34 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend

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With Easter, Passover and spring break happening this weekend, it’s time to hop to it for a bunch of family activities that celebrate the season. Get moving at the Gibbstown Bunny Run in Gibbstown, participate in a jelly bean counting contest at the Spring Fling Family Fun Day in Sea Isle City or take a self-guided treasure hunt at the Bunny Chase at Terhune Orchards in Princeton. If you are home for spring break in NJ, there is plenty more to do in the Garden State. (featured photo taken at Terhune Orchards)

(Note: Since COVID-19 rules and regulations are continually changing, it’s best to check ahead for in-person events)

Ort Farms Easter Egg Hunt
April 15 at
10 AM and April 16 at 3 PM
It’s a good, ol’ fashioned Easter Egg Hunt on the farm. Each participating child will be allowed to pick up 8 Easter eggs and will receive a goody bag to take home. Visit the friendly farm animals, snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, and don’t forget your donut on your way out.
Cost: Please be sure to purchase the correct number of tickets. Adults and children 12 months (1 year) and younger are free; however, every child participating in the egg hunt must have a ticket. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

(908) 876-3351

Easter Egg-stravaganza
April 15 at 1 PM
Hop on down the bunny trail and have fun at this year’s Easter Egg-stravanganza. The Great Egg Drop will also be happening at the Toy Market, complete with treats and specials.
Cost: Free
S Street, Downtown Hammonton, NJ 08037

Historic Smithville Easter
April 15, 16, and 17, times vary
See the Colonial Easter Bunny strolling through the Village on Saturdays and Sundays before Easter. On April 17, make sure you put on your Easter best and stroll the Village in style for the Easter Parade. There will be awards for best outfits, and the parade begins at the Smithville Inn.
Cost: Free
1 N New York Road, Absecon, NJ 08205
(609) 652-0544

Gibbstown Bunny Run
April 16 at 8:30 AM
It’s the first annual Gibbstown Bunny Run on Saturday, April 16, 2022. There will be a 5K course, a 1 mile run for kids 12 and under, and a 1-mile walk through Gibbstown. Post-race festivities will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and snacks.
Cost: $20 and up
Broad and School Street, Gibbstown, NJ 08027

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
April 16 at 10 AM
Littles will love to hunt for eggs in the charming Village of Cape May. They will put children in age groups and award prizes for finding the golden egg. Look out for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance.
Cost: Free
921 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
April 16, first session at 10 AM, second session at 12 PM
Get the whole family in on this egg hunt on the picturesque grounds of Liberty Hall. And the word is there will be a surprise visit from a certain bunny for photo ops.
Cost: Tickets are $5-10, and space is limited; a reservation is required.
Liberty Hall Museum – 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
(908) 527-0400

Wildwood Easter Egg Hunt Events
April 16, times vary
Wildwood is the backdrop to three egg hunts, all on the same day. Hop on over to one or all three and try to find the golden eggs: Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon at 19th Avenue in North Wildwood, Greater Wildwood, Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt at noon at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood, and the Step Back Foundation Easter Egg Hunt at 9 AM at 2200 Delaware Avenue, North Wildwood.
Various locations around Wildwood

Annual Bellmawr Easter Egg Hunt
April 16 at 11 AM
This free event will be so much fun for the entire family. Bring your baskets, and be ready to hunt for as many eggs as possible.
Cost: Free
Bellmawr Rec Center – 
125 S. Bell Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031

Easter in Memorial Park
April 16 at 11 AM
A parade, family fun, and the Easter Bunny—what more could you want? From music and dancing to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone at this Easter celebration. Your furry friends can even get in on the fun.
Cost: Free
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, South Walnut Street,
 Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Middlesex County- NJ Egg Hunt
April 16 at 11 AM
It’s time for an Egg Hunt at The Yard at College Ave. Middlesex County will be hosting the annual egg hunt for children. There are two egg hunts at different times, and the Easter Bunny will be there for both.
Cost: Free
The Yard at College Ave – 40 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Pemberton Twp. Easter Eggstravaganza
April 16 at 11 AM
Littles will meet the Easter bunny, find Easter Mystery bags, and be part of a scavenger hunt at this family fun day. The rain date is April 17.
Cost: Free
Whitesbog Historic Village, 799 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Spring Fling Family Fun Day in Sea Isle City
Apri1 PM at 1 PM
It’s time for some Easter fun—dress to impress at the Easter Stroll, enjoy music, take photos with the Easter Bunny, participate in a Jelly Bean Guessing Contest, try Easter crafts, and more.
Cost: Free
Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
(609) 263-8687

Bunny Chase at Terhune
April 16-1710 AM0 AM
Celebrate the arrival of Spring this Easter weekend by following the hand-drawn clues around the farm in a self-guided treasure hunt. At the end of the search, children can choose to do bunny-themed craft activities and meet Terhune’s real bunny rabbits Ginger and Spice.
Cost: $11 per ticket
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-2310

Outdoor Egg-citing Scavenger Hunt
April 16, 18, 19, 23 and 24 at 10 AM
Upon arrival, check in at the Lighthouse and pick up a Coloring Egg Scavenger Hunt Sheet. Be a part of a hunt outdoors around the boardwalk to find all of the egg signs, coloring each one as you find it. Once you finish, turn in completed sheets at the Lighthouse to claim your prize.
Cost: There is no cost to participate. Donations to the museum are always appreciated.
The Tuckerton Seaport  – 120 W Main St, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
(609) 296-8868

Eel and Fish Feedings at The Watershed Institute
April 16 and 30 at 11 AM
Join Watershed Fellow Kate Hode as she feeds the resident American eels and sunfish, bluegills, pumpkin seed, and large-mouth bass. Visitors will learn about the history, life cycles, and traits of these unique critters. There will also be a lesson on helping to preserve their habitats.
Cost: Free
31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534

(609) 737-3735

Easter Sunday Signature Brunch Cruise
April 17
This Easter Sunday, take a cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers with the family. There will be dining, dancing, and some of the most incredible views of New York.
Cost: $84.90 and up
Departs from Lincoln Harbor Marina – 
Weehawken, NJ 07086

Jenkinson’s Easter Parade on the Boardwalk
April 17 at 1 PM
Hop on down to the boardwalk for the annual Easter Parade. With different awards for multiple categories, including bonnet, float, cutest boy, and cutest girl, this is a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. After the parade, stroll the boardwalk for even more fun.
Cost: Free
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk – 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

19th Century Easter Celebration
April 16 from 11 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate the village’s opening for the spring season with 19th-century blacksmithing, hearth cooking, and Easter egg dying. There will also be many Easter activities like a scavenger hunt, bonnet decorating, an egg roll competition, and more.
Cost: $8-$10 per person
The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall, NJ 07727 

Don’t miss these Easter sales for summer fun

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Easter Sale
Online: April 14-18
On-site: April 15-17, 11 AM-6 PM
If you’ve wanted to get tickets to Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach in Seaside Heights, make sure you take advantage of this amazing Easter sale with the lowest prices of the season. Grab tickets before the summer hits to enjoy the fun.
Cost: Prices vary
Breakwater Beach Admission Windows at the entrance and Casino Pier Booths, 
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Jenkinson’s Easter Sale
April 15-17 
Visit Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in-person or online to get tickets early for the best deal of the year on amusement cards, admission, and packages.
Cost: Prices vary
300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Ongoing Events

Johnson’s Corner Farm Egg Hunt Hayrides
Now-April 16, Weekdays: 10 AM – 1 PM Weekends and Good Friday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Stop by this farm for a festive hayride and hunt. After your search, visit Peter Rabbit and decorate cookies. And make sure you visit the barnyard animals after—admission is half-price with egg hunt tickets.
Cost: Ticket prices are $6-10
Johnson’s Corner Farm – 133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 654-8643

Egg Hunts on the Farm
Now-April 16 on weekends from 10 AM – 4 PM 
Hunt around for eggs, snap photos and visit with the farm ducks, chickens, cows, goats, and mini ponies. Tickets include photo ops, a box/basket, and an egg hunt.
Cost: Tickets are $12 per person, $5 for non-egg hunters
Oasis Family Farm – 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
(609) 259-7300

Easter EGGspress at DiDonato’s Family Fun Center
Now-April 16 from 12 PM – 5 PM
Hop to it—the first Easter events are happening at DiDonato’s Family Fun Center this weekend. Climb aboard the EGGspress and meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs in their Spring Hedge Maze, go down a giant inflatable slide, visit the toy market, and enjoy special Easter treats.
Cost: $12.95 per person; advance tickets are highly encouraged
1151 South White Horse Pike Hammonton, NJ 08037

(609) 561-3040

Palmer Square’s Spring Bunny Visits
Saturdays and Sundays, Now-April 16, from 12 PM – 2 PM
While you are out shopping the Square, keep an eye out for Palmer Square’s Spring Bunny—he plans to hop all around town. Make sure to catch him and snap some photos for the gram.
Cost: Free
Palmer Square,
40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 921-2333

Duffield’s Easter Bunny Visit
Now-April 16, times vary

Take a spring hayride to see the Easter Bunny at the Bunny House, where you can spend some time snapping photos for the ‘gram. After, check out the market where treats will be for sale.
Cost: $12 per family up to 6 
Duffield’s Farm & Market – 280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
(856) 589-7090

Black River & Western Railroad – Easter Bunny Express  
Now- April 16, various time slots 
Hop on over to the annual Easter Bunny Express, where the whole fam can take a train ride that stops in Ringoes, snap photos with Peter Cottontail, and go on an egg hunt (just don’t forget to bring a basket). 
Cost: $16.99 and up
Flemington Station – 80 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 782-6622

Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter Bunny Express
Now- April 16, times vary
Hop on the Easter Bunny Express and enjoy some Easter fun. The Easter Bunny will be on board, and the ride is along the scenic Whippanong Trail. Bring your camera for special shots with the Bunny.
Cost: Prices vary depending on seats
Whippany Railway Museum- 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 887-8177

Storybook Land Easter Bunny Visit and Bunny Trail Hunt
April 9-17 from 12 PM-4 PM
Join Storybook Land for baskets full of fun with an Easter Bunny visit and Bunny Trail Hunt. Both events are included admission price.
Cost: $27.95-$30.95
Storybook Land –
6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322), Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 646-0103

Easter Bunny Train Ride and Easter Egg Hunt
Now-April 17, various time slots
Littles will love riding the Easter Bunny train along the Delaware River. When you reach your destination, there will be an Easter egg hunt ready with a photo op and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 
Cost: $13 and up

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions – 99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(877) 872-4674

Springtime and Easter Festival at Alstede Farms
Now- April 19 at 9 AM
Join the spring fun with Easter activities, including a hunt, hayride, evergreen maze, and giant hay pyramid. There will also be p9 AMrides, wagon train rides, and a bounce house available for an additional purchase. The Tomasello Winery Outdoor Patio will be open for tasting and purchases.
Cost: $19.99 and up
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-7189

Outdoor Sculpture Month in Haddonfield
The month of April
It’s the 4th annual “April is Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Month” with fun for all ages. Tour nearly two dozen figurative and abstract sculptures, meet sculptors, watch a live casting of a famous bust of Camden poet Walt Whitman, take tours, craft a DIY sculpture in a box from the library, and more. And all month long, kids can pick up a “Haddy Snack” of pennies to feed the Haddy the Dinosaur while supplies last at Melange Children’s Boutique, 45 Kings Highway East.
Cost: Free
Various locations in Haddonfield, NJ 08033

SatARTdays art classes
Now-May 7 at
12 PM
Take a free children’s art class with a professional artist at the Noyes Arts Garage for children ages 5 to 12. Please register t12 PMure a spot since seats are limited.
Cost: Free
Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 626-3805

Broadway at the Garden State Plaza
Now-June 25 at 11 AM and 1 PM
See the best of Broadway for kids every Saturday, featuring songs and scenes from hit Broadway shows. This event is free for everyone and will highlight memorable scenes from your favorite Broadway shows like Aladdin, Wicked and Lion King, performed in a partnership with Bergen Performing Arts Center.
Cost: Free, a limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for each event for $10 and will include an AMC kids movie theater ticket, a kids meal at Chick Fil A, a LEGO toy, and more
Level 2, Macy’s Court Area, nearest Shake Shack, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 843-2121

Healthy Kids in Hannah’s Kitchen
April 12, 19, 26 at 4:30 PM

Hands-on cooking for ages 8-12; parent/guardian must register. Your child will learn how to cook with nutritious ingredients, read a recipe, kitchen safety tips, measuring techniques, knife skills, and more.
Cost: Free
Virtual
Sponsoring Facility: Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group
Emily Ho, RDN, emily.ho@rwjbh.org or (973) 926-7371

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Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.

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