This bitterly cold winter has left many parents looking for ways to entertain their stir-crazy kids. On days when heading to the local park isn't an option, indoor play spaces can be a parents best friend. If your little monkeys are bouncing off of the walls, some of the indoor entertainment options listed below might just give you a few hours to catch your breath. For even more ideas, visit our Indoor Play and Rainy Day Activity Guide.
There may not exactly be flowers blooming and birds chirping just yet, but lo and behold, spring events are starting to pop up on our radar! Get an early start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with festive parades in Seaside Heights and Asbury Park. Or take the kids to learn about the first signs of spring through nature with the Reptiles program at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, a Toddler Hike at Manasquan Reservoir or a Discovery Saturday at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, all about the first flowers of the season. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
I always enjoyed live theatrical performances as a child and am so grateful my parents took the time to take me to various productions—from the circus to community theater. Now, as an adult and a mom, I’m excited to share the power of performance with my daughter—seeing family-friendly shows is a great way for loved ones to bond over the arts. Here’s a list of March 2014 live shows the family can appreciate and enjoy these next few weeks.
We've suffered through a winter of winters and there's an (unsubstantiated) rumor that spring starts this month so... let's GO: March! We carefully investigated and curated a list of family-fun stuff like Matilda's Tea Party, Ringling Bro. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents LEGENDS, the end of maple sugaring season, and so much more. And let's face it, we're all dying for some almost-spring activities, so enjoy our top picks for the month of March in NJ!
Here’s to hoping that old saying “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” still holds true! But before you start daydreaming of blooming flowers and milder temps, why not embrace the last of winter fun that Jersey has to offer? It’s almost time to bid maple sugaring season goodbye so get your fill of the sweet stuff with the Maple Sugar Memories program at the Watershed Reserve or bring the whole family by Great Swamp for their awesome end-of-season Maple Sugar Festival. You can also celebrate Dr. Seuss and his beloved and zany books at Morris Museum’s Dr. Seuss Family Festival or take in an enchanting performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
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