The Ultimate Guide to Activities and Classes for Kids Near Hamilton and Burlington

Are you looking for extracurricular activities in Hamilton and Burlington to get your child involved? There are many different classes and lessons for kids offered in Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding areas. We’ve put together a huge guide of all of the sports, music, theatre, dance, art, STEM and other lessons and classes available in the greater Hamilton and Burlington areas. Take a look at this list and sign your kid up for something new this year!

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Featured Programs

Art Programs in Hamilton and Halton

Artshine
Arts4all is a Canadian non-profit business that is funded by a sister company, Artshine, a fast-growing social enterprise. Together, Arts4all and Artshine are dedicated to creating and providing art programming to communities, where participation in the arts is not limited by location, age, ability, income, or life circumstances. Arts4All offers sponsored, subsidized, and free programming opportunities to provide inclusive arts experiences for seniors, underprivileged, incarcerated, and at-risk individuals, as well as and people living with disabilities. Artshine’s head office is located in Kitchener, but programming has expanded to offer classes both in-person and online across Canada. A large part of Artshine’s programming takes place in schools, with programs being offered to students during lunchtime an …

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44 Gaukel Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4P3
The Common Moms
We provide Moms and their babies with fun events, activities, programs and resources to enhance both physical and social development as well as making Mom life a little bit easier. Join us for our art, music, sensory, seasonal and enrichment programs with your little one. We host parent and baby activities and events in Burlington, Waterdown and Stoney Creek, and welcome you to join us at our play space - The Family Room - in Waterdown, Ontario.
12 Barton Street East, Waterdown, Ontario, L0R 2H0
Art for Life 4 kids
Art for Life 4 Kids offers children’s art classes while teaching a variety of creative and professional skills. Artists ages 7-17.
Burlington
Creative Insight Pottery
Drop in pottery, fused glass, paint classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
Waterdown
LVW Creative Barracks
Creative Barracks is an art studio and party service provider that brings the fun to you! Whether you want an in-home art party to paint/sculpt, face painting or balloons!
Niagara Region
Oakville Academy for the Arts
Dance classes in every style for kids ages 6 and older. They also have programs for pre-school ages kids and parent & baby classes. 
Oakville
Oakville Galleries
Our art classes, March Break and Summer camps encourage children to explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations to maximize their creativity.
Oakville
Play With Clay
Play with Clay is an interactive drop-in pottery studio where guests of all ages can indulge in pottery painting, clay hand-building & wheel throwing.
Hamilton
Toodilipops Creative Company
Toodilipops Creative Company is a full-service art and craft instructor and party entertainer. Creative kits and loot bags are available for purchase. We put the 'ART' in pARTy.
Burlington

Kids Cooking, Baking and Culinary Programs

Little Kitchen Academy Cooking School
Little Kitchen Academy, the key ingredient for an independent child, is the first-of-its-kind Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen focused on providing a safe, inspiring and empowering space for children to identify, develop and refine their senses. In each class, students learn how to make healthy, delicious and seasonal meals from scratch to consumption—all while experimenting with math and science concepts, working on their reading skills and polishing up their table manners. After School Session hours Ages 3 to 5: Daily 9am to 12pm and 12:30pm to 3:30pm Ages 6 to 8: Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 4pm to 7pm Ages 9 to 12: Tuesday, or Thursday 4pm to 7pm Ages 13+: Friday and Saturday 7:30pm to 10pm Weekend (Saturday or Sunday) Session hours Ages 3 to 5: 9am to 12pm Ages 6 to 8: 12:30pm to 3:30pm Ages 9 to 12: 4pm to 7pm Ages 13+: Friday and Saturday 7:30pm to 10pm
Oakville
Museums of Burlington
Museums of Burlington is pleased to offer day camp programs throughout the year on P.A. days and school holidays. Kids Camps are for ages 5-12 years. Masks are mandatory and physical distancing protocols are in effect. We will follow all provincial regulations and update parents if program cancellations become necessary. We provide full refunds should any camp programs be cancelled as a result of COVID-19 closures. Please see below for upcoming dates and details.
2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8
Cook Smart Cooking Classes
5+, Virtual and in-person, plus summer camps
Multiple Locations

Dance, Gymnastics and Cheer Classes For Kids in Hamilton and Halton

Boogie Down Studio
Your online registration will hold your spot in the summer camp of your choice, and your credit card will be charged 30 days prior to your first day of camp. We wish to provide an in-person experience for our campers, if COVID-19 restrictions interrupt our summer camp plans we will issue a full refund. *Your summer camp welcome package will be emailed home once your payment has been processed, this package will outline everything you will need to know about your specific week of camp and will also include our most recent COVID-19 protocols to ensure everyone has a safe and fun experience! Extended care will be provided at no additional cost upon request. Extended Care Drop Off Time: 8:30 am Extended Care Pick Up Time: 5:00 pm Full-Day or Half-Day Options: Half-Day | Ages 3-5 Y …

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Burlington
Creative Edge Dance Studio
At Creative Edge Dance Studio, our goal is to provide all dancers with the opportunity to believe in themselves through the art of dance. With the instruction of our young, talented and award-winning staff we offer a positive and fun environment for all our dance families. What We Offer: Special workshops and intensives with world-renowned choreographers including Blake McGrath, Toyko, Amanda Cleghorn and more!) Drop-In and Open Classes Recreational Programming for 2 ½ -18 years of age Adult Classes Full Time Competitive Part-Time and Pre Competitive Programs Street and Contemporary Programs Birthday Parties Summer Camps for Competitive and Recreational Dancers
1160 Blair Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7M1A8
All Star Sports Centre Oakville
We provide high-quality gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling camps and classes in a safe, clean, healthy, positive and caring environment.
Oakville
Allegro School of Dance
Allegro offers acro, ballet, creative movement, jazz classes and more. Creative Movement for kids as young as preschool. 
Oakville
Artistic Dance Scene
Dance classes for ages 4 & up for all levels and experience.
Oakville
Aspects of Dance
Aspects of Dance in Burlington offers recreational dance classes as well as competitive, so every child can experience dance in a fun yet challenging environment. Dancers starting at age 2 and older. 
Burlington
Burlington Dance Studio
Burlington Dance Studio offers ballet, jazz, acro, tap, contemporary, hip hop, and parent and tot classes, too.
Burlington
Canadian Dance Company
CDC introduces students ages 2 and older to a variety of different mainstream dance styles such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Acrobatics & Tumbling. 
Burlington
Club Jump
Our unique ‘Jump’ classes are age-appropriate and allow children to build self-confidence, learn new skills and improve their physical fitness. We offer a non-competitive and friendly environment with the sole purpose of enhancing your child/children’s life!
Niagara Region
Dance District
Recreational classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro and contemporary for ages 3-15, as well as full and part-time competitive programs.
Oakville
Dancers Burlington
Dance classes that emphasize high-quality instruction, development of character, and positive student-faculty relationships for dancers ages 2.5 and up.
Burlington
Defining Movement Dance
Hamilton’s only Hip-Hop & Street Dance-focused dance program, where students of all ages have the opportunity to learn about the foundations, the culture, and its history. Dance classes for kids ages 4 and older.
Hamilton
Elev8 Dance
Classes for kids and adults in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, and acro. Kids’ classes start at 4 years old. 
Hamilton
Hamilton Gymnastic Academy
Offers a wide range of classes for all ages starting as early as 12 months. Their programs include basic tumbling, floor work, balance beam, trampoline and vaulting.
Hamilton
Live To Dance Academy
Dance programs to students aged 18 months to adult.
Oakville
McCarthy School of Dance
Cost-effective competitive program taught by highly qualified professional and experienced teachers with internationally recognized affiliations.
Burlington
Not Just Another Dance Studio
In Hamilton and Ancaster offers a variety of classes for kids of all abilities for ages 18 months through adult in Creative Movement, Pre-Dance, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Acro, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop/Jazz Funk, Hip Hop/Street Dance and Musical Theatre. Camps ages 4+
Hamilton
Oakville Academy for the Arts
Dance classes in every style for kids ages 6 and older. They also have programs for pre-school ages kids and parent & baby classes. 
Oakville
Passion To Fitness
Offers kids gymnastics, dance, cheer and ninja warrior classes to kids from pre-school age through adult. 
Hamilton
Performance School of Music and Dance
Offers Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Preschool Dance and Parent & Tot classes. 
Burlington
Premiere Dance Inc.
Offers the newest and best teaching techniques in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, acro, open, contemporary and hip hop.
Burlington
Prestige Circus Gym
Gymnastics, aerial, circus tumbling, and more.
Hamilton
The Dance Station
Provides comprehensive and creative dance lessons for students 2-18 years of age.
Burlington
Waterdown Dance
Waterdown Dancers Inc. is a dance studio located in Waterdown, Ontario. We offer the very best in Kids and Teen dance classes and private lessons.
Waterdown
World Class Gymnastics
Offers a wide range of classes for all ages starting as early as 2 years old. Their programs include floor work, balance beam, uneven bars, trampoline and vaulting.
Hamilton
Zacada Circus School
Circus performance training and recreational circus classes. The classes offered are acro gymnastics, aerials, trampoline, trapeze, tight rope and more. The Circus Cubs is a program offered for children 2-5 years of age. Camps are 6+
Hamilton

Educational and Language Programs For Children

Brain Power
Brain Power is an award-winning academic-enrichment program for high-potential students (Grades 1-12) and is now in Hamilton! Book a FREE assessment interview to learn more about your child's skill set. Courses to choose from: Public Speaking, English Language Arts, Math & Problem Solving, University Preparation, Math Olympiad, Spatial Reasoning, and more! Classes are offered once per week for 2 hours in small groups with like-minded students. Instructors are PhD-educated and are experts in their fields. Students receive one-on-one support from their instructor and are able to directly contact their instructor outside of class (it's like having a professor in your pocket!) For more information email [email protected] or call 905-303-5457!
299 Fennell Ave W., Hamilton
OAKLearning Centre
OAKLearning Center is a premier supplementary learning center in Oakville. We provide enriched learning and tutoring for all school subjects and robotic learning programs for k-12 students. We strive to inspire students’ curiosity and strengthen students’ core academic skills. Just like in sports, academic success requires only two ingredients – individualized learning and regular practice. We always focus on delivering the best learning results for each individual student by matching students with the most suitable materials and most compatible teachers.
483 Dundas St. W., #215, Oakville, L6M 1L9
Les Petites Pommes
Award-winning Les Petites Pommes specializes in creating programming and a curriculum that helps students learn and practice French.
Hamilton
Maleta Books
Offers a variety of programs in Spanish. Check out their Spanish book club, music and violin lessons, plus language programs for preschool-aged kids. 
Oakville

Music and Dramatic Arts Programs in Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton and Milton

Future Royals Youth Enrichment Program
Future Royals is a Canadian-based social enterprise delivering creative and educational programming for children between ages 4-18 across Canada. STEAM Education (science, technology, engineering, art and math).  Our programs are focused on building essential life skills and creative thinking. Our programs are diverse in nature with an international approach to content. We provide in-school programming, after-school sessions and school break camps throughout the year.  Each child will learn to develop their own voice and will leave being more aware of who they are and the choices that life will present to them as they grow. While kids will always be kids, we want to make sure they also learn some great skills along the way that will help them have a smooth transition from childhood to adulthood later on with great success.
Multiple Locations
The Common Moms
We provide Moms and their babies with fun events, activities, programs and resources to enhance both physical and social development as well as making Mom life a little bit easier. Join us for our art, music, sensory, seasonal and enrichment programs with your little one. We host parent and baby activities and events in Burlington, Waterdown and Stoney Creek, and welcome you to join us at our play space - The Family Room - in Waterdown, Ontario.
12 Barton Street East, Waterdown, Ontario, L0R 2H0
TipToe Music
TipToe Music is on a mission to make the world a better place by making it more musical by bringing Music Together's music and movement classes to life for kids newborn to 8 years old and the grown-ups who love them - it's never too early to start on your family's musical journey so why not join a researched-based, internationally acclaimed programme. The best bit?  Parents can support and enhance their child's development through music and have lots of fun whilst doing it! Through the Music Together programme, you'll nurture your child's natural love of music while supporting their overall development in the important early years, regardless of your own perceived musical abilities. With 12 different song collections and a new CD/Songbook each semester families will have a whole new repertoire of m …

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Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga
Blossom Musik
Teaches the Kindermusik program to parents and kids under 5 in Hamilton and Burlington.
Hamilton
Elev8 Dance
Classes for kids and adults in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, and acro. Kids’ classes start at 4 years old. 
Hamilton
Hamilton Children's Choir
Providing young people 8-18 with exceptional music instruction and performance opportunities. Financial support is available.
Hamilton
Maleta Books
Offers a variety of programs in Spanish. Check out their Spanish book club, music and violin lessons, plus language programs for preschool-aged kids. 
Oakville
Music With Miss Michelle
Music With Miss Michelle offers "Fam Jam" the fun parent and child music class that you will look forward to each week! Private vocal lessons and group vocal classes too!
Burlington
Oakville Academy for the Arts
Dance classes in every style for kids ages 6 and older. They also have programs for pre-school ages kids and parent & baby classes. 
Oakville

Sports Programs For Kids

Zorbit Sports
At Zorbit Sports our goal is to get kids moving again and we believe we have novel ways of encouraging them to do so. We provide a safe, unique and friendly place for your kids to play and learn the important aspect of interaction with others. ActivityPlex is the new home of Burlington’s only purpose-built indoor Zorb Battle, Archery Battle and Nerf(™) Battle facility. We aim to provide the ultimate events for any occasion - Birthdays, Team Celebrations, Camps and more!
3410 Mainway Unit #11, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1A8
Batter Zone Indoor Batting Cages
Batter Zone has baseball batting cages available for use by individuals, small groups or teams. Indoor batting cages may be rented by the hour for batting practice.
Hamilton
Burlington Centaurs Rugby Football Club
The Burlington Centaurs Rugby Football Club is a community volunteer organization who have served the City of Burlington and the surrounding area for over 45 years.  The Burlington Centaurs operate under the banner of our officiating bodies, Rugby Ontario and Rugby Canada. Our club is inclusive, welcoming and of course family-friendly. Our sport and club highly value respect, discipline, and responsibility.
Burlington
Climber's Rock Indoor Rock Climbing
We are a large indoor climbing gym in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Here you will find expansive bouldering, top rope and lead climbing for all ages and abilities.
Burlington
Club Jump
Our unique ‘Jump’ classes are age-appropriate and allow children to build self-confidence, learn new skills and improve their physical fitness. We offer a non-competitive and friendly environment with the sole purpose of enhancing your child/children’s life!
Niagara Region
Cutting Edge Hockey
Featuring a 50’x 120’ real ice rink, a 35’x 60’ shooter pad, and a brand new 36’x 80’ ball hockey rink, Cutting Edge Hockey Development Centre has everything you need for your hockey development. Our programs range from private lessons to team training, to 3-on-3 leagues and take you from learning to skate through to shooting and scoring.
Oakville
Hopedale Bowl
We offer Bumpers for Young Children, Coaching Tips, as well as the Children’s Learn to Bowl Program and League Bowling for all ages – Novice or Pro.
Oakville
KidsPlay Sports with Coach David
Coach David and KidsPlay Sports are dedicated to promoting sports and active living for children of all ages, through camps, seasonal programs and birthday parties.
Burlington
Milton Youth Soccer Club
Offering fun soccer programming from Parent & Tot to U18.  Our summer house league kicks off at the end of May.  Early Bird pricing until March 31.
Milton
Mountain Lanes Bowling
16 Lanes of Five Pin Bowling, Glow In The Dark lanes, Licensed under the L.L.B.O., Computerized Scoring, Snack Bar.
Hamilton
Oakville Hockey Academy
At the Oakville Hockey Academy, we have a state-of-the-art fitness centre which allows us to provide all of your needs under one roof. Our positive, inclusive approach to training has earned us the reputation as one of the top development centers in the GTA. Our commitment to our clients is to provide a first-class experience for all.
Oakville
Sport Kidz Milton
Ages 18 months to 5 years old
Milton
The Burlington Pond Hockey Training Centre
Welcome to our Hockey Camps! HALF-DAY CAMPS 9:00AM TO 12:00PM. Each day includes One Power Skating Session and One Puck Control Session. Drop off 9:00am & Pick Up 12:00pm. The typical age range is between 5 – 12 years old.
Burlington
The Hub Climbing
Canada's largest indoor rock climbing facility. Read about our visit here.
Mississauga
Waterdown Lanes
We offer 12 lanes of 5-pin bowling, as well as regular special events and parties, complete with glow-in-the-dark bowling! Looking for a fun way to keep active? We also have bowling leagues for all ages and skill levels.
Waterdown
YMCA Hamilton Burlington Brantford
Each location has swimming lessons for kids starting as early as 6 months old, right up to lifeguard status. Special needs programs are 1:1 and available as well.
Multiple Locations
Zacada Circus School
Circus performance training and recreational circus classes. The classes offered are acro gymnastics, aerials, trampoline, trapeze, tight rope and more. The Circus Cubs is a program offered for children 2-5 years of age. Camps are 6+
Hamilton

S.T.E.A.M. Programs in Halton and Hamilton

Brain Power
Brain Power is an award-winning academic-enrichment program for high-potential students (Grades 1-12) and is now in Hamilton! Book a FREE assessment interview to learn more about your child's skill set. Courses to choose from: Public Speaking, English Language Arts, Math & Problem Solving, University Preparation, Math Olympiad, Spatial Reasoning, and more! Classes are offered once per week for 2 hours in small groups with like-minded students. Instructors are PhD-educated and are experts in their fields. Students receive one-on-one support from their instructor and are able to directly contact their instructor outside of class (it's like having a professor in your pocket!) For more information email [email protected] or call 905-303-5457!
299 Fennell Ave W., Hamilton
Code Ninjas
Code Ninjas is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with hundreds of locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. At our centers, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem-solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. Kids learn to code through our engaging game-based curriculum that boosts self-confidence and teaches teamwork, logic, and problem-solving. They gain vital skills while having a blast. That's the Code Ninjas way!
3410 Mainway, Burlington, L7M 1A8
OAKLearning Centre
OAKLearning Center is a premier supplementary learning center in Oakville. We provide enriched learning and tutoring for all school subjects and robotic learning programs for k-12 students. We strive to inspire students’ curiosity and strengthen students’ core academic skills. Just like in sports, academic success requires only two ingredients – individualized learning and regular practice. We always focus on delivering the best learning results for each individual student by matching students with the most suitable materials and most compatible teachers.
483 Dundas St. W., #215, Oakville, L6M 1L9
Skill Samurai
Skill Samurai specializes in technology education for children from elementary school to high school. We offer a variety of STEM learning courses, including game design, robotics, Minecraft, Roblox, YouTube, and more. Our flexible hours and engaging technical skills courses make learning fun! 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't been created yet. Our schools aren't teaching the skills that kids will need. At Level Up, our STEM curriculum and face-to-face OR online coding classes equip kids with life skills to help them thrive both now and in the future. We have created a one-of-a-kind fun and inspiring STEM / Coding curriculum. If your child is interested in learning more about technology, and coding please contact Skill Samurai today! We are a STEM.org Accredited Learning Center and our Learning Coaches are STEM certified.
28-511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, L6J 6X8
MakerKids Oakville
Award-winning robotics, coding and Minecraft after-school programs, camps and parties.
Oakville
Snapology of Halton-Mississauga
Although based out of Milton we also run LEGO STEM camps and programs in Oakville, Burlington, Georgetown, Mississauga and Acton.
Milton
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