For the cuddles they give, the t-ball practice they coach, the homework they help with, the stories they read, the sleepy kiddos they carry to bed, and every other little and big moment in between – the dads in our lives deserve a super special day to show our love and appreciation. Lucky for us, Father’s Day weekend in New Jersey is packed with options to give dad a great family day together. From a rustic brunch with a scenic setting, to a beach day where dad can get his fill of boardwalk rides with the kids for free, here are some fun ways to show him just how much he means.
Enjoy a special Father’s Day weekend with these 10 ideas:
Farm to Table Brunch for Dad at Alstede Farms
June 15 & 16, 10AM & 11:30AM
Bring dad to a rustic, country brunch at Alstede Farms. Take a scenic tractor-drawn wagon ride through acres of beautiful scenery, followed by all-you-can eat farm to table inspired brunch at Harvest Hall. Choose from hearty breakfast favorites like vegetable fritatta and French toast or lunch items like pasta and pulled pork. Reservations are required. For $32, the kids’ day includes brunch plus unlimited activities (pony rides, bounce house, wagon train ride and the corn kingdom) from 10AM to 4PM.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
Cost: $29 adults, $25 seniors, $20 kids, free under 2, $32 kids (brunch + rides)
Father’s Day—Dads Climb Free
June 16, all day!
If you want to show your dad he’s the light of your life, bring him to Absecon Lighthouse for a memorable Father’s Day experience. If dad’s at all adventurous, he’ll enjoy the climb and the reward of the beautiful views from the top. There’s a good chance he’ll get the best family photo if you choose to celebrate the day by the lighthouse, too. Dads climb free all day, June 16th.
Absecon Lighthouse 31 S Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, NJ
Father’s Day at Casino Pier
June 16, 10AM-6PM
Celebrate dad at Casino Pier! Dads ride free on the rides with their paying child (under 16 years old) on the same ride or dads can enter the waterpark free with paid child admission. Dads will receive a free ride wristband at the sales booth.
Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, NJ
Father’s Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery
June 16, 12PM
Let dad take the day off from BBQing and take him to this pig roast on a gorgeous vineyard. Dinner includes succulent pork fresh from the roaster, BBQ ribs hot off the grill, baked beans and more, with a decadent dessert to finish off. Plus dad gets a free wine tasting and a complimentary glass of wine. Please call for reservations.
Four Sisters Winery; 783 County Road, North Bridgeville Rd., Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $35, $20 for ages 4-10, 3 and under are free
Nutley’s Annual Father’s Day Street Fair
June 16, 10AM-5PM
This annual Father’s Day event is held every year in honor of dad. Think action-packed family fun like rides, face painting, petting zoo animals, pony and train rides and more. Dad will love the food selections (mmmm…pulled pork!) and live music.
300 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ
Father’s Day Luau at Bellview Winery
June 16, 12PM-5PM
Break out the Hawaiian shirt and get read for some island vibes for this Father’s Day luau! Bellview Winery is saying Aloha with tropical sangria, steel drum music, great food, and lots of wine tastings. Sip a little while you relax together and watch your littles loving the inflatable bounce houses. Your $5 admission gets you a souvenir wine glass.
Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ
Cost: $5, under 21 free
Earthquake Father’s Day Comedy Show
June 16, 7PM
Comedy sensation Earthquake returns this year to NJPAC with guest stars Cedric the Entertainer, Deon Cole, Chico Bean, and D’Lai for the Earthquake Father’s Day Comedy Show. This stacked cast of actors who have performed on HBO, Bet, Comedy Centrals and shows like Everybody Hates Chris, ABC’s Black-ish, and MTV’s Wild N’ Out is bringing the laughs for this jam-packed show.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
NJ Jeep Invasion
If dad is a car guy, The New Jersey Jeep Invasion is a cool way to spend the day. It’s an annual all Jeep event held on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. The entire event is in the sand, just a couple hundred feet from the iconic 2-mile long Wildwood boardwalk, with over 300 rides and attractions. You can stop by over three days of Jeep activities, and even get an opportunity to play on an exclusive off-road beach obstacle course.
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
Father’s Day Weekend at Wild West City
History buff dads will get a kick out of what Wild West City is offering this Father’s Day Weekend. Travel back in time with their stagecoaches, crowd shows, train and pony rides. This event has been happening for 61 years, so it’s a favorite for many families looking for a little something different for dad. Admission for him is free with paid child admission.
Wild West City 50 Lackawanna Dr Stanhope, NJ
Cost: Kids $18, Adults $22
Dads Dig Free on Father’s Day at Diggerland
June 16, 10AM-6PM
This Father’s Day, bring the whole family to get their hands a little dirty at Diggerland. Ride real equipment and see the excavators and heavy machinery in action at this construction-themed adventure park. Challenge dad and the kids to the ropes course or rock wall and for more adventurous dads, swing through the zip line. There are 3 different dining options right on site for a break from the action. Dad digs free on this day with the purchase of a regular priced child ticket.
West Berlin, NJ
Cost: one child ticket
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