8 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week


We’re approaching the end of September already, mamas (can you believe it?), and it’s time for all things autumn and Halloween this week. Head to August for the drive-in Skylands Stadium Jack O’Lantern Experience, spend a spooky day at Six Flags Great Adventures HALLOWFEST in Jackson Township, or hang with the fam at the Ort Farm Fall Fest in Long Valley

featured image via @skylandsstadium

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Ort Farm Fall Fest
September 22-28, 10AM-4PM

Enjoy a hayride, head to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze (specially designed for social distancing this year), take a train ride, or even try a going on a thrilling monster truck. After you’ve had your fill, be sure to check out the farm store to try out Ort Farms delicious fresh apples, apple cider, donuts, pumpkin rolls, local ice cream, homegrown produce, and more. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
$9-$17 per ticket
Ort Farms
25 Bartley Road
Long Valley

Argos Farm Fall Festival
September 24-25, 1PM – 6PM
September 26-27, 10AM – 6PM
With a ton of different fall-themed activities, your kiddos will have a blast getting into the spirit of the season with a 4-acre corn maze, wagon rides, a double hay slide, corn hole, pick-your-own pumpkins, animal visits, plus so much more. After, indulge in yummy fall treats from their Farm Market. Make sure to purchase your tickets online before you go.
$10 per ticket
Argos Farm
1250 Lacey Rd

Forked River

Skyland’s Jack O’Lantern Experience
September 25-27, 10AM – 5PM
Pop the fam in the car for a fun night out getting in the Halloween spirit. Skylands Stadium and the cornfields will have over 5,000 enchanting Jack O’Lanterns, set ablaze with some of the most spectacular visuals you’ll ever see.
$34-$39 per car
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place

September 26, 2PM-10PM
Are you ready for Halloween? Get in the spooky spirit at Six Flags Great Adventure \with fun activities for the little ones like Scarecrow Street, Pumpkin Patch Lane, and family-friendly themed shows. As night sets in, Chills By Night takes over with scare shows, including the creepy ClownTown and haunted Lady of the Lake Cemetery.
$6-20 per ticket
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township

The Rave-Ons Concert at Surflight Theater
September 26, 7:30PM
Get ready to boogie at this concert by The Rave-Ons. Your kids will love hearing all the oldies—music from the 50s and 60s—in this outdoor show space.
$40 per ticket
Surflight Theatre
201 Engleside Avenue
Beach Haven

Donaldson Farms Fall Harvest Opening Weekend
September 26-27, 10AM – 5PM
Spend a fun fall NJ weekend at Donaldson Farms listening to live music as you stroll their 9-acre corn maze, pick pumpkins and apples, munch on treats like apple cider donuts and hot apple cider, plus delicious food off their grill, and take turns at their corn cannon.
$2-$7 per person
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Road


WheatonArts Reopens
September 26-27, 11AM-4PM
Get excited because WheatonArts is starting its first phase of public reopening. Their Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey FolklifeCenter, and Museum stories will be open, along with their Grounds for a pleasant stroll around.
$7 admission
1501 Glasstown Road

New Jersey Fire Museum 5th Annual Open House
September 27, 10AM-3PM
Visit New Jersey’s Fire Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial with your little ones for its 5th annual Open house to showcase the history of firefighting. With plenty of activities for kids, gift bags, vintage fire trucks, and more. Be sure to bring a mask and keep social distancing in mind.
NJ Fire Museum & Fallen Firefighters Memorial
4 Polhemustown road


About Author

Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.