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Kid-Friendly activities in Madison, WI

kids on a playground at Bratfest

Sometimes, nothing does the trick like a good old-fashioned playground session.

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Over 15% of Madison’s population is under the age of 18 + we’re willing to bet that a few of those little ones belong to our readers. Whether your child likes to express themselves creatively, physically, or educationally — we got you covered.

Limber littles 🏅

Urban Air Adventure Park | Zip lines, basketball hoops, trampolines, climbing walls + more. Plus, sensory-friendly playtime is available for children with disabilities.
The Little Gym | Your little one will flip for this gymnastics program that not only boosts physical activity but also focuses on building confidence + social skills. Parent/child, pre-k, and grade school classes are available.

Crafty kids 🎨

Monroe Street Arts Center | MSAC offers a mix of programming for creative kids interested in exploring sculpting, painting, or mixed media art. Pro tip: Check out the day off camps that fall on Madison Metropolitan School District’s off-days.
Young Rembrandts | An art curriculum that focuses on motor skills + social and intellectual development. This program partners with schools and community centers throughout the Madison area — Cottage Grove, Madison, Middleton, and Sun Prairie, to name a few.

Techy tykes 🤖

Engineering for Kids | Kids ages 4-14 can enrich their minds during summer camps + after-school programs with activities including interactive engineering, robotics, and coding.
Code Ninjas | Learn the basics for building video games through this coding boot camp. By implementing games like Roblox + Minecraft into the curriculum, kids learn invaluable tech skills while having a blast.

Did we miss your kid’s favorite activity? Let us know what you’d suggest to your 608 community looking to get their kids involved.