The colder weather offers many new ways to enjoy your time in Berks County. After all, Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is home to museums, historic sites, arenas, art studios, and indoor amusement facilities with events and activities to keep you busy all winter long! Plan your visit today and make winter boredom a thing of the past!
The Reading Public Museum
The Reading Public Museum is a great option for young and old alike. Interactive exhibits, like Mazes & Brain Games, opening in February 2020, make learning fun. The upcoming exhibit consists of a collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles, and full-body games. While at the museum, make time to explore its vast collection of artifacts in the Latin American, North American Indian, World Cultures, Ancient Civilizations, Fine Arts, and Pennsylvania German Galleries.
Plus, the fun exceeds beyond the museum’s exhibits and galleries at events and programs throughout the year like Golfin’ and Putt-Putt in the Galleries, Family Game Night, and Kids’ Night Out. Not to be forgotten is museum’s Neag Planetarium. A great place to spend time studying the skies and learning about the universe.
The Spa at Bear Creek
Is there anything better than a day of pampering to boost your spirit? Treat yourself to the revitalizing therapies at The Spa at Bear Creek. Let the spa diffuse your left-over holiday stress while combating the ill effects of cold weather. The results will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for 2020.
Share time at the spa with your besties, and book a girlfriends’ weekend at the resort complete with manicures, pedicures, and rejuvenating facials. Perhaps a romantic getaway with a couple’s massage sounds more inviting. Even the youngest members of your family can partake in the spa’s offerings with Cinderella Facials, Ice Cream Sundae Manicures & Pedicures, and Teen Massages. What a great way to get away from the stressors of everyday life!
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Feeling unproductive, bored, and dissatisfied? It might be time to spark your creativity at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Choose from classes and workshops in woodworking, glass-blowing, pottery, jewelry-making, dance, and more. You’re sure to feel inspired in this wonderful environment.
The GoggleWorks offers classes in every art medium, including metal, ceramics, glass, photography, woodworking, and drawing. You can catch a film in the Boscov’s Film Theatre or join-in on a guided tour of the GoggleWorks Center. There’s no better time to pick-up a new hobby or tap into your creativity than during the long winter months.
The Works Complex
What do you get when you combine two restaurants with a high-speed go-kart track, a multi-million dollar arcade, a huge indoor play structure for kids, an indoor trampoline center, an escape room, and an axe-throwing facility? It can only be The Works Complex in Wyomissing.
Housed in a restored turn-of-the-century industrial plant, The Works offers a one-stop fun shop for every member of your group or family. Best of all, it’s open every day of the week.
Carlisle Sports Emporium
It's the start of the weekend, and your kids are already complaining of boredom, or worse yet – they’re spending too much time in front of a screen. We’ve got a solution for that — The Carlisle Sports Emporium.
The Carlisle Sports Emporium, A.K.A The Place to Play challenges your kids’ off excess energy with games of laser tag in the two-story LASERTRON. Other indoor activities include a go-kart track, a rock-climbing wall, roller skating rink, and over 100 arcade games.
Ozzy's Family Fun Center
Much like the Carlisle Sports Emporium, but a tad closer, visit Ozzy’s Family Fun Center! You’ll find fun-filled indoor activities that cater to everyone’s interests.
Power-up your vest and compete in Lasertron. Test your skills and balance on the Sky Trail, go head-to-head in a game of pool or ping pong, rent the indoor Sport Arena and organize a game with family and friends, or practice batting at the indoor cages. You’re sure to run out-of-time before you run-out of activities at Ozzy’s.
Reading Public Library
Some days, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. The Reading Public Library has you covered with all of the reading essentials you could need for your relaxing day-in.
Whether you’re a fan of horror stories, memoirs, romance, or anything in between, the library is home to books for everyone’s tastes. The friendly staff is happy to provide suggestions and help you choose the perfect book. While there, be sure to view the library’s upcoming events like storytimes for children, family arts and crafts nights, as well as yoga instruction. The RPL hosts clubs for a variety of interests from chess, to crochet, and LEGOs. Opening a library card is free and will grant you access to books, movies, events, and use of the facility’s workspace.
Fun-filled Winter Days
It can be hard to find the motivation to leave your home on the cold and dark winter days, but with Berks County’s extensive list of fun indoor activities that will appeal to everyone, you’ll be excited to get out and visit someplace new. View the calendar of local events to find more activities to do this winter.