42 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Easter Weekend March 29-31

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Hop to it—it’s the last weekend of March and Easter Sunday, and we’re having a blast with a bunch of things to do with the fam. Get your baskets ready for one of the Easter Egg Hunts in Wyckoff, Vernon, Medford, and Cape May, visit with chickens laying their eggs and help a farmer during the Henhouse Visits at Howell Living History Farm, or take in the gorgeous flowers at Dalton Farms Tulip Festival in Swedesboro. And with spring here, make sure you don’t miss all the fun festivals happening this season. (featured photo: istock/rocks3 )

(Note: It’s always best to check ahead for in-person events.)

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Easter Sale
March 29-31
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach is one of the premier family destinations on the Jersey Shore. Attractions include an amusement park with over 29 rides, beaches, a state-of-the-art two-story Aquarium, four arcades, two mini golf courses, multiple dining experiences, and so much more. Every spring, they offer their annual Easter Sale, famous for being their best deal of the year. Highlighting the sale is a buy-one-get-one deal on $50 Ride Cards—for every $50 ride card that you purchase, you’ll receive one free. That is double the amount of credits for one low price. There are also excellent deals on reduced admissions, packages, souvenirs, and much more. The Easter Sale is from Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31, both online and onsite at the boardwalk. Now is the time to save big and stock up on everything you need for that perfect day at the Jersey Shore with Jenkinson’s Boardwalks Easter Sale!
300 Ocean Avenue N, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Easter Egg-stravaganza
March 29
Hop down the bunny trail and have fun at this year’s Easter Egg-stravanganza. The Great Egg Drop will also happen at the Toy Market, and the Easter Bunny will be available for photos.
Cost: Free
Downtown Hammonton, NJ 08037

Easter Bunny Photos at The Mall at Short Hills
March 29-30
Get your kids dressed in their Easter best, and stop by for a keepsake photo with the Bunny at The Mall at Short Hills. He’ll be holding court in a beautiful spring garden with an interactive selfie wall. All children will receive a complimentary sweet treat.
Cost: Prices Vary. Reservations are recommended.
1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

The Easter Bunny Visit at Oak Hill Farms
March 29-30
Come in your Easter best and take a photo with the Easter Bunny at Oak Hill Farms. There will be a full-service coffee bar for adults and lots of baked goods for the kids.
Cost: prices vary, pre-registration required for each event
177 Stillwell Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Easter Bunny Photos at Westfield Garden State Plaza
March 29-30 
Register your family and friends to take a photo with the Easter Bunny at Westfield Garden Plaza. He’ll be greeting kids until the day before Easter. 
Cost: Prices Vary
Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

Easter Bunny Photos at Riverside Center
March 29-30
The Easter Bunny is here for photos at Riverside Center. The Bunny will be located on Level 2 near AMC Theatres and Banana Republic. Reservations are recommended.
Cost: Prices Vary
One Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Black River & Western Railroad – Easter Bunny Express
March 29-30
Hop over to the annual Easter Bunny Express, where the whole family can take a train ride that stops in Ringoes, snap photos with Peter Cottontail, and then go on an egg hunt (don’t forget to bring a basket). 
Cost: $19.99 and up
Flemington Station, 80 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Photo with the Easter Bunny at American Dream
March 29-30
Visit the Bunny in the Garden for an Easter photo experience. Get a basket full of virtual goodies and activities when you register online for a reservation. 
The Garden, Level 1, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Abma’s Farm Easter Events
March 29-30
Abma’s has so many events going on for Easter. Take a photo with the Easter Bunny on March 29 and 30. The Barnyard Petting Zoo is open all year round.
Cost: Prices vary per event
700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Photos with the Bunny at Freehold Raceway Mall
March 29-30
The Bunny will be available for photos in the Lower Level, Zara Court. For the fastest and easiest way to see the Bunny, pre-register. 
3710 US Route 9, Freehold, NJ 07728

Easter Bunny Photos at Quaker Bridge Mall
March 29-30 
Take photos with the Easter Bunny at Quaker Bridge Mall. Make sure to reserve your visit. You can also take pet photos with the Bunny or visit the Caring Bunny.
Cost: Prices Vary
150 Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Easter Bunny Events at MarketFair
March 29-30
Take photos with the Bunny before the big day, when he will arrive with lots of candy for the little ones’ baskets.
Cost: Prices vary
3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540

Easter Bunny @ The Commons
March 29-30
Step into a colorful spring flower field at Bridgewater Commons to see the Easter Bunny. Full-size digital images can be delivered directly to your phone, and pictures can be printed.
400 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Photos with the Bunny at Moorestown Mall
March 29-30
Snap photos with the Easter Bunny in HomeSense Court at Moorestown Mall. Digital photo packages are available with the option to purchase prints. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Cost: Prices Vary
400 Route 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Easter Bunny Visit and Egg Hunt at Hacklebarney Farm
March 29-30
You can take photos or use the professional photographer on site to take pictures with the Bunny. Dogs are welcome for photos, and don’t miss the Easter egg hunt and Easter crafts.
Cost: Prices vary
104 State Park Road, Chester Twp., NJ 07930

Ort Farms Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 29-30
Stop by Ort for their annual egg hunt, which includes a donut and a bag of food for the farm animals. The hunt consists of finding eight eggs; kids can bring them to the snack shack to redeem for their goody bag prize. The Easter Bunny will also visit the farm during the Egg Hunt for meet and greets and photo ops. 
Cost: $12.95
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

EGGstravaganza at Heaven Hill Farm
March 29-30
See Hooper the Bunny, participate in the Easter Egg scavenger hunt, jump on a hayride, visit the Hippity Hop Village, and see farm animals. Carnival rides, a bakery, and spring blooms are available for an additional fee. Look out for their Easter Bonnet Contest, too.
Cost: Prices vary
451 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462 

Photos with the Bunny at Cherry Hill Mall
March 29-30
Capture special family memories with a visit to the Easter Bunny at Cherry Hill Mall. Digital photo packages are available with the option to purchase prints. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Cost: Prices Vary
2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Johnson’s Corner Farm Egg Hunt Hayrides
March 29-30
Stop by this farm for a festive hayride and hunt. After your search, visit Peter Rabbit and create some sweet treats by decorating rabbit and egg-shaped cookies. 
Ticket prices are $6-12
Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055

Rolling Railway Easter EGGspress at DiDonato’s Family Fun Center
March 29-30 
Hop on an Easter-themed train ride through Spring Village and take in the sights. This event includes a meet and greet photo op with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, a giant slide, an Inflatable 40′ obstacle course, a free snack, and much more.
Cost: $15.95 plus ticketing fees. 12 months and younger are free
1151 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Photos with the Bunny at Moorestown Mall
March 29-30
Snap photos with the Easter Bunny in HomeSense Court at Moorestown Mall. Digital photo packages are available with the option to purchase prints. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Cost: Prices Vary
400 Route 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Duffield’s Easter Bunny Visit
March 29-30

Take a spring hayride to see the Easter Bunny at the Bunny House. There, littles can visit with the Bunny, you can snap photos for the gram, and each child will receive a special chocolate treat. After, check out the market, where treats will be for sale.
Cost: $7.99 for adults for the hayride, $15.99 for kids including the Easter Bunny visit, hayride, and treats
Duffield’s Farm & Market – 280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

Storybook Land Easter Fun Events
March 29-30
Join Storybook Land for baskets full of fun with an Easter Bunny visit and an egg hunt. The rides will be open, too.
Cost: Admission cost
Storybook Land – 6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322), Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Easter Bunny Photos at Rockaway Townsquare
March 29-31
Start a new family tradition by snapping photos with the Easter Bunny at Rockaway Townsquare. Make sure to reserve your visit. You can also take pet photos, and there are special visit times with their Caring Bunny.
Cost: Prices Vary
301 Mt Hope Ave., Rockaway, NJ 07866-2130

Easter EGGstravaganZOO at Cape May County Park Zoo
March 29-31
For this special event, the zoo is dressed in its Easter finery. You can play Easter Bunny I Spy, participate in an Easter Scavenger Hunt, try the HOPstacle Course, and see the Easter Bunny.
Cost: Free
Cape May County Park/Zoo,
707 Route US 9 North, NJ, Cape May 08210

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Easter Bunny and Spring Events
March 29-31
Spring is near, and Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach are having a variety of events, including a Petting Zoo on March 30, photos with the Easter Bunny on March 31, the Spring Magic Show with Steve Woyce on March 30, and a Princess Sing-A-Long on March 31.
Cost: Prices vary
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Henhouse Visits
March 30 at 10 AM

 step inside a working henhouse where the chickens are busy laying their eggs. You can help a farmer make their feed before reaching into a nest box and taking out an egg to bring home. Make sure you stop and visit the 50 new baby chicks in the brooder coop.
Cost: Free
Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530

Dalton Farms Tulip Festival
March 30 and 31

Tiptoe through the tulips to live music, food trucks, a wine and beer garden, and even yoga. The Easter Bunny will be roaming the fields for photo ops. And with stems at $2 each, you can bring home a beautiful bouquet to admire.
Tickets: $14 per person ages 3+ (infants two and under are free) online. $20 walk-up gate admission if tickets are still available.
660 Oak Grove Road, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Spring Fling Family Fun Day in Sea Isle City
March 30 at 1 PM
It’s time for some Easter fun and dresses to impress at the Easter Stroll, enjoy music, take photos with the Easter Bunny, participate in a Jelly Bean Guessing Contest, try Easter crafts, and more.
Cost: Free
Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle CityNJ 08243

City of Cape May Easter Egg Hunt
March 30 
The city of Cape May and the Kiwanis Club of Cape May will host a hunt at the Convention Hall Beach. 
Cost: Free
Beach Ave & Gurney Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Wildwood Easter Egg Hunt Events
March 30
Wildwood is the backdrop to three egg hunts on the same day. Hop over to one or all three and try to find the golden eggs at the Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt, and the Step Back Foundation Easter Egg Hunt.
Various locations around Wildwood

Easter Celebration at Allaire Village
March 30 
Celebrate the village’s Easter celebration with 19th-century demonstrations, including woodworking, blacksmithing, and egg-dying. There will also be many Easter activities, like a scavenger hunt, bonnet decorating, and egg games on the green.
Cost: $10 per person
The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall, NJ 07727 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
March 30
Get the whole family in on this egg hunt on the picturesque grounds of Liberty Hall, where eggs containing treats will be hidden around the property. And the word is there will be a surprise visit from a certain bunny for photo ops.
Cost: Tickets are $5-12, and space is limited; a reservation is required
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter Bunny Express
March 30
Ride the rails on the Easter Bunny Express and enjoy some Easter fun. The Easter Bunny will be on board, and the ride is along the scenic Whippanong Trail. Bring your camera for unique shots with the Bunny.
Cost: Prices vary 
Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981

POAC Autism Easter Egg Hunt on the Farm
March 30
Allaire Community Farm will have a petting zoo, an Easter egg hunt, refreshments, and a wagon ride at this festive event.
Cost: POAC members are free, $20 per family for non-members
1923 Baileys Corner Road Wall, NJ 07719

Egg & Veggie Hunt at Coombs Barnyard
March 30
Have some Easter fun with wagon rides, barrel train rides, barnyard animals, an egg and veggie hunt, and, of course, the Easter Bunny. 
Cost: $10 and up
20 Route 77, Elmer, NJ 08318

Diggerland USA Easter Egg Hunt
March 30 and 31
It’s the annual Diggerland USA Easter Egg hunt, where two different age groups will meet at the ROXOR course to find some colorful eggs. Make sure to bring your own bucket or bag.
Cost: Included in admission
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ 08091-9262

Bunny Trail at Terhune Orchards
March 30-31
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the Easter holiday at Terhune Orchards with the Bunny Trail. This non-competitive event is perfect for children ages 2-10. It sends them on a self-guided treasure hunt through the farm. Take in all the sights and sounds of the farm as it wakes up for spring.
Cost: $10
Terhune Orchards,
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

The Great Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny 
March 30-31

Join The Great Egg Hunt on March 30 from 6th to 14th Street along the Ocean City Boardwalk. Stop by participating stores until supplies last. Then, on Easter Sunday, come dressed in your Easter best to meet the Easter Bunny for a photo in an Ocean City Lifeguard Boat from 12 PM to 2:00 PM in front of the Music Pier.
Cost: Free
Downtown Ocean City – 6th to 14th Street along the boardwalk,
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Historic Smithville Easter Parade and Strolls
March 30-31
Put on your Easter best for this parade, and get ready for a stroll through Village Greene on March 31. Easter Strolls will also take place on March 30 and 31.
Cost: Free
1 N New York Road, Absecon, NJ 08205

Easter Bunny Train Ride and Easter Egg Hunt
March 30-31 at various time slots
Littles will love riding the Easter Bunny train along the Delaware River. At the end of the ride, hunt for eggs and pose for a photo op and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 
Cost: $20 for adults,$14 for kids, and $4 for a Lap Sitter

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions – 38 Market St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Jenkinson’s Easter Activities
March 30-31
Hop on down to the boardwalk for photos with the Bunny on March 30-31, and see the Easter parade on the boardwalk on March 31. 
Cost: Free
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Easter Bunny Brunch at Renault
March 31
Enjoy an elegant and traditional Easter Bunny Brunch at the Champagne or Vineyard Ballroom at Renault. You can see the Bunny and participate in the egg hunt, too.
Cost: $19.99 and up
72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

ONGOING EVENTS

SatARTdays: Free Kids’ Art Classes
March 16-April 20 at 12 PM
Bring the kids to get free art lessons. This series of six free children’s art classes will occur every Saturday in the spring with a professional artist at the Noyes Arts Garage. These classes will begin on March 16 and run until April 20.
2200 Fairmount Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Springtime and Easter Festival at Alstede Farms
March 23 – April 7 (closed Easter Sunday, March 31)

Bring the kids to see the featured guest, the Easter Bunny, while seeing baby farm animals, taking wagon rides, and climbing the giant hay pyramid. You can also sign up for the Easter Bunny Breakfast and Bunny Trail Brunch, which are available on the last two weekends of March. 
Cost: Tickets are $19.99-$34.99
Alstede Farms,1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

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