Easter Bunny Brunches and Photo-Ops for New Jersey Kids

Grab your bonnets and bow ties, and hop on over to a fun photo-op with the Easter Bunny. We've got the scoop on where you can meet the long-eared guest of honor and take part in activities like bunny brunches, parades, storytimes, and crafts.

Looking for a more straightforward meet-and-greet? Check out our listing of professional photo setups at malls throughout the Garden State below. And if you'd rather take a train ride with your favorite hare, you can always hop aboard the Easter Express

Spring Festivals and Fairs for Chicago Families

While spring festival season in Chicago isn't quite as jam-packed as the summer or fall, there's still lots of fun to be found downtown and out in the suburbs. From St. Patrick's Day parades to maple sugar festivals, from Easter to Holi to Earth Day, and from kites to flowers to Star Wars, Chicago kids have no shortage of reasons to make the most of warmer weather on the way...most of them FREE. Plus there are can't-miss Chicago neighborhood celebrations like the Greek Heritage Parade, the Polish Parade, and the Festival Mole de Mayo. Get your calendars out and start making plans—spring is almost here!

Summer Camps with Transportation for LA Campers

As wonderful as summer can be, it is also a puzzle that must be solved, year after year. Will they go to camp? Day camp or sleepaway? If it's day camp, who will drive them and pick them up? Is there a camp by your office, and if so does that really sound like a fun place to spend summer vacation?

Wouldn't your kids prefer the beach or the mountains, enjoying fresh air, nature, and wide open space? Many LA camps offer this traditional, outdoor experience plus the bus ride to get there—some even include the ride for free! Check out the 9 camps below that give campers an adventure of swimming, surfing, horseback riding, hiking, and a variety of sports and performing arts—all without Mom or Dad needing to veer off the morning commute.

20 Affordable Summer Camps for Philadelphia Families

Two months. That’s how long your student has off from school for the summer. While you could see this as a great bonding time with your kids (and it is!), there is one problem: it’s just so. much. time! That’s where summer camps come in to save the day. Teaching your kids new skills, helping them form new friendships, and burning off the copious amounts of energy.

But summer camp can be a major burden on the wallet. Fortunately, there are a number of local summer camps and programs that make enrollment much more manageable. Whether they want to learn more about science and technology, grow as an artist, or gain skills on the field, there is an affordable camp for every age and interest.

To help you make your selections, we’ve rounded up a great list of free or affordable summer camps (using the cap of $350 per week as the highest limit) that you can use to help keep your kids entertained and engaged all summer long. Most camp registrations are on a week to week basis.

25 Spring & Crawfish Festivals for Houston Families

Spring in Houston is all about going to the rodeo, eating crawfish, listening to live music, and spending time outside enjoying the mild weather before the temperatures start to rise. It's also the perfect time to check out some of the many beautiful parks in the Bayou City, explore Houston's bountiful farmers' markets, hang out at one of the area's local breweries, and spend the weekend at one (or all!) of these family-friendly festivals.

For even more things to do, be sure to take a look at our event calendar and our Spring Fun Guide as well!

Best Spring Events for NYC Preschoolers and Toddlers

Spring may be the most exciting season of the year for parents and caregivers of preschoolers and toddlers who have been stuck inside for the 5,000 weeks that make up winter. With the arrival of warm weather, it's like New York City itself wakes up from hibernating, and families stream out of their houses to take advantage of all the city has to offer in springtime.

There are so many wonderful things to see and do during April and May, and we've rounded up the best ones specifically for kids ages 5 and under. What's not included? The piles of Easter celebrations, Mother's Day extravaganzas, and Passover observances. Too.Much.Information. (But don't worry, we're covering all the spring holidays in depth in coming weeks.). Without further ado, here's the best of the rest!

19 Best Family Hotels in New York City With Perks for Kids

As a born and bred New Yorker who is raising children here myself, my out-of-town friends always ask my advice when planning their NYC family vacation. They want to know everything: the best things to do, places to eat, museums to explore and, perhaps most important, where to stay.

New York City is, of course, loaded with hotels, many of which are kid-friendly. And while it's nice to have options, there are so many it can feel overwhelming. That's why we've compiled this list of 19 NYC hotels for families based on a combination of personal experience, trusted recommendations from friends, and great reputations. These hotels offer kid-friendly amenities such as pools, free strollers, and even bunk beds. A number of our choices are located right next to top kid attractions; some are more budget-friendly and others a splurge.

Our picks aren't all in Midtown Manhattan. We included places to stay with kids in Lower Manhattan, the Upper West Side, and Upper East Side, and even hotels that are in hot neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens.

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Patrick's, Purim, and Butterflies

Erin go Hamantaschen, it's a Patrick's Purim weekend! Carnivals and parades commemorate our freedom from snakes and evil empires, with bouncy slides, the wearing of the Green, and all around general rowdiness. Nature itself goes wild around LA this weekend, with off-the-growth-charts plants, preternaturally skilled creatures, and precocious performers.

Undoubtedly, it was all the revelry that attracted the crazed butterflies who have taken over our fair skies, which is surely not one of the signs of the Apocalypse. The fine folks at Kidspace and the Natural History Museum have managed to tame the beasties, so all is not lost.

Speaking of tame beasties, what is sure to be my new favorite exhibit is opening at the California Science Center this weekend. Who's a good museum? Who's a good museum?

Drink some green (root)beer, boo the evil Haman, and sit! speak! beg! (or just keep reading) for our best picks for the weekend....

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Spring Break & St. Patrick's Day, March 16-17

While Spring Break may be wrapping up, the festivities are just getting started, because we get to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend! Whether you're watching Irish Dancing at The Woodlands Children's Museum, attending the 60th Annual Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade, or heading to the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Levy Park, there are all sorts of fun events happening that just beg for you to don your favorite green attire. It's also time to start planning your family's summer! Our Summer Camp Guide for Houston Families is filled with tons of camps for every kid, from science to art to camps for the whole family.

As if that wasn't enough, we also have done some pretty awesome round-ups lately on Spring activities to do. In case you missed them:

Plus our event calendar has a plethora of things to do every day of the week. There's no shortage of fun to be had around Houston, that's for sure, and this weekend is a prime example of that. Let's check it out! 

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Parades, Rainbow Crafts, and Flowers

Who's feeling lucky this weekend? The always-spirited St. Patrick's Day parade is winding its way through Southie this Sunday, Artbeat is crafting lucky rainbows, and even the zoo is celebrating all things green. Families can go on a Celtic sojourn, enjoy Irish entertainment, and even try some Irish dancing themselves (for free!)

Need some Spring in your step? The gorgeous blooms on display at the Boston Flower and Garden Show will get everyone looking forward to warmer days. Another holiday event worth noting is this Purim community event with a play, magician, aerialist, pizza, and more (also for free!).


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