11 Kid-Friendly Things to Do: January 18-20


This weekend sit by a fire pit at Laurita Winery’s Winter Fest in New Egypt, learn all about the flightless bird at Penguin Awareness Day in Point Pleasant, or check out a showing of American Girl Live in Red Bank.

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Here are 11 kid-friendly things to do around New Jersey:

Kids Fun Fair & Traveling Zoo
January 19-21, 10AM – 6PM
Head over to the Meadowlands for a fun indoor festival in the wintertime! This fair is fully equipped with rides, games, animal rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. Spend a whole day at the fair with your family.
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ
Cost: Adults $18, Kids 12 and under free with coupon

Barlow’s Winter Farmers’ Market
January 19, 11AM – 2PM
Head over to this winter farmers’ market for its opening weekend. You can expect a variety of vendors lined up in Barlow’s greenhouse, a way to combat the winter blues with the family!
Sea Girt, NJ
Cost: free

Laurita Winter Fest
January 19, 11AM – 8PM, January 20, 11AM – 7PM
If you haven’t made it to one of Laurita Winery’s seasonal events, now’s your chance. At Laurita Winter Fest, you will find a cozy, inviting environment for your family including kids playgrounds, fire pits, gourmet food trucks, ice displays, and plenty of wine for you to taste. On Saturday nights, your family will enjoy a fireworks display, as well!
Laurita Winery
New Egypt, NJ
Cost: $5 ages 21 and up, under 20 free

Movie of the Month: Boss Baby
January 19, 1PM
If you live in the Bayonne area, head over to the Bayonne Public Library for their monthly movie night. Families are encouraged to come and watch a movie together, with popcorn to be provided. This month’s showing is Boss Baby.
Bayonne Public Library
Bayonne, NJ
Cost: free

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
January 19, 11AM – 12PM
This black-light production, yes, black-light production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, will light up your littles’ hearts and make them smile.
McCarter Theater Center
Princeton, NJ
Cost: $25-$30

Penguin Awareness Day at Jenkinson’s Aquarium
January 20, 1PM – 4PM
Included in your admission to the aquarium, you can celebrate penguin awareness day and all things about the little critters. Your family will learn about all 18 species through crafts, activities, and chats with the penguin keepers.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
Point Pleasant, NJ
Cost: Adults $14, Kids (3-12) $8

American Girl Live
January 20, 1PM – 3PM
Spend time with the American Girl dolls, in a whole new way. This on-stage production features all of your littles’ favorite American Girl characters singing original songs and featuring unforgettable experiences. Sing, dance, and play as you watch the show and learn important life lessons.
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $25 – $49

Bellview Winery Winter Wine Weekend
January 19 & 20, 12PM – 5PM
Ring in a new year with Bellview Winery’s Winter Wine Weekend – a great opportunity to get outside of the house and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Enjoy live entertainment, a local food truck, a toasty bonfire, and wine tastings of your choice.
Bellview Winery
Landisville, NJ
Cost: free

2019 Women’s March on New Jersey
January 19, 11AM – 1PM
An event for maybe you and your “older” littles, but nonetheless, an event that speaks up for both women and girls. Get your blood pumping and your feet moving at this year’s Women’s March on New Jersey. This year the march makes its way through Trenton for a speaking engagement and performance program.
Trenton War Memorial
Trenton, NJ
Cost: free 

Denville Winter Farmers’ Market
January 20, 10AM – 1PM
On Sundays throughout the winter, stroll over to Bloomfield Avenue in downtown Denville for a winter farmers’ market. Don’t you like to know where your food is coming from? Bundle up and bring your littles for a nice walk, support local farmers, and bring a reusable bag to reduce waste.
Bloomfield Ave.
Denville, NJ
Cost: free

Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival
January 19 – 27
The Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival features tons of activities for you to enjoy with your children including puppet shows, a mad slime booth, a snow cone machine, and frozen adventure. Your littles will also enjoy ice sculptures, snowfolk art, and read-a-thon. The event also features a concert, a ball, a chili cook-off, and pub crawls.
Lambertville, NJ
New Hope, NJ
Cost: free, select ticketed events

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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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.