YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day Full of Free Family Fun
SouthCoast YMCA locations are celebrating Healthy Kids Day on two Saturdays this month and it means free fun for the family to check out.
Starting Saturday, May 13, at Gleason Family YMCA, the Mattapoisett YMCA and New Bedford YMCA, families can explore the different facilities and enjoy different activities at each one.
Then again on May 20, the Stoico/FIRSTFED YMCA hosts its Healthy Kids Day too.
Here's what to expect at each location.
Gleason Family YMCA - Wareham
Activities at this YMCA on Charge Pond Road include an inflatable obstacle course, water safety and Aikido demos, a K9 demo with the Bristol County Sheriff's Department, the Wareham Garden Club, a Scholastic Book Fair plus a Bootstrap Farm Club Pop-Up Market.
Mattapoisett YMCA - Mattapoisett
The May 13 event at the Reservation Road YMCA is from noon to 2 p.m. and includes camp tours, an inflatable gaga ball pit on the front lawn and basketball skills and drills with Village Hoops.
New Bedford YMCA - New Bedford
The South Water Street YMCA will have plenty of water activities during Healthy Kids Day. Its list of events includes free swim, wet and dry water safety, and water watchers training for parents. There will also be preschool puppet storytelling, crafts, lawn games, an obstacle course, touch-a-truck and healthy snacks.
Stoico/FIRSTFED YMCA - Swansea
Down on Sharps Lot Road in Swansea, the Healthy Kids Day event comes on May 20 and brings AXEL dance performances, DJ Juice, a family ZUMBA class as well as a craft table.
Each location will also be promoting their summer camps and those who sign their child up for a YMCA camp during this time can score some summer savings. Anyone who signs up for four weeks of summer camp at full price will get 10% off any additional week per child.