Kids Central

Kids Central is an indoor modular playground that is provided by the Madison Area YMCA as a member service.

For preschool and school-age children, Kids Central features include a cargo bridge, trolley glide, gym ring challenge and monkey bars. A dedicated toddler area includes stand-alone elements such as a hippopotamus beanbag, wall-mounted games and stationary sit-on cars/animals.

This unique and exciting area is used for Babysitting and Open Play and programming.

Kids Central can also be rented for private parties.

Standard Babysitting Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30am to 8:00pm;
  • Friday morning: 8:30am to 12:30pm;
  • Saturday morning: 8:00am to 12:30pm;
  • Sunday mornings: 8:00am to 12:00pm.
Premium Babysitting Hours: Friday: 12:30pm - 8:00pm

The main Kids Central play area is available for Open Play:

  • Monday through Saturday from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday from 12:00 pm to closing

  • Babysitting Services

  • Special Events

  • Open Play

  • Kids Central Rules

  • Drop and Go Babysitting

  • Drop and Shop

  • Kids Caravan

  • The Zone Challenge

  • Strolling Spring

Search Programs

Individual class descriptions and availability for programs that require registration can be found using our search function.

You may refine your search by Age.

  • Kids Central

    • Strolling Spring
      Strolling Spring (Parent/Child) Calling all new moms, parents and guardians with kids in strollers. Join us as we take a stroll around beautiful Madison every Friday morning. Children in strollers welcome! All older siblings (not of stroller age) will receive complimentary babysitting in Kids Central and access to the Zone, our newest tween area, while you are on your stroll. With a new route each week, bring your stroller, meet new friends, cathch up with those you haven't seen in a while, and get some fresh air and exercise to boot!
    • Parents' Night Out-Date Night
      Parents' Night Out-Date Night (Ages 5-11yrs.) Are you in need of a night out without the stress of worrying about the kids? Leave your child with caring and qualified Kids Central Instructors while you enjoy a 4-hour date night. Your child will have fun in the Kids Central Playground, get crafty, and help prepare dinner. The night will end with a movie in our new Kids Central area, The Zone. Sign up early, space is limited! Parents' Night Out is available to both members and non-members.
    • The ZONE Challenge
      The ZONE Challenge (8-11yrs.) The ZONE Challenge Make new friends while enjoying interactive competitive gaming fun in our new Tween Zone! Kinect with track and field, bowling, dance, andnow featuring our brand new twall 64! Let the light in! Game on!