10 Kid-Friendly Things to Do: January 11-13


This weekend search for clues in a Family Arboretum Challenge at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, check out some cool cruisers at the Atlantic City Motorcycle Show in Atlantic City, or watch carvers create cool designs in ice at Frost and Flames in Hamilton. 

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are kid-friendly things to do this weekend around New Jersey:

Garden State Outdoor Sports Show
January 10 – 13
Outdoor enthusiasts unite at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show. There are activities for all ages, including fly fishing, a shooting range, archery tag, the world famous Hawg Trough, a Trout pond, and much more. The Kids Zone is fun for the whole family: learn how to cast a rod and mine for treasures.
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Edison, NJ
Cost: Adults $10, Kids under 11 free

Atlantic City Motorcycle Show
January 11 – 13
Have a bike lover in your life? Well, you’ll get the best of both worlds at this event. Check out cool cruisers, enter to win prizes, and enjoy family-friendly activities like face painting, Glow in the Dark Putt Putt, and an arcade.
ShowBoat Convention Center & Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Adults $15, Ages 10-15 $5, under 10 free

Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge
January 12, 1PM
More than just an icy dip in the ocean, the annual Polar Bear Plunge raises money for an extremely worthy cause: The Special Olympics. The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health screenings to more than 25,000 athletes. Support this worthy cause by donating, plunging, or simply showing up and cheering everyone on.
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: free to spectate

Family Arboretum Challenge
January 12, 1PM – 2:30PM
Head over to Reeves-Reed Arboretum for a fun family challenge in the gardens and woodlands. You’ll be equipped with a compass and map, and then it’s time to head out and search for clues. When you’ve finished, you’ll enjoy hot chocolate inside as you decipher the code.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Summit, NJ
Cost: members $15 per family, non-members $25 per family

Frost and Flames
January 12, 11AM – 4PM
Watch master ice carvers chisel out incredible figures into giant blocks of ice at this all day event, throughout locations in the park. Your littles will be amazed by the ice carvers, the flame dancers, and other demonstrations like metal pouring. Cozy up by the fire at the outdoor warming lounge.
Grounds for Sculpture
Hamilton, NJ
Cost: Adults $18, Kids $10 (under 5 free)

Super Action Saturday by The Superhero Network *for families with special needs*
January 12, 11AM – 1PM
This is a safe space for families with children who have special needs. There is a space for the “Supers” to foster social skills, as well as a Siblings Kick Cave for siblings to paint. Parents can enjoy Parent Central and unwind, as well as meet other families.
100 French St.
Hammonton, NJ
Cost: free

Second Saturdays – Cabin Fever Dance Party
January 12, 3PM – 5PM
Join the Central Presbyterian Church of Montclair for an afternoon dance party with your family. Listen to tunes by DJ Crick Daddy, get out of the house, and get your blood pumping.
Central Presbyterian Church of Montclair
Montclair, NJ
Cost: free

Kids Yoga with a Mermaid
January 12, 9AM – 10PM
For ages 6 to 14, your little can enjoy a yoga class, meet a mermaid, and then enjoy the critters in Jenkinson’s Aquarium. Please register in advance, bring a yoga mat, and water.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
Point Pleasant, NJ
Cost: $20 per child

Teddy Bear Tea
January 12, 11AM & 1PM seatings
Bring your littles to the Morris Museum for teddy bear tea, where they’ll enjoy tea and scones just like the Brits. After tea, they’ll enjoy a fun performance in the theater, and return home with a keepsake of the day.
Morris Museum
Morristown, NJ
Cost: members $25, non-members $30

Pinkalicious the Musical
January 13, 1:30PM & 4:30PM
Now in it’s sixth run, Pinkalicious the Musical is the perfect show for you and your littles. The show describes the plot as, “A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too many pink cupcakes causes a severe case of Pinkititis!” Sounds pretty fun to us.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Morristown, NJ
Cost: $12-$15

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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About Author

Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.