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.
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.
Things to Do in New Jersey with Kids Today
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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.
Search for dinosaurs in NJ!
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Climb a New Jersey Lighthouses with Kids
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Looking for more things to do in New Jersey with kids?
Visit our guide to What is There to Do in New Jersey with Kids Tomorrow?
Or visit our overall Calendar of New Jersey events for families.
There are always new fun things to do in NJ weekend so be sure to bookmark or pin this page to come back to it often! You can also see what’s happening this month in your county with one of these county calendars.
NJ County Calendars of Events
View your County’s Monthly Calendar of Events