Family Time

Bringing families together

The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA provides a forum where families can be together in a fun-filled, stimulating atmosphere outside the home. Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. The Y is a place where families can find relief from social, economic and educational challenges, as well as learn how to overcome them. We provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve better work/life balance and become more engaged with their communities.

Deepen relationships and develop new skills and interests at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA with a variety of family-friendly activities to choose from. All programs are developed with overall health and well-being in mind.


Rentals & Birthday Parties

Celebrate your special event at the Y!  Click here for more information.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Designed for girls in preschool through 3rd grade to dress up and invite dad, uncle, grandpa, or brother for a very special evening of dancing and yummy treats!  
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Grinch Swim

Come and enjoy a special family night out with this fun event and a lot of toys and equipment from the Y to enjoy. Noodles, balls, goggles and much more. Make a memory for your family to enjoy for a lifetime.  The pool will be dyed green for this special event. Dye is non-toxic and will not stain suits, skin or hair.  Contact for more information.

Healthy Kids Day 

Healthy Kids Day is a nationwide event held by YMCA's to promote a healthy lifestyle to young children. This yearly event will be held on May 19, 2023 and brings kids indoor to have fun with indoor activities, while emphasizing the importance of staying active during the summer months. Contact for more information.

Parent/Child Fitness Orientation

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Parent/Tot Dance

Click here to learn more.  The class is geared toward toddlers, 18-months to 3-years, and the special adult in his or her life. It is designed to help students feel comfortable learning in a group setting. Activities include dance games, playing instruments and singing songs while having fun together. This class is held in three 6-week sessions in the fall through spring every year. Contact for more information.

Parent/Child Swim

Click here to learn more.  Parent & Child Lessons - Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
A / Water Discovery
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. 
B / Water Exploration
Focuses on exploring body positions, 
blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Contact for more information.

The Y AT HOME - resources for when you can't be at the Y