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What is There to Do in New Jersey with Kids Today?

What is there to do in New Jersey with kids today? When my boys were younger, I asked myself that very often. In 2008, I had 3 boys 4 years old and under and I had made the decision to stay home with them. So I was always looking for something to do with them.

I felt like there had to be so much to do in this big old state of New Jersey if only I could find it. I would search online looking for things to do in New Jersey with kids today and my searches would come up pretty empty.

I learned about most New Jersey activities through word of mouth or by being very observant. We’d visit a store and I’d see that they were hosting a crafting class or make-and-take workshop that weekend. I’d grab the library’s calendar of events every time we would visit. I’d stumble across a printed brochure of events from our local county parks.

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There were always things to do with kids in New Jersey, they just weren’t advertised well. I knew there had to be a better way…there wasn’t, but we created it with Jersey Family Fun. Consider this, our site, your one-stop site for finding things to do in New Jersey with kids today or any day.

In fact, 10+years later when I introduce Jersey Family Fun to grown ups I still say, “You know how when you wake up in the morning and the kids are bouncing off the walls with too much energy and you don’t know what to do with them? Turn to us, we have solutions to that problem. We help NJ families find out about things to do with kids in New Jersey.

Let’s start you with our Calendar of today’s events in New Jersey for kids.

Calendar of Today’s New Jersey events for Kids

About our calendar of today’s activities in New Jersey

This list of things to do in New Jersey with kids today runs in chronological order.

Each event listing has a title. The date and time are above the event title. If there’s a looping arrow at the end of the time, it means the event is repeating. It will happen more than once. You can click on the event title to see the additional dates and times.

Below the event title is a brief look at where the event is being held.

The last line of the summary shows the minimum cost of the event. The majority of the events on today’s calendar are free or less than $5 to attend.

For a thorough description of the event and more details click on the event title and the full event listing will open.

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Sanctuary Tours in Stone Harbor 2022

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary 2nd Ave & 114th Street, Stone Harbor

Here are more fun activities in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. As of May 12, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Sanctuary Tours Take a …

Free
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Burlington County Farmers Market 2022

Burlington County Agricultural Center 500 Centerton Road, Moorestown

Here are more fun activities in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of July 14, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Farmers Market The Burlington …

Free
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Highlands Farmers Market 2022

Huddy Park - Highlands 329 Bay Ave #325, Highlands

Here are more fun activities in Highlands, New Jersey. As of June 16, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Highlands Farmers Market Highlands 28th …

Free

Touch a Truck in Mount Olive 2022

Turkey Brook Park in Mount Olive 30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake

Here are more fun activities in Mount Olive, New Jersey. As of May 26, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Touch A Truck Turn …

Free
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Dog Days of Summer Sculptures in Boonton

Dog Days of Summer in Boonton Main Street, Boonton

Here are more fun activities in Boonton, New Jersey. As of May 23, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Dog Days of Summer & …

Free

Celebrate the Meadowlands in Secaucus at Laurel Hill Park

Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus Laurel Hill Road, Secaucus

Here are more fun activities in Secaucus, New Jersey. As of July 21, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Celebrate the Meadowlands On Saturday, …

Free
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Demonstrations at Howell Living History Farm

Howell Living History Farm 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville

Here are more fun activities in Lambertville, New Jersey. As of August 12, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Howell Living History Farm Demonstrations …

Free

Food Truck and Music Festival in Chester 2022

Municipal Field 134 Main St, Chester

There is a festival happening in Chester, New Jersey. As of June 17, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Chester Food Truck & Music …

Free – $5
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Sunflower Festival in Galloway at Sahl’s Father Son Farm

Sahl's Father Son Farm 420 Pestalozzi Street, Galloway

There is a festival happening in Galloway, New Jersey. As of July 10, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Sunflower Festival Imagine fields of …

$14 – $15
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Scales and Tales Program in Toms River at Cattus Island

Cooper Environmental Center at Cattus Island County Park 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River

Here are more fun activities in Toms River, New Jersey. As of June 10, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Scales and Tales Join …

Free
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Free Tours of Kuser Mansion in Hamilton Township

Kuser Farm Mansion 390 Newkirk Ave, Hamilton

Here are more fun activities in Hamilton, New Jersey. As of March 31, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Kuser Mansion Tours We are …

Free
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Tours of Batsto Village in Hammonton

Batsto Village 31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton

Here are more fun activities in Hammonton, New Jersey. As of June 24, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Tours of Batsto Village Welcome …

$3
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Free Admission Days at WheatonArts 2022

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center 1501 Glasstown Rd, Millville

Here are more fun activities in Millville, New Jersey. As of August 12, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Wheaton Wide Open: August Reheat! …

Free
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Free Admission Days at WheatonArts 2022

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center 1501 Glasstown Rd, Millville

Here are more fun activities in Millville, New Jersey. As of August 12, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Wheaton Wide Open: August Reheat! …

Free
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Atlantic County 4-H Fair 2022

Atlantic County 4-H Fair Association 3210 Route 50, Mays Landing

There is a fair happening in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. As of August 10, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Atlantic County 4-H …

$4
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Tours of Historic Battery Lewis in Rumson

Historic Battery Lewis Hartshorne Woods Park, Rumson

Here are more fun activities in Rumson, New Jersey. As of April 12, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Historic Battery Lewis Tours Tour …

Free

Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival in Flemington 2022

Stangl Road in Flemington Stangl Road, Flemington

There is a festival happening in Flemington, New Jersey. As of August 3, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. 5th Annual Corn, Tomato, and …

Free
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Historic Longstreet Farm Demonstrations

Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Rd, Holmdel

Here are more fun activities in Holmdel, New Jersey. As of July 8, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Historic Longstreet Demonstrations Throughout the …

Free
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Turtle, Tortoise, or Terrapin in Toms River at Cattus Island

Cooper Environmental Center at Cattus Island County Park 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River

Here are more fun activities in Toms River, New Jersey. As of June 10, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Turtle, Tortoise, or Terrapin …

Free
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Nature Walks in Toms River at Cattus Island County Park

Cooper Environmental Center at Cattus Island County Park 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River

Here are more fun activities in Toms River, New Jersey. As of July 15, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Cattus Island Nature Walks …

Free
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Walking Tours of Ringwood Manor 2022

Ringwood Manor in Ringwood 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood

Here are more fun activities in Ringwood, New Jersey. As of June 5, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Grounds and Garden Tours of …

Free

Food Truck Festival in Sewell at Olde Stone House Historic Village

Olde Stone House Historic Village in Washington Township 208 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell

There is a festival happening in Sewell, New Jersey. As of August 4, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. 1st Annual Food Truck Festival …

Free
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Hub City Sounds Festivals in New Brunswick

Hub City Sounds Festivals New Brunswick

There is a festival happening in New Brunswick, New Jersey. As ofJuly 22, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. 12th Annual Hub City Sounds …

Free

Food Truck Festival in Egg Harbor City 2022

Philadelphia Avenue in Egg Harbor City Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City

There is a festival happening in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. As of August 6, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Egg Harbor City …

Free
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Passaic County Fair 2022

Garret Mountain Reservation Mountain Avenue, Paterson

Details about the annual Passaic County Fair.

Free
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Cape May Summer Concerts at the Cape May Zoo 2022

Cape May County Park & Zoo 707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House

Here are more fun activities in Cape May, New Jersey. As of June 22, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Cape …

Free

Food and Music Festival in Newark at Ivy Hill Park 2022

Ivy Hill Park - Newark Mt. Vernon Place and Seton Hall University, Newark

There is a festival happening in Newark, New Jersey. As of July 8, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. International Food and Music Festival …

Free
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Berkeley Township Summer Concerts 2022

Veterans Park in Berkeley Township 489 Forest Hill Parkway, Bayville

Here are more fun activities in Berkeley Township, New Jersey. As of July 6, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Berkeley …

Free
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Italian Festival in Ocean Township 2022

Joe Palaia Park 200 Whalepond Rd, Oakhurst

There is a festival happening in Ocean Township, New Jersey. As of August 6, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. The 46th Anniversary IAATO …

Free
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Italian Festival in Jersey City 2022

Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City 344 Sixth Street, Jersey City

There is a festival happening in Jersey City, New Jersey. As of August 9, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. La Festa Italiana La …

Free
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Clinton Concerts at Red Mill Museum 2022

Red Mill Museum Village 56 Main Street, Clinton

Here are more fun activities in Clinton, New Jersey. As of June 23, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Clinton are …

Free
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Westampton Concerts at Burlington County Amphitheater

Burlington County Amphitheater 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton

Here are more fun activities in Westampton, New Jersey. As of June 17, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Westampton are …

Free
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Bradley Beach Concerts at Riley Park 2022

Riley Park in Bradley Beach 615 Main Street, Bradley Beach

Here are more fun activities in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. As of June 27 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Bradley Beach …

Free
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Somerville Summer Concerts on Division Street 2022

Somerville's Summer Stage Division Street, Somerville

Here are more fun activities in Somerville, New Jersey. As of May 5, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Somerville are …

Free
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Red Bank Summer Concerts StreetLife 2022

Red Bank Business District Red Bank

Here are more fun activities in Red Bank, New Jersey. As of June 2, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Red …

Free
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Cliffside Park Concerts at The Plaza 2022

Cliffside Park Towne Centre Plaza Towne Centre Drive, Cliffside Park

Here are more fun activities in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. As of July 5, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Cliffside …

Free
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Festival of the Sea in Long Beach 2022

St. Francis Parish & Community Center Grounds 4700 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach

There is a festival happening in Long Beach, New Jersey. As of August 3, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event. Festival of the Sea …

Free
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Cape May Concerts at Rotary Park 2022

Rotary Park in Cape May 400 Lafayette Street, Cape May

Here are more fun activities in Cape May, New Jersey. As of May 29, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Cape …

Free
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Perth Amboy Summer Concerts at Historic Ferry Slip

Perth Amboy Ferry Slip 300 Front Street, Perth Amboy

Here are more fun activities in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. As of April 6, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Perth …

Free
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Gloucester County Summer Concerts in the Parks

Various Locations in Gloucester County (see description)

Here are more fun activities in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As of May 1, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Gloucester …

Free
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Barnegat Concerts at the Barnegat Dock 2022

Barnegat Municipal Dock 427 E. Bay Avenue, Barnegat

Here are more fun activities in Barnegat, New Jersey. As of May 16, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts in Barnegat are …

Free
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Avon by the Sea Summer Concerts

Woodland Avenue Boardwalk Woodland Avenue, Avon by the Sea

Here are more fun activities in Avon by the Sea, New Jersey. As of July 11, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. Summer Concerts …

Free
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Free Movies in Hardyston in the Park 2022

Wheatsworth Road Park Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston

Here are more fun activities in Hardyston, New Jersey. As of July 6, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. FREE Movies in Hardyston are …

Free
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Free Movies in Carteret at the Park 2022

Carteret Park in Carteret Carteret Avenue & Cypress Street, Carteret

Here are more fun activities in Carteret, New Jersey. As of July 14, 2022 these are the details that have been released about this event. FREE Movies in Carteret are …

Free

What else is there to do in New Jersey with kids today?

If the calendar of today’s New Jersey activities for kids is looking pretty lite or nothing appeals to you, don’t fret. There are still plenty of things you can do in New Jersey with kids today. Take a look at these popular articles on Jersey Family Fun all filled with activities you can do nearly every day.

Visit a new NJ playground

You’ve probably visited all the playgrounds in your immediate area, but what about the next town over or a little further than that? Have a new miniadventure today by visiting a playground you’ve never visited before. Check our guide to NJ Parks and Playgrounds for our picks of NJ playgrounds you need to check out with kids.

Ed Brown's Playground at Maclearie Park in Belmar New Jersey

Enjoy one of these activities from The MOST Amazing List of 100 Must Do Summer Activities in New Jersey!

Keeping the kids busy this summer doesn’t have to be stressful. Our list of things to do in NJ this summer includes 100+ summer activities in New Jersey.

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Drive one of our beautiful scenic roads in New Jersey

Beaches, farms, and more, whether you are looking for a day trip or a new way to get somewhere check out the most beautiful scenic drives in New Jersey.

Views from the roadside of Corson's Inlet State Park
Views from the roadside of Corson’s Inlet State Park

Hike a trail with waterfalls.

Are you looking for hiking trails in NJ with waterfalls? Get the details about the best waterfall hikes in NJ and what you need to know before your visit. And yes even in the winter months, waterfalls can be stunning and glorious.

Stokes-State-Forest-Tillman-falls
Tillman Falls at Stokes State Forest

Visit with animals for free in New Jersey.

New Jersey zoos with free admission aren’t the only places to see animals for free in New Jersey. Find out all the free places in NJ to visit animals.

places to see animals for free in New Jersey

Take a self-guided tour of Atlantic City’s murals.

There are nearly 70 Atlantic City murals. We show you pictures and help you take a self-guided Atlantic City murals tour from your car or bike.

Jersey Shore rainy day activities can include a drive through Atlantic City to see the murals.

Get outdoors with one of these New Jersey outdoor activities.

Looking for things to do in New Jersey with kids? Here are 20+ New Jersey outdoor activities that are open and welcoming visitors.

Trailside Nature and Science Center Zoom Background of outdoor nature circle
Trailside Nature and Science Center Zoom Background of outdoor nature circle

Visit a New Jersey beach!

Our beaches might not be open year-round for swimming, but even in the off-season they can be a great place to visit. Take a walk along the water. Collect shells. Throw down a line to catch fish. Or build a sandcastle. Just be sure to stay out of the water if lifeguards aren’t on duty.

Cape May Point State Park boys walking on beach portion of hiking trail

Search for dinosaurs in NJ!

Have a dinosaur-loving kid? If you’ve been on the search to find dinosaurs near you, we can help with our listing of where to find dinosaurs in New Jersey.

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Climb a New Jersey Lighthouses with Kids

New Jersey lighthouses make for great NJ day trips. When thinking about places to visit in NJ with kids add one to your list of things to do in New Jersey.

Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City
Absecon Lighthouse

Looking for more things to do in New Jersey with kids?

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