Don’t struggle with the hottest trends in toys or tech: Give the gift of local fun this holiday season! With the help of our trusted advertisers, we’ve compiled a guide to great local classes and experiences sure to make them smile.
Gift Ideas for Local Classes and Experiences around Indianapolis:
A leading etiquette trainer in Indiana, we passionately educate our Little Ambassadors (5 – 7), Young Diplomats (8 – 13), and Future Professionals (14 – 18). As a result, your child will learn that social skills and proper behavior are essential in developing highly respected members of society.
Phone: (888) 354-4639
Give the gift of reading this year! Bring your child into any Indianapolis Public Library and get them their very own library card – which opens a door to millions of books, movies, and more. Totally free for residents of Marion County (excluding Speedway).
Phone: (317) 275-4100
Address: Various locations
Ballet, tap, jazz and theater dance. ages 3 to adult. Special program for advanced ballet students wanting to get strong enough for point shoes. A nurturing environment with qualified coaches. Call for enrollment.
Phone: (317) 251-3007
Address: 2275 Fox Hill Dr., Indianapolis
Bach to Rock music schools in Carmel, Fishers, and Zionsville offer private lessons, group classes, early childhood classes, camps and birthday parties. With options for all instruments, ages, and skill levels we are excited to make learning music fun for your student.
Phone: (317) 660-5285
Address: 2480 E. 146th St., Carmel
Swimming is a life skill everyone should learn! Jaguar Swim School offers lessons for participants ages 24 months and older. We place an emphasis on water safety at all levels in a fun and nurturing environment. Private and semi-private sessions offered monthly.
Phone: (317) 278-6610
Address: 901 W. New York St., Indianapolis
Embrace the spirit of the season and give the gift of tickets to An En Pointe Christmas, Dec. 16th or 17th. Starting at just $10, it’s a family favorite holiday tradition. Better yet, pair tickets with a gift certificate for dance classes and fuel fun and memories in 2023.
Phone: (317) 645-1448
Address: 15309 Stony Creek Way, Noblesvill
Ignite your family’s curiosity with the gift of membership to Conner Prairie, Indiana’s first Smithsonian Affiliate! Guests can step into the story and history as they connect with their roots, to the earth, and with each other. Explore the expansive grounds, hands-on programs, and indoor attractions.
Phone: (317) 776-6000
Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers
Experience the Difference with Goldfish Swim School. We are a premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. Our children’s swimming lessons are specifically designed to make learning and swimming fun!
Phone: (317) 810-0790
Address: Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood location
Looking for a fun, safe space for your child to learn dance and make new friends? Elevation Dance Refinery is a dance studio for all genders and dance levels, ages 2-18. We offer high quality training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, tumbling and more with performance and competition opportunities!
Phone: (463) 209-3132
Address: 3184 N Shadeland Ave.
Camp Riley offers eight summer camp sessions for youth with physical and cognitive diagnoses. Campers can enjoy our fully accessible property with activities like swimming, archery, ziplining, and climbing our 50-foot Alpine Tower. Camperships are available for any family in need!
Phone: (765) 349-5121
Address: 5040 State Road 67 N, Martinsville
Our summer programs are open to all Central Indiana students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. From Cub Camp for 3 & 4 year-olds to options for high school students, classes include arts, sports, science, literature, Spanish language immersion, chess and gaming and more!
Phone: (317) 415-2870
Address: 7200 N. College Ave.
Give an experience this holiday season. Give the gift of the Y! Gift cards can be purchased in any amount and used for membership fees, swim lessons, youth sports, childcare, and more. Visit any YMCA of Greater Indianapolis location for yours today!
Phone: (317) 266-9622
Address: Various Locations
Meridian Music School’s professional and creative instructors inspire students to become musicians! Private instruction is available on most instruments, including voice. Lessons are scheduled at the student’s convenience, and students have the opportunity to perform in regular recitals.
Phone: (317) 805-0933
Address: 845 West Carmel Dr., Carmel
Experience the #1 Baseball and Softball Academy in Central Indiana. For 30 years Roundtripper has been a staple for ballplayers, begining with our tiny tots all the way through the professional ranks! We offer camps, classes, and private lessons for athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Phone: (317) 896-2999
Address: 16708 Southpark Dr., Westfield
Vibe Music Academy is a network of professional music teachers spread throughout the Indianapolis area who love making musicians as much as they love making music. We offer music lessons for all instruments, which are taught from your home, our homes, or online. Book a free lesson today!
Phone: (317) 395-3001
Address: 550 Congressional Blvd Suite 115, Carmel
The largest NFL FLAG affiliate organization in the country. It is designed exclusively for boys and girls from Pre-K through 8th grade. This program provides a safe, convenient, affordable, and fun opportunity to build the fundamentals of football. With 8 different locations to choose from!
Phone: (317) 759-2691
Address: Multiple Locations Available
The Indianapolis Healthplex is perfect for parents and kids looking to stay fit and have fun. In addition to kids programming, they offer a supervised play area for children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years – free to use while parents are utilizing the facility.
Phone: (317) 361-0709
Address: 3660 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Give a class, give a gift card, give a memorable experience. Let their imagination, curiosity, and creativity soar at the Indianapolis Art Center! With options that run from 2 hours to 15 weeks, there truly is something for everyone. Spots fill fast, so register today at IndyArtCenter.org!
Phone: (317) 255-2464
Address: 820 East 67th St.
Share the magic of dance found at Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy. BTCA provides high quality dance education for boys and girls ages 3-18, in a nurturing and supportive environment. Programs include preschool through pre-professional classes. Call to give the gift of dance this holiday season.
Phone: (317) 798-2133
Address: 1329 W. 96th Street, SuiteA, Indianapolis
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon out with the family as the Indy Fuel puts on a show for people of all ages. Every Sunday is Family Fun Day at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, and every kid eats free! Don’t miss your chance to watch the Fuel with the whole family! Buy your tickets today.
Phone: (317) 869-6536
Address: 1202 E. 38th St.
Carmel Kids Martial Arts School getting our community’s children safer, stronger & more focused. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Hawaiian Kenpo Karate for ages 5 and up.
Phone: (317) 575-9333
Address: 441 S Rangeline Rd., Carmel
At Aqua-Tots North Indianapolis, children of all abilities from 4 months- 12 years old become safe and confident swimmers in our indoor 90-degree pool! This year, give the special child in your life the gift of lifesaving skills with our Holiday Swim Bundles. Purchase today!
Phone: (317) 559-3210
Address: 4825 E. 96th St., Ste. 1000, Indianapolis
2023 Junior Cheer Registration is NOW OPEN! Junior Cheerleaders attend monthly clinics, participate in exclusive performance opportunities, experience community outreach, and much more with the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders! Open to kids ages 3 to 14, no audition required. Use code INDYSCHILD22 for $25 off registration! Visit colts.com/JuniorCheer to sign up today!
Do you have a child between the ages of 4 and 14? Sign them up to be a part of the Colts Kids Club! Members receive a personalized membership kit, newsletters, behind the scenes looks at the Indianapolis Colts, and invitations to exclusive events! Use promo code INDYSCHILD22 and sign up today at Colts.com/Kids.
Summer at Marian offers diverse enrichment opportunities for K-12 students on our historic college campus. Students will explore talents through our Innovation Through Engineering Camp, Healthcare Camp, Level Up! Health & Human Performance Youth Camp, athletic camps, arts & theatre camps, and more!
Phone: (317) 955-6102
Address: 3200 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis