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At the Peninsula Family YMCA, we are committed to providing families with the opportunity to connect and grow. Our family programs offer a safe environment for kids to learn, grow, socialize and play. We offer special family events throughout the year. Join us for pumpkin carving, gingerbread house making, or come play with us at Healthy Kids Day! No matter what event, your family is sure to have a blast!

Family Programs


Tie Dye Extravaganza 

Saturday, August 10 (2-4PM)

White shirts will be provided to create your very own magical design. All dyeing supplies and instructions will be provided along with other arts and crafts activities while you wait for the colors to set in. Wear clothing to get dirty/stained! A parent/guardian must be present for the program. Registration opens on July 15.

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Design a Shopping Bag

Saturday, September 14 (2-4PM)

Use paints, markers, buttons, glue and more arts and crafts to design your own canvas shopping bag. A parent/guardian must be present for the program. Registration opens on August 15.

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Pumpkin Carving (At our Annual Halloween Carnival)

Friday, October 25 (5-8PM)

Carve your very own pumpkin during our Halloween Carnival. Carving supplies will be provided to make your scary jack-o-lantern. A parent/guardian must be present for the program. Registration opens on September 15.

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Holiday Cookie Decorating

Saturday, November 9 (2-4PM)

‘Tis the season for decorating cookies! Get in the spirit and decorate some holiday themed cookies in a variety of fun shapes, along with plenty of frosting and sprinkles. All materials will be provided. A parent/guardian must be present for the program. Registration opens on October 15.

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Gingerbread House Making

Saturday, December 21  (2-4PM)

Decorate your very own Gingerbread house; enjoy hot cocoa, and family time. Gingerbread house kits will be provided along with other crafts.A parent/guardian must be present for the program. Registration opens on November 15.

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YKids Childcare

Y Kids is our in-house childcare program open everyday for your convenience, and is offered for youth ages 8 weeks to 12 years old. YKids is complimentary to facility members while attending a YMCA class, program, or working out. Your child will benefit by caring, active supervision from trained staff. Age appropriate areas and an enclosed outdoor playground offer continuous activity for participants. 

Please note that there is a 90 minute time limit.

YKids Hours

Monday-Thusday: 8am-1pm & 3:30-7:30pm
Friday: 8am-1pm & 3:30-7pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9am-1pm

Kids Day & Night Out

Make it a play date! Kids will have a blast playing games and doing fun activities in a safe environment. A great time - just for kids! This is a great opportunity for you to enjoy a few hours to yourself for running errands, relaxing, or having a quality date night. This program is for youth ages 8 weeks to 12 years old.

Kids Day Out (Wednesday, 9am-12pm)

Wednesdays from 9am-12pm

  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18

Kids Night Out (Friday, 5:30-9:30pm)

Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm

  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Kids Night Out (Saturday, 3-7pm)

Saturdays from 3-7pm

  • July 20
  • July 27
  • August 17
  • August 24
  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 16
  • November 23
  • December 21
  • December 28

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Birthday Parties at the Y

Looking for a fun, stress-free birthday idea? Let us host your next party! Sit back and relax – We’ve got everything covered. We’ll decorate, supervise games and activities, and even clean up at the end! With a variety of party options, there’s something fun for everyone. 

All Birthday Parties Include:

  • 1 hour of structured activity with a Party Host
  • 1 hour in our party room
  • Balloons, table cloths, and food utensils
  • Access to refrigerator for food storage
  • Set-up and clean-up of your party
  • Use of playground

Party Times:

  • Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00-6:000pm

Dates fill up quickly! Be sure to request your date at least one month in advance. A 50% deposit will be required at the time of booking.

For more information, contact Inez Meneses at (650) 294-2651.