Fun Things to do in New Jersey This Weekend with Kids, Toddlers, and Teens

Posted on: February 18th, 2021 by

We’ve been sharing the best things to do in New Jersey this weekend since our beginning in 2010. If you’re looking for things to do with kids this weekend in New Jersey this list is for you! We update the listing every week with fun, cheap, and free things to do in NJ this weekend with your kids, toddlers, and teens.

With 2018, we began helping you find things to do in New Jersey this weekend BETTER by sorting our Weekend Events in New Jersey by region. Read below to find things to do in North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey this weekend.

In 2019, we updated it again to let you know the best free things to do in NJ this weekend in addition to all the other wonderful weekend events in New Jersey for families.

Now, here we are in 2021. Yes, there may be a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean there’s still not safe weekend activities for toddlers, kids, and teens in New Jersey. There are! With this year’s update not only are we sorting NJ weekend activities by age and region we are also sharing our favorite regular fun weekend activities so you’ll find there’s always something to do on weekends in New Jersey.

Fun Things to do in NJ this Weekend with Kids, Toddlers, & Teens

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Some of our favorite weekend activities in New Jersey for families

If you are looking for a little weekend adventure or day trip across New Jersey to take your kids on, take a look at these ideas. They may involve a little bit of a drive but they are totally worth it.

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Chase after waterfalls this weekend.
  • Discover a New Jersey State Park or forest that’s new to you.
  • Get building with Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop. The kids workshops are back, but happen a little differently. Kids register in advance, but then pick up the kits to take home. Learn more here and get the date for the next event. They happen once a month.
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This Weekend’s Best Events

Events for the weekend of July 31-August 1, 2021.

For less than $10 per person, you can check out the Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend.

Things to do This Weekend in New Jersey with Kids, Toddlers, & Teens – North Jersey

For the purposes of this guide to things to do in New Jersey this weekend North Jersey includes the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren County.

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  • Story Time at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum – Every Sunday until October 31, 2021
  • Drive In Movies in Hillsdale at Demarest Farm – Weekends till the end of August
  • Go on a Family Photo Scavenger Hunt at Haggerty Education Center (Daily through the end of July)
  • Explore these state parks in North Jersey
    • Abram S. Hewitt State Forest is in West Milford, Passaic County
    • Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Hackettstown, Warren County
    • Bull’s Island Recreational Area in Hunterdon County
    • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park spans multiple western counties
    • Farny State Park is in Rockaway, Morris County
    • Hacklebarney State Park is in Long Valley and Chester, Morris County
    • High Point State Park is in Montague, Sussex County.
    • Hopatcong State Park is in Landing, Morris County
    • Jenny Jump State Forest is in Hope, Warren County
    • Kittatinny Valley State Park is in Andover, Sussex County
    • Liberty State Park
    • Long Pond Ironworks State Park is in West Milford, Passaic County is in Jersey City, Hudson County
    • Norvin Green State Forest is in Bloomingdale, Passaic County
    • Ramapo Mountain State Forest is in Ringwood, Bergen and Passaic Counties
    • Ringwood State Park is in Ringwood, Passaic County
    • Skylands
    • Shepherd Lake Recreation Area
    • Six Mile Run Reservoir Site
    • Spruce Run Recreation Area
    • Stephen’s State Park is in Hackettstown, Morris County
    • Stokes State Forest is in Branchville, Sussex County
    • Swartswood State Park is in Stillwater Township, Sussex County
    • Wawayanda State Park is in Vernon and West Milford, Sussex and Passaic Counties
    • Worthington State Forest is in Columbia, Warren County

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Things to do This Weekend in Central New Jersey with Kids, Toddlers, & Teens

For the purposes of this guide to things to do in New Jersey this weekend Central Jersey includes the counties of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Somerset County.

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Things to do This Weekend in Southern New Jersey with Kids, Toddlers, & Teens

For the purposes of this guide to things to do in New Jersey this weekend South Jersey includes the counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and Ocean County.

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  • Canoe and Kayak Rentals in Bridgeton – Daily until September 6, 2021.
  • Plan an animal safari at the Cape May County Zoo or Cohanzick Zoo. Learn more about both in our guide to New Jersey zoos.
  • Go back in time with the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey where admission is always free. Read our African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey museum review in this article, Eye Opening Exhibits at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. Current hours are Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm.
  • Explore these state parks in South Jersey
    • Parvin State Park is in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County
    • Cape May Point State Park is in Cape May, Cape May County
    • Corson’s Inlet State Park is in Ocean City, Cape May County
    • Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in Long Beach Island, Ocean County
    • Bass River State Forest is in Tuckerton, Ocean and Burlington Counties.
    • Belleplain State Forest is in Woodbine, Cape May and Cumberland Counties.
    • Brendan T. Byrne State Forest is in New Lisbon, Burlington County
    • Double Trouble State Park is in Lacey and Berkeley Township, Ocean County
    • Fort Mott State Park is in Pennsville, Salem County
    • Island Beach State Park is in Berkeley, Ocean County
    • Penn State Forest is in Jenkin’s Neck, Burlington County
    • Rancocas State Park is in Hainesport, Burlington County
    • Wharton State Forest is in Hammonton, Atlantic, Burlington and Camden Counties.
      • Wharton State Forest – Atsion Recreation Area
      • Wharton State Forest – Historic Batsto Village

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There are always new fun things to do in NJ almost every weekend so be sure to bookmark or pin this page to come back as it is updated weekly!

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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