Thataways Youth Center

thataways small_thumb.jpg1331 Overbrook Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 222-5134 | Email

Thataways Youth Center is part of Burlington City Park. The facility is home to the Burlington Youth Council and the Teen To Teen Video and Theatre program, offering something to every age. Thataways is also used as a site for afterschool care and summer day camps.

Rentals are commonly attracted to Thataways. It serves as a great place for family reunions, baby showers, birthdays, or any event that you can think of. Thataways can add music to any occasion or event from a library of songs. The facility houses a pool table, foosball table, air hockey, and multiple arcade games to keep you occupied. You can view our calendar of availability here.

What's Happening at Thataways:

Events at Thataways

Special Populations Valentine's Dance

Date: 2/13/2024
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: 16 and older
Cost: Free
Meet your sweetheart on the dancefloor! Come dressed to impress. Participants must be accompanied by a caregiver. This is a free event for those with developmental disabilities. Register here.

Brunch with the Bunny

Date: 3/23/2024
Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Ages: All ages
Cost: $10 per person
Come experience Brunch with the Easter Bunny! Each ticket includes: pancakes, pancake toppings, a breakfast beverage (coffee or orange juice), fruit, a craft, a ride on the City Park Carousel (after 10 am) and an opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. No walk-ins day of event. Space is limited. Participants will have the entire weekend to use Carousel ride ticket. Participants must present breakfast ticket at ride in order to redeem. Register here.

Special Populations Prom

Date: 5/14/2024
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: 16 and older
Location: Mebane Arts Center • 633 Corregidor St, Mebane, NC 27302
Cost: Free
You are invited to the 2024 Special Populations Prom: Hollywood Glamour! This is an annual event for those with developmental disabilities. The 2024 special guest DJ will be DJ Energizer. Picture packages will be available for purchase from York Studios starting at $10. Thank you to our sponsors: The ARC of Alamance County, Devoted Health, and Mebane Recreation and Parks. Registration is not required for this event. 

Burlington Youth Council Fall Open House

Date: 9/9/2024
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Ages: Middle & High School Students either residing in Alamance County or attending an ABSS School
Cost: Free
This is your chance to learn about what it takes to be a member of BYC. Students will have the opportunity to talk with veteran members and hear a presentation about things in store for BYC during the 2024-2025 school year. Registration is not required for this event. For more information about the Burlington Youth Council and past projects, visit here

Special Populations Halloween Dance

Date: 10/29/2024
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: 16 and older
Cost: Free
Let's do the Monster Mash or shake your claws to Thriller! Patrons are encouraged to come dressed in costume. Participants must be accompanied by a caregiver. This is a free event for those with developmental disabilities. Register here.

Breakfast with the Grinch

Date: 12/7/2024
Time: 8:00-10:00 am
Ages: All ages
Cost: $10 per person
Enjoy this re-imagined Christmas event of eating breakfast with the Grinch. Event includes a breakfast biscuit, breakfast beverage, fruit, craft, face painting and an opportunity to take pictures with the Grinch. No walk-ins day of event. Space is limited. Register here.

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