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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.

Things to Do in New Jersey with Kids Today

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Dragon Boat Festival in Mays Landing at Lake Lenape Park 2024

Lake Lenape Park West 6303 Old Harding Highway, Mays Landing

There is a festival happening in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Dragon Boat Festival The Dragons are coming! The Dragon Boat Festival benefits Cancer Support Community New Jersey at Gilda's Club's …

Event Series The Ocean County Fair

Ocean County Fair 2024

Ocean County Fair Pinewald-Keswick Road and Mule Road, Bayville

There is a fair happening in Ocean County, New Jersey. Ocean County Fair The Ocean County Fair has been a staple event in Ocean County since 1947. By 1967, the …


Summer Fan Jam in Fanwood 2024

LaGrande Park 2nd St. and LaGrande Ave, Fanwood

Here are more fun activities in Fanwood, New Jersey. Summer Fan Jam The FanJam rock concert/classic car show/food truck festival is coming, bigger and better than ever! When is this …

Event Series Mount Olive Carnival

Mount Olive Carnival

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

There is a carnival happening in Mount Olive, New Jersey. Mount Olive Carnival Fun for the whole family! When is this fair? When is the raindate? No rain date information …


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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 New Jersey Spring Activities to try with Kids and Teens!

Keeping the kids busy this spring doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Our list of things to do in NJ this spring includes so many options you just might find you want spring to last as long as it can.

New Jersey Spring Activities for Kids and Teens

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.

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.

Crank up a dial to hear an audio recording at the Trailside Nature Center.
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.


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?

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.

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