Welcome back to fall!
Fall is such a fantastic time for family fun in New Jersey. It’s still warm enough for a free outdoor movie on a Friday night or a beach day after school. Amusement parks stay open and get decked out in their Halloween best. New Jersey farms open up with corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and apple picking. And with an abundance of school holidays there’s no reason to not get away for some family fun at one of these New Jersey events, local day trips, or even a fall-themed family vacation.
We’ve packed lots of ideas into this fall’s edition of our Fantastic Fall Things to Do for NJ Families ~ Fall Day Trips & Destinations. If you’ve been reading Jersey Family Fun for a while, make sure you bookmark this page, this fall guide for family fun will be updated frequently for 2017. It’s organized by topics such as events, activities, day trips, and family vacation ideas. Most of the headings, subheadings, images, and titles, are clickable. Meaning if you click on them they will take you right to the information you are looking for. With the majority of our readers reading our articles on the go from their mobile devices, we do hope this new fall guide format will make it easier for all of you.
The other advantage of this year’s Fantastic Fall Things to Do for NJ Families ~ Fall Day Trips & Destinations is that as we discover more ideas for great family fun in New Jersey, we can add it to this listing, constantly keeping you up to date on things to do with kids in New Jersey and our region.
My thanks to our team that continues to grow. I am constantly amazed at the fun things to do in New Jersey that they find. From New Jersey events to day trips, they are discovering all of New Jersey’s treasures that families will want to enjoy. My thanks also to Sahl’s Father Son Farm. We have had the good fortune to work with them for the past four years. This year they are back and are sponsoring our fall guide as well. We could not be more thrilled. If you would like to advertise in this or future guides, send us an email at [email protected].
No matter what adventures you choose this fall, our wish for you is that you have the best of times with your loved ones while on them.
All the best,
Jennifer Auer, Editor
Fantastic Fall Things to Do for NJ Families
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Unique Events in New Jersey
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Barnegat Pirates Day
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Jersey Family Fun’s 7th Birthday Party ~ Southern New Jersey – – Currently planning 2017’s party
New Jersey Free Fishing Days – Currently updating for 2017
NJKC Dog Show
Riverfest/Fishing Derby – Secaucus
Unique Events in Philadelphia
Unique Events in New York
New Jersey Fairs & Festivals
New Jersey Food Truck Festivals
Holiday Events in New Jersey
Halloween Events in New Jersey – We will soon be updating these articles for Halloween 2017
Halloween Events in New Jersey with FREE or Almost FREE Admission
Celebrate Halloween at Tuckerton Seaport’s Haunted Seaport
iPlay America Spooky Spooktacular Halloween
Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest – Articles about our experience at Fright Fest 2016
Trick or Treat Times in New Jersey Currently updating for 2017
NJEA School Holidays ~ 70+ Free Things to Do with Your Kids During NJEA School Holidays
Sporting Events in New Jersey
Our Entire Calendar of New Jersey Events
Free Food & Meals Days
Where Kids Can Eat Free This Halloween Soon to be updated for 2017
Local Activities for New Jersey Kids
Only have a few hours, but still want some great family fun in New Jersey? We can help! Whether it’s a few hours after school or a weekend these New Jersey activities and day trip ideas will keep your kids busy and having fun.
Geocaching ~ 8 Reasons Geocaching is Better Than Pokemon Go
Fantastic Fall Day Trips for Local Families
New Jersey school calendars are very generous when it comes to giving kids half-days and days off during the fall. Religious holidays, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, NJEA Conference, Election Day and parent teacher conferences are all great opportunities for kids to enjoy one of these local day trips in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. Tip: Travel out of state during the NJEA conference for smaller crowds as only NJ students will be out of school that day.
Great New Jersey Day Trips for Kids
Diggerland USA ~ 8 Reasons to Love Diggerland USA
Diggerland USA ~ Fall is Still a Great Time to Experience Diggerland USA!
Diggerland USA ~ 3 Can’t Miss Activities at Diggerland USA
Funplex Mt. Laurel ~ Spend A Day At The Boardwalk With The Funplex
iPlay America ~ 4 iPlay America Bill’s Garage Activities Kids will love!
New Jersey Bowling Alleys
Sahl’s Father Son Farm ~ Back for Another Great Year of Family Fun Details for 2017 coming soon
New Jersey Skating Rinks
Sahara Sam’s Oasis ~ 5 Sahara Sam’s Indoor Play Areas to Discover with Your Kids
Outdoor Day Trips in New Jersey
Unique Day Trips in New Jersey
Great Philadelphia Day Trips for Kids
Academy of Natural Sciences ~ Dinosaurs Unearthed Returns
Please Touch Museum ~ Our Favorite Parts of the Please Touch Museum
Great New York Day Trips for Kids
Fantastic Ideas for Fall Family Vacations
New Jersey kids have off for different holidays and reasons this fall. Sometimes these holidays fall on Fridays or Mondays. These extended weekends off from school are a perfect opportunity to get away for fall family vacations. Check out our family travel series to get ideas for your next fall family vacation.
Washington DC Family Vacations (coming soon)
Where are you excited to take your kids to this fall?