After the winter we've had this year, we are all desperately waiting for the weather to warm up (and itching to get out of the house), but you can get the whole family into a spring state-of-mind. What’s a better excuse for a day trip than a spring festival? As usual, NJ doesn’t disappoint. Check out these great April spring festivals for NJ kids and families to enjoy, and check back in next month for May festivals! If you're still looking for spring time fun, take a look at some classic NJ train rides with the Easter Bunny or the best spring museum exhibits for NJ kids.
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!
Make the most of the last weekend in March with a great family-friendly activity, either indoors or out. If you’re looking for a dose of early spring air, check out the Photo Scavenger Hunt at the Haggerty Education Center, take a Bike Right class at Essex County Environmental Center or get up close and personal with amphibians at the Chorus of Frogs walk at Pyramid Mountain. And if the air is still a tad too chilly, we’ve got you covered! Head to Liberty Science Center and let the kids burn off energy at the awesome Bob the Builder exhibit, get tickets to see the fun and zany play If You Give a Moose a Muffin at the Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center or head to Princeton University Art Museum for their latest Art for Families program. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
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.
No matter what you're looking to do, there's something for everyone in Jersey this weekend! If you’ve got a little Dino lover in the house, check out the Dinosaurs Return exhibit at the NJ Children’s Museum or Dinosaur Storytime & Craft at the NJ State Museum. Feel like sitting back and taking in a show? There’s plenty of options for that too! Sing along to The Music Man at NJPAC, laugh along with the family-friendly Junie B. Jones at Papermill Playhouse or for big entertainment, get tickets to see Ringling Bros. LEGENDS at the IZOD Center. And of course, with spring just around the corner, you can get your fill of fresh air at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Discovery Saturday or an End-of-Winter Tree Walk at NJ Botanical Gardens. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
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