46 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend


With blooms popping up and Easter in the air, spring feels are officially here, and there are lots of fun family activities this weekend to make the most of the season. Have brunch with a furry, special featured guest at the Easter Bunny Brunch at Alstede Farms in Chester, get your baskets ready for a rousing Easter Egg hunt at the Skyline Egg Hunt 2023 in Bloomfield, or take in the splendor of a field of tulips while listening to live music at Dalton Farms Tulip Festival in Swedesboro. Want more holiday fun? Be sure to check out our Easter in NJ guide for more events. (Featured Photo Credit: Dalton Farms)

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


Easter Bunny Train Ride Kid Friendly TTD NJ Mom

The Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

All aboard—take a trip on the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. Bunny on the train. Your ride will wind along the scenic Delaware River, leaving from the Historic District of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, to Carpentersville, home of the historic Lime Kilns—the oldest and largest left in existence in New Jersey, dating to before the Revolutionary War. After taking a picture with Mr. Bunny, grab your baskets and head to the pretty glade in front of the kilns, where kids can hunt and gather candy-filled eggs before returning to the train. 


FREE Swim Lesson at Five Star Swim School Cherry Hill
April 1, 8:30 AM
Got kids aged six months to 2.5 years old? Sign up for a FREE Swim Lesson with your little one and learn more about Five Star Swim School. This half-hour swim lesson doesn’t require previous experience, and one parent per child is required. This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce your child to swimming and the Five Star Swim program. Ready to take the plunge? Call 856.528.5140 or email CherryHIll@FSSwimSchool.com for more information. 
5 Esterbrook Ln, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Spring Open House at Five Star Swim School – Eatontown
April 2 from 3 PM – 5 PM
You are invited to the Spring Open House at Five Star Swim School in Eatontown, NJ. Come tour the location, and experience free trial lessons, free open swim, free snacks, and special offers. Call or DM to reserve a trial lesson spot.
Cost: Free
1 Corbett Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Easter Bunny Brunch at Alstede Farms
April 1 and April 8

Bring the whole family to a yummy brunch with the featured guest, the Easter Bunny, at this casual all-you-can-eat buffet for a truly memorable experience.
Cost: Advanced tickets are required and will be sold per time slot. Three time slots are available for all dates: 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM, & 12:30 PM.
Alstede Farms,1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Dalton Farms Tulip Festival
April 1 at 10 AM

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: Available for pre-purchase. $12 per person ages 3+ (infants two and under are free). $16 walk-up gate admission if tickets are still available.
660 Oak Grove Road, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Skyline Egg Hunt 2023
April 1 at 10 AM
This Easter Egg Hunt will feature games, face painting, bunny pictures, and an egg hunt. Arrive 15 minutes before your time slot to check in and get your baskets ready. 
Cost: Free
24 Mount Vernon Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Easter Bunny Brunch
April 1 at 10 AM
Enjoy delicious bagels, donuts, games, and so much more at this Easter Bunny Brunch, with lots of treats and activities for the whole family.
Cost: Free
Recreation Center, 80 Broadacres Dr., Clementon, NJ 08021

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 1 at 10 AM
Enjoy a full hot breakfast with Easter Bunny and a day loaded with family fun. This event will include breakfast, arts and crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Mimosas will be available for purchase.
Cost:$38.36. Children under 2 are free but are considered a lap child
120 Chubb Ave, 120 Chubb Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Easter EGGstravaganZOO at Cape May County Park Zoo
April 1 from 10 AM
The zoo is dressed in its Easter finery for this special event. Spy Easter eggs on a self-guided egg hunt, check out the educational displays, go on a scavenger hunt, make crafts, and sign up for live animal encounters.
Cost: Free
Cape May County Park/Zoo, 
707 Route US 9 North, NJ, Cape May 08210

Eggtastic Easter Celebration
April 1 at 10 AM
You will find crafts, music, games, and more at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. Perfect for ages 12 and under, bring a basket or bag and be ready to hunt for eggs. The event is located behind Lakeside Middle School.
Cost: Free
2 Sharp Street, Millville, NJ 08332 

Easter Egg Hunt and Paint
April 1 at 10 AM
Bring your own baskets to Heritage Park for a morning filled with fun and art. The egg hunt starts promptly at 10:15 AM. Following the egg hunt, you are invited to stop by egg decorating stations and decorate your own wooden egg to take home. All supplies will be included. Look out for a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Cost: Free. Donations appreciated
699 Blenheim Ave, Absecon, NJ 08201

Annual Kids Easter Egg Hunt
April 1 at 10 AM
This annual Easter egg hunt at Memorial Park includes prizes per age group and free digital Easter bunny photos by Rebel Photography.
Cost: Free
46 Memorial Ave., Gibbstown, NJ 08027

Egg Hunts on the Farm
April 1, 2, 7, and 8 from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM 
Hunt around for eggs, snap photos and visit with the farm ducks, chickens, cows, goats, and mini ponies. Tickets include fun zone admittance, photo ops, a basket, and an egg hunt. New for this year is Bunnyville Town, where the Easter Bunny and friends are waiting to snap photos. 
Tickets are $12 per person, $5 for non-egg hunters
Oasis Family Farm – 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Community Egg Hunt
April 1 at 11 AM
Get ready to hunt for Easter eggs with the whole family at this community event. Make sure to head downtown for a scavenger hunt after the egg hunt.
Cost: Free
63 Halstead St., Clinton, NJ 08809

Egg Hunt
April 1 at 11 AM
Hosted by Morganville UMC, this Egg Hunt event is full of fun family activities. Take part in an Easter Bunny photo op, egg toss, egg catapult, Easter crafts, and more. Please pre-register using the Egg Hunt Registration Form.
Cost: Bring one nonperishable food item per participant
215 Conover Road, Morganville, NJ 07751

Makerspace Saturday
April 1 at 11 AM
Looking for a kid-friendly project or something creative to do? Drop by Makerspace for hands-on activities in a new collaborative workspace for kids ages 5 to 12. Your kids will build with Legos, paint, make jewelry, experiment with engineering and coding robots, and more. Children must be accompanied by guardians at all times. Registration is not required.
Cost: Free
METC Education Annex, 23 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940

The Easter Bunny Express at Cape May Seashore Lines
April 1 – 2 and April 8 at 11 AM
Gather the whole family and board The Easter Bunny Express returning to the rails in South New Jersey. The Easter Bunny will travel on a Seashore Lines special train and visit with all passengers, young and older. Easter Bunny Express trains are approximately 60-minute trips and do not have a mid-trip layover at another Station. 
Cost: $19.95 and up. Infants are free.
The Richland Village Train Station, 1272 Harding Highway, Richland, NJ 08350

Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival: Annual Challenge Bike Race
April 1 at 7 AM
Race through Branch Brook Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge is a competitive New Jersey tradition for the whole family. Or join other eventgoers and cheer on the cyclists during the race. Keep the fun going at The Cherry Blossom 10K taking place the next day, on April 2, at 10 AM at Concert Grove, Southern Division. 
Cost: Free to enter the park and watch. 
Branch Brook Park, Lake St & Park Ave, Newark, NJ 07104

Heaven Hill Farm: Eggstravaganza 2023 
April 1 -2 at 10 AM
Join the Easter Eggstravaganza at Heaven Hill Farm and Garden Center. This fun-filled day includes visiting the Easter Bunny, an egg scavenger hunt, farm animals, hayrides, photo ops, games, and more. The scavenger hunt is open to all children 12 years and younger. For an additional fee, you can experience carnival rides, pony rides, paintball, face painting, and sand art.
Cost: $12/person online pre-purchase. $17/person at the door
Heaven Hill Farm and Garden Center, 451 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462

April 1 and 2 at 12 PM
All aboard for a fun time at the 10th annual model train show hosted by the Garden State Model Railway Club. This event features trains, old and new, passenger and freight, and special appearances by Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Your kids can try running trains on their children’s layout or check out a new railroad under construction.
Cost: $8 for adults. Children 10 and under are free with an adult.
575 High Mountain Road, North Haledon, New Jersey 07508 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza
April 1 at 12 PM
Join the Easter fun and shop at multiple small businesses. This event will include Easter Bunny photos, Easter egg hunts, and more. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 1 PM and another at 2:30 PM. Reserve your ticket for a photo with the Easter Bunny, and VIP tickets include an Easter basket.
Cost: Free Entry. Photos with the Bunny: $3.00. VIP Photos with Easter Bunny tickets: $5.00
American Legion, 424 Carmita Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Easter Pop-Up Shop 
April 1 at 12 PM
Hop over to this Easter pop-up shop for free pictures with the Easter Bunny. This event will feature vendors, egg hunts, and games.
Cost: Free
Pop Up Next Door, 1169 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Bradley Beach Easter Egg Hunt
April 1 at 12 PM
Leave the sand toys at home and bring your baskets for this fun egg hunt on the beach. Kids of all ages love searching through the sand for Easter eggs, and there will be prizes for all age groups. 
Cost: Free
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Union Beach Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
April 1 at 12 PM
Bring your family out to hunt for Easter eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy bouncy houses, and much more. Sign up for a specific time to participate in the egg hunt. You must register to participate. The rain date is April 8.
Cost: Free
Spruce St, Union Beach, NJ 07735

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Michael Debbi Park
April 1 at 12 PM 
Look out for the Easter Bunny to arrive on a firetruck ready to take pictures, and kids will receive a free small ice cream cone from Mr. Softee. Bring your own basket to gather all the candy-filled eggs. The rain date is April 8.
Cost: Free; for ages 2-8 only. 
315 Cedar Ave, Richland, NJ 08350

Easter at Coral Hammer
April 1 at 12 PM
Join a free Easter Egg Hunt at Coral Hammer. You can also book a time with their on-site photographer for an Easter Bunny photo session. The photo sessions include two edited photos by Tara Lynn Photography for a fee of $125.
Cost: The Egg hunt is free. The photo Session is $125
675 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Spring Open House with the Easter Bunny
April 1 at 12 PM
Snap photos with the Easter Bunny at the Spring Open House this year. Adults, kids, leashed dogs, and crated cats are welcome. You can enter to win free door prizes. Bake goods and SCHS merch will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the dogs and cats at your local, no-kill, 100% volunteer Humane Society. 
Cost: Free
214 Game Creek Rd., Penns Grove, NJ 08069

Storybook Land Easter Fun Events
April 1, 2, 7, 8, and 10 at 12 PM
Join Storybook Land for baskets full of fun with an Easter Bunny visit and an egg hunt. Both events are included in the daily admission price.
Cost: Admission cost
Storybook Land – 6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322), Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Easter Bunny Train Ride and Easter Egg Hunt
April 1, 2, 8, and 9 at various time slots
Littles will love riding the Easter Bunny train along the Delaware River. When you reach your destination, there will be an Easter egg hunt ready with 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 – 99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Petting Zoo on the Midway
April 1 at 1 PM
Kick off the start of Spring opening weekends with a free petting zoo on the Midway. Your kids will love feeding the animals, taking photos, and having fun.
Cost: Free
Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach, 800 Ocean Terrace Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Sensory Celebration
April 1 at 1 PM
Explore the Van Vleck gardens using your senses as your guide. This event will include self-paced activity stations throughout the gardens that allow you to focus on using your sense to discover nature through art, movement, literature, and exploration walks. This outdoor family program is an inclusive event that is open to people of all ages and abilities and will be held entirely outdoors. The rain date is April 15th.
Cost: $10 -$15
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, 07042 United

Battleview Orchards Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 1 at 1 PM with a rain date of April 2
Check out this hunt where the bunny has hidden eggs around the orchard for children ages 10 and under to collect. Admission is a non-perishable item that will be donated to a local food bank, or you can donate cash. 
Cost: Donation
Battleview Orchards – 
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Spring into Easter Pop Up
April 1 at 1: 30 PM
Take pictures with the Easter bunny, enjoy crafts for the kids, face painting, an Easter egg hunt at 2:30 PM, and much more. Shop from small business vendors and enjoy free Easter baskets while supplies last with proof of purchase.
Cost: Free
120 Chubb Ave 120 Chubb Avenue 2nd fl lounge Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 2 at 11 AM
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny at Trinity United Methodist Church. Please bring a can of nonperishable items for the food pantry.
Cost: Adults: $20.Children 4 -12: $12. Children 3 and under are free
339 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Kiwanis’ Lunch with the Easter Bunny
April 2 at 12:30 PM
Dress in your Easter best for a fun day with the bunny, including pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert. Kids can take photos with the Easter bunny and participate in games, crafts, and an egg hunt. 
Cost: $30
359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Jenkinson’s Egg Hunt
April 2 at 1 PM
Hop on down to the boardwalk for Jenkinson’s Egg Hunt. Littles will love digging away to find those special eggs. This event is open to children up to 10 years old. There are different locations for each age group.
Cost: Free
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Easter Egg Hunt in Waretown
April 2 at 1 PM
Come out to the lake and enjoy this fun hunt. After your kids are done finding their eggs, take a walk around the lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Children 6 years and younger join at 1 PM. Ages 7 – 12 join at 2 PM.
Cost: Free
Waretown Lake, 
Corliss Park, 182 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ 08758

Autism Awareness Day 2023
April 2 and 1 PM
This event will be a day for partnership in autism awareness, community unity, family fun, resources, giveaways, and much more.  
Cost: Free
Mulberry Commons, 110 Edison Place Newark, NJ 07102

Ongoing Events

Didonoato’s Rolling Railway Easter EGGspress
March 18 – April 8
Hop on an Easter-themed train ride through Spring Village and take in the sights. Kids will love the 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: $14.95 plus $2.00 in fees. 12 months and younger are free.
1151 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, New Jersey 08037

Super-Sized Sand Sculptures at Adventure Aquarium
Now – April 16
Bring your kids to discover super-sized sand sculptures at Adventure Aquarium. Explore the shore indoors as acclaimed sand sculptor Matt Long and his team transform massive mounds of sand into larger-than-life aquatic animals, including a towering penguin, a humongous hammerhead shark, and more. Tickets are limited by entry time on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Cost: Included with Aquarium admission.
Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103

Allentown’s 2nd Annual Daffodil Days
Now – April 2 at 11 AM
Take in the beauty of 5,000 daffodils planted by volunteers all across Allentown. This family-friendly festival features a parade at noon followed by more than 30 activities and boutique shop specials. Enjoy free crafts and fun with the Future Farmers of America & Allentown Garden Club. 
Main St Allentown, NJ 08501

Strolling Spring Bunny
Saturday and Sunday from 12 PM – 2 PM 
While shopping the Square, watch for Palmer Square’s Spring Bunny—he plans to hop all around town. Make sure you catch him and snap some photos for the gram this Easter in New Jersey.
Cost: Free
Palmer Square, 
40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

SatARTdays: Free Kids’ Art Classes
March 25 – April 29 at 12 PM
Sign up for free art lessons—this series of six free children’s art classes will occur every Saturday with a professional artist at the Noyes Arts Garage. These classes will begin on March 25 and run until April 29.
Cost: Free
2200 Fairmount Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter Bunny Express
Now– April 8
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 depending on seats. Children aged one year and under are free.
Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981

Night Forms: Infinite Wave at Grounds For Sculpture
Now-April 2
The whole family will love to see the Grounds of Sculpture reimagined after hours, with a multi-sensory light and sound experience designed to engage with the art and horticulture collection. Spend the evening outdoors exploring the lighting, sound, and video projection mapping, and join the interactive exhibits, which will delight kids and adults. 
Cost: $22 and up
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

Hidden Gems Exhibit
Now – May 8
Journey into a fascinating world of rock structures that underscore the wonder of nature. Enjoy freestanding sculptures inspired by rock structures created with multiple parts of cast, assembled, and carved resin.
Cost: Free
Kean University, 1003 Morris Ave Building 2, Union, NJ 07083

Thomas and Friends Explore the Rails at Liberty Science Center
Now – September 4
Learn, play, and solve problems with Thomas the Tank Engine and his engine friends. Immerse yourself in locations from the TV series where kids can practice essential skills like counting objects, comparing sizes, and learning colors. Older kids can hone their math skills, understand basic engineering concepts, and see how technology works to keep engines running.
Cost: Tickets included with general admissions
Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Venessa is a first-time mom to a baby boy and a writer who loves to document her journey through journaling scrapbooking, and make-shift baby photoshoots. Before writing for NJMOM, she worked passionately as an English language arts teacher for over seven years. At NJMOM, she's searching for the best places to have fun with her family in New Jersey and loves giving other moms the scoop on what's happening in the Garden State. When she’s not writing or reading literary fiction, she enjoys vacationing with her family, jogging, and cooking up new recipes.