Alexander Family YMCA – Family Events

We offer a variety of fun family events—an opportunity for parents and children to spend time together through creative, themed activities. Register for any of the events at the Alexander Family YMCA Welcome Center. All events are held at the Alexander Y in downtown Raleigh.

Questions? Contact Risa Chavez at


Babysitting Class

Sat., Nov. 1: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Our Babysitting Course teaches participants the necessary skills to provide safe, responsible child care in the absence of parents or guardians. This training teaches skills in basic care, ages and stages, safe play, first aid, and handling emergencies. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an official babysitting certification. Participants need to pack a lunch to eat during the training. 


Ages 11 - 15 years


Register at the Alexander Family YMCA Welcome Center.
Registration opens on Sept. 29 for YMCA members and on Oct. 6 for program participants. Registration closes Oct. 30.


$77 for Members
$92 for Program Participants
Please note that at this time, we can only accept cash or check for payment. 


Family Fall Festival

 Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, 2-5 p.m.
An evening of fun fall activities for the whole family! Bring the kids out for an afternoon of themed autumn festivities, like professional face painting, games, a bouncy house, an inflatable obstacle course, fall crafts--best of all--the Haunted Bus!


Families and children of all ages


No registration required.


This is a free event, but we will be collecting canned food and non-perishables for our community in partnership with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Families are encouraged to bring donations the day of the event. Have fun and help a family in need!

Winter Parents' Night Out

Sat., Dec. 6, 2014, 5-8 p.m.
Parents' Night Out is an opportunity for parents to do some holiday shopping or spend quality time together while kids enjoy a variety of fun activities at the YMCA. All aboard the Polar Express! Children passengers, come in your most comfy pajamas for a night full of holiday crafts, festive games and warm winter treats. Then get nice and cozy as we enjoy a movie with all of our new friends!


Children ages 2 years to grade 5.


Register at the Alexander Family YMCA Welcome Center by December 4. 


Members: $15 for each individual child
Program Participants: $19 for each individual child
Please note that at this time, we can only accept cash or check for payment.