Youth Programs

Solvang Parks and Recreation offers multiple youth programs for children of all ages. Pre-registration is required for all programs. Please register here or call (805) 688-7529 to register with a credit card, or come in- 411 Second Street in Solvang.  Office hours 12-5pm.

SYV Valleywide Dance

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ Buellton Rec Center/Jonata School Gym
Chaperones needed, please call 805-688-1086 to volunteer!
Download permission slip needed to get in dance here


Kung Fu

Instruction by Chris Milner. Class held at Solvang Vets Hall

Little Dragons- Ages 4-6, Beginners 3:30pm-4pm / Intermediate 4pm-4:30pm Tues/Thurs, 1xweek $30/month or 2xweek $45/month, pay at beginning of month

Kung Fu- Ages 7+, 4:30pm-6pm, Tues/Thurs, 1xweek $45/month or 2xweek $70/month, pay at beginning of month.
Register here


Tuesdays, Sept 20-Oct 11, ages 3-4, 4-4:45, $40, Sunny Fields Park

Introduction to the game of soccer.  Developmentally appropriate and fun learning experience.  Parent participation required.

Yoga For Children with Special Needs

Fridays, Sept 16-Oct 7, 4:00-5:00pm, Ages 5-12, Buellton Rec Center Room B, $80

Open to kids of all abilities with a focus on poses and breathing techniques that provide valuable tools of self-regulation, relaxation, body awareness, strength, and flexibility.  Parent or caretaker is required to stay for class.  Instructor Marta

Yoga For Kids - CANCELLED

Wednesdays, Sept 21 – Oct 12, 3:30-4:30pm, Ages 5-9, Vets Hall, $60

A great way to introduce the little ones to yoga and mindfulness. This class will help enhance concentration and teach techniques for relaxation and self-regulation.  Focus will be on having fun while exploring the breath and body. Instructor Marta

Kids Yoga in the Park - CANCELLED

Saturdays, Sept 17-Oct 8, 10-11am, Ages 4-7 & Ages 8-11, HCA Playground Grass Area, $15 per class / $60 4-week series

Class will include breathing exercises, yoga postures, partner poses, yoga games, relaxation, and a project related to the specific theme and concept, giving students ample opportunities to practice, understand, and apply yoga tools within the class so that they may use the skills off the mat and in their life. Instructors Laura and Marta


Painting With Ms. Halina
Tuesday’s, Sept. 13-Oct 4, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Ages 8-12, Vet’s Hall Legion Wing, $145 all materials included.

Introduction to painting using different paint techniques (acrylic paint, watercolors, gauche, inks and mixed media) and various subject matters. Each class will start with a short presentation on the theme, showing how that subject was implemented by other artists

Kind Kids

Thursdays, Nov 17-Dec 8 (no class Nov 24), 3:30-4:30pm, Ages 6+, $20, Vets Hall

Teach your kids the importance of volunteerism and random acts of kindness this holiday season.  The group will have tasks and projects around town and supervised/led by Parks and Rec staff.  Positive attitude required. 

Cookie Day

Thursday Dec 22 1-3pm, Ages 6+ $50, Vets Hall

Make, bake and decorate a variety of Christmas cookies and take your creations home!


Dino Lab Camp
Tues & Wed, November 22 & 23, 10am – 12:00pm, Ages 6-9, Vets Hall, $65

Are you crazy about dinosaurs?  Then be prepared to put on your paleontology hat and dig deep in this camp through activities, games, crafts, and a Dino Dig!  Snack included.

Kids Craft Camp
Wed & Thurs, December 28 & 29, 10am – 12:00pm, Ages 6-11, Vets Hall, $65
Let us clean up the mess!  Have fun at this all-craft camp where we will work on DIY projects, play games and. Snack included.

Letters to Santa

During December, Santa Ynez Valley boys and girls can receive a letter via Solvang Parks and Recreation from Santa Claus and his elves!  Children should mail their letters to Solvang Parks and Rec, 1644 Oak Street, Solvang, CA 93463 and we’ll be sure to get them to Santa!  You must include a self addressed, stamped envelope and be postmarked by December 17.  Any letters collected after postmark Dec 17 or no return stamp has no guarantee of return response.