Berks County Parks & Recreation and the YMCA are partnering to present Berks Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center. The Heritage Center opens for the 2023 season the same day, so the site will be buzzing with activity and fun.
The day will start with a 5K run at 9 a.m. Participants can register through Pretzel City Sports: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=1753 The race fee is $30. There will also be a Kid’s Color Run at 11:30 a.m. that costs $5 to participate. After the races there will be a Pig Roast with sandwiches available for $5.
Twocan Sam Popcorn and Castanedas Mexican Food and Snow Cones will also be on site along with a variety of vendors and activities. YMCA Group Fitness will be leading workout classes for kids, and the Penn State Master Gardeners will have a Seed Bomb Make & Take activity at the herb garden. Other vendors include YMCA of Reading and Berks County, Wyomissing ATA, Science Explorers, Phoenix All Stars, Children’s Clinic of Wyomissing, Army Reserve, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, South Mountain YMCA, Parisi Speed School, Berks County Public Libraries and Fit4Mom Reading.
The Heritage Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of the Gruber Wagon Works every hour. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center. The C. Howard Hiester Canal Center will also be open for free self-tours, but donations are requested. Epler’s Schoolhouse will be hosting old-fashioned games for free, and you can build and fly your own kite in the field near the Red Bridge.
Bring out the whole family for some outdoor fun and learn more about organizations in our community that help keep our families healthy!