Come mid-February, we’re all ready to add a little fun to our everyday routines. NJ has some great events, whether you’re up for learning, exercise or entertainment. Check out the new Curious George exhibit at Liberty Science Center, a puppet performance of The Tortoise and The Hare or get your dose of American history by celebrating George’s birthday at Washington Crossing State Park. Read on for our top picks and find a listing of all NJ activities in our Event Calendar.
A number of Northern NJ school districts are closed for President’s Week from February 18 to 22, 2013. If you're anticipating the cabin fever already, never fear! Just check out some of these great day camps and activities to keep your kids busy and you sane. And if you don't find what you're looking for here, check out our February GO List for activities this month, along with our post on Indoor Fun in NJ stores.
When the weather is cold, snowy and depressing, what's better than a day at the beach--indoors? If you've never been to an indoor water park, you are truly missing out; the warm temperatures, the warm water, the warm lifeguards watching your children's every move--heaven! We are excited to be able to offer two winners a family four-pack of tickets to NJ's premier indoor/outdoor water park, Sahara Sam's Oasis. Read on for details on this incredible family adventure location and how to win!
"The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day."-- Dr. Seuss. Well, you're not making any more of a mess in MY house--my basement looks like a Disney Princess Island of Misfit toys. Even if Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, I'm still not seeing the light at the end of this tunnel. Get out and explore some of the best indoor play spaces in Northwestern NJ--in other words, a place where your kids can make a mess and you don't need to clean it up!
Roses are red, violets are blue. We now have three kids, what are we to do? Right behind New Year’s, Valentine’s Day is the second most celebrated holiday around the world. Originally known for its romantic themes, parenthood gives new meaning to this holiday. If you're looking to go kid-free, we've already told you about great NJ Valentine's Day Drop-Off venues, but what if you want to go all-family on Love Day? Well, then, NJ offers many family-friendly alternatives!
Love is definitely in the air, whether you’re up for a full-on dose of sugar at the Morris Museum Chocolate Festival or the Sweetheart Teddy Bear parade at the NJ Children’s Museum. Looking for some off beat fun? Check out a flick at the Kidz Film Festival or listen to the songs of folksy favorite Swingset Mamas. And if winter’s got you down, head to the Atlantic City Boat show for a dose of summer fun. Read on for our top picks and you can find a listing of all NJ activities in our Event Calendar.
Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned professional, we all need a night off. Especially when it comes to a night dedicated to romance. A date night for V-Day doesn’t have to be a distant memory! Check out one of these fab NJ places offering drop-off services and Valentine’s Day fun on and around the big day for the kiddos and slow down for a much-needed break with your Valentine.
Now that my oldest child is ten (gasp!), I understand that annoying phrase I heard often during those difficult baby/toddler times, "The days are long, but the years are short". Thankfully, filling those short years with quality bonding time will be even easier with our Top 100 not-to-be-missed family activities right here in the Garden State. Yes, we have two fantastic large cities within driving distance, but there's tons of incredible stuff right here in Jersey to make memories that will last forever!
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