This weekend check out dinosaurs and fossils at the NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show in Edison, hop on DiDonato’s Easter EGGspress train in Hammonton, or visit baby farm animals at the Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms in Chester.
Here are 10 kid friendly things to do around New Jersey this weekend:
NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show
The 2019 special exhibit is The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind. This is a huge family-friendly event that features minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, artisan jewelry, and so much more. Bring your little adventurer for a fun-filled event to see the dinosaurs and spend time in the Dinosaurs Rock Kids Corner. Prices for all items are 60-90% lower than anywhere else.
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Cost: $10 during the week, $15 weekend, unlimited reentry, kids 4 and under free
Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival
Did you know that New Jersey is home to a serious amount of cherry blossoms? Check out this fest for the beautiful trees but also the fun events like the bike race, fun run, and family day. This is the perfect opportunity for some great family photos, these trees are gorgeous!
Branch Brook Park
The Fishing Expo
The Fishing Expo is a two-day event that features a wide range of exciting new products, services and programs for fishermen and boaters of all kinds. Talk to pros and demo special products. Your littles will love free face painting offered both days.
Wildwood Convention Center
Cost: $5, Kids under 12 free
Red Bank Street Fair & Craft Show
April 7, 11AM-5PM
Downtown Red Bank is your next stop for a fun street fair. The event features artists, crafters, yummy food, kids rides, games, live entertainment and more. Check out the dance and martial arts performances too!
Broad St. and Monmouth Ave.
Red Bank, NJ
Asbury Park Vegan Pop Up Shop: April
April 7, 11AM – 5PM
Whether or not you eat vegan, a fun foodie pop-up shop is always a great way to spend a Sunday with the kids, especially in Asbury Park. This event features dozens of vendors including Good Karma Cafe, The Baklava Lady, Chocolate Calling, Mexi-Boys, and many more. When you’re done, you can always walk along the boardwalk, grab a bite to eat, or maybe stop into a bookstore.
Asbury Park, NJ
DiDonato’s Easter EGGspress
April 6-7, 13-14, 18-20
This event is going to keep your littles smiling for days later. Your family can enjoy an Easter-themed train ride, meet and greet photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, an Easter prize, free game of bowling with shoe rental and one round of indoor glow in the dark mini golf for just $9.95 per person! Fun for days!
DiDonato Family Fun Center
Lakewood Blue Claws Opening Weekend
Attending a baseball game with the family is always fun – there’s food, games, kids activities, and of course, baseball. Stay local this weekend and check out the Blue Claws opening weekend. Buster’s birthday is Sunday, which means it’ll be a party at the field. On Sundays, kids eat free.
Cost: prices released in March, here
Fosterfields Opening Day
April 6, 10AM – 3PM
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is hosting an event that features farm to table cooking demos, planting, wagon rides, and crafts that your littles will love. Don’t miss this fun outdoorsy event to kick off spring.
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township, NJ
Cost: Adults $6, Kids 4-16 $4, Kids 2-3 $2, under 2 free
Easter and Springtime Family Festival
April 6, 10AM-4PM
Celebrate spring at Alstede Farm’s Easter and Springtime family festival. The event features scenic hay wagon rides, Moon bounce, pony rides, an Easter Egg hunt, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and much more. Bonus: your kids can visit with the adorable baby farm animals.
Cost: Adults $8.99, Kids 12 and under $19.99
An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion
April 6, 11AM-1PM
Have your littles been itching to go to a magic show? Bring them to the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts for An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion. The show combines storytelling, stage magic, and audience participation. This is a sensory-friendly performance.
Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Toms River, NJ
Cost: Adults $12, Kids $10
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