Easter weekend is almost here and here's hoping the weather will be mild enough to get outside and enjoy some early springtime air! Hop right into all of the great holiday festivities New Jersey has to offer including a train ride aboard the Easter Bunny Express, an Easter Egg Hunt at Oasis Family Farm or Brunch with the Easter Bunny at Camden Children's Garden. You can also celebrate the arrival of spring with a Spring Break Photo Scavenger Hunt at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum or the Frog Jamboree event at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Whatever you decide to do this holiday weekend, we hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For additional activity options, check out our Event Calendar.
Spring Break Photo Scavenger Hunt (Morris Township, NJ)
Bring your camera or cell phone to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, as well as natural instinct and sharp eyes, for this unusual scavenger hunt. Find the nature-inspired items on your list and take home a prize for the entire family.
Saturday, March 26th
Easter Bunny Express (Flemington, NJ)
Hop aboard The Black River & Western Railroad Easter Bunny Express, a round-trip ride from Flemington to Ringoes and back. On board the train, Peter Cottontail will visit children and pose for lots of family photos. Every child will get a small candy treat to take home.
Easter Egg Hunt (Robbinsville, NJ)
Spend a sunny Saturday at Oasis Family Farm for one of four Easter egg hunts throughout the afternoon. After you fill up your basket with colorful goodies, check out their Funzone, gem mining, fossil adventure or grab a bite to eat from the farm stand.
Frog Jamboree (Chatham, NJ)
Calling little amphibian lovers! Head to Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center to learn all about the spring peepers and wood frogs that are swimming in their vernal pools. Then take to the trails for a beautiful, early springtime hike.
Brunch with the Easter Bunny (Camden, NJ)
Enjoy a buffet brunch at the Camden Children's Garden with the Easter Bunny catered by Zagat-rated Tortilla Press then head out to the garden for an Easter egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts and a carousel ride.
Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Contest (Vernon, NJ)
Bring the whole gang to Heaven Hill Farm for a day of Easter fun! Egg hunts will happen on the hour, every hour all afternoon with hayrides to the field and around the farm. The Easter Bonnet contest starts at 1:30pm with a parade through the farm market. Other farm activities include face painting, pony rides and and visits with the barnyard animals
Sunday, March 27th
Easter Sunday Celebration (Camden, NJ)
Spend your Easter Sunday afternoon enjoying the family-friendly Camden Children's Garden, including the Butterfly Garden and carousel. Visit with the Easter Bunny himself in their special Tree House and receive a special treat before heading home.
Easter Parade (Point Pleasant Beach, NJ)
Head down the shore for some Easter sunshine and fun! The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors this annual event featuring floats, community groups and adorable kiddos decked out in their Easter best. Prizes will be awarded to different age groups for the big Easter bonnet contest!
Purim Palooza (Randolph, NJ)
All are welcome at the Gottesman RTW Academy for a PJ Library Purim party for pre-schoolers. Kids will make their own crown and scepter and bake delicious Hamentaschen before hearing a festive holiday story. Don't forget to wear your costume!
Check out our NJ GoList featuring our top picks for the entire month of March. And don't forget: We have additional activity listings in our Event Calendar.
Whatever you decide to do this weekend, we hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For additional activity options, check out our Event Calendar.
And if you are heading into NYC for the weekend, make sure you check out the New York City Mommy Poppins Event Calendar to get the latest on all the fun to be had Big Apple-style.
Image: Camden Children's Garden