15 Things To Do This Weekend in NJ, Mar 31-Apr 2

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Spend this weekend with your kids experiencing fun and interactive events throughout New Jersey. Celebrate Spring and Easter at Alstede Farms’ Easter and Springtime Family Festival or at Easter at Duffield’s Farm, or opening weekend at Six Flags Great Adventure or Storybook Land. Find craft supplies at the New Milford Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show, fill your stomachs at Rahway Munch Madness, or play with trains at Garden State Model Railway Club’s 6th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show.

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

Here are our top picks for family events in NJ this weekend:

Alstede Farms

Easter and Springtime Family Festival, Photo via Facebook @AlstedeFarms

1. Easter and Springtime Family Festival
April 1-23, 2017
April 1, 2, 13, 17, 22, 23 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
April 8, 9, 14, 15 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
April 10, 11, 12 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Celebrate Spring and Easter at Alstede Farms! There will plenty of egg hunts, pony rides, and homemade apple cider…But that’s not all! There will also be hayrides, a moon bounce, an antique museum and a campfire with marshmallows. The Easter Bunny will also be at the farm so don’t forget to stop and take some pictures! This is an event your family won’t want to miss!
Weekends only: Farm Games, Cider Mill Tours
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Cost: $19.99 Children, $7.99 Adults

2. Easter at Duffield’s Farm
Saturday, April 1 & 8, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Monday through Wednesday, April 10-12, 2017 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Thursday through Saturday, April 13-15, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Make your way down to to Duffield Farm for some Easter fun! Children will be able to enjoy hayrides on their way to the Easter Bunny, pick their choice of Easter eggs, exchange eggs for a chocolate treat, or eat snacks in the bunnies backyard.
Duffield’s Farm
Greentree & Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
Cost: $10 Children, $4 Adults

***For more Easter events, please visit our Easter Egg Hunt Guide***

3. Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts is hosting a unique sleepover for teddy bears and other stuffed critters. Kids can bring their favorite stuffed toy for an afternoon of crafts, treats and bedtime stories. Of course, they will also get the chance to tuck their plush pals in for the night at the museum. Kids will be able to return and pick up their toys on Saturday to see what adventures the animals got themselves into during their overnight stay.
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
Cost: $5 Children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old only, Please register here

Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure Opening Day, Photo via Facebook @SixFlagsGreatAdventure

4. Opening Weekend at Six Flags Great Adventure
The winter is finally over and it is finally the time we have all been waiting for….Six Flags Great Adventure is back for opening weekend! Enjoy a day full of thrills and family fun at the Safari Kids Area, which has six thrilling rides just for kids; or you can visit Looney Tunes Seaport, which has five kids’ rides. You also can see popular fan favorites of El Toro, Batman, Kingda Ka, Nitro, and the newest rides fresh from construction completion. You also should not forget to pick up some funnel cake for the whole family!
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
Cost: $72.99
$46.99 Children Under 54″, $72.99 Adults ($47.99 Adults Online)

5. Storybook Land Opening Weekend
April 1-2, 2017
Saturday & Sunday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Since Spring is finally here, Storybook Land is also opening this weekend! Guests will have the pleasure to chose from many terrific family rides like: Happy Dragon, Tea Time, the Carousel, and J&J Railroad. You also must surely not forget about the great food selections can be made at restaurants provided.
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Cost: $26.50, $19.99 Early Ticket General Admission (Online Early Ticket Sale)

6. Rahway Munch Madness
After this cold winter has passed, come out and enjoy the Spring fun for Rahway Munch Madness! This incredible event is a food truck festival, barbecue, and basketball extravaganza combined into one amazing time! Starting at 12pm on Saturday and Sunday at Rahway Recreation Center, the Court Jesters basketball team will put on a marvelous performance for the whole family. To follow, at 2pm the party will continue in the City Hall Parking lot for food trucks and carnival-style games. There is no way you can miss this incredible time out for the whole family!
City Hall & City Hall Parking Lot
1 City Hall Plaza Rahway, NJ
Cost: Free

Annual Spring Model Railroad Show, Photo via GSMRRClub.org

7. 6th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show
Saturday & Sunday, April 1, 2, 8, & 9, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00PM
The 6th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show will be fun for the whole family. Your kiddies will recognize some of their favorite characters like Thomas the Tank Engine; and they will also be able to play touch and view new trains and tracks at the event! While the kids are consumed by all the amazing trains, don’t forget to get some refreshments.
Garden State Model Railway Club, Inc.
575 High Mountain Road North
Haledon, NJ 07508
Cost: Free for Children Under 12 with an Adult, $6 Adults

8. Stone in the Road
Saturdays & Sundays, April 1, 2, 8, 9 2017 at 11:00AM and 1:00PM
Stone in the Road will delight children ages 3 to 10 in this wonderful show. Kids will enjoy all the good natured action and wacky fun without realizing they are learning the importance of helping others. Make sure your little is apart of all the laughter and excitement at the Hudson Theater Ensemble.
Hudson Theatre Ensemble
601 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: $10

9. OC Con – Comic Book & Memorabilia Show
April 1-2, 2017
Saturday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
The OC Con – Comic Book & Memorabilia Show is perfect for your little comic book enthusiasts. You can share your favorite comic book and characters. This will be a great bonding event!
Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Cost: $5 Children per day, $8 Children both days, $10 Adults per day, $15 Adults for both days

Glen Ridge First

STEM Festival, Photo via Facebook @GlenRidgeFirst

10. 4th Annual STEM Festival
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM
The 4th Annual STEM Festival in Glen Ridge will be the stage for an awesome day out for your kids! Thy can come see in depth LEGO pieces, intricate Robotic designs, or they participate in hands-on activities that will have them interested for hours!
The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge
219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Cost: $10 Children, $10 Adult, Order online for discounted pricing $5 Children, $8 Adult, $18 Family of 4

11. The Big Mother FlyING Car Show 3
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
The Big Mother FlyING Car show is where your whole family can enjoy the wonders of American-Made and Imported cars. There will be something for the whole family such as a swapmeet, pinup and beard contest, and festivities for the kids! There might also be helicopter rides available, so make sure you do not miss out on all the high speed and high flying action!
Flying W Airport & Resort
60 Fostertown Road, Medford, New Jersey 08055
Cost: Free for Children under 12, $8 Adults

12. AccessABILITY Resource Fair
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Morris Museum welcomes families to enjoy a fun day of art projects and films that will taste your senses! Disability service providers will also be at the museum sharing valuable information and seeking to expand services offered to individuals with special needs.
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: Free

New Milford, NJ

New Milford Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show Poster, Photo via Facebook @HHvendor

13. 2017 New Milford Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show
April 2, 2017
This artistic paradise will play host to various crafters, vendors, and so much more! Children will find great handmade pieces from local and nationally known vendors! It is always great to celebrate Spring and supporting local businesses, so please come by and take part in all the festivities!
New Milford Teaneck Elks Lodge
1 Patrolman Ray Woods Lane, New Milford, New Jersey 07646
Cost: Free

14. Family Fun Day at the J
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 10:30AM to 2:00PM
Family Fun Day at the J is a jammed packed day full of fun creative activities and hand-on workshops. There will also be classes such as yoga, cooking/baking, and karate for kids to enjoy. Along with all those great choices of fun, the Jewish Youth Film Festival will be occurring, so do not miss out!
KATZ JCC
1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Cost: Free Admission but classes range from $10-$12

15. Kids2teens Spring Resale & Consignment Event
March 31-April 1, 2017
Kids2teens Spring Resale & Consignment Event is the fastest growing Children’s resale event in South Jersey. They will have everything your kids need from newborn to 16 years old. There will be room decor, games, electronics, and much, much, more! All proceeds go to Salem County Christian Academy, so do your part and help make this fundraiser a great success.
Cranberry Plaza
233 S. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070

Cost: Free

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