I'll admit that I shed a tear (or two) when my family moved from Florida two summers ago, leaving behind beautiful beaches and sun soaked playgrounds. Would there be any sort of outdoor space in New Jersey that would take the place of our beloved hangouts in the sunshine state? After getting some recs from local NJ families, my hubby, myself and our 2 year old daughter packed a picnic lunch and headed to Liberty State Park on the Jersey City waterfront for a day of lazy summer fun. And it didn't disappoint! With a meandering boardwalk (complete with stunning Statue of Liberty views), an enormous playground and a historic railroad terminal, we couldn't wait to explore and make new memories. In fact, it's so good, Liberty State Park makes our list of 100 Things to Do with Kids in NJ Before They Grow Up! Read on for all the highlights of this wonderful park.
You may still be 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 our post on spring activities for NJ kids and families.
It's Easter Weekend, it's early, and it's cold enough to snow on the Parade, but there are a plethora of outdoor and indoor events for New Jersey families to enjoy, nonetheless. Egg Hunts abound, StarKid and Children of the Moon are beckoning from the Newark Museum, and there's even an "antidote to sugar" event, so get out and have fun! Read on for our top picks and remember, you can always find a listing of all NJ activities in our Event Calendar.
Punxsutawney Phil may have predicated an early spring, but Mother Nature had other ideas. We’ve all been cooped up for weeks now, and spring break is right ahead. Yes, it' a short one (thanks a lot, lousy NJ weather), but if you are looking for an alternate plan for your brood for the few precious non-school days, check out the list of local spring break options.
It's one day until spring--huh?? The east coast has endured some crazy weather in recent weeks, so we wise and hardy NJ moms know there is no guarantee that warm weather will be here anytime soon. Luckily, New Jersey has plenty of fun and exciting indoor play spaces to take the kids. Pack a bag, put on your snow boots, and head out to try out some of these awesome places in Mercer and Somerset counties.
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