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The Town of Oakville offers a variety of drop-in programs for all ages. See details below or view the Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide for information.
Drop-in aquatics lessons
Drop-in swimming lessons are offered at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre for youth and adults at the following times:
- Adult 101-201 on Sundays (October 17-December 15), 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Adult 101-201 on Tuesdays (October 22-December 10), 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Youth 101-201 on Tuesdays (October 22-December 10,), 8-9 p.m.
- Adult Stroke Improvement on Thursdays (October 24-December 19), 8-9 p.m.
- Adult 101-201 on Thursdays (October 14-December 19), 8-9 p.m.
Fees are $9.87 per person, per lesson for ages 12-14 and $11.15 (includes HST) per person, per lesson for ages 15+.
Youth drop-in diving classes (ages 13+) for C.A.D.A. levels 1-4 are available at Centennial Pool on Mondays (October 21-December 9). Classes run 7-7:30 p.m. and participants must be able to swim 25 metres. Fees are $9.87 per person, per lesson for ages 13-14 and $11.15 (includes HST) per person, per lesson for ages 15+.
Schedules are subject to change and capacity restrictions may apply. Please contact the facility for the most up-to-date information.
Drop-in badminton for adults
The Town of Oakville is introducing a pilot program for Adult Badminton (18+) memberships at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) only. Visit the QEPCCC Recreational Programming page for more information.
Join us for adult drop-in badminton (ages 18+) at Glen Abbey Community Centre during the following times:
- Mondays, 1-3 p.m. (September 9-December 16)
- Fridays, 9-11 a.m. (September 13-December 20)
Exception dates: October 14 and December 6. This schedule is subject to change. Cancellations will be noted in the facility.
Just $4 per participant (including taxes), enjoy pay-as-you-play badminton on three courts. Space is limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-instructional and unsupervised, children and youth are not allowed on the courts. Protective eye guards are strongly recommended. Please wear non-marking court shoes and bring your own racquet. For more information, please call 905-815-5950, ext. 3568.
Drop-in basketball for adults
Join other basketball junkies for friendly, recreational, adult pick-up basketball (ages 18+). Now offered at two locations:
- Mondays, 8:45-10:15 p.m., at Glen Abbey Community Centre (September 9-December 16)
- Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., at Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre (September 17-December 10)
- Fridays, 6-8 p.m., Glen Abbey Community Centre (September 13-December 20).
Exception dates: October 14. This schedule is subject to change and capacity restrictions may apply.
Just $4 (including taxes) per player, per visit. Non-instructional and unsupervised, children and youth are not permitted in the gym. Please bring your own basketball and wear non-marking shoes.
Drop-in basketball for children
Bring your friends and shoot some hoops at River Oaks Community Centre! Children ages 5-8 are invited to play one-on-one basketball every Saturday, November 16-December 14, from 2-4 p.m. This is a supervised unstructured program in Room A. Please sign in and pay at the Customer Service Desk. The drop-in fee is $4 per child. Please wear non-marking gym shoes and bring a water bottle! Capacity restrictions may apply.
Drop-in basketball for youth
Join us for a fun game of pick-up basketball (ages 13-17) at Glen Abbey Community Centre (in the gymnasium):
- Sundays, 4:15-6:15 p.m. (September 15-December 22)
- Fridays, 4-6 p.m. (September 13-December 20)
Exception dates: November 3 and December 1. Cancellations will be noted in the facility and online.
Bring your friends, keep fit, stay active, practice your skills and have a blast! Games are unstructured yet supervised and pay-as-you-play. Cost is $4 per person, per visit. Please wear non-marking gym shoes and bring a water bottle! Call 905-815-5950, ext. 3568 for details.
Drop-in preschool programs
Drop-in Playtime is a great opportunity for you to play along with your little one on child-friendly equipment, as well as meet and mingle with other parents or caregivers. This is a parented program for children (crawling to 5 years old). The cost is just $4 for a parent and child, with a fee of $2.50 for additional siblings. Now offered at Glen Abbey Community Centre and Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, join us in the double gym at the following times:
- Tuesdays (September 10-December 17) and Thursdays (September 12-December 19), 10:15 a.m.-12:15 pm., at QEPCCC
- Mondays (September 9-December 16), 9:15-11:15 a.m., at Glen Abbey Community Centre
Exception date: Monday, October 14. Cancellations will be noted at the facility. This schedule is subject to change and capacity restrictions may apply.
Family P.A. Days at QEPCCC
Looking for something fun to do when the kids are home? Drop in for a parented program of fun, collaborative family art projects as well as recreational activities in the gym! Two session are offered:
- A morning session in the Fine Art Studio, 10 a.m.-noon, and
- An afternoon session in the Clay Studio, 1-3 p.m.
Spaces are limited and first-come, first-served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Instructors will be available for assistance. $8 per person, plus an additional $5 fee for materials if you want to keep your clay creation (includes firing and glazing). Projects take up to three weeks to be finished. You will not be able to take your piece home the day of the drop-in. Please note: no wheel work in the clay studio today.
Make Your Move Family Day
Join us on Family Day to try out great programs and activities for FREE! Visit the Family Day web page for details.
Saturday All Ages Clay Drop-in
Every Saturday afternoon 2-5 p.m., drop in to the clay studio at QEPCCC to muck around for fun! A studio technician will be available for assistance and to lead basic hand building demonstrations. No wheel work.
$8 per participant, and if you want to keep your creation it's $5 for clay (clay fee includes firing and glazing). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Clay pieces take up to three weeks to be finished; you will not take it home the day of the drop-in. Spaces are limited. First-come, first-served.
Various shinny hockey programs are offered. All sessions are self-organized and non-contact. Visit the Public Skating page for admission fees and schedules.
The Oakville Public Library offers a number of free, fun and interactive Storytimes (click on the link to pre-school and children's programs) at all branches for parents and caregivers to introduce their children to stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills:
- Baby’s First Storytime: Ages 6M-18M
- Toddler Storytime: Ages 18M-36M
- Family Storytime: All ages