NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 3/29-3/30

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Spring activities are in full swing this weekend around the state! Use NJ Mom’s Easter Egg Hunt Guide to enjoy over 75 activities around New Jersey or head to the Camden Children’s Garden for their grand opening for the 2015 season.

camden garden nj{Featured Event} Opening Day Celebration at the Camden’s Children’s Garden 
Saturday March 28th 12:00pm-4:00pm
The Camden Children’s Garden is celebrating it’s opening for the 2015 season!  Enjoy a beautiful spring day of family fun!
Camden Children’s Garden 3 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ
Cost: Pay As You Wish

nj mom easter egg hunt1) Go on an Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th (All Day)
This weekend it seems every town, community organization, farm and more are celebrating the Easter season with Easter Egg Hunts, Parades, Hay Rides and more!  Where will your family choose to be the egg hunt champion this year? Let us know by using hashtag #NJMOM with your pictures on social media!
Cost: FREE to a Small Fee

things to do in new jersey this weekend

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2) 3rd Annual Free Coffee and Donuts Day
Saturday March 28th 7:00am-2:00pm
The Jersey Shore’s original donut shop, Shore Good Donuts, will be hosting it’s 3rd Annual Free Coffee and Donuts Day.  These made to order donuts are shore good!
Shore Good Donuts 1211 Long Beach Blvd. Ship Bottom, NJ
Cost: FREE

3) Spring Eggstravaganza
Saturday March 28th 10:00am-1:00pm
Celebrate Spring with the Middletown Arts Council and Recreation Departments.  Enjoy this wonderful event with crafts, games, a petting zoo, a puppet show and much more!
Middletown Arts Center 36 Church Street Middletown, NJ
Cost: FREE

4) Masks/Movement/Music
Saturday March 28th 10:00
The Cape May Stage is hosting a wonderful Theater exploration experience for children ages 7 to 12 this Saturday.  Students will create their own character, construct a mask and then move to different musical styles to discuss the character’s story.
Cape May Stage at the Robert Shackletown Playhouse Corner of Bank & Lafayette Street Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: FREE

5) Pequest Open House
Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th 10:00am-4:00pm
The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center will open its doors this weekend for their annual open house.  The open house takes place every year the weekend before Trout Season opens.  Learn how trout are raised at this state-of-the-art hatchery, watch fish feeding demonstrations, browse the Sportsman’s Flea Market , take an introduction to archery, and enjoy many of the children’s activities throughout the weekend. The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Cente, Route 46, Warren County, NJ Cost: FREE

things to do in new jersey this weekend

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6) Astro Day
Saturday March 28th 11:00am-4:00pm
The Morris Museum Astronomical Society will be hosting Astro Day this Saturday.  Create a UV Bead keychain, design an alien spacecraft, find out how to locate planets in the night sky, learn how to use your family’s telescope (bring your own) and more!
Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ
Cost: $7/child and $10/adult

things to do in new jersey this weekend

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7) Kiddie Corral Round Up
Saturday March 28th 11:00am-3:00pm
It’s a kiddie corral roundup at Pony World Adventure!  Your kids will love the pony rides and country dancing all morning long!
Pony World Adventure 400 South Rt 130 Logan Township, NJ
Cost: $10/admission for 1 pony ride, adults & infants are free

8) Lambing Day
Saturday March 28th 11:00am-3:00pm
It’s New Faces Day at the Howell Living History Farm!  Spring means baby animals!  Come meet all of the new adorable friends at the Howell Living Farm. There is over a dozen new arrivals from freshly hatched chicks, twin lambs to baby pigs!  Enjoy a family craft in the visitor’s center and create a “clothespin lamb”.
Howell Living History Farm
Cost: Admission is FREE, $2/per craft

9) The Family Expo
Saturday March 28th  12:00pm-5:00pm
One of the largest family events of the year is this weekend at the Prudential Center!  There will be over 50+ family-friendly businesses to enjoy shopping, family resources, food and entertainment.  The first 200 families will receive a special goody bag from Babies R Us.  Families will enjoy face painting, kids and teen zones, talent showcases, fashion shows, entertainment and more!
Prudential Expo, Newark, NJ
Cost: FREE

10) Fire and Ice Festival
Saturday March 28th 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan will be holding a Fire and Ice Festival this weekend. Meet a live penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium, see dragon’s breath, ice bubbles and enjoy storytelling and shows throughout the afternoon.
Monmouth County Library Headquarters 125 Symmes Drive Manalapan, NJ
Cost: FREE

11) 4H Science-sational Day
Saturday March 28th 10:00am-3:00pm
The Morris County 4H will be celebrating their 7th Annual Science-sational Day.  Mad Science will be showing off their “Frozen Science” show and your family can explore hands-on science workshops such as biology, chemistry, engineering, physics and more!  Perfect for ages 5 and up!
County College of Morris 214 Center Grove Rd. Randolph, NJ
Cost: $20/child and $15/siblings

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12) Easter Express
Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th 12:00pm-4:30pm
All Aboard the Easter Express at Allaire Village! Trains leave every half hour for a fun train ride with the Easter Bunny!
Allaire Village State Park 4265 Atlantic Ave. Wall, NJ
Cost: $5/ticket

13) Egg Dying in the Park
Sunday March 29th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Enjoy an afternoon in the park dying Easter Eggs.  Each participant will bring home six eggs.
Thompson Park 805 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ
Cost: $7/child

things to do in new jersey this weekend

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14) Cinderella
Sunday March 29th 2:00pm
The NJ Ballet presents Cinderella at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.  This is one of New Jersey’s most popular children’s productions.  This two-act performance will have your children mesmerized watching the movement and hearing the sounds of this well-known fairy tale.
Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South Street Morristown, NJ
Cost: $15-25/ticket

15) Popcorn Park Zoo
Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th 11:00am-5:00pm
The Popcorn Park is a wonderful way to teach children how to love all animals.  The zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals and birds.
Popcorn Park Zoo 1 Humane Way Forked River, NJ
Cost: $5/adult, Seniors and Children under 12/$4, Children under 3/FREE

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things to do in new jersey this weekend16) Cork & Pork Festival
Saturday March 28th 12:00pm-4:00pm
Head to Renault Winery for the Cork & Pork Festival.  Over 12 New Jersey wineries will be on hand serving over 100 wines to enjoy, plus an array of Pork inspired dishes to try.  Make it a weekend and stay over at the Tuscany House Hotel.
Renault Winery 72 North Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ
Cost: $15/ticket

nj summer camps17) Plan your child’s summer! Summer Camps throughout New Jersey are starting to have open houses and have registration for the summer. NJ Mom has 20 Summer Camps in New Jersey You Need to Know About to make your planning a little bit easier.

things to do in new jersey this weekend18) Get outside! Find more than 275 Parks and Playgrounds to get the sillies out.

things to do in new jersey this weekend19) After a long week of school, work, sports, after-school activities, mommy and me class and more, who feels like cooking? Take the night off and find somewhere local where Kids Eat Free!

things to do in new jersey this weekend20) Take time for you!  NJ Moms just like you voted on the 50 Best Spas in New Jersey.  Take the morning off and relax and recharge.

In search of more things to do this weekend in New Jersey? Visit NJ Mom’s event calender for more events happening around the state. Remember to use hashtag #NJMom this weekend for your chance to be featured.

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