The weekend is fast approaching. If you're anything like me, you're looking for things to do, with and without kids. There are plenty of things to do in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. Some events are just for kids, some are family-friendly, and some activities render themselves perfect for kids of all ages. This list of Fun Activities for You & Your Kids offers suggestions that are worth checking out. Here's why...

April 28
Parent Night Out, Kids at CampBoy being instructed in archery at South Mountain YMCA, Parent Night Out, Kids at Camp, a top activity in PA's Americana Region this weekend.  is definitely a fun activity for you and your kids, but not together. South Mountain YMCA is hosting a Kids at Camp Night for children ages 6-12. SMYMCA will entertain your kids with classic camp activities from 6-9pm. What will you do with the free time? Whatever you like, after all, it's your night out. $15 per child. Contact Amanda for information and registration at 610-670-2267.

April 28-30
Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan at Albright College's Center for the Arts offers swashbuckling entertainment.  Multiple performances throughout the weekend allow you to pick a convenient time to enjoy the classic production about Frederic, an apprentice to a band of pirates. Frederic disavows the pirates’ way of life for love. But of course, things are never this simple and soon mayhem ensues.

ApCover of Percy the Victorious Vulture, a book being read at Hawk Mountain this weekend in PA's Americana Region. ril 29
Kids are sure to enjoy Percy the Victorious Vulture Children’s Workshop at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, April 29 at 10:00 AM. The true story “Percy the Victorious Vulture,” will be read by its Illustrator and Hawk Mountain's former artist intern, Lauren Beauchner.   Percy faced real life dilemmas and how he conquered them right here in the Kempton Valley. Kids will discover the importance of vultures while participating in fun activities and games.

Picture of kids holding kites for Go Fly a Kite Day, one of 5 top activities this weekend in PA's Americana Region.
The ever-popular Go Fly A Kite Day & YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day Festival is Saturday, April 29th from 12-5pm at Berks County Youth Recreation Facility. This fantastic day combines healthy activities and information with kite-flying fun! Bring a homemade or store-bought kite, or kids can make one in the FREE Sled Kite Workshop.

April 29 & 30
Kids of all ages love rides and this merry-go-round is truly something special. Take a spin on the Carousel at Pottstown, open Saturdays, and Sundays from 12-5pm. This totally restored 1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel is the second oldest operating wooden carousel in the United States!

In addition to this list of Fun Activities for You and Your Kids, Pennsylvania's Americana Region's Calendar of Events has more ideas on how to spend time in the region.