Happy kids, happy parents!

Our Kid Zone is the perfect place for children ages 6 weeks – 11 years. With a large indoor play structure and outdoor play structure (weather permitting), it might be tough to get your kids to leave!

A toddler friendly section and infant friendly area also are in the Kid Zone so that kids of all ages have plenty of toys, crafts, and staff to keep them busy!


Monday-Thursday: 8am-11am; 5pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-11am
Saturday: 8am-11am
Sunday: Closed

Hours (beginning Oct. 4): 

Monday-Thursday: 8am-1pm; 4pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-1pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm
Sunday: Closed

Kid Zone Child Care Fees:

$3.50       One time visit, price is per hour, per child
$14.75     Automatic withdrawal option for one child, price is per month for unlimited visits
$19.75     Automatic withdrawal option for a family, price is per month for unlimited visits

Please review Kid Zone Policies !

The parent or guardian must remain in the Y to use this service.

Online Reservations
  • Members Only

    • Online reservations are required and will be accepted up to the top of the hour. The system automatically registers the child for one hour. To register for two hours, go through the process twice.
    • Walk-Ins not allowed.
    • If staff feel your child is not well, they will not be allowed in Kid Zone. You will be asked to take them home.
    • Only one family in the Kid Zone lobby at a time. If another family is checking in, please wait outside.
    • Use the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA App for a touchless check-in.
    • Children will wash their hands upon entering Kid Zone.
    • Parents are not allowed past the Kid Zone gate unless part of a YMCA Program (NO Stay and Play)
    • Two hour limit per child per day.
    • Kid Zone will have recurring handwashing throughout the time children are present
    • Toys will be sanitized often.
    • Additional cleaning procedures (including mid-day closure for cleaning) have been implemented.
    • Indoor Play Center and Outdoor Playground available at Staff discretion.
  • Kid Zone Policies/Rules

    These policies and rules are for the safety of you and your child(ren) in the Kid Zone.

    1. Check-in Policy
      • Children must be signed into Kid Zone before coming through the gate.
    2. Day Pass Policy
      • Day Pass Holders may use Kid Zone, however, Kid Zone is an additional charge. See policy 5 for fees.
      • Leaving the child(ren) in the Kid Zone staff care, fees will be assessed.
    • Guardian must remain in the facility.
    • The 2-Hour Limit Policy will be enforced for each child.
    1. 2 – Hour Limit Policy
      • There is an enforced 2-hour limit per day for each child entering the Kid Zone.
    2. Fees:
    • One-Time Visit: $3.50 per child, per hour.
    • Per month option:
      • Parents may pay a one-time per month fee as a member of the Y. This will allow the child(ren) to come to Kid Zone up to 2 hours per day for an entire calendar month.
        • Single Draft: $14.75 for a single child
        • Multi Draft: $19.75 for two or more children
    1. Parent on Premises Policy
      • Parents are to remain in the YMCA while their children are in the Kid Zone. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    2. Illness policy
      • Children who are showing signs of a contagious illness or who are too ill to play may not enter Kid Zone.
    3. Policy for children under 1 year:
      • Limited space available.
    4. Food and Beverage Policies
      • All liquids are to be kept at the desk in a spill proof container.
      • Food (including Candy and Gum) is not allowed in the Kid Zone.
      • The Kid Zone and the Party room prohibit any form of nuts including nut milks.
    5. Baby Specific Policies
    • Kid Zone staff do not change diapers or take children to the bathroom and will request parents to return to assist in these situations. 
    • Bottle Policy: Bottles must come premixed & warmed for Kid Zone staff to be able to give a child the bottle. 
    • Proper dry clothing is needed to cover diapers, swimsuits and undergarments. Socks are also required.
    • Proper dry clothing is needed to cover diapers, swimsuits and undergarments. Socks are also required.
      • The bathroom located in the Kid Zone is for kids use only.
    1. Expulsion Policy
      • Kid Zone staff reserve the right to refuse entry or insist a child be removed from Kid Zone if any member of the family is unable to follow the rules and guidelines of the YMCA and Kid Zone.
    2. Outdoor Playground Policies
      • Only children ages 3 and older are allowed to use the outdoor playground.
      • The outdoor equipment is available only at staff discretion. It is NOT available at all times.
      • Parents may not take their children to the equipment unless staff has already opened the outdoor playground and a staff is already present outside.

“I am constantly telling others how much I enjoy coming to the Y because I know that my kids are having fun and I get a break!”