What do you get when you cross an amusement park with an arcade with a sit-down restaurant with laser tag with a concert hall with a "cool in the summer and warm in the winter" indoor space? Well, you get iPlay America, of course. I was recently invited to spend a day with my family at this fun amalgam of kid-friendly activities in Freehold, NJ, so read on for all the info - and then head out and youPlay at iPlay!
Okay, let's be honest--we've never been happier to welcome the month of April in our entire lives. So we're delighted to bring you our favorite family-friendly events for our new favorite month! Sure, there's plenty of Easter Egg-y things, but there's also an amazing cherry blossom festival, a teddy bear picnic, and if you're still not ready for the outdoors after the long winter, concerts and live shows. Enjoy the beginning of your springtime, NJ!
“Pink petals passing, scents above so high, Painted porcelain perfection, blossoms caress the sky…” Wow. Reminds you of....Newark? Hey, stop snickering! Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ is home to the largest Cherry Blossom Festival on the East Coast and one of the most famous in the country. With a fun-packed slate of events like the Cherry Blossom 10K Race, Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race, Family Fun Day, and Bloomfest, this is a spring extravaganza that you don't want to miss!
Why should Christmas have all the fun? Forget the Polar Express and hop on the Easter Express! Five NJ railroad museums not only offer you a fun glimpse into the historic past of railroads and trains, but kids of all ages can also catch a train ride and enjoy an on-board visit with the Easter Bunny himself. Some rides even include a trip through the museum or Easter Egg Hunt at the final destination. Of course, photo ops and Easter treats for all. Easter bonnets not required.
Last fall, we asked our readers to take a short survey and share their thoughts about how to improve our Summer Camp Guide. Overwhelmingly, we heard that you wanted a combination of our editorial recommendations, plus the ability to search listings and find recommendations from other parents.
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