Healthy Kids Day 2020

Healthy Kids Day is on Saturday, April 18 and is free and open to the public text with image of a group of kids playing tug of war

Join us on Saturday, April 18 at locations across Chester County for our 2020 Healthy Kids Day events. Browse our list of locations and activities and help your family get inspired to stay active all summer long!

Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,200 Ys across the country by over one million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long.  When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer. 

Visit the links below to learn more about our events this year: 

Brandywine YMCA
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join us at the Brandywine YMCA for fun activities, giveaways, vendors, a bounce house, live music and more!
This event takes place at the Brandywine YMCA in Coatesville, PA.

Jennersville YMCA
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Partnering with TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus to host local service providers, non-profit organizations and vendors, families will enjoy crafts, face painting, raffles, TCHS tours, inflatables, music, snacks, Y Fitness and Oxford Karate demonstrations and more! Pet-friendly event!
Event takes place at The Technical College High School. 

Kennett Area YMCA
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join us for our annual Healthy Kids Day event in downtown Kennett Square! This is an open air street fair on Broad Street between Cypress and Juniper Streets. Enjoy vendors, healthy snacks, games, inflatables, activities and more! 
Event takes place in downtown Kennett Square. 

Lionville Community YMCA
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Enjoy activities from local service providers, healthcare advocates and area businesses, or check out family yoga, youth cricket and fencing demonstrations. There will also be youth fitness assessments and fun activities for the kids, like inflatables.
This event takes place at the Lionville Community YMCA in Exton, PA

Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Check out local service providers and take part in crafts, face painting, obstacle courses, inflatables and a gaga pit, while enjoying music, performers, a fitness demonstration, snacks and more!
This event takes place at Marshall Square Park in West Chester, PA.

Upper Main Line YMCA
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Brandywine Valley SPCA will be on hand with animals available for adoption. Local fire, police and rescue personnel will be on hand with their vehicles. Play archery tag, jump on the inflatables, check out the Environmental Center with animal presentations and more! Additionally, there is an opportunity to help with the Darby Creek cleanup for interested families.
This event takes place at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, PA. 

West Chester Area YMCA
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Paws for People will be on hand with therapy animals. Check out local police, fire and emergency medical personnel and their vehicles or try some yoga, Zumba, self-defense or tang soo do. Kids can get their face painted, jump on the inflatables or play gaga ball and backyard games. Listen to our DJ, music and open mic, while enjoying snacks and presentations on family health topics.
This event will take place at West Goshen Park in West Chester, PA.