47 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend


Hop to it this weekend with lots of family-friendly events filled with bunny fun. Take a hayride with Peter Rabbit and your basket at Johnson’s Corner Farm Egg Hunt Hayrides in Medford, travel on a Seashore Lines special train for spring fun on The Easter Bunny Express at Cape May Seashore Lines in Richland, or join in on a parade of fun including dancing and crafts at Easter in Memorial Park in Ridgewood. And if you’re looking for even more events, check out our Spring Things To Do In NJ Bucket List. (Featured Photo Credit: Johnson’s Corner Farm)

(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. 


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Lil’ Kickers at SOFIVE Meadowlands
April 15 – 21 (Morning and afternoon classes available)
Got a budding soccer player? Here’s your chance to sign them up for a FREE class during the upcoming community Open House Week at SOFIVE Meadowlands.
Kids 18 months – 5 years will have a blast experiencing Lil’ Kickers firsthand when they take part in a free sample class. Families will also learn more about Lil’ Kickers and why it’s so much more than just soccer. RSVP to attend. 
2 Palmer Terrace, Carlstadt, NJ 07072


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Five Star Swim School: Play and Swim Moms Group
April (on Thursdays) and May 4 and 11 at 9:30 AM 
Join the Play & Swim Moms Group at Five Star Swim School, where you can meet moms and make friends while kids play and have fun. Get to know the facility and splash around in the indoor saltwater pool, heated to 90 degrees, with a lifeguard on duty. Five Star Swim School is the place for quality swim lessons offering a student-to-instructor ratio of 3:1 in each class with passionate, highly trained, certified staff with years of experience in aquatic instruction. 
Cost: $15 per Child. Parents and Caregivers are FREE. 
Five Star Swim School – Eatontown, 1 Corbett Way, Eatontown, NJ, United States, New Jersey

Menlo Park Mall – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 8 at 8 AM
Bring your kids to a jungle breakfast event with the Easter Bunny at Rain Forest Cafe. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, participate in activities, enter raffles, and win prizes. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny, go home with goodie bags, and receive an exclusive retail discount.
Cost: 0 – $25.95
Rainforest Cafe, Menlo Park Mall, NJ 520 Menlo Park Drive Edison, NJ 08837

2023 Step Back Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 at 9 AM
Join Step Back Foundation’s third annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 10 and under (age brackets go at different times). After the egg hunt, Keenan’s Irish Pub will host Kiddie Karaoke from 12 PM-3 PM for more wholesome fun.  
Cost: Donation
Albert I. Allen Memorial Park, 2200 Delaware Ave North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
April 8 at 10 AM
Get the whole family in on this egg hunt on the picturesque grounds of Liberty Hall. And the word is there will be a surprise visit from a certain bunny for photo ops.
Cost: Tickets are $5-10, and space is limited; a reservation is required
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Bunny Chase at Terhune Orchards
April 8 and 9 at 10 AM
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the Easter holiday at Terhune Orchards with the Bunny Chase. This non-competitive event is perfect for children ages 2-10, sending 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

Bunny Trail Spring Festival
April 8 at 10 AM
Celebrate the arrival of Spring this Easter weekend with a trip to The Bunny Trail at Terhune Orchard’s annual Spring Festival. The Bunny Trail is a non-competitive event perfect for children 2-10. In a self-guided treasure hunt, your kids will follow hand-drawn clues around the farm. Children can do bunny-themed craft activities at the end of the search and meet Terhune’s real bunny rabbit, Ginger.
Cost: $10
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Johnson’s Corner Farm Egg Hunt Hayrides
April 8 at 10 AM 
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. And make sure you visit the barnyard animals after—admission is half-price with egg hunt tickets.
Ticket prices are $6-12
Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055

Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 at 10 AM
Hunt for Easter eggs at Brookhollow’s Barnyard. Your child’s ticket includes admission, a brand-new feeding bucket, 10 easter eggs, and carrots to feed the animals. Make sure to stop by the photo area for pictures with the baby animals. 
Cost: $6.50 for adults. $12 for children ages 2 and older
301 Rockaway Valley Rd, Boonton Township, NJ 07005

Easter Bunny Breakfast
April 8 at 10 AM and 12 PM
Enjoy a yummy buffet, live DJ, dancing, games, crafts, and Easter Bunny photos at this lively breakfast. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the South River Elementary School PTA. Eventgoers who bring a donation to the South River Food Bank will be entered into a drawing for a door prize.
Cost: $18-$32
Venue by Supreme, 39 Main Street South River, NJ 08882

Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 at 9:30 AM
Readington Hop Farm hosts its second annual Egg Hunt. The eggs will be in the rows of hops, and children will be divided into age groups for the hunt. A few golden eggs will be hidden in the rows with a fun surprise for parents. Enjoy the Readington Goat Race, pictures with the Easter Bunny, live music, and more.
Cost: Free
937 US-202 937 U.S. 202 Readington Township, NJ 08853

Henhouse Visits
April 8 at 10 AM
Step into a henhouse where the farm’s Barred Rock chickens are busy laying eggs and pitch in to help a farmer make their feed. You can even reach into a nest box and bring an egg home. Learn egg candling and grading and visit the farm’s 50 new baby chicks in the coop. A craft will be available for a small fee.
70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530

Heaven Hill Farm: Eggstravaganza 2023 
April 8 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

Black River & Western Railroad – Easter Bunny Express
April 8 at 10 AM 
Hop on over to the annual Easter Bunny Express, where the whole fam 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: $18.99 and up
Flemington Station, 80 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Spring Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
April 8 at 10 AM
Join a fun Spring Extravaganza at The Learning Experience – River Vale. Your kids will participate in an egg hunt, meet Bubbles the Elephant, and have a fun time with their friends. This event will also feature face painting and balloon animals to enjoy. 
Cost: Free. Suggested donation of $20 per child. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Learning Experience – River Vale, 688 Westwood Avenue River Vale, NJ 07675

Egg Hunts on the Farm
April 8 at 10:30 AM
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

The Easter Bunny Express at Cape May Seashore Lines
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.  
Cost: $19.95 and up. Infants are free.
The Richland Village Train Station, 1272 Harding Highway, Richland, NJ 08350

Easter in Memorial Park
April 8 at 11 AM
A parade, family fun, and the Easter Bunny—what more could you want? From music and dancing to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone at this Easter celebration. Your furry friends can even get in on the fun.
Cost: Free
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, South Walnut Street,
 Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Easter Celebration at Allaire Village
April 8 from 11 AM 
Celebrate the village’s spring opening with 19th-century demonstrations, including woodworking, blacksmithing, hearth cooking, and Easter egg dying. There will also be many Easter activities like a scavenger hunt, bonnet decorating, an egg roll competition, and more.
Cost: $8-$10 per person
The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall, NJ 07727 

Annual Bellmawr Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 at 11 AM
This free event will be so much fun for the entire family. Bring your baskets, and be ready to hunt for as many eggs as you can find.
Cost: Free
Bellmawr Rec Center – 
125 S. Bell Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Easter Sale
April 8 at 11 AM
Summer is coming, and if you’re planning to hit Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach, take advantage of this fantastic Easter sale for tickets as low as $8 per ticket (the lowest you’ll ever see for prices on tickets). Grab tickets before the weather heats up to enjoy the fun all summer long.
Cost: Prices vary
Breakwater Beach Admission Windows at the entrance and Casino Pier Booths, 
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Fuzzamadoo Puppet Show + Easter Sing-Along and Easter Bunny Photos
April 8 at 11 AM and 3 PM
Enjoy puppets, jokes, a circus, magic, music, and a special Easter treat at this fun variety show. This event includes photos with the Easter Bunny after the show. Bring your camera to take your own family photos.
Cost: $18. Lap children 2 and under are free
18 Boonton Avenue, Butler, NJ 07405

Storybook Land Easter Fun Events
April 8 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

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall
April 8 at 12 PM
Explore the grounds of historic Liberty Hall, searching for plastic eggs filled with holiday treats. Look out for a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required.
Cost: $5 – $10
1003 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083

2023 Egg Hunt
April 8 at 12 PM
Join the Bunny in a fun egg hunt at Pleasure Park. Make sure to bring a bag or basket to carry your eggs in. 
Your family will also enjoy snacks and a craft, and the egg hunt will be divided by age groups at different start times. Pre-registration is required, and the event is limited to the first 300 children. The registration window closes on April 7.
Cost: $2 per child for ages 12 and under
Forman Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Strolling Spring Bunny
April 8 at 12 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.
Cost: Free
Palmer Square, 
40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Easter Eggstravaganza 2023
April 8 at 12 PM 
This fun day at the farm includes a petting zoo, an Easter egg hunt, unlimited hayrides, unlimited barrel rides, and games. The Easter Bunny will also be hopping by, so be sure to snap a few photos with him. 
Cost: Admission is $10 per person (2 and older)
G&G Stables, 49 Driftway Rd, Howell Township, NJ 07731

Easter Bunny Brunch at Alstede Farms
April 8 at 12:30 PM

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. There are three time slots available for all dates: 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM, & 12:30 PM.
Alstede Farms,1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Egg and Veggie Hunt 2023
April 8 at 1 PM
Get on a hayride and visit barnyard animals, join an Egg and Veggie Hunt, and visit with the Easter Bunny. Barrel train rides and egg decorating stations will also be available. 
Cost: $20 for children. $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door
20 NJ-77, Elmer, NJ 08318

Didonoato’s Rolling Railway Easter EGGspress
April 8 at 1 PM
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; babies under 1 are free.
1151 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, New Jersey 08037

Panda PopUp Egg-Stravaganza
April 8 at 1 PM
Show your love for all things Easter in New Jersey at a pop-up event that supports small businesses. You will enjoy an egg hunt, Easter baskets, food, music, and much more.
Cost: Free
Branch Brook Park, Lake Street, Newark, NJ 07104

Spring Fling Family Fun Day in Sea Isle City
April 8 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.
Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle CityNJ 08243

Springtime Magic Show
April 8 at 3 PM
Enjoy a free Springtime magic show on the Pier Stage. This free event is for the whole family to enjoy this Easter weekend. The show will feature the magic of Steve Woyce.
Cost: Free
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

THE HUNT- Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 at 8 PM
Bring your own basket and flashlight as you search for prize-filled eggs under the moonlight this Easter in New Jersey.
Cost: $5
Brevent Avenue, Middletown Township, NJ 07737

Wildwood Easter Egg Hunt Events
April 8, times vary
Wildwood is the backdrop to three egg hunts, all on the same day. Hop on over to one or all three and try to find the golden eggs at Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt on 20th Street at noon, Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt on Lincoln Avenue at noon, and the Step Back Foundation Easter Egg Hunt at 9 AM at 2200 Delaware Avenue, North Wildwood.
Various locations around Wildwood

Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter Bunny Express
April 8, times vary
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

Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford
April 8 – 9
Watch the 19th-century historic Gristmill in action. Each free demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes.
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, NJ 08501

Historic Smithville Easter Parade
April 9  
Put on your Easter best for this parade, and get ready for a stroll through Village Greene. This parade begins at the Smithville Inn. Awards will be given for the best outfits.
1 N New York Road, Absecon, NJ 08205

Easter Brunch at Renault Winery
April 9 (various times)
Enjoy an elegant and traditional Easter Brunch at Renault Winery Resort. Look out for the Easter Bunny in attendance. This event will also feature an Easter egg hunt in the Champagne Courtyard for all children attending.
Cost: 0-$60. Children 1-year-old and under are free.
Renault Winery Resort, 72 N Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Easter Fashion Stroll
April 9 at 1 PM
Head down to Ocean City in your Easter’s best for a Fashion Stroll and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1 PM, and prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed children, teens, adults, and families.
Downtown Ocean City – 6th to 14th Street along the boardwalk, 
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Easter Bunny Photos
April 9 at 1 PM
Put on your Easter Best and stop by the Arcade for free photos with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will be located by the middle doors in the arcade on the benches.
Cost: Free
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Easter Sunday Family Skate
April 9 at 2 PM
Spend this Easter Sunday enjoying a day of family fun at Branch Brook Park Skating Center. Your ticket includes admission, skate rental, a glow stick, face painting, free giveaways, and more.
Cost: $27
Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center, 7th Avenue Newark, NJ 07104

Ongoing Events

Super-Sized Sand Sculptures at Adventure Aquarium
Now – April 16
Bring your kids to discover colossal and imaginative 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

SatARTdays: Free Kids’ Art Classes
Now – 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

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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