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Hooray for Spring! If the season’s warmer temperatures and light-filled days has you looking for things to do with your kids, you’ve come to the right place.  We pulled together some great places and events for you to enjoy with kids of all ages. Check our website’s Calendar of Events regularly for more family-friendly events to attend. Spring is here, so let the fun begin! 

Illustration of two hands shaking under the words Autsim Friendly March 30

Autism Friendly Train
Colebrookdale Railroad
Excursions depart at 11:00 am & 3:30 pm

Take an Autism Friendly Train ride along the beautiful and scenic Colebrookdale line! This ride is for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families, so come enjoy an excursion on this beautifully restored train. Riders are encouraged to arrive early, 10 AM or 2:30 PM, to allow time to become familiar with the train yard and the surrounding buildings, trains, and the uniformed staff and volunteers who will be helping you during your ride. Because of dietary concerns, you are encourage you to bring your own snacks. There will be la carte menu items available.  Ticket prices range from $6 – $36.

Rectangular ad, blue with white lettering for the play, "The Fisherman and his Wife" by The Brothers Grim.April 6, 7, 13 & 14

The Fisherman and His Wife
SteelRiver Playhouse
Performance times vary

Follow the charming fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about a sweet and simple fisherman who catches an enchanted fish. Upon learning the fish is magical, the fisherman releases him back to the water. When the fisherman tells his wife of his amazing day, she insists her husband return to the sea and ask the fish for a wish. The fish grants the wife her wish, however, she gets greedy and demands the fisherman ask for more and more wishes from the fish. What happens? Attend the play so you can learn the outcome of the tale and the valuable lesson of the story. Adult $19, Senior (65+) $17, Student/Child (5+) $15

Wertz Covered Bridge's red facade can be seen in the distance. Trees surround the bridge and the water it crosses. April 10

History Storytimes 
Wertz’s Red Covered Bridge
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Mark your calendars so you don’t forget. Starting on April 10, Berks County Parks and Recreation will offer History Storytimes the 2nd Wednesday of every month. This special storytime is for preschool children and is intended to help them explore the rich history of our area. This month’s storytime is at Wertz’s Red Covered Bridge. Children will learn a litte about the bridge and the bats that live there. The story “Stellaluna” will be read. 

Colorful Easter eggs are scattered on the grass with children lined up in the far distance. April 13

Easter on the Farm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Easter events offer lots of things to do with kids in spring, like Easter on the Farm. Join in the celebration of PA Dutch Easter traditions at the annual event. This popular day features PA Dutch spring culinary treats, folk artists, farm life demonstrations, and activities for the children! Be sure to be on time for the egg hunts for children ages 0-10. This event is Free. 

The Easter Bunny is flanked by two women dressed in "Peep" Chick costumes. April 13th & 14th

Easter Bunny Express
Wanamaker Kempton and Southern Railroad
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm  (Trains depart on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm)

All aboard! More Easter fun awaits you on WK&S Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express! Kids will love meeting the Easter Bunny on this fun excursion to the Easter Egg Patch in Wanamaker, PA. Each child gets to select 3 eggs which may include a prize egg or a grand prize egg! On your return to the station, ‘Peeps’ will have treats for everyone!  Adults & Children (3+) $10; Infants (2 & under) $2

Father holding a kite with his small son excitedly looking on.April 27

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Festival & Healthy Kids Day
Berks County Youth Recreation Facility
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Let’s Go Fly a Kite day is a favorite annual event in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Bring a store-bought kite or make one in the Sled-Kite Workshop tent. Watch professional kite flying and stunts while you collect health and wellness information. games for all ages. Bring a picnic lunch and spend a day in the park together with your kids. Free admission and parking. 

A colorful illustration features The PJ Masks cartoon characters' live show. May 9

PJ Masks Live! Save The Day
Santander Performing Arts Center 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all PJ Masks fans! PJ MASKS LIVE: is back in Berks County with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, will leap, flip and climb on stage as they save the day from sneaky villains – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! 

White background with a drawing of the Mad Hatter's hat, advertising Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr
Birdsboro Community Theatre
Performance times vary

Who can resist the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland? Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures with the memorable characters Dodo Bird, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts. The show features updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR

Illustrated sign for Disney's Beauty and the Beast.May 24

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Steel River Playhouse
Performance times vary

Steel River Playhouse invites you to Be Their Guest! at performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This classic “tale as old as time” follows Belle, a book-smart and Beast, a formerly dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress. The delightful family musical showcases a merry, award-winning score with such favorites as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Gaston,” and “Be Our Guest.” Run time approximately 2 hours 45 minutes with one intermission

Visit our Calendar of Events to discover more things to do in spring with kids. There are sensory friendly things to do, museum exhibits, outings at various parks and much, much more.