Egg hunts galore, honoring planet earth and a food truck feast with a cause – it’s all happening this weekend around New Jersey! Whether you’re hitting up the Easter and Springtime Fest at Alstede Farms in Chester, celebrating CMC 2019 Earth Day in Cape May, or checking out the area’s best food trucks while giving back at Truckfest in Princeton – it’s a jam-packed holiday weekend filled with family fun options.
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Here are 10 kid-friendly things to do this weekend around New Jersey:
Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms
April 19 & 20, 10AM – 4PM
It’s Easter on the farm at Alstede! Take a scenic spring wagon ride, go on an egg hunt, visit the adorable baby farm animals, and cozy up to the campfire. The littles can also visit with the Easter Bunny and journey through the Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg story. Admission includes the moon bounce, pony rides, wagon train rides, and the corn kingdom.
Cost: Adults $8.99, Kids $19.99(12 and under)
Bunny Chase at Terhune Orchards
April 20 – 21, 10AM-5PM
Spring has sprung, the farm animals are out enjoying pasture, and the bulbs are blooming. At this weekend’s Bunny Chase, you and the family can follow the treasure hunt clues around the farm, celebrate spring, and meet the real Terhune bunnies. Enjoy wagon rides and homemade goodies to cap off the day of fun.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: meet the bunnies for $5
CMC 2019 Earth Day
April 20, 10AM – 4PM
Teach the little ones how to honor our planet and embrace everything eco-friendly at the Annual Cape May County Earth Day Fair. It’s more than just a day in the park – the event features story time, an inflatable obstacle course and slide, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, free entertainment, a nature hike, food, crafts and much more.
Cape May Zoo
Cape May, NJ
Easter at the Pier
April 20, 12PM – 4PM
Celebrate all things Easter at Pier Village. Your little babes will have a chance to meet & greet the Easter Bunny himself, hop along in some bunny sack races, try their hand at the egg-on-a-spoon races or bounce their way through a hop-a-thon. Don’t forget the dance contest, rubber duck races, face painting, balloon artist, inflatable rides, and more – all right along the beautiful beachfront.
Pier Village, Ocean Ave and Centennial Dr
Long Branch, NJ
Gloucester County’s Largest Egg Hunt
April 20, 10AM – 12PM
It’s the biggest egg hunt in Gloucester County – with thousands of children searching the park for colorful eggs, filled with candy and prizes. There will be music, dancing, and lots of fun to entertain the kiddos before the hunt gets going. Hang out with the Easter Bunny and snap some photos too (and share them with us using #NJMOM)!
East New Street Park
April 20, 11AM – 3PM
Chow down and sample some of the area’s gourmet food trucks all while combatting hunger in the surrounding community. Truckfest is a family day out in downtown Princeton enjoying food, games, live performances, face painting and more. All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and Send Hunger Packing.
Cost: free, donations suggested
April 20, 9AM – 3PM
If your little ones are nature lovers, you need to head to the Wetlands Institute for this weekend’s Turtle Fest. Begin with a book reading, then enjoy snapping turtle presentations and close encounters every half hour. Other activities include an egg hunt, a turtle hatchling nature walk, aquarium feeding, a live animal turtle creature feature, and a turtle basking station. Enjoy a pancake breakfast too!
The Wetlands Institute
Stone Harbor, NJ
Cost: Non-Members $12 Adult, $10 child, $35 family pack, Members $8 Adult, $6 child, $25 family pack
Greater Wildwood Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 20, 12PM
Your kids will hunt for easter eggs buried in the sand, and some golden eggs that have an even bigger prize. Bring the littles to the beach in Wildwood for this egg hunt. Kids ages 1 to 12 will enjoy a free day of fun digging for eggs on a beautiful spring beach day.
Lincoln Ave & The Beach
Easter Egg Hunt at Diggerland
April 21, 12PM
Get your baskets ready for over 4 thousand eggs hidden throughout Diggerland. #NJMOM tip: get to the park nice and early to prepare (it opens at 11AM), because this hunt is a popular one. Every egg has a prize and every golden egg has a grand prize. Once your kiddos score some eggs, enjoy a day at the park.
West Berlin, NJ
Cost: over 42” $34.95, under 42” $29.95
Gloucester County Hero Fund Coffee Run & Kids Obstacle Course
April 20, 8:30AM
Help honor and support families of emergency responders lost in the line of duty at the Gloucester County Hero Fund Coffee Run. You can enter the 5K, 1-mile walk, or the kids obstacle course and enjoy a morning of family fun activities, all to raise money for such a worthy cause.
Riverwinds Community Complex
West Deptford, NJ
Cost: 5K $27, 1-Mile $17, Kids Obstacle Course is free
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