What you need to know about the ‘kid-friendly’ new kids club in Ontario
A new kid-friendly club is coming to Hamilton’s Northside, but it’s not for kids.
The Hamilton Children’s Centre will open its doors to all children between six and 15 years old, as well as anyone over the age of six, for free on Sunday, Nov. 14.
The Kids Club is a collaboration between the Hamilton Children and Families (HCF) and the Hamilton Downtown Children’s Association (HDCA).
The Kids Club was created to bring young people from across the city together and offer a safe space for them to enjoy activities and connect with people they might otherwise not know.
The new kids’ club is part of the larger community-led efforts to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe space in which all children can participate.
“We are very proud of the work we have done over the years to help create a safe, welcoming, and caring space for children and families,” said HCF Executive Director Stephanie O’Connor.
“The Kids and Families partnership has led to a new space for young people in Hamilton and has brought together communities from across Hamilton, including the Downtown Children, to celebrate their love of the arts and to explore the unique and wonderful worlds they come from.”
O’Connor said the kids’ space at the new Kids Club will be a place where children can meet, socialize and socialize, and it will be an important part of a community that has historically had a strong emphasis on youth.
“This new space is the first for children, but we will expand our existing locations to include other types of youth groups,” said O’Connors.
“It is also a safe place for parents and other caregivers to provide support and guidance for their children and provide safe spaces for young families to share in the fun.”
The Kids’ Club will have more than 80 tables, and is located at the corner of Queen Street and the corner in between King Street and St. Clair Avenue.
The Kids’ and Family tables will be open to families and other groups of kids as well, and there will also be an outdoor patio.
The new kids room will be located in a building that was previously used as a child care facility.
O’Connell said the Kids Club aims to have the space ready for the new kids by the end of the summer.
“We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming place for kids to be able to be together and connect,” said a statement from the Kids’ Room.
“As we enter the new year, we are excited to share this exciting new space with our guests and families, who will enjoy a great experience,” said David Ralston, vice president of corporate affairs for the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre.
The space is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, with an entry fee of $12.99.
The Children’s Room is also open from 9 a..m.-10 p.p.m and $11.99-12.49 per adult, while the Kids and Family room is open Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.ms.-5:30 p.pm and $12 per child.
The kids’ and family tables will open at 10 a.mt.
The Friends of the Children’s Club (FFC) will also host a kids’ room, featuring food, drinks and games for the ages 6 to 12.
There will also include a playground and the Kids Room will open for use from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
The Friends of Friends of Children’s Clubs of Canada (FFFC) will hold an outdoor kids’ table on the second floor of the Hamilton Convention Centre at the same time as the new children’s room.