounce house and themed imaginative play scenarios. Adults do not need to register, just children.

Ages:  All ages, accompanied by a parent or guardian

Register Online

MONTHLY: LAST THURSDAY 10:30—11:30 AM

02/29 – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 🐻

For February, we’re going on a bear hunt! We’ll reenact the classic bear hunt story with an obstacle course that will test your gross motor skills and don’t forget a bounce in our bounce house!

03/28 – To The Moon🌙

For March, we’re taking off! Help us gear up for the solar eclipse on April 8th by joining our astronaut training camp and don’t forget a bounce in our bounce house!

04/25 – Take Me Out to the Ball Game ⚾

For April, come play ball and don’t forget a bounce in our bounce house!

05/30 – Ready, Set, Go!🏃‍♂️

For May, race on over if you’re feeling a need for speed! Come do a few laps on our YMCA racetrack and don’t forget a bounce in our bounce house!

06/27 – Let’s Go Camping⛺️

For June, we’re bringing the great outdoors into our gym! Come play at our indoor campsite complete with tent and bonfire and don’t forget a bounce in our bounce house!

Downtown Branch

Free, Y Members
$5, Youth & Non-Members

For questions or additional information, contact Kimberly Burt, Child Watch Coordinator, at (508) 222-7422, or email KBurt@attleboroymca.org.


Family Swim

Family Swim is the perfect opportunity for families to be active and have fun together! While playing with family in the pool, children also gain swimming strength and learn about water safety.

Family Swim is free for Attleboro Norton YMCA Members. Non-Members must purchase a Day Pass ($18 per family or $12 per adult or $6 per youth) to attend family swim.

Please review our latest Health & Safety Guidelines before your visit. See our Family Swim Policies below.

Family Swim Schedule – Downtown Branch

MON 10:00-11:00 am / 6:30-8:30 pm
TUE  9:45-11:00 am / 7:10-8:30 pm
WED 10:00-11:00 am / 6:30-8:30 pm
THU  6:30-8:30 pm
FRI 10:00-11:00 am / 4:00-8:30 pm
SAT 12:00-4:30 pm

Family Swim Policies

  1. Parents are responsible for actively supervising their children at all times.
  2. All swimmers 11 & under must take a swim test.
  3. Children under 12 must be accompanied in the pool area or in the water by an adult. Any child under 9 who does not pass the swim
    test must be accompanied by an adult in the water & stay within arm’s reach in the shallow end.
  4. Instructional Equipment, including starting blocks, may not be used during Family Swim. Toys & noodles may be used at the lifeguard’s discretion depending on the number of patrons.
  5. Only YMCA bubbles and Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed. No inflatable devices, such as water wings, inner tubes, rafts, etc.

Birthday Parties

Invite your friends to splash, explore and play with a fun, active party at the Y!

The Y has a variety of parties to keep all the kids on your invitation list happy! All parties are one-and-a-half (1 1/2) hours, including a one-hour (1 hr.) activity and one half-hour  (1/2 hr.) in our party room. The fee includes a party coordinator to run the activities and help out in the party room. Plus, the birthday boy or girl gets a special gift from the Y!

Parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00-1:30 pm or 2:00-3:30 pm.

Toddler Party

For the child turning 1-3 years of age

Bring your little one to the Y with your family and friends for their birthday this year. The gymnasium will be open with balls and an obstacle course for the parents and older kids. The party area will be set up for the entire stretch of 1.5 hours. Songs and games and parachute fun for the littlest of birthday stars will be played at the family’s request. The party can be as structured or as free flowing as you choose.

Location:  Pleasant Street Branch
Contact:  Andrea Berardi, Senior Program Director at (508) 222-7292 or email Aberardi@attleboroymca.org.

Pool Party

Downtown or Norton Outdoor Center (seasonally) – all ages

Celebrate your next birthday with a great time of playing pool games and splashing around with friends! Games and relay races can be arranged or have free swim time. Depending on ages and swim ability, adults may need to be in the water with kids. Please note: All children under the age of 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

Location: Downtown Branch
Contact: Cara Ting, Membership and Family Engagement Director at 508-409-0776 or cting@attleboroymca.org.

Dance or Cheer Birthday Party

Ages 4 and up

Is dance or cheer your passion? Think it would be fun to create a dance or cheer just for your party group? We have that covered! We will create a dance or cheer with the group and then the children will perform it for the parents at the end of the activity time before heading to the party area for cake time.

Location:  Pleasant Street Branch
Contact:  Andrea Berardi, Senior Program Director at (508) 222-7292 or email Aberardi@attleboroymca.org.

Sports Party

Ages 3 and up

Get into the game! Bring your friends to the Y’s gymnasium to play one of your favorite sports. Choose from basketball, floor hockey, or soccer.

Location:  Pleasant Street Branch
Contact:  Andrea Berardi, Senior Program Director at (508) 222-7292 or email Aberardi@attleboroymca.org.

Arts and Crafts Party

Ages 3 and up

Express yourself! Pick from one of the three crafts available and let your party goers create and enjoy an activity geared towards your child’s interest.

Themes are Princess, Superhero, Animals of the Jungle

The craft time will be 30-45 minutes and then the children will have some active play with songs, dance and imaginative play.

Location:  Pleasant Street Branch
Contact:  Andrea Berardi, Senior Program Director at (508) 222-7292 or email Aberardi@attleboroymca.org.

Nature/Garden Party Party

Ages 3 and up

Enjoy the great outdoors! Bring your friends to the Y’s Norton Outdoor center and explore nature with your friends. Choose from a garden themed party or a hiking party.

Location: Norton Outdoor Center
Contact:  Andrea Berardi, Senior Program Director at (508) 222-7292 or email Aberardi@attleboroymca.org.

Archery  Party

Ages 5 and up

Get ready to take aim! Bring your friends to the Y’s Norton Outdoor center and challenge yourself to score a bullseye. Led by a certified archery instructor, you’ll gain focus, improved accuracy, increased self-confidence, and team building.

Location: Norton Outdoor Center
Contact:  Andrea Berardi, Senior Program Director at (508) 222-7292 or email Aberardi@attleboroymca.org.

Ropes Challenge Course  Party

Ages 5 and up (2 hours)

Get ready to soar to new heights! Bring your friends to the Y’s Norton Outdoor center jump, climb and challenge the group to work together as a team for a high flying party.

Location: Norton Outdoor Center
Contact:  Andrea Berardi, Senior Program Director at (508) 222-7292 or email Aberardi@attleboroymca.org.

*Please note the price for a ropes party is $350 for members/$425 for non members

Party Reservation Information

Rental Fees: 

$250 Y Member / $325 Program Participant ($100 deposit due at registration to reserve your party.)
Please note that the above fees include up to 20 guests. To add additional guests up to 30 there will be a $70 fee, this must be done at time of party booking.

For questions or additional information or to book your party, email:  Happybirthday@attleboroymca.org.