Classes And Programs For Kids

Active Parents has assembled the Ultimate Guide to Kids Activities in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara. These enrichment activities will keep your kids busy while they learn something new!

Our Classes and Lessons Guides include music lessons, martial arts, creative art classes, dance, gymnastics and cheer programs, STEM, theatre, horseback riding, and all kinds of enrichment activities.

Interested in kids sports? Our Youth Sports Guide includes information on basketball, football, soccer, and other organizations offering sports for kids in Hamilton, Halton and Niagara.

Private swim lessons, group swim lessons, and even adult swim lessons can all be found in our Swim Lessons Guide.

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CLASSES, LESSONS, YOUTH SPORTS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN HALTON, HAMILTON AND NIAGARA​

ART CLASSES FOR KIDS

Kids need hands-on art experiences that excite their imagination and push their creativity. Check out our listing of visual arts classes and workshops for all aspects of explorative art-making – pottery, drawing, painting and more!

Academy of Imagination & Dramatic Arts

AiDa is mission-driven to inspire creative expression, self-discovery, confidence, literacy, leadership & life skills through Dramatic Arts for ages 6-100. Offering innovative year round award-winning classes, drama workshops, public speaking workshops for kids, teens and adults, seasonal camps and Youth Initiative- Mentor | Leaders in Training for secondary students to earn community service credit. Summer CO-OP placement also available.

COOKING AND BAKING CLASSES

Get your kids involved in cooking and baking and you will give them an essential skill for life. These local baking and cooking classes and catered to children from elementary age through teens.

Little Kitchen Academy Oakville

Little Kitchen Academy is the leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy in Oakville for kids ages 3-18 providing an empowering environment to learn practical life skills, confidence, independence, and healthy eating habits.

Dance, Cheer and Gymnastics Programs

This area offers a wide variety of dance, cheer and gymnastics classes – sure to keep your child on their toes. Classes range from 18 months to 18 years, for boys and girls. 

Creative Edge Dance Studio

We aim to inspire creativity, encourage confidence, and above all, to build character and life skills that dancers will use throughout the course of their lives. Here at CE, we provide a supportive environment that enables dancers to learn, grow and explore their love for dance. Dancers are able to take what they have learned at Creative Edge and apply it to life outside of the studio. Above all, Creative Edge prides itself on having a positive and family-friendly atmosphere. Under the guidance of its Artistic Director Cait Wilson, dancers have found their home here at CE.

Horseback Riding / Equestrian Programs

Learn the ropes of horseback riding and animal care when you take up a new passion. We’ve rounded up the local camps and programs for kids of all ages and experience levels.

TUTORS, Language and Enrichment Classes

Feed your child’s hunger for learning with a new language, learn to play chess or catch up on school subjects. 

OAKLearning French Programs

As September rolls in, it's the perfect time for your child to brush up on their French skills. Enroll for the 10-class program designed to comfort and create a supportive environment for your child. We also offer group French Immersion and Core French group lessons. This program focuses on all four domains of the French language: reading, writing, oral communication, and listening skills. In addition to language, students will be developing their critical thinking and creative skills to become confident French speakers.

OAKLearning Private Tutoring

When you choose to have tutoring with OAKLearning, we guarantee you the best matching tutor for the student. Our tutors are mostly experienced Ontario certified teachers either currently working in private or public schools or just recently retired from teaching positions. Our service staff constantly seek feedback from the student, parents and the tutor to make sure everyone is on the same page to ensure the best learning results.

Martial Arts For Kids

Explore our listing of local martial arts classes (Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, and other disciplines) for kids. In addition to the physical benefits, martial arts lessons can inspire confidence, instil discipline and provide fun for your children. 

Mommy and Me Classes

Spend some quality time with your little one at a Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me and caregiver activity. We have a large list of activities, from swimming to dance to art, that you and your little one can do together.

Music and Theatre Programs

Looking to learn a musical instrument? Want to take voice lessons? Or maybe you’re ready to join an acting class or theatre group? We can help, find all of our local music and theatre programs here. in this guide.

Academy of Imagination & Dramatic Arts

AiDa is mission-driven to inspire creative expression, self-discovery, confidence, literacy, leadership & life skills through Dramatic Arts for ages 6-100. Offering innovative year round award-winning classes, drama workshops, public speaking workshops for kids, teens and adults, seasonal camps and Youth Initiative- Mentor | Leaders in Training for secondary students to earn community service credit. Summer CO-OP placement also available.

KooGle Theatre Company

KooGle Theatre Company is a performing arts company and training facility in Burlington, Ontario, led by professional theatre artists and husband & wife team Leslie and Christopher Gray. KooGle Academy offers classes in Musical Theatre, Dance, Singing and Acting, Tap classes, Drama classes, Vocal Coaching lessons and Local talent can audition for our community musical productions. Students participate in our live stage showcases in December and May and full scale musicals with costumes, set and lighting in May. We offer Summer Theatre Camps and musical theatre intensive programs.

Sports Classes and Leagues

Every season is home to a different sport and we know the best ones to keep you moving and improving your skills all year long. Our guide includes Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Hockey, Rugby, Flag Football, Ice Skating, and more.

Hamilton Cardinals Kids Baseball

The Hamilton Cardinals are excited to introduce a new summer camp led by Cardinals Coaches and Players. Your child will have the opportunity to play at historic Bernie Arbour Stadium (1100 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton, ON L8T 2S4) and improve their skills from the IBL Hamilton Cardinals! These camps are open to all genders and offer an enjoyable way for kids aged 6 to 14 to discover the fundamentals of baseball, including hitting, throwing, fielding, base running, and more. The sessions are led by experienced instructors who bring their unique expertise to the camp, creating a unique experience for each camper. Participants will be grouped based on age and skill level.

Milton Youth Soccer Club

Since 1968, the Milton Youth Soccer Club has become the leading soccer program for boys and girls in the Town of Milton. From your first kick of a soccer ball in our recreational environment to the development of your game through our Skilz Centre and Grassroots Program, our dedicated Coaches and Staff work tirelessly to guide each player toward achieving their soccer aspirations at the highest level. Whether you’re looking to join our Recreational Program, tryout for our Competitive League, join a Camp or develop your skills at our Skills Centre, there are plenty of opportunities available at MYSC.

STEM, Coding and Robotics Programs

Challenge your kids to do more with their hands and their mind with a STEM (Science, Teachnology, Engineering, Math) class. Build a viral activity when you learn to code, discover the secrets to our world with a science class or try your hand at robotics in Hamilton, Halton or Niagara. 

Code Ninjas Burlington

We believe that Code Ninjas is unlike anything your child has experienced before. Every day thousands of our Ninjas enter our Dojos to learn to code on our proprietary learning platform – and in the process UNLEASH THEIR INNER NINJA! Your child will join like-minded students and together they will tackle fun and engaging problems - and have a great time!

OAKLearning Robotics and STEM

Our RoboRobo robotic courses allow kids to quickly build robots using various censors and motors, program their robots using programming cards, and download their program to CPU using a specially designed card-reader. Without the hassle of learning tedious coding language, all the programming essential logics and concepts are learnt and practiced, all in the fun of hands-on making.

Swimming Lessons and Aquatics Programs

 We’ve put together a huge guide of all of the ways to get your kids into the pool in the greater Hamilton and Halton areas. We include all swim programs we find, to give you the widest array of providers to choose from. 

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